Do you know more than ONE language?

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  1. Yepi69

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    I know Portuguese cuz that's my main language, my English is also fluent and my Spanish is not bad either, I had multiple influences of English and Spanish when I was little which helped develop the skills I have today. I am currently learning French too, I knew a little bit of Dutch 8 years ago when I was living in Netherlands but I have long since forgotten all of it by now.
     
  2. Uiaad

    Uiaad GBATemp's resident guinea pig

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    I have a GCSE in German - Sixteen years later cannot remember a word. So to actually answer your question, No. Unless you are including programming languages.
     
  3. ut2k4master

    ut2k4master Lord Tourettes

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    had french in school for 4 or 5 years, dont remember anything :P
     
  4. The Real Jdbye

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    I speak both Norwegian and English and I'm pretty good at English since it's taught from a young age here. My intonation is a bit odd though.
     
  5. VinsCool

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    From what I could tell you did really well when we talked.
    Much better than I do for sure lol
     
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  6. AsPika2219

    AsPika2219 Pikachu going beach!

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    Just Malay and English language. :)
     
  7. vinstage

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    Spanish which branched onto weak Portugese due to the overlap in cognates making it easier to pick up. Honestly I don't have the motivation to learn or reinforce those two either, instead reinforcing the average Briton is lazy with language.
     
  8. st4tic

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    Only French and English
     
  9. Lilith Valentine

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    English is my primary language, but I do know quite a bit of French, German, and I've taken up Japanese. Right now I am trying to really get deeper into the Japanese language since my girlfriend is part Japanese and I want to speak Japanese with her.
     
  10. afeufeufeu

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    French as primary language, Spanish from my origins and from many summer in Spain, and English because I was obsessed with Friends and Absolutely Fabulous when I was a teenager.
     
  11. LonelyPhantom

    LonelyPhantom Eternal Wanderer

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    Do computer languages count?
     
  12. Flofflewoffle

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    Yes
     
  13. Taleweaver

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    Dutch, English and French. The last is a struggle to write, but I can get by in conversations.
     
  14. Frederica Bernkastel

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    I can understand English, Russian and Japanese. In school I studied French but didn't enjoy it and barely remember anything. I've always wanted to learn German and Korean: They're up next after I'm more comfortable with my level of Japanese.

    With every new language comes a new mental model in it a new way of seeing the world which I find rather exciting/motivating.
     
  15. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru

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    English and Portuguese.

    I also know English Sign Language, Portuguese Sign language and I am going to learn British Sign language. :)
     
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  16. Minox

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    Yes, Swedish is my main language and English comes naturally due to needing it in everyday life.

    A few years back I also studied Japanese for 2 years and and have been using it since so as to not forget. A year or two back I attempted the JLPT N2 exam and passed the exam without intending to.

    I have since moved to Japan and started using it professionally due to now working here. I am not by any means fluent in Japanese yet, but I can make myself understood and I have had little to no issues living here with my current language ability.
     
  17. Baoulettes

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    Nice to know I am no the only one interested in these language.
    I have no issue myself to hear, but I learned sign language we use here to be able to talk with a friend :)
    Far from knowing all of it but I can daily have "talk" with my friend with few struggles

    For speaking languages as a french I have good speaking of french and bad writing
    (at least for me it is bad because I have some basic rules missing.)

    And a bit of English I learnt year ago alone in a game, I say a bit because again as I had no teacher or anyone to correct me when I am wrong I can and have issues there and there :)
     
  18. YoshistarBaxter

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    Spanish is my first language, but I know waaaay more English nowadays. I guess being exposed to it for so bloody long skewed the see-saw to the latter by quite a ton lol

    Really makes talking with my family all sorts of awkward sometimes. I tend to forget some Spanish words here and there. Thanks, brain!

    Games like MOTHER 3 also helped me learn the Hiragana and Katakana alphabets, plus I do know a very small number of Japanese phrases here and there thanks to various forms of their media. Although I don't think that really counts, since I don't speak fluent Japanese at all! :unsure:
     
  19. CosmoCortney

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    I grew up speaking German and Wäller Platt (a lower German dialect spoken in the West Forest).
    At school I learned (bad) English.
    Later I had a few Portuguese and Spanish lessons. Taught myself Japanese. At least enough to prevent myself from starving in Japan.
    I know a little little bit of French, Italian and Finnish. I can somewhat understand Luxembourgian, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, Swiss German.. But cannot speak them.

    On the programming side I speak C++, C#, x86/64 assembly, PowerPC, JavaScript, SQL, PHP
     
  20. mrgone

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    i'm from germany and i am fluent in English und i took 1 year ( 2 semesters ) of Japanese at university. And I better not mention the 7 years of latin, oops :rofl2:
     
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