Name: Mathias Karlsen
Well, I speak Norwegian and English fluently enough, and I am currently learning German and Russian. I have been learning German through the school for 4 years now; I have studied Russian on my own for 3-4 months now, but I will focus more on German, because it's a subject in school. ^^
My German is ... I don't know! Nobody has really said anything critical about it. I got an acceptable grade this semester, so I guess that's a good thing! I know how to conduct an understandable conversation and express my opinion. My grammar and vocabulary I don't really know, but I am always learning something new! :)
My Russian is at a beginner's level. I know some very basic phrases and basic grammar (pronouns, nouns, verbs). If I were to talk to a Russian, it would most likely be "Here is my passport" or "Sorry, I don't know Russian, do you speak English?". I listen to Russian podcasts and watch videos, and I hope that'll take me somewhere! ^^
My hobbies are mostly music related. I listen to A LOT of music, mostly old music or funk. Let's just say I have a very varied taste when it comes to music. I also play guitar and bass.
Languages are also time consuming hobbies of mine, I just like the fact that communication evolved from grunting and pointing to advanced language systems. It's weird, but languages just facinate me!
Other than that, I like being with friends, trivial facts, pondering about questions that are way to complex for me to get to the bottom of, humor, having discussions, sleep, people, Pepsi (yes, I am a Pepsist), geography, anthropology, social anthropology, etc.
If I were to say one thing that is negative about me, I would say that I'm too informal some times. I tend to speak my mind in situations that don't call for it. I guess people just want the truth if it's positive. I don't mean to say that I'm not positive, but I'm a positive realist ^^
Lastly, I would like helping people with their Norwegian. So if you have problems, just ask me! :)
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