how many kind of languages do you speak every day

@sophialin (2678)
China
April 27, 2008 10:32am CST
at home and at work? i speak chinese at home and english at work,coz i'm an english teacher of youth in a school. i hear that someone here can speak 3 to four languages as she was born in a multinational family.that's very interesting. what about you,my friend? do you use different languages at home and at work? how many kind of languages do you speak every day?
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@gemini_rose (16193)
27 Apr 08
I only speak English, I have never learnt another language, and I have never needed to. Although I must admit I do admire people who can speak in different languages I think it is great.
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@ElicBxn (60884)
• United States
27 Apr 08
I only speak English, tho I know a few words in several languages. I say "thank you" in German because that is one of the few words that came down to me from my German great-grandmother - I was told by a German speaker that my pronuciation isn't bad either. I can throw a few Spanish words out, again "thank you" and a few others that I've picked up just living in Texas. I also used to be more fluent in sign language, but I haven't really used it in years and am losing the skill.
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@Psyclown (131)
• Venezuela
27 Apr 08
well i speak Spanish and English but i need to improve my English, also i study in an Italian school so is easy to me understand Italian people.
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@gkthegr8 (164)
• India
27 Apr 08
I'm from India and speak a variety of languages.. Here's my list ! : At Home : Marathi and Kannada At School : English, Hindi and Sanskrit Other Places : Tamil I wonder if anyone knows these many languages! Better though, does anyone know that there do exist languages like this ?
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@s2a2n2 (1732)
• India
27 Apr 08
I am from India, and I do speak in two languages. One is ofcourse English and the other one being my local language, telugu. Most of the time I used to speak Telugu, as its been my local language. Otherwise, at work I speak in English. Cheers! keep posting and have fun
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@joyce959 (1562)
• Philippines
27 Apr 08
I just know and speak 2 languages, that is, english and filipino (tagalog) but can understand some local dialects like bicol and pangalatok. I wish I could learn other languages too like french, italian, german, chinese.
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• United States
27 Apr 08
I pretty much only use English on a day to day basis. I know Spanish pretty well, but I just know the vocabulary I don't know like all the possesive verbs and nouns and things like that. Pretty much I can just speak in the infinitive. But I only use Spanish to goof around and have fun with it. Like I said the only language I use for actual communicationg is English.
@dizzblnd (3073)
• United States
27 Apr 08
Although I swear I speak a different language sometimes (you know, when your kids or spouse don't listen or don't understand what you are trying to tell them) I know and speak English. Although I can understand SOME words in Spanish, I am not good enough to get past "hello how are you I am fine, and you" I can pick up different Spanish words here and there based on whatever my weird brain retained in my taking the Spanish for 2 years of high school.
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@qdietz (244)
• United States
27 Apr 08
i speak two to three languages a day. I speak french at home and school and english at school. I also take spanish at school so I speak it every now and then and when I talk to latino people I try to speak spanish to improve it. But daily I speak a good amount of french and english.
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@theprogamer (10539)
• United States
27 Apr 08
I mostly speak English, but at times I'll say things in Japanese and a bit rarer than that I'll say things in French. So that would make it 3. Then there is always random gibberish at "huh" and "ugh" moments in life.
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@Hatley (164654)
• Garden Grove, California
27 Apr 08
sadly I have to admit I only speak English although I did take spanish and french in college. I do understand a little of spanish and a little bit of french but do not speak either language. we should all learn at least one other language just to be well educated.
@olivemai (4738)
• United States
27 Apr 08
We speak English here at home and at school or work! Many people speak a second language, not English at home and the schools have to teach English as a second language to many people! I learned a few more languages but not to speak every day!
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27 Apr 08
I only speak one language and that is English. Yes I do know one or two words in Spanish,Greek and French but I would not say I could speak them
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@sanzi1201 (644)
• China
17 May 08
I just speak chinese,including mandarin and localism.And I needn't to speak too much English.It's just only.So,it's very easy to live,I think.
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@lkbooi (16101)
• Malaysia
16 May 08
I live in a multiracial country. Other than the national language, Malay, students in school need to learn another language like English or Tamil whereas students who study in the Chinese school have to learn another two languages, Chinese and English. I was a Chinese school student so now I speak three languages everyday. I speak the three languages in office and speak dialect and Chinese at home.
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• India
15 May 08
I am from India and i speak english and my regional language malayalam.I use english language for official purpose only.
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@moondan (714)
• China
15 May 08
I only can speak chinese and english.It is so common,i think most of the people in china now using this two languages.Chinese is our mother language,and the english is our second language.Now i must learn english well to find a good job to live.but after i have afterhours i want to learn French.It is a beautiful language,isn't it?And i want to go to Paris when i earn enough money. I believe that somebody are genius with learning foreign language though i am not one.But now so there are really so many people who can speak more than two languages.
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@Eileen01 (227)
• China
8 May 08
I speak chinese with parents and colleagues but talk with Boss in English.I want to learn japanese or korean.
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@popocan (222)
• Hong Kong
8 May 08
I speak English at work cos many clients are foreigners in my work place. I speak both Cantonese and Malay at home cos my dad is Chinese and my mum is Malay. I also speak Mandarin if I go to Shenzhen for massage, but my Mandarin is limited :)
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@bagumbayan (2707)
• Philippines
8 May 08
I speak two languages, English and our language. In school and at home thats what we are using. I also can undestand Spanish language as most of our words here have Spanish origin and I took up 12 units of Spanish language in college.
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• India
5 May 08
Well, I speak three language on daily basis .... Thanks !!!
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