How many languages do you know?
1 Apr 09
I am from Denmark and I speak Danish, English, German and some Italian. I speak and write/read Danish and English daily, but I don't speak German very often. I can easily understand written or spoken German, but I haven't written German for a long time. I have lived in Italy and in the past I was able to speak Italian, but I haven't used my Italian for years, and I am starting to forget some of the words. I studied French at school, but I have never been especially good at that. I have studied Japansese, too, but I am only a beginner. In the future I would like to study Russian, Chinese and Arabic.
31 Mar 09
Hey there! No, I don't think so. Languages doesn't break down the barrier rather it creates a barrier. Because of many countries, people, and cultures that would mean many languages too. And if those people doesn't understand what your language is then there is what we call "Language Barrier". But, there is one language that breaks that barrier.. It's the English language. Like now, you and I can understand each other because we both use English. I know three languages well, Filipino, Cebuano, and English. I also have some Spanish but not that well. I would like to improve it more. Have a nice day. Happy posting!!
31 Mar 09
Pleased to see that you know Chinese.I am a Chinese student in Hangzhou. In China,the role of communication in English is crucial,especially for students. I just know my mather language and English.Due to the importance of English,i didn`t pick up the second foreign language.However,some of my friends are learning many languages,German and Japanese as the principal subjects. From my own perspective,having a good grasp of English is one of my dreams!
• United States
30 Mar 09
I'm mexican but was raised in home where everyone spoke English by choice. My son is now 2 and I want him to know at least one language other then English. So I taught myself Spanish, with a little help from family members. When I was in high school I took Spanish classes, for the easy A. and now I am teaching my son. Eventually though, I will be working on Latin or Greek. I haven't quite decided which though.