Do you know more than ONE language?

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  1. Johnton
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    Just curious.
    For me... I can do pretty good with Spanish, English, French, Italian and Portuguese. But mostly the first three.
    And I sorta can read Japanese and Russian.

    Do you guys know more than ONE language?
     
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    I had to learn French and Spanish in middle and high school, respectively. The second I graduated, all that knowledge fled my memory. Anything that isn't English just fries my brain. I do know a tiny bit of Farsi, thanks to my father, but that's about it.
     
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    Ah, that's sad.
     
  4. pasc

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    "Know"...hmm..

    If you mean "speak/n/write" in fluent manner:
    *German * English *French(not very usable...) (also had some spanish at school... but as per usual... "force language aquistition" just isn't my thing...)

    Japanese would be nice...
     
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  5. Veho

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    English is my second language.


    I used to know German and some pretty passable Italian but I haven't used them in years. "Rusty" doesn't begin to describe it. So I don't count them.
     
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    Mainly English, but I know some french (enough to survive there, but not enough to not be considered a tourist)
     
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    Aye, aye I do
     
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    Nice to see that Romanic languages are more common than I thought.

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    Aye aye, good for you.
     
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    In my time as a cook and waiter I have learned French and English (Earlier it was said gastronomic English and French).
    To "survive" here I had to refresh my English again.And Google helps me.:D
     
  10. osm70

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    Well, I know Czech quite well, seeing as that's my first language. As for English... well, you tell me.
     
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    No, you tell me.
     
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    Yes
     
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    Well, I mean... I don't feel like my English is really that great, but I was told by a native speaker (IRL) that I speak English better than some native speakers.

    Yeah, that doesn't explain anything, does it? So, to put it in context: I am 23 now. I started learning English around the age of 5 or so.
     
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    Same with me, around the age of 5 or 6 when I beggan playing The Legend of Zelda Ocarina of Time.
    Learned english without even realizing.
    I sat with an English - Spanish dictionary in order to read the NPC dialogues.

    Did the same with French and Japanese.
    Actually, that's a good method for learning any language to be honest.
     
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    Spanish is actually my first language, though English was something I learned when I was really young and is what I speak mostly day to day. The only time I really speak Spanish is when speaking to my family.
     
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    German, English, French, Spanish, Ukrainian and Russian. I grew up in a German/Russian/Ukrainian family so I learned all these while growing up. I learned English from the internet and games. And the last two I learned in school.
     
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    I can read and write understandable French, would be able to speak again after around 2-3 days there. My accent and grammar wouldn't be great but I could hold normal conversation
     
  18. DjoeN

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    Somewhere in this potatoland!
    Dutch (Flemish Dutch)
    English
    German
    French (in a way, i can help myself when in France or French speaking part of Belgium)

    i used to study Italian when i worked in Switserland (Kanton Graubunden) but gave up after the first 10 lessons (Teached in Swiss German to Italian, so i had to double tranlate from Italian to German to Dutch)
     
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    That's really nice.
    I would love to know Ukranian, as most of the models I like are from Ukraine, I can't understand what they say in their videos... but I watch them anyways. Also... Oksana Marchenko is super hot... my father is a bit of a huge fan of the X Factor Ukraine.
     
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  20. sarkwalvein

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    Hmmm... I guess sorting them from "know well" to "barely able to communicate":

    [Spanish, English, German]: Can do.
    [Portuguese, Italian, French]: Somewhat understand a bit because they are romance languages.
    [Japanese]: I guess I can understand a bit and communicate a bit if my life depended on it. Basic survival level.
     
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