what other languages do we speak?

China
June 5, 2009 7:09am CST
I'm curious as to what other languages everyone here speaks. I can only claim Chinese(27years of study and counting)and my still less-than-ideal english. I sometimes think about starting a third language,such as French when I am feeling sensible. I'm sure there must be a few linguists among us though.Stand up and be counted!
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• Finland
5 Jun 09
I can speak my native language, finnish, of course We had to learn english at school so I can speak it too, reputedly pretty well I can also speak our another native language, swedish, but only a little, like introducing myself. That's because we had to learn swedish in school also Also very little Spain because I've been to Spain very many times and I wanted to learn the language a little. But the only languages I speak more than just the basics, are finnish and english.
• China
7 Jun 09
cool!that is to say, you can speak 4 languages! i wish someday i can speak english as well as you
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• Finland
8 Jun 09
Don't worry, you speak very good english Just don't be too critical about yourself
@Aestrea (25)
• Canada
5 Jun 09
I can speak English, Chinese and a bit of French :) You should totally go and try learning French or any other third language, since language will always benefit you in one way or another.
• China
7 Jun 09
Thanks for your advice!I think i should at once go and try to learn French and then i can speak Chinese,English and a bit of French just like you do:)
@Jennlk84 (4219)
• United States
5 Jun 09
Well my first language is English. This is the language I've spoke my entire life. I learned some French throughout my lifetime. It was about 4 years of studying it. I really enjoyed it, but haven't continued with it. Hopefully someday I can visit France and use what I do know. I went to Quebec back in High School and was able to use some of my French to help me get around!
@dodo19 (31996)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
5 Jun 09
Which part of Quebec did you go to? I'm just curious, as I've lived in the province of Quebec most of my life. You don't have to answer. Again I'm just curious.
• United States
7 Jun 09
Although I've studied French, Spanish and Japanese, the only language I can speak fairly well is English. Sometimes the others get mixed when I try to remember how to say something in one of them. I'd love to know how anyone manages to remember several different languages without mingling them (or mangling them).
• United States
7 Jun 09
Well my native language is english. I used to be close to fluent in french, but it's been years since I've used it and I'm pretty rusty. I even forget the noun genders most of the time. I guess if you don't use it you lose it. I studied it for 5 years. I'm good at memorizing. I guess I eventually forget though.
@ElicBxn (60771)
• United States
7 Jun 09
English is my native tongue, and I can do a little sign language, I can say I'm hungry in German, and tell little kids in Spanish "No nino's, gatos."
@azlin_04 (112)
• Malaysia
5 Jun 09
Hi northway, I'm a Malay so basically as a kid, I learn to speak Malay language first and then English. When at uni, I have to learn a French language as a core subject....really difficult you know!!!Ever wonder what the lecturer was talking about in front of class and all my friend was sleeping at the back but more suprise is when I turn out to be the best student....hahahahahahaha. Until now , still cannot speak French but understand only a bit... Well...now we just speak dual language at home - Malay + English to the kids..I've been thinking on sending the youngest boy to a Chinese School....better for him and his future though!!
@fheroan (619)
• Philippines
5 Jun 09
I speak Filipino language and some dialects like tagalog and ilocano...i speak english too..i know about some spanish word..coz we're a colony of spain before for over 300 yrs..:D
@anangf (1148)
• Indonesia
5 Jun 09
Halo Northway,.. Nice to be here.. I'm speak Indonesian language because i am from indonesia. Here, we have so many culture in mother language. Indonesia seperated in thousand islands. And every islands have their own mother language as a tribes. So, we have this indonesian language to unity and make general communication among us. Have a nice day. Happy myLotting..
@dodo19 (31996)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
5 Jun 09
I can speak fluently in English and French, as I've been speaking them ever since I was a kid. I learned English from my father and French from my mother. However, I'm also trying to learn Italian and Sign Language.