Conversing with two different languages each other!

@Sreekala (22957)
India
April 17, 2018 2:43am CST
Dear friends, It may be funny to hear our conversation, me and a lady in our area. There is a shop in our area and it has run by one family who belongs to the state of Tamil Nadu. The lady is not educated much and she can’t understand Hindi language (which is the common speaking language here in this place). I do not know her native language which is Tamil but I can understand her talks, can’t reply to her in the same language. So what I do, I reply to her in my native language which is Malayalam. She can understand my native language but can’t speak the same. What do you think, if you listen a conversation like this? How many languages you can understand other than your native language.
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@MALUSE (40275)
• Germany
17 Apr
I've had such conversations with an Italian boy. But we conversed like this out of laziness. Understanding is much easier than talking. Besides my native language German, I can understand English and Italian and some Russian.
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
17 Apr
Understanding is easy as her language matches with our language. But talking is difficult. I can't talk her language without any mistake.
@AKRao24 (18295)
• India
17 Apr
Yes, my grand mother used to talk in Telugu with an old lady who used to be our neighbor and she used to reply in Malyalam as both never knew any common language! but despite of this they could follow each other and used to converse for hours together while we as kids used to enjoy their conversation! Yes when it comes to understanding, I can understand , Hindi, English, Bengali, Gujarathi, Marathi, Tamil, Urdu languaages! Thanks dear @Sreekala!
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
17 Apr
You do not know 'Malayalam' even though your grandmother could understand it? Still you are familiar with so many languages. Truly appreciate. Thanks.
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@AKRao24 (18295)
• India
17 Apr
@Sreekala , well I can follow it...but never tried to pay any attention dear @Sreekala as we all used to converse in Hindi and so never felt the need of learning the language! Thanks!
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
18 Apr
@AKRao24 You will never knew that you will meet me Now you feel the necessity to start paying attention whenever you hear Malayalam talks.
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@rheicel (7331)
• Philippines
19 Apr
I only understand two languages which are English and my native language Tagalog.
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
20 Apr
Thank you for sharing. Do you like to learn more languages in the future?
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@rheicel (7331)
• Philippines
20 Apr
@Sreekala I don't think I need to learn another language but given the situation, I have to migrate to another country that doesn't speak English that's the time I need to learn the language.
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
20 Apr
@rheicel haha So chances are there.
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• India
3 May
Haha.. I speak and understand same language only
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
3 May
May I know what is your native language? If there is no objection then only.
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• India
3 May
@Sreekala It's Hindi.
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
4 May
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@hereandthere (31162)
• Philippines
17 Apr
we also have many dialects.
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
17 Apr
In India there are so many languages exists. Different dialect are used within one state itself.
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• Philippines
17 Apr
@Sreekala same here. one region will have a common language, but there are still dialects per province
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
18 Apr
@hereandthere Yes, I agree, even some places within the state, a word has double meaning, which is really funny too.
@mlgen1037 (29654)
• Manila, Philippines
17 Apr
I know only two, Filipino and English. If the other person does not understand English, the other person act it out or I act it out. Or if I find a native who is knowledgeable in the the language, I ask.
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
17 Apr
haha it will be more funny to act and make it understandable.
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@mlgen1037 (29654)
• Manila, Philippines
17 Apr
@Sreekala that is true. Imagine the struggle. hehe
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
18 Apr
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@Hannihar (36535)
17 Apr
@Sreekala I know a little bit of other languages.I speak Hebrew to Israelis and they want to speak in English to practice it. I continue in Hebrew and explain that they want us to speak Hebrew but they are speaking in English so how do we learn Hebrew. They understand what I am in saying and go back to Hebrew.
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
18 Apr
That is really nice to know. Learning or teaching another language is always great. Thanks for sharing.
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@Hannihar (36535)
19 Apr
@Sreekala You are welcome.
@Icydoll (19993)
• India
17 Apr
Haha that will be bit funny conversation when different language people are there ..
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
18 Apr
Yes, it is funny indeed. If other customers are there they really enjoy our talks.
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@Icydoll (19993)
• India
18 Apr
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@iridion9 (7298)
• Philippines
17 Apr
I don't think those are languages since you both live and learned those in your country India. Those are called dialects. Am I right?
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
18 Apr
My dear, we have 29 states in India and each and every state has its own language. Within the state you can find different dialects as well. India is a country of diversity.
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@iridion9 (7298)
• Philippines
18 Apr
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@mohit459 (11908)
• Haldwani, India
17 Apr
Three...
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
17 Apr
Three means? Can you understand three languages, I am not asking the proficiency of language but just on understanding.
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@mohit459 (11908)
• Haldwani, India
17 Apr
@Sreekala yep... It's English, Punjabi, Bengali ( Hindi is native one)
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@kepweng (14956)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
14 May
i have 5 languages and i want to lean more
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
14 May
That is really great, I know only three languages.
@ridingbet (53159)
• Philippines
18 Apr
this is fun. for me, i can understand the dominant regional language here in my city, but i cannot talk fluently to that language. when i try, i have that intonation that my students laugh at, and i too.
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
18 Apr
When we understand their talks we may feel that we can talk their language but on trying it is really pathetic to learn that we can't talk.
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@id_peace (6966)
• Singapore
17 Apr
I can understand one languages and 2 other dialects well, another 1 more dialect not so good.
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
18 Apr
Thanks for sharing, nice to know that.
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@Bhebelen14 (5206)
• Philippines
17 Apr
Here in the Philippines, we have lots of different dialects and I can speak some of them. I am also fluent in Japanese my sister taught me when I was young.
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
18 Apr
So you are fluent in Japanese, great indeed.
@lynnief (1144)
• Australia
17 Apr
I had a similar situation years ago with a German friend. She spoke perfect English, but she had an aunt visiting, and the aunt only spoke German - and I only spoke English. So my friend would talk to me in English and to her aunt in German. But sometimes in the middle of a conversation she would get confused, and start talking to me in German and the aunt in English.
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
18 Apr
haha that was funny indeed. It is difficult to speak two languages at a time to different people and confusing of course.
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@prashu228 (25811)
• India
17 Apr
Lol..i am thinking of the situation.... people around you will definitely enjoy your conversation
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
17 Apr
There is not much people around us.
@august18 (3071)
• Tunisia
17 Apr
It happens to me all the times when I text my sister. Her favorite language is French. Mine is English. But we still understand each other.
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@Sreekala (22957)
• India
17 Apr
I think texting in another language than English is more complicated to understand. I too prefer to text in English though many of my friends use native language.
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