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Is English your first language?

  1. Rosie2010 profile image76
    Rosie2010posted 6 years ago

    Is English your first language?

    English was not my language at birth.  But I went to English immersion schools and then my family immigrated to Canada.  Now I think, write, speak and dream in English.  So I would say, English is my first language.  What about you?  If English is not your first language, what is it?

  2. TheOnlineBlogger profile image59
    TheOnlineBloggerposted 6 years ago

    I like English. However, my first language is Arabic. I like it too. I think no language in the world would be more preferable to anyone than his first one.

  3. Sue Adams profile image97
    Sue Adamsposted 6 years ago

    Hungarian was my first language until we moved to France when I was 3 years old. Because the French are not too keen on foreigners we soon became French and I completely forgot my mother tongue. When I was 11 we moved to Holland and within 6 months I spoke fluent Dutch. At 19 I went to work in Berlin and five years later to London where I lived for 30 years. I now live in Spain, so that is my sixth language. Shame about Hungarian though. The funny thing is I can imitate Hungarian and it sounds perfect but it doesn't mean anything. Conclusion: The intonation and accent remained in my brain but not the vocabulary. Isn't that strange?

  4. freecampingaussie profile image63
    freecampingaussieposted 6 years ago

    English is my first + kiwi & Aussie lol !!
    Be good to be able to speak more than one language .

  5. reena_yadav profile image79
    reena_yadavposted 6 years ago

    English is my first language although i am not a native speaker. We speak English on a daily basis, read English newspapers, watch English television programmes. I do know Bahasa Melayu (BM) as well which is Malaysia's national language. The Malaysian English is known as "Manglish" whereby a person combines English (though not gramatically correct with BM). Manglish is used for communicating purposes at the night market.

  6. D. S. profile image59
    D. S.posted 6 years ago

    nope, it's croatian, and i live in canada. english would be my 3d language. because i learned german even before english.

  7. Monisajda profile image73
    Monisajdaposted 6 years ago

    English is my second language. My mother tongue is Polish and I can speak some Croatian, Russian but am not too fluent.

  8. europewalker profile image76
    europewalkerposted 6 years ago

    German was my first language. My mom was german and I was born in Munich. After we moved to the states, (my dad an american soldier) we only spoke english which I regret. I wished we would have continued speaking German, I think being fluent in other languages is an asset.

  9. Guanta profile image73
    Guantaposted 6 years ago

    My native language is Spanish, but I learned English at a young age.  I find that I do prefer to think in English most of the time since it's quick and to the point.   If I need to be  a little more diplomatic I'll think something through in Spanish.

  10. seriousnuts profile image68
    seriousnutsposted 6 years ago

    Nope, but I learned English at an early age. I live in the Philippines. So my first language is Filipino, followed by Chinese, since my parents are both Chinese.

  11. breathing profile image59
    breathingposted 6 years ago

    No, English is not my first language. I am a student of learning English.

  12. LuisEGonzalez profile image86
    LuisEGonzalezposted 6 years ago

    Actually I've decided that my first language is now Spanglish, which is a typical bi-product produced as a result of living in Miami.

 
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