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How many language do you speak?

Post by arabian » Jan 13th, '07, 16:06

I speak two language it's Arabic ..
My seconed language is English..

So tell us what language do you speak?? :lol
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Post by wakaba » Jan 13th, '07, 17:08

Well, to start with, Finnish is my mother tongue.

I began to study English when I was 9, German when I was 11 and Swedish at the age of 13. Also, began to take Japanese classes last fall and advance to the second course this spring. That's just basics, but I'm learning more all the time!

That makes it... five!

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Post by Catt101 » Jan 13th, '07, 17:23

for me its english and asl(american sign language)

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Post by Zururatu » Jan 13th, '07, 17:36

Native english speaker. I also speak french but could use some refreshing in it. I have also studied Japanese for two years.
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Post by Catt101 » Jan 13th, '07, 17:37

what would you say is the easiest to learn?

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Post by Mada » Jan 13th, '07, 17:41

First language: polish, second: english, third: japanese. :D I'd say all of them quite fluent. :) Polish is the hardest one to learn IMO!

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Post by Zururatu » Jan 13th, '07, 17:46

Catt101 wrote:what would you say is the easiest to learn?


My personal opinion is that Japanese is easier to tackle once you have another language down. For me it was easier for pronounciation because i found there was a lot of similarities between french and Japanese pronounciations, especially the "r" sound, although slightly different, they both involve rolling the sound with your tongue, if you've never done this before it's hard to get.

As for learning french, I started when I was 6 so it's hard to remember a lot of the specific details, but I do know that it was a lot easier having already known english,(obviously haha) because both languages come from latin originally, and you can see a lot of the similarities in english words to french words sometimes, it made memorising a lot easier.
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Post by Kempo » Jan 13th, '07, 17:58

First: French than English then Spanish
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Post by arabian » Jan 13th, '07, 18:04

It seem that you know more than two lanaguage it's nice thing to know to speak different langauge..
I hope to learn korean, japanese and spanish those three language i prefer to know..
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Post by minorinhu » Jan 13th, '07, 18:38

mother tongue is portuguese, which can be quite difficult for non-portuguese or brazilian people, I think .. xD

then as my parents are japanese they made me start studying japanese when I was around 6~8 years old, I don't remember.. studied japanese about 5 years or 6 but at that time I was so lazy and didn't care much about japanese. Suddenly my mind changed and I became very interested about Japan, so last year I started studying japanese again, but this time the decision was mine. :P

finally, english of course. But due to lack of practice (don't go to english course anymore) my pronunciation, vocabullary and talking skills are becoming worse >_<

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Post by dragon35fire90 » Jan 13th, '07, 19:00

My mother tongue is mandarin, and i started learning english when i was like, 5. i took, like, a year of french, then only did my best to pass, because it was a pass/fail required course xD. i started learning japanese a couple of months ago, too.
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Post by 8thSin » Jan 13th, '07, 19:32

People always tells me they can speak many languages, but in fact, they can barely speak or understand more than 2... Seriously, couple of years of foreign languange classes in high school or college is a joke. I had couple of people in 3rd year Japanese class talk to me in Japanese, and they were pathetic, their vocabulary was probably worse than an average 3rd grader in Japan.

Anyways, I speak 3 languages.
I was born in China, but my Mandarin is worst of 3, I can speak enough for everyday life, and understand like 50% of movies.
Japanese is better, I lived in Japan for 6 years and continue to watch Japanese TV, read Japanese websites etc.
My English is best, but I think I still have a noticeable accent when speaking.

Took 2 years of French, but I don't remember any of it, required course in high school.

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Post by angel_no.520 » Jan 13th, '07, 20:19

My first language would be Swedish, were I spent most of my life.
I learned English when I was 9 at third grade.
I took French-classes 5-6 years, but I have forgotten most of the words...
My parents are from China. They tried to teach me mandarin when I was little, but most my learning comes from all the dramas and talkshows that was on TV.

Does different kind of dialects counts as languages?
If that so.... I can also speak Shanghai-dialect, alittle Cantonese and 10% Ningbo-dialect.

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Post by _iris » Jan 13th, '07, 20:36

8thSin wrote:People always tells me they can speak many languages, but in fact, they can barely speak or understand more than 2... Seriously, couple of years of foreign languange classes in high school or college is a joke. I had couple of people in 3rd year Japanese class talk to me in Japanese, and they were pathetic, their vocabulary was probably worse than an average 3rd grader in Japan.,


Eh, I agree. Learning a language in a school/uni: >.< I think the definition of "speaking multiple languages" should be that you can at least understand at least 50% of the language/s. After doing some Japanese in high school, all I can do is pick up little words from dramas/anime, and I rely on mandarin a little to hear the similar sounding words.The best way to learn any language is to live in a country that speaks it :lol:

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Post by gummonster » Jan 13th, '07, 20:46

Well, my first language is VIETNAMESE, then ENGLISH, yep just 2 but i hoping to learn FRENCH, man i'm totally in love with anything that do with France, then i also like to learn Japanese, way cool, and maybe Korean

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Post by arabian » Jan 13th, '07, 21:05

[quote="8thSin"]People always tells me they can speak many languages, but in fact, they can barely speak or understand more than 2... Seriously, couple of years of foreign languange classes in high school or college is a joke. I had couple of people in 3rd year Japanese class talk to me in Japanese, and they were pathetic, their vocabulary was probably worse than an average 3rd grader in Japan.
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That's wright cuz my english get better when i began to speak & hear people speak English also by watching american series with out arabic sub..
But the most hard was last summer when i went to thailand the one language that i can speak with them was English & i was with my parents & they can only speak Arabic so i take the responsability to talk in English & translate to them, and day by day i get used & i speak better now..
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Post by kya^^ » Jan 13th, '07, 21:25

I think that the best way to learn a language is to live in the country where they speak it. I study foreign languages at the University but I learned more while living in England (one year) & Spain (for a few months).
Anyway, I can speak fluently in Italian (mother language), English & Spanish. But Spanish & Italian are so similar that sometimes I get them mixed up... I can understand French and I know a little German and Japanese (my brother lived there). Now I'd love to learn Korean! :wub:

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Post by sophie1320 » Jan 13th, '07, 21:37

Well, cantonese is my mother's tongue, because I AM chinese.. (But I can't read or write that much.. >.<) And I can sometimes understand what ppl are saying in mandarine cause it is quite similar to cantonese.
And then english is my strongest, because I speak english at school (so I can read write, speak and understand it). T
hen I had to take french for a couple of years since it's madatory in Canada. So I can understand a little, but I can use some refreshing.
I'm currently still learning Japanese, so I can understand some basic BASIC sentences.
And finally, I know a couple of words in Korean (but they're like simple words like water, I love you, hello... etc..) Erm..and I know how to say hello in Malaysian, and Thai. :lol

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Post by nishi_chan » Jan 13th, '07, 22:23

Well, my mother languages are Spanish and Catalan. My third language is English (although my pronunciation it's... >___<). I have a little idea of French and Italian, too, because they are enough similar to my mother language ^-^
And now, at university I'm learning Portuguese, Japanese and Korean, and I can understand them quite good n___n
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Post by non-angelical » Jan 13th, '07, 22:33

Well, my mother tongue is Indonesian.

And then come English (been using it since 9 y.o)

French, since I studied in Paris. And German, since I'm studying in Germany now.

Formally, I'm taking Chinese now. And so far...I guess German is the hardest (though writing in chinese could be complicated too).

That's the language I speak. 5. I could understand some Japanese and Korean, but not able to fluently speak it tho.

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Post by DarknessSprite » Jan 14th, '07, 01:00

you can't blame most people for their horrible japanese or w/e, most learn in school and such. Like French for example, they make Canadians learn it all the way from grade 4 to 9 and at the end, i can speak as much as i can imitate a bird. :P

As for the languages i speak...manderian is my native, i'm okay with speaking, though i can't write, but i can read some... my japanese sucks, but i know enough to communicate with ma grandma, can't write or read it though..lolz. english is my third and best language, and i also know some forced franch, but that don't really count...

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Post by KaoruX » Jan 14th, '07, 01:12

My native tongues are Tagalog and Ilocano (a major Filipino dialect). I learned English through ESL in the U.S. when I was 6. I took 4 years of Spanish in high school (including Advanced Placement; I did well on the exam) but all I remember is "yo quiero taco bell." I've had 3 years of Japanese and still counting. I'm also taking up Mandarin but I've only had a semester so far.

So that's about 6? But only in 4 of them do I have any amount of fluency. I actually wanna learn more.. like German lol.

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Post by getsuga » Jan 14th, '07, 01:14

I can speak indonesian and english. As for local dialect, I understand bahasa jawa.

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Post by minorinhu » Jan 14th, '07, 03:03

8thSin wrote:People always tells me they can speak many languages, but in fact, they can barely speak or understand more than 2...


Exactly ^^ I can barely understand like 50% of j-dramas and english I'm fine about reading, but when I try to watch Fox News or another channel without subs .. I have a really hard time. :whistling:

btw, I can speak portunhol too :roll

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Post by getsuga » Jan 14th, '07, 04:00

By the way, these people can speak more than 10 languages. :lol
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_noted_polyglots
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Post by iLOVEhyunbin » Jan 14th, '07, 04:10

i`m vietnamese but can speak english better than viet. hah. currently taking french. & umm does watching korean dramas anime`s & jap dramas & learning some words from it count ? =] jkjk gosh learning korean sounds awesome but writing it? -____- OMG does anyone know how to read & write korean?

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Post by KaoruX » Jan 14th, '07, 04:15

my friend is taking korean and she says the writing system is much easier than japanese kanji and chinese because they use a phonetic system as opposed to a logographic one..

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Post by Geisha » Jan 14th, '07, 04:19

Native Spanish, fluent in English, major in French, and a life time trying to learn japaneseon my own, i'm not fluent but i still understand a little though.......

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Post by kurisutine » Jan 14th, '07, 05:14

My first language is French. I don't have to describe this one since I have always been in french schools so I can easily say I master it.

My second is Romanian which I learnt at the same time as french. Romanian is my mother side language since she's from romania and her family lives there. I always speak romanian with my grandmother and sometimes with my sisters when we don't want others around to understand us lol.. but even though my mother sometimes talks to me in romanian (we usually speak french together), I just can't answer her back in the same language. I always answer in french.. dunno why even though I'm fluent, I just can't.

My third language is English. I understand it pretty well, speak it fluently but don't write it as a native english speaker would. I always end up doing basics spelling/syntax/tenses mistakes for which I totally feel miserable after.

I'll be starting to learn my forth language this summer : Mandarin. I can't wait, even though I know it's going to be hard as hell lol. Nah nah, I really want to learn it, so it's going to be lots of fun !

What else can I say.. I have been learning japanese by myself and I'm sure many of you guys have done that too lol. This comes with the D in jD-addicts :whistling:.. I understand the basics and can watch raw episodes and understand but not in the details and some words are sometimes said to quickly for me to get them. Also, I have to say that I totally agree with the person who said earlier in this topic that japanese is easier for people who know french. Japanese is almost like a weird french language : the pronunciation is almost the same so it's not hard at all for french speakers. The problem is only understanding what the words you can easily say mean lol. Anyways, I want to learn japanese too, but only after learning chinese. One thing at a time. Also I heard some people say that japanese is easier to learn, if you already know chinese, since some kanji are the same. What do you think ? :scratch:

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Post by arabian » Jan 14th, '07, 09:11

getsuga wrote:By the way, these people can speak more than 10 languages. :lol
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_noted_polyglots


It's nice.. :thumright:
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Post by Mitani » Jan 14th, '07, 18:18


Main language: Danish (the language spoken in Denmark, if someone doesn't know)
Second languages: English and German

and I can understand most swedish and norwegian, and from time to time if it's spoken slowly I can also understand dutch!


I also learned French for a couple of years, but I didn't like the language, so I didn't pay attention in class.. I have also had latin & spanish, both for only one year, so I don't really remember them..

^__^;

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Post by zenitse » Jan 16th, '07, 19:33

Since I'm Czech, it is also my native language. I've also been studying English for many years and I am fluent. In school, I am studying also German. I attempted Italian and also started French, but I quit both after a year. Now I've been studying Japanese for two years.

Plans for future - Korean, Russian, maybe again French.

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Post by lay4ever » Jan 16th, '07, 20:06

I can speak english, tagalog, and trying to learn spanish as well

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Post by risjenny » Jan 16th, '07, 20:26

Cantonese, English and Swedish fluently...since i was born n raised in sweden, parents from Hong Kong and went to an english school since 4th grade then through out high school..Studied German and Mandarin..I think iam better in german: able to converse and understand them...i only understand some mandarin if they speak really slow.....learning Korean now...
Weird thing is that swedish people understands Norwegian really well...but not danish...danish understands us well though...

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Post by samii » Jan 16th, '07, 20:35

i speak english, cantonese, and manderin

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Post by korean_foreva » Jan 16th, '07, 20:49

i speak vietnamese english ...got taught french and spanish for 2 years and just started german in september and now im learnin chinese (Mandarin)...learned a bit of korean by watch dramas...lolz ^_____^

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Post by |sUiZiD| » Jan 18th, '07, 18:45

humpf, languages..

I actually dont have a motherlanguage :D Since I dont know which languages I was actualy speaking when I was young. I grew up bilingual I guess...

Well, I do speak

German
English ( well a little bit, i guess :D)
Russian ( understanding is no problem, speaking ability left me and went to the moon)

Learning
Korean and Japanese ( You'd better not try to learn them on the same time, unless your a genuis^^ well I am not )

any other languages I want to learn: Non at the moment.....

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Post by leoyen » Jan 18th, '07, 20:11

Im Chinese, I speak in chinese.
born in england, i know english.

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Post by arabian » Jan 19th, '07, 10:25

|sUiZiD| wrote: Learning
Korean and Japanese ( You'd better not try to learn them on the same time, unless your a genuis^^ well I am not )



I agree with you cuz you get confused by learning two language together..
Taking break for quite a long time.. :-)

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Post by zinaa » Jan 19th, '07, 10:37

well its 3 languages... :mrgreen:

Arabic as my first language...

then English....

and i can understand and speak Urdo... caz am half indian from my mother side...

i want learning Korean and Japanese languages :wub:
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Post by |sUiZiD| » Jan 19th, '07, 10:53

arabian wrote:
|sUiZiD| wrote: Learning
Korean and Japanese ( You'd better not try to learn them on the same time, unless your a genuis^^ well I am not )



I agree with you cuz you get conused by learning two language together..


well, not exactly confused, you may get from time to time, but the problem is, you have to learn a lot. I am studying Japanese and korean at colege, and its a lot of suff to learn. Actualy I am suposed to sit the whole day doing nothing expect learning Vocabulary, Gramma and Kanjis (I need to learn Kanjis in Korean as well.....)

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Post by terence_hideyoshi » Jan 19th, '07, 10:55

English is the main language used in my school. Chinese is my mother tongue. Hokkien is my dialect. Currently, learning Japanese.

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Post by arabian » Jan 19th, '07, 11:00

|sUiZiD| wrote:
arabian wrote:
|sUiZiD| wrote: Learning
Korean and Japanese ( You'd better not try to learn them on the same time, unless your a genuis^^ well I am not )



I agree with you cuz you get conused by learning two language together..


well, not exactly confused, you may get from time to time, but the problem is, you have to learn a lot. I am studying Japanese and korean at colege, and its a lot of suff to learn. Actualy I am suposed to sit the whole day doing nothing expect learning Vocabulary, Gramma and Kanjis (I need to learn Kanjis in Korean as well.....)


That excatly the hard in learning new language..
Hope that you can speak this both language flunetly..
Taking break for quite a long time.. :-)

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Post by AZnThAi » Jan 19th, '07, 20:30

mother language ; German.
2nd language ;american english
then ; thai ,
then ; chinese (mandarin)
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Post by |sUiZiD| » Jan 19th, '07, 20:34

arabian wrote:
|sUiZiD| wrote:
arabian wrote:
|sUiZiD| wrote: Learning
Korean and Japanese ( You'd better not try to learn them on the same time, unless your a genuis^^ well I am not )



I agree with you cuz you get conused by learning two language together..


well, not exactly confused, you may get from time to time, but the problem is, you have to learn a lot. I am studying Japanese and korean at colege, and its a lot of suff to learn. Actualy I am suposed to sit the whole day doing nothing expect learning Vocabulary, Gramma and Kanjis (I need to learn Kanjis in Korean as well.....)


That excatly the hard in learning new language..
Hope that you can speak this both language flunetly..




fluently..... i guess I have still to go a long way to reach this goal :D

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Post by arabian » Jan 19th, '07, 20:37

|sUiZiD| wrote:
arabian wrote:
|sUiZiD| wrote:
arabian wrote:
|sUiZiD| wrote: Learning
Korean and Japanese ( You'd better not try to learn them on the same time, unless your a genuis^^ well I am not )



I agree with you cuz you get conused by learning two language together..


well, not exactly confused, you may get from time to time, but the problem is, you have to learn a lot. I am studying Japanese and korean at colege, and its a lot of suff to learn. Actualy I am suposed to sit the whole day doing nothing expect learning Vocabulary, Gramma and Kanjis (I need to learn Kanjis in Korean as well.....)


That excatly the hard in learning new language..
Hope that you can speak this both language flunetly..




fluently..... i guess I have still to go a long way to reach this goal :D


nothing imposible.. 8)
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Post by Chidori-Chan » Jan 21st, '07, 00:27

Chinese is my mother tongue but also my second language at school whereas English is my first language at school. I tried to pick up french by taking a beginner's course but it didn't go so well, it was kinda hard. :P
When I married my husband and moved to Norway, I had to pick up Norwegain, which turned out to be easier than French. But I can't say I can speak it very well, just okay. I'm abit lazy.
I can understand Cantonese okay enough through many years of watching HK drama but I can't speak it so good, barely.
Now, I feel I can understand more Japanese after watching so many anime episodes. ^^ Haha ..
I would love to learn Japanese in a class. But I heard it's not easy, as I kinda suck in my own Chinese language..hehe... I can speak it well, but I can't write or read so good ... since I uses English most of the time ...

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Post by Elekko » Jan 21st, '07, 18:26

Hi, I'm new here..

I speak Swedish, Finnish, Hindi/Urdu and English... sooner I will start studying Chinese.. (Y)

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Post by aimberyo » Jan 21st, '07, 18:40

I speak English, but that is nothing to be proud of since that is my native tongue.
As for foreign languages, I have studied Spanish for 6 years, taken the equivalent of three years of Japanese and Korean for about 5 months. Out of all of them, I am by far the best at Japanese and I think it is only because of the way in which I was taught Japanese that I am so much better at it then the other too because I most definitely don't think that it is easier.

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Post by Julieho » Jan 21st, '07, 18:55

Norwegian is my native language, second is English, third is French and fourth Japanese. French I don't remember much about, just a little (perhaps I'll take a refresher course sometime), and I've just started Japanese, but going to attend a course soon! :)

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Post by WingsOfLovee » Jan 21st, '07, 19:06

mother language:Arabic
2nd language:English
& i want to learn Japanese :-) !

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Post by arabian » Jan 21st, '07, 19:12

WingsOfLovee wrote:mother language:Arabic
2nd language:English
& i want to learn Japanese :-) !


Me too.. :mrgreen:
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Post by Prishh » Jan 21st, '07, 19:31

I can speak Cantonese and English very well. I'm currently taking Mandarin as my language at school and my friend teaches me Korean.

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Post by Kitsuchi » Jan 21st, '07, 19:33

My motherlanguage is Arabic, so I speak it fluently. And since I'm living in Sweden, I also speak fluently Swedish.
I may also understand some Norwegian, at least written. It resembles Swedish, so that's why.. I've never studied it, though. Can understand a little if talking slowly.. I've also been studying German for four years, but I'm not too fluently.
Of course also fluently in English and currently studying Japanese..

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Post by arabian » Jan 21st, '07, 19:52

Kitsuchi wrote:My motherlanguage is Arabic, so I speak it fluently. And since I'm living in Sweden, I also speak fluently Swedish.
I may also understand some Norwegian, at least written. It resembles Swedish, so that's why.. I've never studied it, though. Can understand a little if talking slowly.. I've also been studying German for four years, but I'm not too fluently.
Of course also fluently in English and currently studying Japanese..


So you know Arabic that good that you don't forget it & Good luck in learning japanese.. :lol
Taking break for quite a long time.. :-)

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Post by WingsOfLovee » Jan 21st, '07, 19:53

arabian wrote:
WingsOfLovee wrote:mother language:Arabic
2nd language:English
& i want to learn Japanese :-) !


Me too.. :mrgreen:

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Post by mun78 » Jan 21st, '07, 20:04

i learned french all throughout grade school and for two years in highschool , but the teachers in grade school were stupid and just wanted to get money. The way they teach french in Canada is retarded. Right now, i'm trying to spice up my french by reading books and I'm using websites to learn Japanese. So far, I haven't really gotten anywhere. But i hope to learn both languages soon. It's funny someone said that French and Japanese have similar prounounciations. That's actually very true.

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Post by angelic.me » Jan 21st, '07, 20:11

I speak 2 languages. English and Chinese but for chinese I can speak Cantonese and Mandarin. Does that make it 2 or 3 language? I'm the most fluent in Cantonese and English. My Mandarin is okie, it doesn't sound so smooth when I talk in it but it's understandable enough.

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Post by HaJoSa » Jan 21st, '07, 20:18

Arabic is my native language, and English is 2nd one....

I know little french, JP, italiano, aurdo, Spanish.... that's what i got so far....

I am planing to learn new language whether Korean or chines ^_^
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Post by Minami Shara » Jan 21st, '07, 20:22

i can speak 4 languages...1 my natiive is Russian, then English. As i am korean i can speak Korean. and japanese...just for myself....i love this language... :D

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Post by Vanns » Jan 21st, '07, 20:26

I speak portuguese, english and can understand spanish and italian :-)
I also learning japanese, but I'm not very good yet

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Post by arabian » Jan 21st, '07, 20:32

Vanns wrote:I speak portuguese, english and can understand spanish and italian :-)
I also learning japanese, but I'm not very good yet


Is it true that portuguese is difficult to learn more than spanish??
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Post by neokage » Jan 21st, '07, 20:37

1st post ^^
I'm french, but i speak spanish, english, and a little bit of japanese :-)

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Post by Vanns » Jan 21st, '07, 20:41

arabian wrote:
Vanns wrote:I speak portuguese, english and can understand spanish and italian :-)
I also learning japanese, but I'm not very good yet


Is it true that portuguese is difficult to learn more than spanish??

yes, portuguese have many irregular verbs, more than spanish I think, and our pronunciation is difficult too, thought I prefer portuguese than spanish :D

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Post by meee » Jan 21st, '07, 20:48

Catt101 wrote:for me its english and asl(american sign language)


omg you know ASL? well, i am, too. _\m/ by the chance, are you hard of hearing? ^^
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Post by HaJoSa » Jan 21st, '07, 20:57

Minami Shara wrote:i can speak 4 languages...1 my natiive is Russian, then English. As i am korean i can speak Korean. and japanese...just for myself....i love this language... :D


me too i love learning languages..... :mrgreen:

especially japanese
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Post by roninmedia » Jan 21st, '07, 21:25

Vietnamese
English

I have software for Mandarin and Japanese but have not gotten far in it.

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Post by Kitsuchi » Jan 21st, '07, 21:41

arabian wrote:So you know Arabic that good that you don't forget it & Good luck in learning japanese.. :lol

Yes, I can speak fluently Arabic, people understand me and I can understand them too.. No problem. But although, I speak Swedish more fluently.. And it's easier for me. Sometimes I forget some words on Arabic when I talk, so. I guess I only can speak simple Arabic, not difficult with complicated words, you know..

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Post by Sunrise Hinode » Jan 21st, '07, 21:44

Spoken English all my life.
Two years study of Japanese(not in a row though).
Two months study of Korean.

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Post by Annessa » Jan 21st, '07, 21:51

i was born in Thailand, but grew up in the U.S. so unfortunately, i can only say i'm fluent in English. i can speak some mandarin, and understand some khmer and thai, but i don't really speak those languages.

i took college level french, but i wouldn't consider myself anywhere near fluent. i've also attempted to learn Korean for a few years now... i can speak/understand at a conversational level.

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Post by arabian » Jan 22nd, '07, 18:29

Kitsuchi wrote:
arabian wrote:So you know Arabic that good that you don't forget it & Good luck in learning japanese.. :lol

Yes, I can speak fluently Arabic, people understand me and I can understand them too.. No problem. But although, I speak Swedish more fluently.. And it's easier for me. Sometimes I forget some words on Arabic when I talk, so. I guess I only can speak simple Arabic, not difficult with complicated words, you know..


Which arab country you are from?? :P
you can not answer if you don't want..
Taking break for quite a long time.. :-)

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Post by keitaro696 » Jan 22nd, '07, 18:38

I speak spanish as native language, English, French and a little bit of German and Japanese, this one is my favourite but it's a little difficult for me T_T

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Post by redmob » Jan 22nd, '07, 19:01

uhmmm.. here in the philippines we have more than 5 languages, but i can only speak 3 of them.. =)

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Post by princess_jime » Jan 22nd, '07, 19:02

Spanish is my mother tongue, but I gotta say, it's so true that saying that says:
Latinamerica is bonded and divided by language
I should say I speak venezuelan and chilean because even though both are "spanish" they are soooooo different it's like speaking different languages, I swear :lol
My brother once asked his french teacher about her travels around latinamerica, she said she learned spanish in spain, had to learn it all over again in mexico, and was now in the same process here in venezuela!

Anyway, I'm also fluent (speak, read and write) in english but only because of my own personal affair with the language...
I studied french, latin and ancient greek, but it's been so long I've forgotten everything.

And I'm also trying to study japanese on my own, due to monetary issues. :mrgreen:
Like everyone else, thanks to my d-addiction, I can pick up a few words here and there of mandarin and korean, but no biggie.
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Post by Fleet » Jan 22nd, '07, 19:07

FIrst language is Vietnamese. Second is English. Taking a Spanish class right now. And taking Japanese class in summer. :]

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