Originally Posted by Eldezento
so there is no wondering that people from eastern Europe a often speaking english much better then Germans or Austrians, like me:
Do you mean Germans or Australians?
Most Australians struggle to string two words together (and before I cop it I am one).
I have to say growing up with Dutch parents I hold it against a little that they never taught us Dutch as kids (or my father Friesian for that matter).
When I eventually get home, I fully intend to expand my 50 words or so in Russian a lot further and after that Spanish.
Edit: Oh and all Hollywood movies are dubbed on Russian TV.