2nd language, or 3rd, 4th,5th & etc...

@sk66rc (4263)
United States
March 5, 2013 11:59am CST
I was born & raised in South Korea... I came to US when I turned 14... Now I'm 42, I've been in US for 28 years... Though now, I feel more comfortable with English than Korean, I guess technically, English would be my 2nd language... Basically, my Korean language stopped @ 14... Most of the Korean people I know have noticed that about me... That being said, I work as a translator so I've learned a lot from people I meet everyday for work... I've gotten a lot better, instead of sounding like a 14 year old when I'm speaking in korean... I've picked up few phrases of other languages as well from co-workers... I know one guy who speaks over 12 different languages... He says he gets confused sometimes when he's talking to people because they're looking at him funny like they have no idea what he's saying... Then he realizes he's speaking in different language... How many languages do you speak? Ever run into that situation?
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@bjc66bjc (6745)
• United States
5 Mar 13
Hi sk, I only know one real language and thats English..I am proud to say that I also cancommunicate with signal language.. with my head, up and down. left and right and my finger pointing, just kidding... LOL But there are times when I wished I knew another language.. But as long as I stay here or travel where they speak my language I will be OK..
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• Beijing, China
16 Jun 13
I spesk Chinese.I have learnd English for many years ,but I can't speak English fluently.I realize the learning language is very different for me. I am upset.
@mariaperalta (19096)
• Mexico
5 Mar 13
wow thats great... I only speak my native spanish and english I learned in the 12 years I lived in the usa. I wish sometimes I knew a few more.
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@sk66rc (4263)
• United States
6 Mar 13
There are few languages I've always wanted to learn & spanish is one of them... I know few words, like the rest of the world, but not enough to really have a conversation... And most of the spanish words I know are curse words anyway, lol...