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View Poll Results: Which language(s) can you speak?
Mandarin 14 30.43%
Cantonese 3 6.52%
Hokkien 4 8.70%
Japanese 6 13.04%
Korean 3 6.52%
Vietnamese 2 4.35%
Thai 3 6.52%
Lao 1 2.17%
Khmer 1 2.17%
Malay 3 6.52%
Bahasa Indonesia 3 6.52%
Tagalog/Filipino 4 8.70%
Burmese 0 0%
Bengali 1 2.17%
Hindi 3 6.52%
Tamil 0 0%
Gujarati 1 2.17%
Marathi 1 2.17%
Punjabi 1 2.17%
Urdu 2 4.35%
Persian 0 0%
Arabic 2 4.35%
Turkish 0 0%
Mongolian 0 0%
Siberian language 0 0%
Other Indian language 1 2.17%
Other Chinese language 2 4.35%
Central Asian language (inc. Afghanistan) 0 0%
Spanish 13 28.26%
French 12 26.09%
German 8 17.39%
Portuguese 5 10.87%
Russian 3 6.52%
Italian 1 2.17%
Other (mention) 13 28.26%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 46. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 01-02-2014, 12:44 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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Whether it be speaking, reading, writing, understanding at at least a basic level (at least speaking/understanding if not reading).

Unfortunately I'm monolingual even though I 'learned' Japanese at school.

I'm excluding English, of course, but it'd be interesting to hear non-native speakers experience learning English. Like at what age you started learning.etc. List languages and also mention which country you're from. I'm also including some well-known European languages because I know quite a few Asians learn them too.

 
Old 01-02-2014, 12:47 AM
 
Location: Eindhoven, Netherlands
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Speak:
Dutch, English

Understand:
Dutch, English, Afrikaans, German
 
Old 01-02-2014, 12:53 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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I posted this here because I wanted to get an Asian response (this wasn't aimed at you Davy, I mean anyone who is Asian or interested in Asian can respond even if they don't speak an Asian tongue, just saying).
 
Old 01-02-2014, 01:16 AM
 
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Speak : French (mother language), English, German, Spanish
Understand (more or less) : Italian, Dutch, Danish
 
Old 01-02-2014, 02:19 AM
 
Location: India
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I read write & Speak
-English
-Hindi
-Marathi
-Gujrathi
-marwadi
 
Old 01-02-2014, 03:23 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic
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Mother Tongue --- Filipino ( Ilonggo )
Learned Tagalog and English in school

Speak, Write and understand some Spanish and Portuguese
 
Old 01-02-2014, 05:41 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Mandarin and English for me. I'd like to semi-retire/semi-work someday in Taiwan.
 
Old 01-02-2014, 05:46 AM
 
Location: American Expat
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Originally Posted by The Postman View Post
Whether it be speaking, reading, writing, understanding at at least a basic level (at least speaking/understanding if not reading).

Unfortunately I'm monolingual even though I 'learned' Japanese at school.

I'm excluding English, of course, but it'd be interesting to hear non-native speakers experience learning English. Like at what age you started learning.etc. List languages and also mention which country you're from. I'm also including some well-known European languages because I know quite a few Asians learn them too.
You didn't vote.
 
Old 01-02-2014, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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You didn't vote.
Because as I explained I only know English.
 
Old 01-02-2014, 09:00 AM
 
Location: American Expat
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Because as I explained I only know English.
I saw that, but that didn't get you to your, as in sentence 1 described, "basic level" ? And didn't you say somewhere that your parents spoke something other than English at home.
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