Mr Lee and the languages!

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My dear friends, I wanted to open a new thread and I hope that Juan won`t tell me off for doing that...

As we all know(the whole world knows it, I hope!), Mr Lee is a fantastic actor and a fabolous singer as well, I love this deep voice!

But there is something else I am very impressed of, another talent I noticed when I was just a 10-year-old girl - his knowledge in foreign languages! Well, I am happy to speak German and a bit of English...I know some words in French, but that`s it. How many languages does Mr Lee speaks? 6?7? Or even more? I think I read something about 8...but I am sure that Juan knows it much better!

People are impressed by very different things..acting, singing, painting, and much more - I was always fascinated by people who can speak more than one language, even more than 2 or 3. Isn`t that unbelievable? Such a great talent, and a wonderful gift as well. You can go wherever you want and the people do understand you. You can talk to everybody, no matter if he/she is English, Spanish, French, Italian..there are no language barriers anymore! And of course, it also helps a lot in the world of business and in the world of ACTING!

I know that might be strange for you, that I care for something like that, but I remember my childhood days, when I saw Mr Lee in a magazin, for the first time. I thought he was sooo good-looking (and I was 10 years old, haha!), and I started to read. It took a little longer before I could manage to watch my first "Christopher Lee movie", but I noticed his special talent for languages at once - even before I experienced him as a brilliant actor.

Yes, I was very impressed by a wonderful man, with so many talents - and of course, I am still impressed. But there seems to be much more than Mr Lee, the beloved film star - he is excellent in so many things and I adore him also for speaking so many languages! Once I heard him speaking German, and of course, one of my favourite songs" THE MAGIC OF THE WIZARD´S DREAM" is also recorded in German. And he does sound sooo perfect, so less accent.My ex-husband lived in Germany, for so many years and he was quite good in speaking German(well, he still is), but he never lost that "kind of accent" which I love, by the way. But Mr Lee sounds nearly perfect, wow!

Congratulations for that, Mr Lee, you are fantastic, in so many ways!There should be much more people of your kind, but I think that is impossible, because you are inimitable!
Thanks so much that you are what you are!!

Best wishes,
and sorry..for that long boring story...

Daniela from Germany



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Hi Daniela,
This is something I would really like to be able to do. I have intended to on many occasions to learn another language, but never really sat down and got on with it. I did buy a teach yourself German, many years ago, on cassette tapes. That proves how old they were. I have recently been seriously thinking about trying again. Not sure which one to pick though.
All the best.

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Dear Steve,

well, there are much nicer languages than German,lol..but if you ever want to try again, and if you need some help - please let me know! Or maybe Mr Lee wants to help you?When he speaks German, it sounds even better than mine!LOL!

All the best,
Daniela



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Well, I didn't also proceed very strong in the learning of another language. Spanish, for the Brazilians is an easy language to understand and also easy to speak, but to write me leaning that it is not easy, no, to read it is reasonable. English I had at the school as a minimum and basic... later I began an English course, but for financial problems I ended up giving up and I never again studied the language again. German! I admire that learns this language, because for the Brazilian without descent German it is a lot, very difficult... French I don't sympathize. Italian is quite easy of understanding.
Well, but is grandiose Mr. Lee to know many languages and to speak fluently. I loved when he spoke in Portuguese (of Brasil) " Ye adoro e te invoco" " you I adore you and I invoke you" (this was in the film To the Devil Daughter).

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Hey Steve,

I took chinese in school, it's alot easier than it sounds and, what can I say... I enjoy making strange noises with my mouth. hehehe I also sing in 5 languages, but then, I don't always know what I'm saying, but I've been told it sounds good.

Kelly
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OH heaven, dear Kelly, you took Chinese at school? And you can sing in 5 languages? I am very impressed, you must be a very clever lady!!!! Congratulations..can you hear that? I just clap my hands, just for you!!

Love from Danni



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I speak only two international languages: german and english. Of course I understand russian, czech and polish.
I am very impressed of Mr. Lee language knowledge. But I have much time to learn. I wish to learn french, but need to wait a bit, because my english needs stil to be improved. Smile



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Ya Danni, I took Chinese cause I wanted to be different. Lets see, I sing in Latin, (I'm catholic, so thats a given) French, German, Gaelic, Spanish, Old English, oh, and one song in Chinese. so I guess its actually 7 languages. Doesn't mean I actually KNOW what I'm saying...hahaha It's 8 if you count English. Never actually counted them before...hmmm wierd.



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I think you're doing great with English, Monika. As much as I enjoyed Chinese, it's been hard to keep up with it with no one around who also speaks it.



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Roles in different languages

This thread certainly deserves a bump up to the top.  This talent Sir Christopher possesses is nothing short of amazing.  I remember his performance in 1941. It's amazing when someone takes the time to do a role in that character's native tongue.  Something I wish Tom Cruise would have considered for Valkyrie.  Badly miscast too.  Yet that's another discussion.

It's my understanding Sir Christopher speaks flawless French.  And this I know from a gentleman of that nationality.  He mentioned it to me when talking about Dracula père et fils.

Could anyone offer a list of films where he excercises this talent?  Off the top of my head, Das Rätsel der roten Orchidee (Secret of the Red Orchid) and Sherlock Holmes und das Halsband des Todes (Sherlock Holmes and the Deadly Necklace) come to mind.  What about Das Geheimnis der gelben Narzissen (The Devil's Daffadil) or other titles? Thoughts anyone?

 

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