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View Poll Results: How many languages do you speak (almost) fluent?
1 26 20.80%
2 52 41.60%
3 33 26.40%
4 6 4.80%
5 7 5.60%
6 or more 1 0.80%
Voters: 125. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 09-19-2008, 01:55 PM
 
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What I mean with ''almost'' fluently is that you know how to speak and understand it very well, not only a little. Reading and Writing is not a must, because there millions of people that could speak and understand a language very well but can't read and write it.

 
Old 09-19-2008, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Eastern Washington
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Speak, read, write Russian at about the "Advanced Intermediate" level - almost always understandable, frequently to mostly correct grammar - with enhanced ability with colloquial expressions, and particularly "mat'" (swearing). Once you learn to swear well in Russian you won't go back to your native language. Well after 12+ years of study I should know something! Currently reading Master and Margarita in the original.

Know a few phrases in French, German, and (Mexican) Spanish. Not really enough to even "get by" though.
 
Old 09-19-2008, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Singapore
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English only but know Spanish only upto high school level I'd like to take it further one day but wouldn't have the time to learn another language at the minute.
 
Old 09-19-2008, 02:43 PM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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English and Ebonics ... Word!
 
Old 09-19-2008, 03:09 PM
 
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English, Arabic, Spanish
 
Old 09-19-2008, 10:59 PM
 
Location: Lake Forest, CA
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English (native language), Spanish (almost same level as English, use and speak daily), German (know it well but don't get to use it often). I know basic Russian and read it fairly well, but don't count that as fluent.
 
Old 09-19-2008, 11:39 PM
 
Location: Mission Viejo, CA
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I speak English (native language) and Spanish very well. Living in California almost my entire life, Spanish is essentially the dual language to English like French is in Canada.
 
Old 09-19-2008, 11:41 PM
 
Location: southern california
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spanish & french & english (born here)
 
Old 09-19-2008, 11:44 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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I'm doing 2nd year German as part of a uni. degree. But the emphasis is heavily on grammar above all else, so I don't feel I converse that well.

A student of French told me that her class had to enact a scenario to demonstrate they could go to a police station and report the landing of a flying saucer.
That's useful.
 
Old 09-20-2008, 02:50 AM
 
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English, Spanish, Czech, German, Hindi, Kiristav (portuguese persian dialect), och en lite svenska!
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