Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager (American West Realty and Management)

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Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
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Yes. I speak the language of honesty and transparency.  It seems at times like I am speaking Martian ... and many do not understand it. 

I use this language 100% of the time. 

Apr 12, 2017 07:57 AM
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Nina Hollander, Broker
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Yes, I speak several... Russian, German, French. Used to be quite fluent in Mandarin but with no practice in 45 years, I've lost it.

Apr 12, 2017 07:50 AM
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Barbara Todaro
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I don't speak another language fluently..... I understand "some" French from college days.... and I was one of those who loved Latin class!!!! more helpful during Mass  ( Latin liturgy)....

bottom line.... I got nothin'

Apr 12, 2017 07:50 AM
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Jim Cheney
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I struggle speaking my native language, English.

Apr 12, 2017 07:48 AM
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Yo hablo Español muy poquito.

Apr 12, 2017 09:13 AM
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Yes,

I speak French, Italian and Russian.  Sadly, I  don't have anyone to speak with.  When we are in France, it comes back to me in a couple of day, and in Italy it takes that long also.  My Russian is super rusty...I can swear a blue stream in Arabic.  French was my first language, then Russian when I lived with my grandparents and went to church school, along with Arabic because we lived in Beirut, Lebanon.  A

Apr 12, 2017 08:10 AM
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Susan Emo
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I speak Canadian, American and British!

Apr 12, 2017 10:14 AM
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Olga Simoncelli
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Yes - Russian and Polish natively; studied French and some German, now seriously working on Spanish and practicing it in Miami.  Love reading Russian literature in the original - it is not really translatable, the language is so rich. Have used my languages in business, but not much. When I was an executive at Citibank, the HR "computer" identified me as a Polish speaker; management asked me to go to Warsaw, Poland to open and head up a Citibank office there. It was very tempting, but did not fit into my husband's career, so we did not go. Languages are great for identifying with a culture, at any level (local girls, merchants, business associates and so on). 

Apr 12, 2017 08:39 AM
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Michael Setunsky
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Nathan Gesner I lived in Germany and took German in high school. My Wife is German. Can't hold a conversation, but can understand a little. I also grew up where my grandparents spoke Polish. Don't remember much anymore.

Apr 12, 2017 08:13 AM
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Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
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I was fluent in spanish many (many, many) years ago but I've lost most of it. Currently learning ASL.

Apr 12, 2017 07:52 AM
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Christine Kankowski North SD and Temecula
House Match Inc - Poway, CA
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French and Flemish (Belgian)  Hardly every use it, only to talk to my family without the kids understanding.  :)    

The nice thing about Netflix now, is you can find shows and movie isn foreign language - Check out Hotel Bon Sejour- a recent find in Flemish.

Apr 12, 2017 09:55 AM
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Richard Weeks
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Yes if Pig Latin and Profanity count.

Apr 12, 2017 08:32 AM
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Richie Alan Naggar
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I liked your share. To answer the title of the Q...I speak Pig Latin fluently

Apr 12, 2017 08:14 AM
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Lyn Sims
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I speak correct english & that's all I got.

Apr 12, 2017 08:13 AM
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Candice A. Donofrio
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My parents used to speak Italian when they did not want the kids to know what they were saying, LOL. When I took French in high school, I begin to understand the similarities in the romance languages. So if you speak Spanish, French or Italian around me, I may understand what you're saying. 3:)

Apr 12, 2017 08:03 AM
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Roy Kelley
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No. An additional language is a valuable skill for agent in our area.

Apr 12, 2017 07:49 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
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I learned German for years in my schools, but never really used it, so nothing left, but English is my second language, Russian and Ukrainian are first. 

Apr 12, 2017 05:49 PM
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Alan May
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Yes... although not fluently.

Ich habe sechs Jahren Deutsch gelernt in Gymnasia.

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Apr 12, 2017 12:24 PM
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Carol Williams
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Nope... I'm still working on English.

Apr 12, 2017 11:18 AM
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Eve Alexander
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I speak Czech.

My dad spoke 7 languages and my mom spoke 5, so I am still good at accents and  picking up what language someone else is speaking.

Eve

 

Apr 12, 2017 09:37 AM
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Joe Pryor
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Working on Spanish again to get better with construction workers.

Apr 12, 2017 09:16 AM
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Lynnea Miller
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Took German in high school for 4 years and had 2 years in college.  I cannot say I remember much at all.

Apr 12, 2017 09:02 AM
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Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
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I wrote a post a while back Nathan Gesner that I know about 20 languages: DOS, Win 95, 98, xp, etc. etc.

Apr 12, 2017 08:52 AM
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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I speak some French but it's much better when I am there! I learned some Italian for our trips, and a little Portuguese for a trip to Sao Paulo. It's all so easily forgotten and I can understand them better than I can speak them.

Apr 12, 2017 08:42 AM
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Kasey & John Boles
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Spanish. I learned it through classes in school, then I spent a semester abroad taking classes in all Spanish in Salamanca Spain and then for years I was part of a Spanish book club here in Boise that read novels in Spanish and then discussed them in Spanish. I quit that when I had kids, it was too much but I miss it. My daughter is going to a dual language school (Spanish) so I use it a little there and that is fun. My degree was in biblical Hebrew and Greek, not conversational, just dead reading language, but I don't use that much at all now and have forgotten a lot of it.-Kasey

Apr 12, 2017 08:16 AM
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Beth Atalay
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Turkish and Serbo-Croatian, enough Spanish to get by.

Apr 13, 2017 06:27 AM
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Evelyn M Epperson
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I Wish!  I would like to learn French & German!

Apr 13, 2017 06:06 AM
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Gabe Sanders
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I still speak a little Hungarian, not very much though.  I didn't need to learn it as I was born there and have been forgetting it for most of my adult life.

Apr 13, 2017 05:31 AM
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Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
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French and German....but rusty with both

Apr 13, 2017 05:11 AM
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James Dray
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I have a hard enough time speaking English..  Not a chance

Apr 13, 2017 04:59 AM
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Michael Jacobs
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I'm hooked on phonics.  Just because.  

Apr 13, 2017 02:56 AM
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Praful Thakkar
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Nathan Gesner - I am good at 4 languages and fairly okay on 5th....

Born and brought up in India, we speak mother tongue (Gujarati), state language (Marathi), national language (Hindi) and English.

Learned Bengali while I was studying at IIT Kharagpur in the state of West Bengal!

Apr 12, 2017 10:39 PM
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Bob Crane
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a few words of Spanish, French, German, Italian, Polish, and Fortran.

Apr 12, 2017 10:22 PM
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Elisa Uribe Realtor #01427070
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I speak Spanish and thanks to DuoLingo, I have been learning Portugese. Years back I learned a bit of Italian before a trip to Italy and asked everyone I met where the Piazza San Marco was, ha ha ha!

 

I love languages:)

Apr 12, 2017 10:11 PM
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Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
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Oui, my step Dad taught me French.

Hai, so desu ne, my Bride taught me Japanese.

Si, my grandparents and my bride have taught me some Italian.

Apr 12, 2017 09:17 PM
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Oh, I can't top Kathleen Daniels' answer!  Great answer, Kathleen and I agree with you wholeheartedly!

Apr 12, 2017 08:56 PM
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I speak common sense and it took me my whole life to master 

Apr 12, 2017 08:50 PM
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I can speak a little Spanish though I would not consider myself at all fluent. I am able to decipher want is being said and get the message.

Apr 12, 2017 06:14 PM
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Frank Rubi
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Spanish Heritage and yes I do speak but not as fluent as I use to be. 

Apr 12, 2017 05:51 PM
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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As a New Year resolution I vowed to learn Spanish this year.  I'm using www.duolingo.com.  I love it, and it's free.

Apr 12, 2017 04:47 PM
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Pig Latin  and I use it with my 9 year old grandson! My daughter pretends she doesn't know what we are saying so it's our secret language!

Apr 12, 2017 03:45 PM
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Deutsch ist meine Muttersprache und ich spreche es mindestens einmal in der Woche wenn ich Familie in Deutschland anrufe. 

Apr 12, 2017 02:54 PM
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Margaret Goss
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I have been a life-long French learner - but can't really speak it all.  I talk to myself all the time in French and I'm glad no one can hear me!

Apr 12, 2017 02:49 PM
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William Feela
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I must because my wife can't understand me

Apr 12, 2017 02:47 PM
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I like Susan Emo's answer since I find I need all three from time to time.

Apr 12, 2017 02:21 PM
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Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
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With a name like MUNDT, you can probably guess that I can speak a very small amount of German, Nathan Gesner.  I took 2 years in high school and that was the end of my real exposure.  Using it typically involves family ...  one brother trying to out-remember the other as to German terminology.  Nothing beyond that ...

Gene

Apr 12, 2017 01:48 PM
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Spannish but not as fluent as I used to be. I used to dream in it!  I learned it while living in Mexico. I also know a bit of French which is similiar. And yes I do use it here in AZ just not that often anymore.

Apr 12, 2017 12:46 PM
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Jennifer Mackay
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Muy Peguito espanol - but not enough to be fluent - living California for 25 years you have to pick it up since it's the primary language LOL

Apr 12, 2017 12:40 PM
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Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
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Hi Nathan - I speak Spanish, which I learned during my time in the Peace Corps in Venezuela. We learned by total immersion and I didn't speak anything but Spanish for 2 years, so I was pretty fluent (I used to dream in Spanish on occasion). But that was 45 years ago, and I don't get to use it enough anymore, so I'm pretty rusty. But after a couple of days in a Spanish-speaking country, I'm always amazed at how much I remember.

Apr 12, 2017 11:11 AM
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Speaking a foreign language is a highly prized skill. Four years of French in college, but don't ask me to speak it now!

Apr 12, 2017 10:52 AM
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Maria Sapio
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Love your motive for learning German - such honesty!  
I grew up around Italian speaking family so I understand some Italian, and I took French in school, but I doubt that counts.  

Apr 12, 2017 10:05 AM
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Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
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No additional language, but wish I did!

Apr 12, 2017 08:11 AM
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Dave Martin (703) 585-4687
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I speak Italian pretty well I can read it fairly well I don't write it very well though... I learned from my Grandfather 

Dec 15, 2017 05:21 PM
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Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
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Used to speak Pennsylvania dutch years ago, but lost most of it over the years.

 

Apr 16, 2017 06:52 AM
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Joan Cox
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I often think I should go back and learn Spanish, as we have so many residents in CO that speak Spanish.

Apr 15, 2017 04:23 PM
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Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
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To quote Dallas Corbin "I speak English and Bad English"  (said to Leeloo Multipass in 5th Element).

I'm also fluent in movie quotes, sarcasm and can passably speak Brittish and know some Australian.

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Just started to learn Swedish. Not sure when I will use it but it is fun learning! 

Apr 13, 2017 10:19 AM
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Annette Lawrence , Palm Harbor, FL 727-420-4041
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On a planned business trip to Brazil, I took a crash course in Spanish.

That did not work out well on many levels.

A following trip to Europe and Russia included a crash course in RUSSIAN.

That did work well.

Today I can not say a complete sentence in either language.

Apr 13, 2017 05:58 AM