How many languages do you speak?

How many languages do you speak?


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Red5

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

Red5

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English & a small amount of Italian
 

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Re: Which languages do you speak?

Red5 said:
Indicate how many languages you speak by voting, and then describe what they are.

I speak only English. I have taken courses in Spanish, Latin and German.
I can get by in a German- or Spanish-speaking country with a little help and a little practice.
 
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ozron1

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I make it a practice never to hold a prolonged conversation witha person who does not speak English.

It removes the necessity for me to learn another language.
 
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Re: Which languages do you speak?

MikeNewYork said:
Red5 said:
Indicate how many languages you speak by voting, and then describe what they are.

I speak only English. I have taken courses in Spanish, Latin and German.
I can get by in a German- or Spanish-speaking country with a little help and a little practice.
 

Red5

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Was there something you wanted to add? :)
 

shane

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English and Mandarin (semi-fluent; still learning) :D
 

dduck

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I speak, English, German, Spanish, French, Scots and some Gaelic. I've been learning languages for over 20 years. It's what I do :)
 

Tdol

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Does Cockney count? ;-)
 
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Vash

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Mandarin, my local languare spoken in Shanghai, English, and a little bit Japanese.
 

Tdol

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Vash said:
Mandarin, my local languare spoken in Shanghai, English, and a little bit Japanese.
You forgot to mention English. ;-)
 

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tdol said:
Vash said:
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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lucyarliwu

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Red5 said:
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
 

Tdol

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You're getting there. ;-)
 
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hermes

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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...
 

Tdol

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hermes said:
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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hermes

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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.
 

Tdol

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The earlier the better- where are you from? ;-)
 
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Masfer

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

Tdol

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Not as far as you think. ;-)
 
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