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.
Finnish Swedish English German
+ Norwegian and Danish as they are quite similar to Swedish.
18th November 2004
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.
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.
Speaking french as my main language, english as second and I had a spanish course during 1 year (last year)
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).
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
I didn't make it!
English is a second language for me. I know a little bit of German, but can't speak it. My native language is Croatian.
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.
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."