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kobe3pointer
06-07-2009, 07:20 AM
Is he speaking in French? Wow..

TennisNinja
06-07-2009, 07:21 AM
Swiss people speak French, and it is the French open...

BreakPoint
06-07-2009, 07:21 AM
Yeah, he always speaks French in France. That's what they speak there. :)

Forehand_Punisher
06-07-2009, 07:27 AM
Federer speaks Swiss-German, German, French, and English fluently.

maximo
06-07-2009, 07:30 AM
Well, his french is OK. He's not exceptionally articulate when he speaks.

War, Safin!
06-07-2009, 07:31 AM
LOL at this thread.

kobe3pointer
06-07-2009, 07:33 AM
Swiss people speak French, and it is the French open...

Ah, I didnt know Swiss spoke french...

Rexking
06-07-2009, 07:35 AM
LOL at this thread.

x 2 :lol::lol:

bobby
06-07-2009, 08:08 AM
Swiss people speak French, and it is the French open...
Errr, not exactly. Tell that to someone whoīs from Zurich, and see what their response is. . .

Some Swiss people speak French. Federer does because he trained in the French-speaking part of the country as a youngster, but his French isnīt perfect because itīs not his native language. Heīs from Basel, which is German-speaking.

stormholloway
06-07-2009, 08:09 AM
Strange question. Does it not sound like French?

BreakPoint
06-07-2009, 08:10 AM
Federer speaks Swiss-German, German, French, and English fluently.
I understand that he also speaks some Italian.

angharad
06-07-2009, 08:11 AM
Ah, I didnt know Swiss spoke french...

Depending on the area of Switzerland you're from, the language is French, Swiss-German, or Italian.

Federer grew up in Basel, speaking Swiss-German and English (English because of his mum). He trained in the French-speaking area later, though. I believe he also speaks a bit of Swedish, but I'm not sure.

ispaht
06-07-2009, 08:12 AM
Where have you been? I assume you have watched Roger's past final appearances?

TennisNinja
06-07-2009, 08:13 AM
I guess I shouldve put "some" in front of my earlier comment haha.

swedechris
06-07-2009, 08:15 AM
Bien sur.. ganz klar.. sure thang.

malakas
06-07-2009, 08:17 AM
Federer speaks Swiss-German, German, French, and English fluently.

he also speaks Swedish,which he learnt from his coach.He's got a real talent in languages.

luishcorreia
06-07-2009, 09:53 AM
Are you. coff....american?

Federer is Swiss. The country as two primary languages: french and swiss-german.

malakas
06-07-2009, 09:56 AM
That doesn't mean that every citizen knows french and german.(and italian is official language too)
Wawrinka knows only french for example.It depends on the city they live.

defrule
06-07-2009, 10:12 AM
Roger Federer - "Oui, c'est moi"

Remember that?

ClubHoUno
06-07-2009, 11:12 AM
This question must be from an American, not a European for sure :lol:

Fed's native language is Switcher-Deutch, but depending on where in Schweiz you're from, they speak Italian, French and Switcher-Deutch, sounds really funny, sort of like the German they speak in Austria :D

malakas
06-07-2009, 11:14 AM
This question must be from an American, not a European for sure :lol:

Fed's native language is Switcher-Deutch, but depending on where in Schweiz you're from, they speak Italian, French and Switcher-Deutch, sounds really funny, sort of like the German they speak in Austria :D

really?For me the austrian german is more like singing like but the swiss is like eating while talking.I don't understand a word btw.It's like a complete different language.

Ninjamike
06-07-2009, 11:46 AM
About the swedish.... Federer learned a few dirty words and phrases in swedish, nothing more....

tintin
06-07-2009, 11:55 AM
Well, his french is OK. He's not exceptionally articulate when he speaks.

sorry mate but he's done what the 4 time defending champion can't do :roll:

kobe3pointer
06-09-2009, 09:06 AM
sorry mate but he's done what the 4 time defending champion can't do :roll:

True that,

and

His french is still better than Nadal's english...

joeri888
06-09-2009, 09:40 AM
So now we're *****ing Maximo because he says Federer's French isn't THAT superbe?

Get a grip..

maximo is actually quite right here I think. it's not Fed's native language and he learned it when he was in tennis academy as a teenager. he speaks very fluently but a French person can defenitely tell he's not a native speaker.

madmanfool
06-09-2009, 10:26 AM
He doesn't speak with a typical French accent, but he understands it perfectly.