New Europe keener to learn German than French

Guest   Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:34 am GMT
French is better than ugly germanic language. You stinky germanic cows.
Guest   Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:27 am GMT
French is a germanic language!
Guest   Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:55 pm GMT
NO, French is a Romantic Language.
Comte de Camembert   Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:45 pm GMT
LOL, French is of course very romantic, but I think you meant a ROMANCE language....
Guest   Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:18 am GMT
Comtesse de Cornichon,bon   Wed Mar 15, 2006 5:44 am GMT
Yes, French is a very romantic Germanic language!
Ted   Wed Mar 15, 2006 7:45 am GMT
"So the Paddies are worse than the brits."

Unworthy even of you, Adam: the Irish are bilingual for a start, apart from the similarity of their native language to that of their Celtic brethren who are massing to the north and heading your way...
Guest   Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:16 am GMT
French is a romance language, not a germanic language!
Candy   Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:30 pm GMT
<<the Irish are bilingual for a start>>

You're kidding, right?
Guest   Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:13 pm GMT
French is a Germanically Romanic language !
Guest   Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:33 pm GMT
No, french is a Romance language and thats all.
Guest   Wed Mar 15, 2006 2:09 pm GMT
Romanically Germanic is a French language, what's more.
Guest   Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:18 pm GMT
french is just a tiny bit of latin mixed with Frankish.It's Germanic alright.Most romance speakers (Spanish, italian, portuguese) cannot understand French.
Nathan   Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:31 pm GMT

There are far more native German speakers in Europe than French speakers.
Benquasha   Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:38 pm GMT
Hi 'm from the UK and although I thought French was a Romance Language I really have no idea.

On the topic of German or French, which is the most popular as a foreign language... Where I live (North Wales) it is definately French. I had to move schools in order to continue studying German at A-Level. I am the only person in my German class and the next nearest school to my house that does German at A-Level is over an hour away... Considering the number of schools that offer A-Levels near my home, that makes German a very unpopular choice in my part of the world.