How many Languages do you know

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  1. shakirmoledina
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    How many languages do you know in terms of understanding it well and speaking it at least to a certain extent understandable to the other person.
    Its more about knowing how many languages people are exposed to.

    Personally, I know:
    Kachi - Mother tongue; fluent and good vocabulary
    Gujrati - fluent with good vocabulary
    Hindi/Urdu - They are pretty much the same with slightly different ways of speaking and vocabulary; not fluent but understand very well with good vocabulary
    Swahili - National Language; quite fluent since i dont talk too much and have an okay vocabulary but still need lots of practice
    English - fluent and better vocabulary than any other language

    I could add Arabic but i understand little and hardly talk it.

    So how many and how much do u know?
     


  2. pistone

    pistone GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Albanian : Mother language
    English:i can understand it well but not so fluent at speaking it nor at writing
    Italian:can understand it well and im very fluent but i cant write it well :s
    Spanish:i can understand it at 50% mostly coz of the Italian but thats all
     
  3. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

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    I can understand, speak, read and write Croatian (naturally), English and German. I used to know Italian but I went out of practice, and I'd need a month or two to start speaking it again.
     
  4. GamerzInc

    GamerzInc GBAtemp Fan

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    English: Fluent, native language
    Japanese: Able to understand it, speak it, and write it. Just have to keep studying.
     
  5. qlum

    qlum Posting when needed

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    I am from the Netherlands so its quite obvious I can speak, write, read and understand what people are saying.
    English: I can speak it wright it read it understand it.
    French: can generally read it speak it and understand what people are saying though writing it, not so much.
    German: I can do the same as with French but a little worse on all fronts.
     
  6. Satangel

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    English, by far my best second language.
    French, pretty mediocre.
    German, pretty bad.
    Dutch, mother tongue.
     
  7. chris888222

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    For me,
    English - 1st language in school and at home, decently fluent
    Mandarin - (Supposed-to-be) 2nd language. I hardly speak it. Always off-key.
    Japanese - 3rd language. Reading okay, speaking and writing horrible.
    Malay - ONLY COMMANDS. I'm one of the leaders in a uniformed group. Other than commands, I don't know anything else.
     
  8. Narayan

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    Filipino/Tagalog - native
    visayan - local dialect, though i'm not very fluent.
    English - second language

    only that

    similar thread
     
  9. basher11

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    english - native
    chinese - native
    japanese - some phrases and words, still learning
    spanish - 5 years of it in school
     
  10. Ace Overclocked

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    Italy
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    italian:native talk and write it fluently
    french:school same as italian
    english: learned it from tv shows and videogames and a bit from school,strangely talk it and write it better than any language
    arabic: blood relation with arabic people, pretty much like french and italian
    spanish: lessons, kinda like italian
    japanese(hiragana katanaka ,kanji),:lessons on the internet/my japanese coach, not very skilled but i didn't learn it 100%
    dutch: a friend beatened it into my head, not very bad but not very good
    german, german relative i'm horrible in it but i'll keep learning
     
  11. Gullwing

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    English- Almost native, have 2 proficiency degrees
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    French- I'm pretty fluent
    Italian- I'm still learning
    Japanese- Meh... I have to work harder with it
     
  12. Lucifer666

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    English: The language I speak best. Very fluent.
    Arabic: Managed to pick up some sentences here and there and I actually can speak it, though I may have errors here and there.
    French: Took it in school for a good 10 years.
    Spanish: Totally flunking that in school.
     
  13. Nah3DS

    Nah3DS Madre de Dios! Es El POLLO DIABLO!!!

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    spanish - native language
    english - can understand it well, but not so fluent at speaking/writing
    italian - same as english but I find it impossible to write/read
     
  14. Ace Overclocked

    Ace Overclocked My CPU's hot but my core runs cold.

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    then why is your flag italian?
    for the lulz?
     
  15. Paarish

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    Gujarati- Mother Language. Understand it well, but can barely speak it and can't write
    English- Can read/write/speak
    German-school, very basic.
     
  16. TheDreamLord

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    English: Mother language
    Irish: Secondary language. Can write and understand it well. Put me in a conversation and im more than likely screwed tho XD
     
  17. AlanJohn

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    Er..
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    Romanian
    Russian
    Ukrainian
    Hebrew (a little)
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    Slang
     
  18. machomuu

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    Little Japanese
    Some French
    Moderate Spanish
    English
     
  19. shakirmoledina
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    In our community, scholars who go to Iran for religious studies learn 2 languages over the ones i know so its farsi and arabic
    so they basically know 7 languages (or 8 if u count hindi and urdu separately)

    from amongst us, it seems animemaster is the biggest/most proficient polyglot

    Let me also add that the best two programs i have seen for learning languages is
    Rosetta Stone - Pretty famous; visual images with text presented in the language; audio speech; slow but definitely good memory obtained; teaches to read, speak a little, and write (or type); words given arent that normally used; some have upto 5 levels but usually 3 on famous languages such as french; formal speech, reading and writing
    Pimsleur - Best way to understand and speak a language; ONLY AUDIO; teaches to make you fluent in speaking; usually 30 lessons on every language but famous languages have 90 lessons which would definitely make u fluent; half an hour lessons everyday; informal speaking and listening

    I suggest starting with pimsleur then shifting to rosetta to learn more words and get more used to formal ways of speaking/reading

    @animemaster NahuelDS probably doesnt know italian as good as a native speaker bcz he dont speak much like i dont know swahili that is my national language
     
  20. Burton

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    UFF I don't know if his case it's the same but there are a lot of Tempers, almost the half of registered members that uses fake localizations.

    On topic:

    I speak Spanish but I don't know to speak in English