Is Federer speaking in FRENCH?

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  1. kobe3pointer

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    Is he speaking in French? Wow..
     
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  2. TennisNinja

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    Swiss people speak French, and it is the French open...
     
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  3. BreakPoint

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    Yeah, he always speaks French in France. That's what they speak there. :)
     
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    Federer speaks Swiss-German, German, French, and English fluently.
     
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    Well, his french is OK. He's not exceptionally articulate when he speaks.
     
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    LOL at this thread.
     
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  7. kobe3pointer

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    Ah, I didnt know Swiss spoke french...
     
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    x 2 :lol::lol:
     
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    Errr, not exactly. Tell that to someone who´s 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 isn´t perfect because it´s not his native language. He´s from Basel, which is German-speaking.
     
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    Strange question. Does it not sound like French?
     
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    I understand that he also speaks some Italian.
     
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    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.
     
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    Where have you been? I assume you have watched Roger's past final appearances?
     
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    I guess I shouldve put "some" in front of my earlier comment haha.
     
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    Bien sur.. ganz klar.. sure thang.
     
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    he also speaks Swedish,which he learnt from his coach.He's got a real talent in languages.
     
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    Are you. coff....american?

    Federer is Swiss. The country as two primary languages: french and swiss-german.
     
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    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.
     
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    Roger Federer - "Oui, c'est moi"

    Remember that?
     
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  20. ClubHoUno

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    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
     
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    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.
     
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  22. Ninjamike

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    About the swedish.... Federer learned a few dirty words and phrases in swedish, nothing more....
     
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    sorry mate but he's done what the 4 time defending champion can't do :roll:
     
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  24. kobe3pointer

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    True that,

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

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    He doesn't speak with a typical French accent, but he understands it perfectly.
     
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