Is Federer speaking in FRENCH?

maximo

Banned
Well, his french is OK. He's not exceptionally articulate when he speaks.
 
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bobby

Rookie
Swiss people speak French, and it is the French open...
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.
 

angharad

Semi-Pro
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.
 

malakas

Banned
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.
 

ClubHoUno

Banned
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

Banned
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.
 

joeri888

G.O.A.T.
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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