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Unfortunately it was not about writing brilliant software. I managed to teach my Chinese coworkers Dutch grammar. I gave them language lessons. But still an achievement....right?
 
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While we are not going to ask how big the bonus were, but people are mostly interested about that always - about counting somebody else's money. It's all about money money money... singing... $$$
 
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The reward was the challenge, kisses from the Chinese girl, flowers, and tickets to buy something of about $100.....

It is hard to impress you guys now, isn't it?
 
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Jan de Boer wrote:The reward was the challenge

I think that is it, this is what we always should aim, rather than think about my previous post content

kisses from the Chinese girl

Alright

How many languages do you speak?
 
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Liutauras Vilda wrote:How many languages do you speak?



That largely depends on your definition....

My native language is Dutch. I can speak English without notable errors. I can speak Spanish and German without hesitation but with some grammar flaws in it. I can, more or less, explain myself in Korean and French too, but it is still very tiresome for me. I could not speak them the whole day, without getting worn out. That is not the case with German and Spanish.

The Chinese girl wants to teach me Chinese now, of course. But I told her that six languages is quite enough.
 
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You are a polyglot!

What do you call someone who speaks three languages?  Trilingual.

What do you call someone who speaks two languages?  Bilingual.

What do you call someone who speaks one language?  American.

I'm American, so I can tell this joke.
 
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Congrats! Well done.
 
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Congratulations  
 
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Knute Snortum wrote:. . . I'm American, so I can tell this joke.

I would have thought you were Danish, with a name like Knute.
 
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Knute Snortum wrote:I'm American, so I can tell this joke.



Actually there is a thing here.....

Since many software products come from the US, they always make e.g. word processors that assume you are writing in one language. That somewhat annoys me. Many people outside the US would mix English and their own native language almost any alternating sentence. You do not want to reset the language for each little piece of text every time. I would like to specify in a text that the content could be either English or Dutch, .. for the whole document. Does anyone know a solution for that?
 
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