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Old 10-30-2004, 03:47 PM
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When? I just don't see her studying anything, really. And I'm sure you can live in Paris without learning French.
As a french, I advice you to learn french if you want to live in Paris :p
Even if it's a capital, with a looot of tourists .... you should speak french, I mean for your everyday life !
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Old 10-31-2004, 08:37 AM
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As a french, I advice you to learn french if you want to live in Paris :p
Even if it's a capital, with a looot of tourists .... you should speak french, I mean for your everyday life !
I confirm the advice!!!Even if they know English they pretend they don't!!!Just incase you need help go to a crepe kiosk where you surely find the Greek,so,he defenetaly speaks english!
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Old 11-29-2004, 12:24 PM
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And I'm sure you can live in Paris without learning French.
Can you really? I haven't lived there but stayed there for a while and it was impossible to manage in english!
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Old 12-01-2004, 10:45 AM
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I have met a few people who have said that they lived in Paris without learning English. At the same time, I have also heard a few horror stories of people who didn't know French and found themselves a little lost. I would still suggest that anyone moving to a country that they are not familiar with learn the basics of that country. There is really no reason to be completely ignorant.
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Old 02-17-2005, 05:54 AM
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I think King Constantine speaks only,but Idon't know why!I guess he does because of friendship with late King Hussein of Jordan.....

I don't think that this is the reason of king Constantine learning arabic,if king hussein was speaking english with his own sbillings:king abdallah speaks barly arabic,and he learned it just lastly and still speak it with an interesting accent! so think K.H. would not speak with king C. arabic till making him learning how to speak arabic:) !


I know that there's many royals who learned arabic,like P.alexia of greece and others,learning complex languages like arabic or japenese, is a such as mark and form of prestige and being polyglot is and was a caracter of people of jet-set and "haute société"!:)
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Old 02-17-2005, 08:29 AM
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I don't think that this is the reason of king Constantine learning arabic,if king hussein was speaking english with his own sbillings:king abdallah speaks barly arabic,and he learned it just lastly and still speak it with an interesting accent! so think K.H. would not speak with king C. arabic till making him learning how to speak arabic:) !


I know that there's many royals who learned arabic,like P.alexia of greece and others,learning complex languages like arabic or japenese, is a such as mark and form of prestige and being polyglot is and was a caracter of people of jet-set and "haute société"!:)

Arrigatoooo!!!!
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Old 02-17-2005, 10:34 AM
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I know that there's many royals who learned arabic,like P.alexia of greece and others,learning complex languages like arabic or japenese, is a such as mark and form of prestige and being polyglot is and was a caracter of people of jet-set and "haute société"!:)
What language does Princess Alexia know?
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Old 02-19-2005, 02:49 AM
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What language does Princess Alexia know?

I read that in the french magazine "Point de vue",she knows six:

Greek of course,french,english,italian,arabic and japenese!
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Old 02-19-2005, 12:14 PM
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I read that in the french magazine "Point de vue",she knows six:

Greek of course,french,english,italian,arabic and japenese!
Greek is Her native language-doesn't count-so,English,Spanish,Danish,Italian,French and as I heard in this forum arabic and japanese
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Old 02-19-2005, 08:09 PM
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Thanks for the info Monalisa!

I don't think Princess Alexia speaks Danish though, laskaris. She might be able to understand some of it, but I've never heard of her or her siblings being able to speak it.
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Old 02-19-2005, 08:32 PM
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i think the royal familly speak frensh english and spanish those are the perfect spoken language plus arabic wish is the first .
Hi saloua we're talking here about the Greek royal family :) ...
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Old 02-20-2005, 10:00 PM
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Greek is Her native language-doesn't count-so,English,Spanish,Danish,Italian,French and as I heard in this forum arabic and japanese
Why is Greek her native language? She's Danish and English. She never lived in Greece.
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Old 02-20-2005, 11:06 PM
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Obviously King Constantine speaks Greek natively, and Queen Anne Marie adopted the language as her own. It is a widely known fact that all the royal children were brought up speaking Greek. They even went to Greek schools in England. So their native language is very much Greek with English as a very proficient second language.
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Old 02-20-2005, 11:14 PM
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I find it hard to believe QA adopted Greek as her own when she lived in Greece for what--3 years?
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Old 02-21-2005, 12:11 AM
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Living or not living in a place doesn't have to mean the difference in knowing or not knowing a language. I haven't lived in my homeland for most of my life, but my family still speaks our native language at home. Besides, all members of the royal familiy have said in interviews that they speak Greek at home.

Also, if you look at the interview I translated on another thread in this forum, you'll see that QAM gave the interview in Greek!
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Old 02-22-2005, 03:10 AM
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Why is Greek her native language? She's Danish and English. She never lived in Greece.
Her Highness is Greece Herself. Do you want more prooves??
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Old 02-22-2005, 12:30 PM
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She's Danish!
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Old 02-22-2005, 01:45 PM
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Yes, she is part Danish. That really has nothing to do with what languages she knows. Greek is her native language whether or not you personally consider the Greek Royal Family Greek.
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Old 02-22-2005, 01:58 PM
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Yeah, and the rest of her is German and English. So my question remains unanswered---why would she speak Greek? She's lived in London most of her life.
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Old 02-22-2005, 05:05 PM
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Why German. German was almost forbidden at the danish court after 2. world war.
at court they spoke danish and english and when the got married she learned greek.
why is that so hard to understand.

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