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sugarkitty
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May 30 2010, 08:15 AM #1

So, just as the title states... What languages do you speak? Which is your native one? 8D ?

I for one, speak three... or four. But I can only speak one fluently (English), lol. I also speak Filipino and Chinese, and tiny, tiny bit of Japanese. I'm trying to improve on my Japanese. ^ u ^
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May 30 2010, 08:28 AM #2

I can speak 4 languages :D
My native language is Filipino. I can speak French and Italian since it's mandatory to take it in my school. I also speak English fluently since I live in an english speaking country :)

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May 30 2010, 09:12 AM #3

Oh wow, Twee, you speak a lot of languages.

I can speak, English (since I live in an English speaking country) and Cantonese fluently. My not so fluent languages are Chinese and Japanese.

I'm trying to pick up some Korean from watching drama ^^
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May 30 2010, 10:08 AM #4

ahh. everyone knows famous languages. i know only english.... i do talk kannada(its a language) at home but dont know how to write it tho :(

i tried learning german but failed badly. all i can say is guten tag, ich bein einh book.

tried japnese..didnt even know where to start.

then tried russian........ dont even ask.
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sugarkitty
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May 31 2010, 02:18 AM #5

@Akash: Try learning the hiragana chart first for Japanese. And then the katakana... maybe some kanji? Then just pick up vocabulary words and grammar rules from there. : D It's hard, yeah... but very rewarding. ^ u ^

@Twee: Wow, French & Italian. * [] * /is in awe

@Harumi: Lol, same here. 8D
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May 31 2010, 05:03 AM #6

I just know Italian and French because I have no choice but to take it for school. I would actually prefer learning some other language like Chinese, Korean, and Japanese but sadly my school doesn't offer it :(

Doesn't guten tag means Good Day? The only know some german common phrases like Wie geht es Ihnen? or Nett Sie kennen zu lernen.

I also learn some other language by watching animes or dramas. :D I wanna learn more languages !!! :lol:

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May 31 2010, 05:14 AM #7

I'm Korean/Japanese/German. lol I fail at Korean & Japanese (taking classes this summer!) but I can understand german if spoken slowly. My german is just mediocre. My grandparents has been bugging me to take lessons ever since .. i don't even know. My main language is English because I live in the US. We speak mostly English so native languages are rarely spoken at home.


Annnnd, I also speak French. Cause I took it for 4 years in HS :'D
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totodoodoo
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Jun 4 2010, 03:03 AM #8

I can speak and write in English... and that's about it.


Of course, I will occasionally add in some Spanish every now...

Como aquí.
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tsourekias
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Jun 22 2010, 07:56 PM #9

well i can speak english,greek and i can sowhat speak and understand a few german and french due to scholl lesson
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faechilde
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Aug 14 2010, 02:48 AM #10

I'm a native English speaking individual. I know a tiny bit of German, a few phrases of Spanish and would like to learn Tagalog, Japanese, Spanish and Italian.
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Luzitania
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Sep 3 2010, 09:05 PM #11

French is my native tongue (I am French so that's understandable). Then now that I live in an English-speaking country, I speak English and I learned Spanish while in High School.

I want to learn Japanese or Korean, but I don't know which one is easier to learn first.
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Sep 23 2010, 02:48 AM #12

Wow so many languages. I only speak English and a very small amount of Spanish.
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Sep 25 2010, 05:39 AM #13

Uhm, my native language is Spanish, I can speak some english (...) but I don't think my pronunciation is good enough -lawl- and Japanese at a basic level (not at the level of just konnichiwa! genki?, I understand and behave a basic conversation)
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CatzCradle
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Oct 29 2010, 10:11 AM #14

Only 3 really. English is my main one, but I can understand/speak a little bit of Cantonese and Mandarin. -.-;;
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Oct 30 2010, 03:50 PM #15

I speak/read both English and German 100% fluently. Also I have a 60% proficiency in French [result of an exchange for 2 months], meaning that I can basically read and understand anything in French, but speaking and writing is another topic. Same go goes for Spanish, were I'd give myself somewhere between 30-40%. I also did Latin for a long time at school, which I am able to translate but I've forgotten a large chunk of it. Helps a lot with Spanish and French though, to know Latin first.
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Nov 18 2010, 03:17 AM #16

I speak english & spanish fluently. I'm first generation American and both my parents come from spanish speaking countries. Other than that, I only know a few french & german phrases I learned in high school :P
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Dec 13 2010, 07:11 AM #17

I speak 3. Main language is English then it's Cantonese, not so well in Mandarin. Learn the language a long time ago, but no one to practice with so it's sort of going, but I can still understand it. Trying to learn Korean and Japanese.
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Dec 22 2010, 12:29 PM #18

/*bump*/
hehe.
I speak 2 languages fluently. Tagalog and English.
I can understand Visaya (Cebuano) fluently but not speak it.
I also speak a little bit of Spanish and Japanese.
So all in all I know 5 languages. xD

Let me go... I'm tired of trapping myself in these memories.
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Jan 1 2011, 05:36 PM #19

I can speak southern vietnamese and english. I understand northern vietnamese (aka proper vietnamese) but I only speak slang. I can hold a slow conversation in spanish and understand bits of japanese.

I consider myself 2 languages since I can't speak spanish or japanese fluently like I can vietnamese or english.
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Jan 31 2011, 12:57 PM #20

awww there are 2 languages I can speak very well : French (my mothertongue) and English (learned at school : )),
and I also know a bit of German and I am currently learning Japanese because I will go visit Japan in a few days !
my father is vietnamese but unfortunately he has never taught me vietnamese language, yet I wish I had been able to speak it !
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Jan 31 2011, 05:39 PM #21

woww..everyone seems to be very great at languages..i'm indonesian so i can only speak indonesia and english since we learn it from school. But i learned japanese a little when i was taking summer class in tokyo,but i was only for 3 weeks and by now i only remember a little :(
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Feb 2 2011, 03:38 AM #22

A lot of people speak French here ! I also speak it since it's my native language. I also speak english (dah !! ) and I took Spanish in college, but only the first class. Didn't took the expert class. So I'm know it only a little. Since I like anime, I also able to understand some japanese, but I wish I can speak it more.
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Feb 15 2011, 10:36 AM #23

I can speak english and tagalog (filipino) and chinese... kind of haha and maybe understand a little and speak a little japanese because of anime :)) HEHE!
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yukisora
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Feb 15 2011, 12:26 PM #24

I can only speak two languages-english and chinese. The most common languages.
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dwindling
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Feb 22 2011, 08:42 AM #25

Two. Chinese and English.

Although, I can also cheat a little and claim to speak Shanghainese (which is a dialect.)
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