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FRENCH needed for travel?..native spkrs will tutor u, pro bono (free)...

Old Dec 14th 2006, 8:18 am
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Marc Lurie wrote:

....I'm commenting only insofar as
African travel is concerned. African travel can be made MUCH less
difficult if you speak certain languages.

French is spoken in Algeria, Morocco, Mauretania, Cameroon, Mali,
Senegal, Ivory Coast, Benin, Niger, Chad, Rwanda, Burundi, CAR, Gabon,
both Congos, etc.

Portuguese is spoken in Angola and Mozambique, and kiSwahili is spoken
all over East Africa.

If you're in NW Tanzania then English is USELESS, and if you don't
speak kiSwahili you will battle to get around. Try NOT speaking French
in central Africa and see how far you get, or try to get around
central Angola without Portuguese if you really want a challenge.


I have to strongly disagree with Lynn Guini who asserts "French is all
but useless for travel". Lynn, not everybody travels for the same
reason as you do. Some people travel for pleasure, some for business,
some for adventure, some emigrate etc. I travel to the DRC for
business, and speaking a bit of French is incredibly useful. She also
says that "Spanish is far more useful". Apart from being similar to
Portuguese, AFAIK Spanish is spoken only in Equatorial Guinea.


Lynn, you sound like a person who likes to "tick off" countries
countries like a bird-watcher "twitches" new species. Nothing at all
wrong with that, but you must realise that not all travellers are
doing the same. Not all travellers are tourists who stay at hotels
where the staff speak some English


Marc - Johannesburg, South Africa (where French IS useless, except for
showing off to your friends in swanky restaurants, and where English
is USELESS in parts of Zululand and Eastern Cape.)
 

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