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Carrie Fisher spoke French?

Discussion in 'Modern foreign languages' started by vuvuzela, Jan 31, 2018.

  1. vuvuzela

    vuvuzela Occasional commenter

  2. parkert

    parkert New commenter

    Thanks for sharing this. :)
  3. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    I'm not why you are surprised. I assume that she would have had a very good standard of education when young and that she would have travelled to Europe with her mother.
  4. vuvuzela

    vuvuzela Occasional commenter

    I'm surprised because I'd never heard about it before, and let's face it, to an anglophone language teacher, any other anglophone who has genuinely made an effort to learn a language comes as a (nice) surprise. Gwyneth Paltrow, for example, speaks excellent Spanish:

  5. Schifoan

    Schifoan New commenter

    I've seen Sandra Bullock accept an award and give the speech in very good German.
  6. Dodros

    Dodros Star commenter

    This one?

    I agree, a fluent speech in the language.
    Schifoan likes this.
  7. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    Wikipedia says her mother is German and her dad worked in Germany where he met the mother and SB has dual nationality. She was raised in Germany and attended school there until her teenage years.
  8. Schifoan

    Schifoan New commenter

    Still, it is nice to see her keep it up and take pride in it.
  9. vuvuzela

    vuvuzela Occasional commenter

    Exactly. Just wondered why the negativity, Catmother? Are you not on board with the "feel good" factor here? :)
  10. catmother

    catmother Star commenter

    What negativity? I've pointed out that SB was brought up and schooled in Germany,hence,her being fluent in German.

    As for Carrie Fisher,it did not surprise me that she would speak French.
    I grew up in France and a lots of big foreign stars (movies or singers) would be interviewed in French on the TV.
  11. Schifoan

    Schifoan New commenter

    Not exactly a celebrity (although my avatar probably gives away that I like watching skiing!), but this is British cross-country skiier Andy Musgrave giving an interview in Norwegian. Which he learned deliberately, rather than having a family connection:
  12. Geekie

    Geekie Occasional commenter

    Gwyneth Paltrow spent a year in Spain near Toledo

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