How many languages do you know and in which country do you live?
I frequently hear comments about how people in the United States generally only know English, whereas in many other countries people generally know multiple languages.
I am an American. English is my native language. I also can communicate passably in Mandarin Chinese. I known smatterings of other European languages, including Russian, but none well enough to communicate more than the very most basic ideas. (e.g. two, thanks. ..)
I live in the USA and I know three languages: English, sarcasm, and profanity.
I am German, was raised in the US. That helps me to speak two native languages. My wife is Russian, giving me a headstart for Russian. And then there is French, my pain in the ass at school, but i get by well enough in France.
Three languages: English, French, and Spanish. I live in Houston, Texas of the United States.
I live in New Zealand - I speak English and enough Te Reo Maori and NZ Sign Language to get by when required - the three national languages of New Zealand.
I know little bits of other languages of the countries I've visited, and the languages I needed to learn at school like German, French, Japanese and Spanish, but know more in NZSL and Te Reo Maori as they are native to my own country (though, Te Reo Maori can be overlapped with Cook Island Maori also...very similar.)
I speak my own language which is Tagalog plus some of our dialects,Spoken Arabic (Kuwaiti Arabic) and my second language is English. I live in the United Kingdom. So anyone out there who needs a translator from Tagalog to English or vice versa.
I am British (living in England at the moment) and I speak English, French and Spanish. I also speak conversational Italian, German and Greek.
I was a languages teacher in high schools for 13 years in England and I must say that, in comparison to the rest of Europe, the Brits are usually put to shame with our language skills. I believe this is because of the somewhat arrogant attitude that everyone speaks English (or should) so why bother? Obviously there are linguists like me in the UK and also in America but perhaps it is this perceived domination of the English language that causes people to be less keen to learn other languages. There just isn't the urgency for English speakers to learn other languages whereas in other countries it can be much more important for people.
i live in Malaysia, I know English, chinese, Malay, Hokkien, Teochew
I live in Puerto Rico so my native language is Spanish, but I also speak English.
I was born in Puerto Rico and grew in The South Bronx, NY. I know Spanish, English and American Sign Language. I also no Spanglish but don't think that is consider a language yet is more Newyorican getto talk lol.
by Smart is Good 4 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 Jerad Maplethorpe 7 years ago
How many languages can you speak, and why?I am curious as to how many languages you can speak. More specifically, why do you speak those (or possibly only English) language(s)?Have you thought about learning other languages and what has held you back?
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 Seckin Esen 4 years ago
How many languages can you speak? How did you learn them?
by Joween Flores 3 years ago
Since I got bored on Facebook, and cannot sleep (it's 4:44AM here), I decided to create this forum to discuss how many hubbers can speak many languages. I am actually born in the Philippines, and particularly living in the second largest island called Mindanao, I can literally speak 3 languages,...
by Chitrangada Sharan 4 years ago
How many languages can you speak, understand and write?I can speak, understand and write in Hindi, Gujarati and English. I can also understand Urdu, Bengali, Bhojpuri and Marathi, but can not write in these languages. How about you?
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