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89ta Aug12-09 03:59 PM

How many languages can you speak?
 
Just like the title says, how many languages can you speak? Actually fluent in, not counting bits and pieces. 1,2,3 or more? Post which ones if you want.

I myself am only fluent in one. :( Hopefully before I die I can make it two or more. lol. I want to learn czech and german (I'm 25% of each) and maybe one more. :D I know a little czech, only like touristy phrases though, such as; where is ___? can I have ___? how much is ____? how are you? Stuff like that.

Anyway, post up! :D

jpreed Aug12-09 04:58 PM

Re: How many languages can you speak?
 
I speak only 1. But I went to school with a good friend that spoke 6:

English
French
Spanish
Arabic (2 dialects)
Japanese

turbo Aug12-09 05:18 PM

Re: How many languages can you speak?
 
I have lost most of my French and German through disuse, so I'm back to English (and Chicago-style blues). I met the daughter of a Scottish diplomat based in Switzerland when I was in college, and her English, French, German, and Italian were perfect and unaccented to my ears.

mgb_phys Aug12-09 05:24 PM

Re: How many languages can you speak?
 
I'm English - I'm sorry, I don't understand the question

cristo Aug12-09 05:31 PM

Re: How many languages can you speak?
 
Quote:

Quote by mgb_phys (Post 2306753)
I'm English - I'm sorry, I don't understand the question

:rofl::rofl:

I can speak most dialects of English.. that's at least 4 languages!

Topher925 Aug12-09 05:41 PM

Re: How many languages can you speak?
 
Does C++ count?

Jimmy Snyder Aug12-09 06:04 PM

Re: How many languages can you speak?
 
I proudly have in capabilities of speaking the 4 languages. English the best.

kldickson Aug12-09 06:22 PM

Re: How many languages can you speak?
 
I am only fluent in English; I can speak some Latin and Romanian. (No, I am not Romanian on either side.)

NeoDevin Aug12-09 07:26 PM

Re: How many languages can you speak?
 
I can speak English and Newfie fluently, and am conversational in Aussie and British and French, and have studied the basics of Russian and Mandarin.

LBloom Aug12-09 07:32 PM

Re: How many languages can you speak?
 
I can only speak english and bits of Spanish from high school, but I plan on learning Hebrew in college, (granted they provide it next semester!) and maybe some French or Russian afterwards.

EternityMech Aug13-09 04:10 AM

Re: How many languages can you speak?
 
3 languages here.

TheStatutoryApe Aug13-09 04:20 AM

Re: How many languages can you speak?
 
I know english and a few dialects of english. I know only a smattering of ebonics.

RaStevey Aug13-09 06:50 AM

Re: How many languages can you speak?
 
I can speak 2 fluently, english and afrikaans...

daniel_i_l Aug13-09 07:26 AM

Re: How many languages can you speak?
 
English and Modern Hebrew

whitay Aug13-09 07:36 AM

Re: How many languages can you speak?
 
I'm Australian but I speak American-English with a hint of British-English. None of this "G'day Mate! ho'ya doin'?" "Ya! good mate! Yah!" "Hows tee misses?" "Shes doin' alright aye! No worries dere mate!" "Mate! We gotta catch-up. Hava XXXX. We shoulda tak' tee old Commondore for a spin". Poor representation. I know. Sorry but it is fair worse than that.

That is hands down a language on its own.

I can also speak a substantial amount of German. I have had 2 attempts at learning French but failed on both occasions. I endeavour, after graduation, to move to a Scandinavian country. So we can say two for now and another potential future prospect.

Alfi Aug13-09 08:01 AM

Re: How many languages can you speak?
 
I know two languages but can only speak one.
English and Sign Language (ASL)

redargon Aug17-09 09:32 AM

Re: How many languages can you speak?
 
English (South African dialect)
Dutch (actually East Flemish dialect from Belgium)
German (fluency is lacking due to not using it enough any more)
I can read and understand spoken Afrikaans, but don't speak it.

jim mcnamara Aug17-09 09:34 AM

Re: How many languages can you speak?
 
None very well. :)


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