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Sunday November 20, 2011 06:27:24 PM, IANS

London: A study has indicated when it comes to knowing or learning new words of foreign languages, not many Britons seem enthusiastic about it.

In a poll of 2,000 adults by travel website it was found that two thirds of Britons cannot say anything in a foreign language - with one fifth even unsure of what 'bonjour'; the French word for hello means.

The findings look to confirm the cliche about Britons being notoriously bad at making an effort to speak the lingo when abroad, the Daily Mail reported.

Overall, 64 percent of those polled admitted they did not know a single word in any language other than English. Only one third said they were willing to make an attempt at speaking a foreign language while being on holiday.







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