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ConflictedSwede wrote:As of right now I speak somewhat functional english and very basic german (besides swedish) but I want to find out which languages would make it possible for me to communicate with the most people from the above mentioned countries. Obviously it won't be the mother tongue of all of those mentioned but as long as we can understand each other on a basic level it would be good enough.
How do you think I should prioritize?
awrui wrote:All those languages and cultures are very different. You can think about:
- Which group is the most difficult to communicate with?
- Which group would profit the most from you speaking their language?
- Which languages are accessible to you? Sometimes it can be really hard finding a language course in Romani, Georgian, Dari, Tigrinya etc.
- What are your preferences and interests? For me, It's much easier to learn a language when I'm interested in the culture that belongs to it.
I'd maybe remove Ethiopia from the list of languages to learn. That country has a ton of different languages! I've met a few Ethiopians, and not two of them spoke the same language. Afghanistan also has serveral languages. So unless it's one certain ethnic group you're dealing with, learning one language from those countries is a drop on a hot stone.
ConflictedSwede wrote:My question is basically which 2-3 languages that would provide most coverage among the mentioned nationalities. In other words, which languages would provide a super basic understanding between us?
ConflictedSwede wrote: These are the nationalities I encounter the most:
Romania (a lot of times from the Romani community)
ConflictedSwede wrote:Hey everyone,
I'm new to this forum but with a very specific goal.
I work as a police officer in Sweden and very often I need to be able to communicate with people in a very basic manner. Usually the purpose of this communication is to get answers to basic questions or to provide basic information such as:
"- Are you hurt in any way?"
"- You are under arrest/being detained."
"- What is your name? Where do you live?"
"- How can we help you?"
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