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    #1

    I spoke in broken English, French and Mandarin.

    I spoke in broken English, French and Mandarin.
    Here, how do I structure the sentence if I want to convey I spoke in broken English, broken French, broken Mandarin?

    Thank you.

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    #2

    Re: I spoke in broken English, French and Mandarin.

    I already took your thread title to mean that you spoke broken versions of all three languages.

    If you were fluent in French and/or Mandarin, put them first.

    'I spoke French, Mandarin and broken English.'

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    #3

    Re: I spoke in broken English, French and Mandarin.

    If you want to make it even clearer, though Rover and I interpreted the title in the same way, you could use something I tried to speak/communicate.

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