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  1. Mad-ox's Avatar
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    #1

    language

    hi,

    What is the difference between: second language and foreign language?

    thank you beforehand

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    Re: language

    It is your second language if you are living in a country in which it is spoken: many hispanics in the US speak English as a second language.

    It is a foreign language if it is not spoken as an official or preponderant language in your country of residenceL: many Japanese speak English as a foreign language.
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    Re: language

    Just to make sure that I have understood. For a person from India, Philipines or South Africa, English is a second language, and for a person from Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Serbia, English is a foreign language. Am I right?

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    #4

    Re: language

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    Yes-- unless English is their first language!
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