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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 12:36 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Did Freddie speak any languages apart from English?I know that he lived for quite some time in Germany.


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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 12:50 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

He spoke on German, but according to different sources - very poorly (though other sources says he was good at German). And Freddie says he wrote the words of La Japonaise himself. As well as of Mustapha - so he knew at least something from those languages too. I suppose he could speak on French too.

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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 13:09 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 13:20 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian speaks German, right?


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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 14:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=FFFFOO>FreMe again :p wrote:

Brian speaks German, right?

He once sang one verse of Too Much Love Will Kill You in german in a German TV show :)

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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 14:33 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian speaks French. About German - he read those lyrics from his own hand as I remember.

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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 14:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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<font color=FFFFOO>FreMe again :p wrote:

Brian speaks German, right?

He once sang one verse of Too Much Love Will Kill You in german in a German TV show :)


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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 15:03 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Doesn't Brian know how to speak abit of Spanish/Portuguese...?



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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 15:34 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie must have spoken Gujarati?


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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 16:21 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I speak danish...


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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 20:49 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=blue><b>LeroyBrown11</b > wrote:

Sorry if this is a stupid question, but did Freddie speak a diffferent language in India or did he have a weird accent?


he probably did have some sort of indian accent...

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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 21:27 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color=pink>The Millionaire Waltz wrote:

Freddie must have spoken Gujarati?


He spoke Arabic if I recall correctly(yes they share similar words, like most languages from the same region)

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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 22:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

<font color="gold">One god Damn! wrote:

Mikal wrote:

Did Freddie speak any languages apart from English?I know that he lived for quite some time in Germany.


I know that he could speak french


No he couldnt.

Serry, i read he found a translater to do the Japanese words for him, and that he wrote the lyrics in english. But far be it from me to contradict you, LOL!

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Posted: 12 Aug 06, 22:19 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

In any doubt, I'll listen to what Serry says! :D


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Posted: 13 Aug 06, 04:58 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Freddie spoke very few German for someone who lived there for so long, he only knew a couple of expressions. If he spoke any Indian languages he certainly did not care to dwell about this. The words in Mustapha do not require any language skills because the words except for the names and some "Salaam aleikums" are all made up.

La Japonaise is an interesting issue. In fact, Freddie is credited for the words but according to Jim Hutton's book Freddie did not understand any Japanese let alone speak the language.

Brian speaks Spanish.


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Posted: 13 Aug 06, 05:10 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And to quote Brian: "Mon francais est un peu crap"

But I think his French is better than 90% of the englishman speak French.




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Posted: 13 Aug 06, 05:42 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 13 Aug 06, 05:52 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

And a little Hungarian in the "Tavaszi szél vizet áraszt" folk song in 86.

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Posted: 13 Aug 06, 06:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Oh, Jesthuth Chrithst! People, I know at least one word from about 50 languages - that doesn't mean I speak on all of them...

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Posted: 13 Aug 06, 09:23 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

SK wrote:

<font color=pink>The Millionaire Waltz wrote:

Freddie must have spoken Gujarati?


He spoke Arabic if I recall correctly(yes they share similar words, like most languages from the same region)


Er... no, I don't think the languages are similiar at all.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gujarati_language

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arabic


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