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How many languages do you know ?

 
 
ollie77
 
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Reply Wed 19 Oct, 2011 08:58 am
@William,
The official version is that I know three languages.
Then, as where I was born dialect is as complex as a non written language, my personal version is that I know four...Wink
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space007
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2012 04:06 am
@mikinsmith,
Three, Chinese English German
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djjd62
 
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Reply Wed 13 Jun, 2012 04:31 am
i was raised speaking Canadian, but i'm conversant in all forms of English - American, British and Australian

i also speak pretty passable Franglais, and what ever the German equivalent might be

i am also conversant in Nonsense and Gibberish
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ray888
 
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Reply Sun 7 Oct, 2012 08:58 pm
@mikinsmith,
I can speak Chinese!
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buildingplanner
 
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Reply Mon 15 Oct, 2012 05:01 am
Mainly i know three languages
English
French
Spanish
As I am from Building Planners
In french it is- Les planificateurs du bâtiment
In Spanish it is- Los planificadores de construcción

Thanks
____________________________
The Building Planner
Koratlover
 
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Reply Sun 4 Nov, 2012 05:00 pm
@buildingplanner,
I'm a lady from Paris, so I am fluent in French of course.
Otherwise, I am almost fluent in:

- English, as I grew up in Manhattan (1964 to 1973)
- Spanish, as I lived in Buenos Aires in Argentina (1981-1985)

My dad's a journalist.
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hyperdereky1
 
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Reply Sun 4 Nov, 2012 10:56 pm
@mikinsmith,
Chinese - can't be any more fluent
Taiwanese - decent
English - can't be any more fluent
Spanish - 2 years
French - 2 years
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crank
 
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Reply Mon 26 Nov, 2012 02:44 am
@mikinsmith,
I know two languages out of the three!
English
Hindi.
Even i know some of the Indian languages as i migrate from one place to another as per my job!
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nithi
 
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Reply Fri 14 Dec, 2012 10:16 am
I speak Tamil, English, malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, Marathi.
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TheParser
 
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Reply Tue 1 Jan, 2013 07:09 am
@mikinsmith,
Hello, Mikinsmith:

I am 75 years old and still learning my native language, English.

They say that language study is good mental exercise, so my hobby is to study two foreign languages + English grammar.

1. I studied Spanish in high school in the 1950s!!! I can now read easier articles in a newspaper; I can now understood 80% of a TV newscast; and I can converse in Spanish, using far from perfect Spanish.

2. I started to study (Mandarin) Chinese in 1960. I still cannot speak it; I still cannot understand it. It's entirely my fault: I am too lazy to practice it. But I can read it a bit -- with a good dictionary. And I could write a letter in Chinese to someone -- although the reader would laugh to death at my mistakes.

James

P.S. I am sure that you already know this, but the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has a wonderful news website that reports the news in many languages. That's how I practice my Chinese reading.
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FountainPen
 
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Reply Sat 27 Apr, 2013 03:45 pm
Russian, Turkish, Azeri, French, English
I am learning Spanish and German
ossobuco
 
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Reply Sat 27 Apr, 2013 03:57 pm
@FountainPen,
Tell us more, if you feel like it. Some of us would be interested.
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artisinha786
 
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Reply Tue 12 Nov, 2013 06:44 am
There are lots of languages in the world. but few people in the world that able to know more than two languages. Basically, English is an international language. so most of the people are able to speak this language. But I am able to know only few Indian languages like as Hindi, English, Punjabi, Marwari, Gujarati and etc.
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swastik
 
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Reply Mon 25 Nov, 2013 05:59 am
I belong to Rajasthan, India. In India people speak many types of language. Basically, I know and speak very well Hindi, English, Marwari and Punjabi also. But I am perfectly speaking Hindi and Marwari, because there languages are my state local language
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SamSingh78
 
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Reply Wed 27 Nov, 2013 04:49 am
I know four languages, English, Hindi, Punjabi and Little bit German.
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PatrickMoreschi
 
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Reply Tue 27 Jan, 2015 05:22 am
@mikinsmith,
English is my native language. I know three languages.
• English - Fluent
• Spanish - Pretty good
• Portuguese - Learning
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Asey
 
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2015 12:26 am
I can speak in English, Mandarin, Malay, Hokkien, Hakka and Cantonese :O Gotta get impressed by myself. HAHA!
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selectmytutor
 
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2015 07:11 am
@mikinsmith,
Hi Mikinsmith,
I know English Language.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2015 07:17 am
@selectmytutor,
selectmytutor wrote:

Hi Mikinsmith,
I know English Language.


That's an ironic answer considering you really don't know it very well.
saab
 
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Reply Mon 5 Oct, 2015 08:01 am
@tsarstepan,

Does the question "How many languages do you know" really mean how many can you speak?
I would have answered with many. Not how many I speak, but how many I know exist like Latin, Swahili etc.
How many languages can you speak? I would have answered with "Four"
I know there is a difference in British and American English.
But that does not mean I can speak English.
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