How many languages do you speak?

United States
July 23, 2009 11:30pm CST
MyLot have members from all over the world. Obviously, we speak different languages. I speak three laguages: Tagala, Ilokano, and English. I'll be soon learning Spanish soon in August of this year. What about you?
10 responses
• Jamaica
24 Jul 09
Hello defcon505, I was raised up learning the English Language (not a surprise since it's the most common language nowadays), but somewhere along in my Primary School education, I was introduced to both French and Spanish. At the time though it was not entirely serious, we were just learning how to say basic things, and get a basic idea of the culture of these languages. However when I reached Secondary School, I completed 5 years of both French and Spanish in addition to furthering my English. What I enjoyed about studying the French and Spanish was not only were they easy, but they were extremely relevant, as these are two very widely spoken languages, and I could now participate in conversations with people who do not speak my native language. The first time this occurred was in an online game, where I badly needed to trade an item, and was thoroughly satisfied when I was able to complete the trade in Spanish. To answer your question, I speak three. :) Good luck and happy myLotting!
• United States
24 Jul 09
French and Spanish have similarities but they have different pronunciation. Thanks!
• United States
7 Aug 09
I heard Cantonese has a really hard tonal system. A Cantonese speaking friend once even advised me to learn Mandarin.
@mickly08 (770)
• China
30 Jul 09
I speak Chinese ,English and a little Japanese . I am learning japanese now ,but I plan to learn spanish.
• United States
1 Aug 09
Thanks!
• Malaysia
29 Jul 09
i only know how to speak english and malay language. wish i know how to converse in mandarin though..
• United States
29 Jul 09
Don't you want cantonese?
@greenline (14865)
• Canada
24 Jul 09
I travel quite often to countries in different parts of the world on my Company business trips, Europe, North America, Far East. It is ofcourse helpful if one can speak the languages of the countries. One can then enjoy the society more. I speak English, and apart from that, I speak a little bit of German and a little bit of Thai languages.
• United States
24 Jul 09
Nice! Did you notice when you went to Germany that some English and German words have the same meaning and pronunciation?
@psphacker (1055)
• United States
24 Jul 09
I know two languages spanish and english.
• United States
24 Jul 09
Good for you mate.
@brienn (826)
• Philippines
24 Jul 09
Wow you are learning Spanish, its a nice language I hope I learn it too. I can only speak Tagalog and English. I really love to learn other languages like Japanese and Spanish.
• United States
24 Jul 09
Thanks! My first choice was Japanese since the majority of tourists in Hawaii are from Japan but I decided to learn Spanish instead because I want to go Pais Vasco, Spain. I want to go there because I found out that my last name is from there. I got the information from a Spanish friend.
• Belgium
7 Aug 09
My mother tongue is Punjabi. Other languages that I can speak are Hindi, Urdu and English. Nowdays I am learning 2 new languages Tamil and French but I can not converse in them as of now. So for answer to your question I can speak 4 languages.
• United States
7 Aug 09
Georgian ;), Romanian, heavily accented Russian at times grammatically incorrect, pretty good Spanish and some French. I'm also learning Hindi (anyone who wants to help feel free)
@reyasmi (125)
• India
6 Aug 09
Hai All, I can speak up to five languages. 3 languages in my Native country(India) and 2 others. Indian Languages I speak: Malayalam, Tamil, Hindi Others: English, German Regards, Reyas
• Belgium
6 Aug 09
I speak Chinese and English, also have some knowledge about Flemish and French.