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View Poll Results: How many languages do you speak?
1 63 15.91%
2 135 34.09%
3 107 27.02%
4 55 13.89%
5 or more 36 9.09%
Voters: 396. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-19-2009, 04:04 PM
 
Location: locus amoenus
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I am from Spain, where are you from originally? Yup about the accents, many Canarians have a South-American-like accent of their own. Beautiful to hear but i guess hard to grasp. I think if i were a foreigner i would find Andalusian accents (and the accent from Murcia) the hardest ones to understand, though. Plus in Canarias, they have a very rich lexicon which is fascinating!
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:28 AM
 
Location: Earth
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English (of course), enough to get by in Thai, reasonable German and French.
I also took Latin in school.
I took classes in Japanese, Russian and Korean (Hangul). I could read Hangul.

Joke:
What do you call someone who speaks several languages? Multi-lingual
Three languages? Tri-lingual.
Two languages? Bi-lingual.
One language? American.
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Old 09-20-2009, 05:30 AM
 
Location: Czech Republic / United Kingdom
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What do you call someone who speaks several languages? Multi-lingual
Three languages? Tri-lingual.
Two languages? Bi-lingual.
One language? American.
Hahah, great joke! I met like one of ten who speak other language than English in USA.
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Old 09-20-2009, 10:56 AM
 
Location: Long Island
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I speak 1.5 languages.

English & I know a lot of Spanish as well.
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Old 09-22-2009, 05:18 AM
 
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Hey!

How many languages do y'all speak? It doesn't have to be perfectly, but it cannot be only few sentences.

I speak three languages - Czech, English, and German. I'm preparing to learn either Dutch or French.

Have a great weekend,

Jay
Oh I should have read that. If that's the case then I speak about 4. English, Creole, French, and German. I'm learning German and French back-to-back but read both as if I had knew it for years. Creole and English I know fluently.
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Old 09-26-2009, 03:04 AM
 
Location: Flanders, Belgium
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Dutch (native language)
French (I can help myself)
German (I can help myself)
English
And I can read and understand Afrikaans, because it is closely related to dutch.
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Old 09-26-2009, 04:54 AM
 
Location: Scania, Sweden
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Swedish - Mother tongue.
English - I have learned in school.
Danish - I can understand, just like all Swedes.
Norwegian - I can understand, just like all Swedes.
Spanish - I'm learning in school
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:09 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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Native language: English
I can speak/read/write Spanish and French
I can read German
I desperately want to learn Arabic.
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:12 AM
 
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
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English (of course), enough to get by in Thai, reasonable German and French.
I also took Latin in school.
I took classes in Japanese, Russian and Korean (Hangul). I could read Hangul.

Joke:
What do you call someone who speaks several languages? Multi-lingual
Three languages? Tri-lingual.
Two languages? Bi-lingual.
One language? American.
Haha, that's a good one! I'm American but language and culture has always been very fascinating and important to me...so just exclude me from that
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Old 09-26-2009, 05:21 AM
 
Location: Texas
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English, Hindi, Bahasa Ind, Spanish, Russian, and I can get around France.
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