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You don't have to be good at it. Just say what you know.
[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=08slh Son '08] knows some bad words, thanks to Jing.
 
Mo Zhu '11 knows a little bit from a semester in Hong Kong but woefully inadequate. Loves to use it though!
====[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandarin_%28linguistics%29 Mandarin]====
Jessie Yu '07
 
Mo Zhu '11 native speaker
====[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanghainese Shanghainese]====
====[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penang_Hokkien Penang Hokkien]====
[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=09tk Teng Jian Khoo] '09 can speak it tolerably, but will not be understood by pretty much everyone on campus. Bar the Taiwanese.
 
The entire fencing team misses Teej.
 
===Croatian===
Noemi Fernandez '09 can fake it pretty well while ordering you a drink at a cafe or bar, your choice.  Faust Petkovich
===Danish===
[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=06hdc Heather Casteel] '06 (drunkenly)
[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=nkh1 Nat Hewett] '11 -not very well, but can help you read something, maybe, if you're desparate.
===Farsi/Dari===
Samim Abedi '10 - Cannot read or write but can speak fluently. Faisal Khan '11 - Can't speak but can do a really good impression of Samim, which is like the same thing. Man gorosne hastam!! Also incredibly inadequate in my native tongue, Urdu, which I choose not to speak because of constant ridicule by the Williams South Asian community and 7-Eleven owners around the language fluentlyNortheast.
===Dutch===
"[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manglish Manglish]"
:Teng Jian Khoo '09 speaks this at home. Somemore now got Singaporeans here dee, can tok crap with them liao - so shiok!
 
'''Minnesota Accent/Just Hilarious'''
:Tim Leclair '11 only knows a few words in Minnesotese and you have to find them in his daily speech like a dwarf finds his Mythril. Ask him to say, "North Dakota."
===Esperanto===
[[Carl Vos '09]] mom is french, and I know a lot, but havn't spoken it in a while. I can get by alright.
[[Jack Nelson '07]] took it for 9 years before getting bored. Now speaks French like a Russian or Norwegian immigrant who speaks no French at all.
[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=09bdk Brian Kim '09] owes much of his sanity to the fact that dead French men write better books than most people.
[[Emilie Voight '09]] knows that you'll get mocked if you say "neanmoins" in casual conversation.
 
[[Meredith Sopher]] '14 finds French excellent for yelling.
 
[[Son Le]] '14 whistles/hums French melodies all the time because he can't remember any lyrics (well, except Aux Champs Elysées)
===German===
[[Carl Vos '09]] is taking German and will be spending the summer of 2006 in Munich and Berlin.
 
[[Dae Selcer]] '10 is a German major and spends her entire life reading dusty German thingymabobbers.
===Greek===
[[Walker Matthews '08]] knows entirely too much Greek, and for some inexplicable reason is moderately capable of reading something as complicated as Thucydides without actually being to conjugate verbs (a shortcoming he hopes to correct by the end of the year).
 
Robert Gearity '11 loves it when you come up to him and speak greek. Seriously, do it.
====Modern====
[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=07dpg Daniel Gross '07]
 
[[Melanie Idler '14]]
===Hindi===
[[Jason Leith]] rejects the notion that a velar trill is impossible. It is, however, so ugly a sound that not even languages like Dutch and Danish have adopted it. He uses IPA when indicating pronunciation in his music.
 
[[Zac Whitney '12]] has been learned them IPA symbols.
===Italian===
[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=08tjd Tom Derbish '08] has stumbled through four years of Japanese at Williams and is going to stumble through years more of it in Japan.
 
[[Zac Whitney '12]] has taken Japanese for some time, and has been demolished by it.
===Korean===
As of now, [http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=09bjd Brian Delmolino '09] can say the following: "I am American. I cannot speak Korean. Where is the bathroom?"
 
[[Meredith Sopher]] '14 can read and write, and speaks a little. She knows most of Big Bang's "Lies" by heart and will take Korean during the 2011-2012 school year.
===Latin===
[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=10bt Bolor Turmunkh] '10
 
===Navajo===
Jeannette Rivera 12' Ya'teheh
 
===Nepali===
Rob Adelmanlaai nepali bhaasaa bolna aauchaa
===Norwegian===
[[Jack Nelson '07]] speaks relatively fluently, especially when inebriated on some good ol' Mack Øl�l, due to an exchange year there before Williams. Continues to delight in the fact that Norwegian includes the words fart, snart, fred and slut which means things entirely different.
===Oppish===
[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=09bdk Brian Kim '09] used to beg his Russian teacher for borscht in the middle of the night. It was delicious, by the way.
[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=09nyi Nina Ivanova '09] рулез?????!
[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=08slh Son '08] knows one phrase: "ну Заяц погоди?? ???? ??????!"
[[Andrew Triska '10]] makes baby Jesus cry with his Russian obscenities.
Sebastion Shterental '08
[http://wso.williams.edu/facebook/view?unix=08slh Son '08] what does "phuc" mean? - It's pronounced different than what you think; but it means "happiness" (kinda make sense ;-))
 
[[Son Le]] '14 Purely Vietnamese in mind and body, yet he appreciates how his sino-romanized mother language helps him enjoy both romance languages and Eastern Asian languages.
===Yiddish===
Tosin Adeyanju
 
 
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