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Offline drummerboy

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Help needed from anyone familiar with Slavic languages
« on: January 11, 2019, 01:25:34 PM »
So I load trucks for a living, and inevitably run into alot of Slavic truckers. Although communication is very limited for this work in general, there are still circumstances where knowing a smidget of the language would be handy.  Of course the problem is there are lots of slavic peoples and its impossible to know who's what.  How far would Russian or perhaps Czech (covering east and west slavs)  get a guy who needs barebones basic phrases?
 

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Re: Help needed from anyone familiar with Slavic languages
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 02:06:16 PM »
There is a high level of mutual intelligibility among Slavic languages, as compared to other language families. If you are dealing with a wide variety of Slavs, I would recommend Russian, as it is the biggest by far, and also the most likely to be familiar as a second language, if not a first.
 
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