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?
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.
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?
English is my first + kiwi & Aussie lol !!
Be good to be able to speak more than one language .
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.
nope, it's croatian, and i live in canada. english would be my 3d language. because i learned german even before english.
English is my second language. My mother tongue is Polish and I can speak some Croatian, Russian but am not too fluent.
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.
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.
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.
No, English is not my first language. I am a student of learning English.
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.
by Smart is Good 5 years ago
Name the languages you can speak including your mother language and how good do you speak the others. My mother Language is Spanish, I speak advanced English and intermediate French. I'd love to keep learning german because I only know a few words and phrases but would love to know more.
by Wendy Iturrizaga 9 years ago
Did you grow up learning three languages at the same time? My children 6 and 3 are learning English-Spanish and French at the same time. They seem to be coping very well but I would like to hear about people who has done the same.
by Thami Mqota 4 years ago
Is the ability to speak at least one additional language, to mother tongue, fluently, important?In Briatin there's a great reluctnace to learn and speak other languages. I like a know how many people in the community are bi/multilingual
by CollB 6 years ago
Why is it also important to know about your culture?I speak 2 languages, other than English and know basic words in 2 others.
by Hezekiah 6 years ago
What is the easiest language to learn?I think spanish the easiest pronunciation and easy to understand grammar.
by L. Spikes 7 years ago
If you could be fluent in any three languages, which would you choose and why?
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