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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 Good4 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...
by Thami Mqota4 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...
by Wendy Iturrizaga9 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...
by CollB6 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 L. Spikes7 years ago
If you could be fluent in any three languages, which would you choose and why?
by Hezekiah5 years ago
What is the easiest language to learn?I think spanish the easiest pronunciation and easy to understand grammar.
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