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Queens 10-23-2004 12:37 PM

Languages of the Royal Family
 
There is an interesting discussion in the little Princes and Princesses thread about about MC's kids speaking Greek... this made me wonder about what other langauges that the greek royal family know besides english and greek? I know that Nik knows spanish and so does Alex... but what about the rest what langauages do they know?? If anyone knows please do tell ...

Thanks

kelly9480 10-23-2004 02:24 PM

Anne-Marie speaks Danish and German as well. I believe Constantine and his sisters were taught German by their mother. MC speaks French.

DKgirls 10-24-2004 06:36 AM

Anne-Marie speaks French as well - and all of their children probably knows some Danish :)

laskaris 10-25-2004 03:47 AM

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Originally Posted by DKgirls
Anne-Marie speaks French as well - and all of their children probably knows some Danish :)

English too!!

laskaris 10-25-2004 03:51 AM

H.M King Constantine..
 
speaks 8 languages:7 (read,speak,write) and Arabic only to speak

Queens 10-25-2004 05:44 AM

8 langauges?? What is the eight one ...1.English, 2.Greek, 3.Danish, 4.French, 5.German, 6.Spanish and You said 7.Arabic ,,,

thanks

Martine 10-25-2004 12:20 PM

wow ! he must have a real talent for languages then! Does anyone know at which level he speaks/writes those languages...cause i really don't think he can be perfect in all those languages

Anna_R 10-25-2004 04:50 PM

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Originally Posted by Queens
8 langauges?? What is the eight one ...1.English, 2.Greek, 3.Danish, 4.French, 5.German, 6.Spanish and You said 7.Arabic ,,,

thanks

Italian? After all the GRF lived there for a while...

Queens 10-25-2004 09:05 PM

what about the others....
 
does anyone know what other languages the others in the family speak ???
Thanks

laskaris 10-26-2004 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Queens
8 langauges?? What is the eight one ...1.English, 2.Greek, 3.Danish, 4.French, 5.German, 6.Spanish and You said 7.Arabic ,,,

thanks

Greek language is is H.M language,so you can exapt it!Add Italian, Romanian,but I dont know what level!!

Bubbette 10-27-2004 10:55 AM

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Originally Posted by kelly9480
Anne-Marie speaks Danish and German as well. I believe Constantine and his sisters were taught German by their mother. MC speaks French.

where did you ever see a cite that MC speaks French? Where would she have learned it?

kil 10-28-2004 06:18 AM

MC speaks french because she lived and studied in Paris .....

saloua 10-28-2004 08:09 AM

i think the royal familly speak frensh english and spanish those are the perfect spoken language plus arabic wish is the first .

Queens 10-28-2004 08:16 AM

why?
 
I want to know why they learned to speak Arabic.. the other languages are some of the languages that their relative/friends speak... but why Arabic?? Is there a reason or did they learn it for fun?? Just curious....

Thanks...
Q

Bubbette 10-28-2004 10:48 AM

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Originally Posted by kil
MC speaks french because she lived and studied in Paris .....

When? I just don't see her studying anything, really. And I'm sure you can live in Paris without learning French.

laskaris 10-28-2004 01:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Queens
I want to know why they learned to speak Arabic.. the other languages are some of the languages that their relative/friends speak... but why Arabic?? Is there a reason or did they learn it for fun?? Just curious....

Thanks...
Q

I think King Constantine speaks only,but Idon't know why!I guess he does because of friendship with late King Hussein of Jordan.....

StefanievonRantzau 10-28-2004 11:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Bubbette
When? I just don't see her studying anything, really. And I'm sure you can live in Paris without learning French.

Marie-Chantal was a student at the Le Rosey school in Switzerland from 1977-1982, where students are required to master both English and French. Marie-Chantal then attended the Ecole Active Bilingue in Paris from 1982-1986, so she studied French for approximately nine years and resided in Paris for several years as well. Why wouldn't she speak French?

norwegianne 10-29-2004 05:12 AM

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Originally Posted by DKgirls
Anne-Marie speaks French as well - and all of their children probably knows some Danish :)

They might know some Danish from spending summers with Queen Ingrid, but Anne Marie said in a biography that they didn't learn it at home. At home they speak Greek.

Chatleen 10-29-2004 06:52 AM

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Originally Posted by norwegianne
They might know some Danish from spending summers with Queen Ingrid, but Anne Marie said in a biography that they didn't learn it at home. At home they speak Greek.

It is my impression from occasional interviews with the Greek princes and princesses in Danish television, that they don't speak much Danish. Sometimes they say two or three words, but than they quickly start speaking English. However, understanding a language is something quite different from speaking it.

Bubbette 10-29-2004 11:18 AM

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Originally Posted by StefanievonRantzau
Marie-Chantal was a student at the Le Rosey school in Switzerland from 1977-1982, where students are required to master both English and French. Marie-Chantal then attended the Ecole Active Bilingue in Paris from 1982-1986, so she studied French for approximately nine years and resided in Paris for several years as well. Why wouldn't she speak French?

Thank you. I just don't see her as bright enough to learn another lanugage. otoh, she married into a title.


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