View Poll Results: How many languages do you speak?

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    19 8.09%
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    65 27.66%
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    66 28.09%
  • 4

    47 20.00%
  • 5

    13 5.53%
  • More than 5

    25 10.64%
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  1. #11
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vash
    Mandarin, my local languare spoken in Shanghai, English, and a little bit Japanese.
    You forgot to mention English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdol
    Quote Originally Posted by Vash
    Mandarin, my local languare spoken in Shanghai, English, and a little bit Japanese.
    You forgot to mention English.
    Or you overlooked it. :wink:

    I am, by the way, monolingual. (I know a little German, but I am far from fluent in it. (I once annoyed my Austrian-born sister-in-law by asking her, in German, how old she was. (She didn't tell me.))

    :wink:

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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Red5
    Indicate how many languages you speak by voting, and then describe what they are.

    Mandarin,and English ( I'm still working on it to make it be my second mother tongue as my Chinese :P :) )

    Lucy wu

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    You're getting there.

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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    I'm basically bilingual (French-English), but I checked the 3-language box to include the partial knowledge of German that I have (I know the basics pretty well, but I haven't really had the chance to use it so it's really "rusty") and my even smaller knowledge of Spanish.
    I counted the former two as making up my third language...

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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by hermes
    I'm basically bilingual (French-English), but I checked the 3-language box to include the partial knowledge of German that I have (I know the basics pretty well, but I haven't really had the chance to use it so it's really "rusty") and my even smaller knowledge of Spanish.
    I counted the former two as making up my third language...
    How did you acquire French and English- are they mother tongues or did you actively learn one? I think rusty German + a little Spanish = a language.

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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    How did you acquire French and English- are they mother tongues or did you actively learn one? I think rusty German + a little Spanish = a language."
    Well, French is my "stronger" language, that's the language I was taught during my early childhood. Later, as a child, I started acquiring English as a second language, and now here I am, with a good knowledge of both languages.

    What matters when you want to really master a language is that you learn in during your childhood. Some linguists think the age of 12 is a threshold. Beyond that age, it appears that acquiring a new language becomes much more difficult. Not impossible of course, but adults never seem to achieve quite the same level of mastery in a foreign language as children do.

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    The earlier the better- where are you from?

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    I just speak Spanish and some English, but Im still improving the last one
    I wish one day I could say: "I'm bilingual", but I think this day is very far away :wink:

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    Not as far as you think.

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