How many second languages do you possess in your mouth? 88 replies

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BlitZ, The 57th

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#1 10 years ago

Title.

I for one, only know chinese. As for other languages like malay, french or german probably only a word or two; maybe even a phrase.




Biiviz

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#2 10 years ago

Finnish Swedish English German

+ Norwegian and Danish as they are quite similar to Swedish.




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#3 10 years ago

In addition to my native English, I am reasonably comfortable with Spanish. I've studied for 5 years in high school and college, including AP courses.




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#4 10 years ago

I studied French, German, Russian and Japanese back in school, but I'm nowhere near fluent in any of them. French is probably the one I'm best at, though, I can manage reasonably well if I'm put on the spot.




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#5 10 years ago

Speaking french as my main language, english as second and I had a spanish course during 1 year (last year)




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#6 10 years ago

In addition to Swedish and Finnish I can keep up in a conversation only in English and German, quite badly in the latter.

Norwegian is similar enough to Swedish to be pretty much one for free (well, it and Danish were taught a tad in school too, but Danish is quite a bit more challenging).




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#7 10 years ago

I'd say about four: Filipino - Native speaker, obviously Bicol - A local dialect in my region/province (It's kinda like a derivative of Filipino but has certain words that set it apart) English - My second langugage, widely spoken here. Chinese - A few phrases, although I still cant believe they teach that in our school




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#8 10 years ago

English is a second language for me. I know a little bit of German, but can't speak it. My native language is Croatian.




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#9 10 years ago

None. I took a couple spanish classes in school, so i know a couple words and phrases, but not enough to carry on a conversation or anything.

I know a couple words in german, as well.




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#10 10 years ago
Jetfreak;4722542Bicol - A local dialect in my region/province (It's kinda like a derivative of Filipino but has certain words that set it apart)

Are we counting dialects as well? The area I live in (Ostrobothnia, Finnish West Coast) is filled with strange dialects with alot of different words and such.

Huffardo, perhaps you've heard of Närpes/Närpiö?

"Many inhabitants speak a very archaic Swedish dialect that has been unaffected by many modern developments and resembles Old Swedish."