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Bobby's grandparents were Mexican but he hardly speaks any Spanish. Greg speaks some German and some Spanish. Their tour manager Jens is German and he taught Greg. Greg also studied Spanish for two years in the mid eighties; he remembers most of it and manages to say lots of things in Spanish when they play in Spain. He often asks the audience what they call a given word ("water" is a classic) in their language. Once he said "some people just don't have a propensity for languages -I am one of them" (just being modest). According to Hetson, Greg speaks more Spanish than German. Brian speaks "pretty good French", also according to Hetson. Their ex-sound engineer on tour (Ronnie Kimball) speaks bits and pieces of four languages. Hetson just feels guilty that he doesn't speak any foreign language. This is the joke he tells their fans when he's playing outside the US: "what do you call a guy who speaks many languages? Multilingual. ?a guy who speaks two? Bilingual ? a guy who speaks only one? American."