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Old 11-25-2006, 07:17 PM
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I had all this information about Maxima but thanks anyway. They have some subjects in English, like many other high schools, but not as a first language.
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Old 11-25-2006, 07:30 PM
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For someone of foreign origin,Princess Máxima speaks excellent dutch and that within the relative short time-span she's here.She took the late Prince Claus advice at heart,learn dutch first.Our first introduction to Máxima's dutch was on their engagement day,she just won our hearts instantly by her efforts to speak the lingo of her new country so exceptionally well.The accent,ah,that only adds to her charm.
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Old 11-26-2006, 01:56 AM
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Máxima Zorreguieta learned her English at Northlands College and perfectioned it in New York, where she worked and lived in the world of the haute finance.

"The IGCSE Programme at Northlands College is for students that are interested in the international accreditation of the last two years of compulsory education in Great Britain. Students take seven subjects, all in English, with the exception of Spanish and French."
Thanks for clearing that up. So it looks liks she may have studied in GB for 2 years. That would explain the accent.
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Old 11-26-2006, 03:47 PM
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I don´t believe she was in GB; when she finished the university in Buenos Aires, she went to live to New York.
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Old 11-26-2006, 04:22 PM
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I dont have a problem with her accent but what really suprised me was her tone its so deep, and to be to quite honest am not sure I like.
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Old 11-26-2006, 04:59 PM
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I think Maxima has a slight Dutch accent. W-A is very fluent in German, but he has a remarkable Dutch accent! Very nice, indeed! :)
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:01 PM
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Maxima speaks English beautifully like a real princess. Her british accent is proper of a queen.
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Old 11-26-2006, 07:37 PM
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Grüß Gott vom Vorarlberg!

It is good to keep in our minds that the Prince and Máxima were interviewed in Lech am Arlberg (Vorarlberg, Austria), in a very relaxed setting, on wintersport with the kids. The Prince has been in Lech am Arlberg all his life long, every year again. He is very devoted to the place, where he enjoys so much freedom and is given such hospitality and discretion by the local villagers.

What we saw was a seldom seen: a reporter from ORF, the Austrian public broadcasting corporation catched the Prince and Máxima and asked them about Lech am Arlberg. He (together with Máxima) said, on the interviewer's request, the typical Austrian traditional greeting Grüß Gott vom Vorarlberg.

This means more or less: 'Go with God, from Vorlarlberg'. I see that people do judge Máxima's English while she is standing in the snow on a mountain in Austria. This is of course not the same English she speaks during a glittering state visit or when she is addressing an assembled puclic. Then it is a quite polished Queen's English.
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Old 11-27-2006, 06:25 AM
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Grüss Gott in Vorarlberg! :)

Henri, while I completlely agree with you when you say that Maxima speaks a fantastic, almost accentless Dutch (as an interpreter and translator, I really admire Princess Maxima's language skills ), I don't think you change your accent depending on the occasion.

P.S.: "Grüss Gott" (literally "Greet God") means something like "God bless you".

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This means more or less: 'Go with God, from Vorlarlberg'. I see that people do judge Máxima's English while she is standing in the snow on a mountain in Austria. This is of course not the same English she speaks during a glittering state visit or when she is addressing an assembled puclic. Then it is a quite polished Queen's English.
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Old 11-27-2006, 08:45 AM
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Maxima pronounced those four German words very well
which shows to me that she has a talent for languages.

She seems to speak English fluently but I don't think she has a British accent,
in fact it seems quite a mixture of different accents to me.

I like her voice, it's deep and warm.
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They both have very deep and sexy voices - W-A and Maxima.
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Old 11-27-2006, 09:14 AM
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Yes, it's true... I quite envy her voice!

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I like her voice, it's deep and warm.
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:10 AM
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Why is everyone talking about; German..
Were did you hear Maxima or WA speak in German?

I love Maxima's accent. I adore it, I hope she never looses that accent. It is too cute. :)
And she speaks dutch very well. Sometimes she searches for words or makes mistakes, but that is normal for your second or third language I guess..
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Old 11-27-2006, 11:55 AM
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Here's the link (originally posted by BurberryBrit):



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Why is everyone talking about; German..
Were did you hear Maxima or WA speak in German?
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They both have very deep and sexy voices - W-A and Maxima.
Deep? Sure. Sexy? Mmmmm let's say "interesting"
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Blauw Bloed showed a clip of Maxima, Beatrix and WA in Turkey. I noticed that Maxima spoke French to a journalist. And her accent was not too bad at all!
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Blauw Bloed showed a clip of Maxima, Beatrix and WA in Turkey. I noticed that Maxima spoke French to a journalist. And her accent was not too bad at all!
Do you have a link for that? I would love to hear her speaking French.
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I have found it :
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Thank you very much! I agree, she seems to have a good accent. Yes, I think she has a talent for languages.
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Maxima seems to have a British accent when she's saying some words, but not others. She has a good accent, though, and she speaks good English.
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