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Old 07.11.2010, 09:23
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Re: When can you say you speak a language?

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When you are under the effects of anesthesia and can respond in the language you are addressed in is a good sign of fluency. (at least to me)
Similarly when you've taken a dive down a flight of stairs at the main railway station and someone picks you up and dusts you down in German. You respond in the same language despite the bump on your head and throbbing ankle and bruised ego AND correct your own grammar slip-up without pausing for breath.
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