how many language(s) do you know?.....

Malaysia
March 11, 2008 6:20am CST
....and do you speak, and anything to share about language(s) you know....
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11 responses
• Indonesia
13 Mar 08
I use Indonesian as my native tongue. I mostly write in English. I'm still learning Chinese language so far. I was raised in a Hokkianese environment and understand what they say, but mostly I still answer in Indonesian (since this environment is in Indonesia). :) back then our high school had Japanese language as one of foreign language curriculum. but I have forgotten most of the Japanese vocabularies and their written characters / words. so I still prefer to say, I speak mainly in Indonesian, write mainly in English, interact with some Hokkianese native speakers, try to learn Chinese as as a newbie, but still ... would rather speak in Indonesian, because it is my native tongue. LOL. :P
• Malaysia
14 Mar 08
wah, you must be smart then...yeah, aku juga bisa bertutur bahasa indonesia kok...
• Indonesia
15 Mar 08
hello, Saudara serumpun bahasa ^^ I heard that more Malaysian people understand Bahasa Indonesian better than Indonesian people understand Malaysian language, I don't know the reality though, because sometimes I understood what I read from Malaysian bloggers' posts but sometimes I couldn't understand half part of the posts. how about you? oh yeah, nice to meet you here. :)
• Malaysia
15 Mar 08
I must admit that many Malaysians prefer to watch Indon' Sinetrons rather than Malay Dramas. I think our malay language is much easier than bahasa indonesia, and sometimes I couldn't understand some indon words since many words from the language was adapted from javanese language if I'm not mistaken. Correct me if I'm wrong. Hehe, and you know, Indon bands are so popular in my country.. my fav is Gigi...but many gals love peterpan, ungu, dewa, dan seumpamanya. And in Johore, we receive Singapore TVs and some Indon channels signal.
@urbandekay (18312)
14 Mar 08
Apart from a little Kiswahili and a very little French I know only English, fortunately this means most countries I can be understood in. I am always amazed by the truly amazing linguistic ability of Africans, for some reason, cultural or genetic they seem to pick up languages so well. all the best urban
@urbandekay (18312)
14 Mar 08
Oh, by the way, English has a vast and immense vocabulary lending it an unsurpassed subtlety and accuracy of expression. It is not unusual for a graduate of a UK university to have a personal vocabulary greater than the total vocabulary of some languages. Oh, and I know the adjective order in Portuguese is the reverse of English. all the best urban
• Malaysia
15 Mar 08
so what is your race urban? are you mixed? but what do you think about Indian people? I'm really amazed with them, I think most of them know many languages and they are quite fluent in English too.
@urbandekay (18312)
15 Mar 08
I am of mixed Scots and English descent. I know a little of Indian culture, certainly it is a rich one and has contributed much to the world. all the best urban
@naseefu (1607)
• India
16 Mar 08
I know Malayalm and English well.And I can read Hindi and Arabic.
• Malaysia
17 Mar 08
thanks for comment naseef ;)
• India
15 Mar 08
I can speak six languages. But I am forgetting one now since it's been long time I don't chance to speak that language. In fact, there was one more I could speak when I was young, but now I have totally forgotten since it's been over 15 years that I last spoke. But I somehow understand when people converse... can't speak though!
• Malaysia
15 Mar 08
I must admit again, that Indian people are really good in language matters, even Indian in my country, most of them are lawyers and doctors. And most of them also are English teachers. Indeed, you are unique race. Any tips? hehe
• India
13 Mar 08
I know English, Hindi, Nepali, Tibetan and Marwari
• Malaysia
15 Mar 08
Oh, you guys really amazed me ;)
• Indonesia
11 Mar 08
About 4 that I speak fluently: Indonesian, Javanese, English, Dutch. And I'm currently studying Japanese by myself, but it has not seen much progress (at least, not yet)... :(
• Malaysia
12 Mar 08
I speak malay but my dad can speak javanese since my grandfather was from java.
• Malaysia
11 Mar 08
i only speak and write two languages- english language and malay language. i wish i could speak mandarin though!
• Malaysia
12 Mar 08
same here, but for me plus arabic, and i wish to learn mandarin and japanese... (since i watch so much anime)
@clowdine (1402)
• Philippines
11 Mar 08
I only know two languages, our own, which is Filipino- other known as Tagalog, and English. As for dialects, I have one, which is Visayan..
• Malaysia
12 Mar 08
I also watch filipino drama, and it's look like your tagalog has some same vocab with my language, malay. for example "anak"
• India
11 Mar 08
I know five languages.English hindi malayalam tamil and kannada.
• Malaysia
12 Mar 08
wow, u must be smart!
• Philippines
25 Jul 17
I speak filipino and english fluently aside from our country's dialects. I had basic japanese learning but as far as speaking goes im lost. I can read hangul but doesnt really know the meaning. Hahaha.
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
11 Mar 08
I can only speak the english language. I do know a few words in spanish and I can count to 20 in it but I can't speak it.