How many languages do you speak?

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How many languages do you speak/understand (adequately)?

  1. just one, native

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  2. two

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  3. three

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  4. four

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  5. five or more!

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Dec 13, 2010
  1. user0002
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    As we all know, the world has been split into different languages since the Tower of Babel debacle, my question to you is how many languages do you speak or understand passably/adequately? So that you can communicate with others, watch programs and read newspapers, magazines in that language?

    I can speak two, my native language Finnish and English (which I learned at school). Despite having studied it at school for ~6 years because it was compulsory, I never learned Swedish, which has a status of an official language here with
     


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    Do yourself a favour and learn jap. Its usefull so you dont have to wait for uncertain translation of totally good game those goddammit publishers don't localize.
    For me malay and english( learning jap and arabic).
     
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    I can speak two languages english and tagalog
     
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    I try to know enough of a language to:
    Exchange pleasantries (please, thank you, etc)
    hail a cab,
    solicit a prostitute,
    start a bar fight,
    and find a hospital.

    Is you consider this to be "speaking" a language, then my answer is more than five.

    But since I suspect you mean a little more than that, the answer is only two.
    (English, Spanish)
     
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    Zero. I only have enough knowledge of English to get by.
     
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    Characters with an intelligence of 3 or less can still communicate using grunts and gestures

    ~Dungeons and Dragons, Player's Handbook
     
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    I can understand Spanish perfectly because I was born in Mexico and lived there for six years. I can also speak it and write it, but not as well as I do with English. I took three years of French in high school (my grades were good), so I can speak it communicate in it fairly well. I'm hoping to become more fluent in French and to learn Japanese.
     
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    D&D must not factor Charisma into the equation.
     
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    I speak Dutch, my native language.
    English (learned it when I was a kid)
    German and French, although I hate these...

    But yeah, Holland is known for speaking these languages mostly
     
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    I'm not even sure that Charisma is even in D&D. I was actually referencing Fallout.
     
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    Define "adequately." [​IMG]
    I speak English and Mandarin, but I took three years of French in high school.
     
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    I can speak English, Japanese and French. I used to be able to speak Italian, but lost the majority of that language growing up. I can still speak a lot of it, but not enough to call myself fluent. I did however have a conversation with raulpica in Italian, so I'm... decent in it.
     
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    English and Caribbean Dialect, some Spanish tooo!
     
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    Just two. English and Filipino. Though according to Facebook, there is Amercan English and British English, which are both 99% the same language, only with an accent problem. Oh, and curiously, I take better to English then my mother tongue.
     
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    I speak Vietnamese, Chinese, French, and English. I'm trying to learn Japanese too.
     
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    I speak English, Dutch (and Belgiumish?), German, a tiny bit French, and I can translate Latin. Not that that comes in handy.
    I also tried simplified Chinese and Japanese once, but that didn't work out so well.
     
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    Korean as my first, English a second. Also picked up some garbled Arabic from playing too much Battlefield 2 back in the day. Three?
     
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    By adequate I mean that you can understand reasonably well what others say (and have a conversation about most things because you know the vocabulary), understand what is says in a newspaper, and that you can express past, current and future events and actions, and in general communicate without (too much) interruption. I'm not saying one would have to know all kinds of slang words or dialectic nuances, but a general grasp of the language. I hope this makes it clearer.
     
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    Native English (English English, not Australian or American or w/e [​IMG])
    Been learning French since I was [​IMG] 6/8 So I'm...OK at it [​IMG]
    Learning Spanish at school...OKish at it...but it's confusingly similar to French & Italian [​IMG]
    And obviously, Italian. I can read it, and understand it aurally, but forming sentences...[​IMG]
    Oh, and if dead languages are allowed, then Latin as well, to (I)GCSE level [​IMG]
     

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