What language you understand?

Malaysia
May 29, 2008 1:37pm CST
What language you can understand by listen, talk, look/see and write? I understand: 1)English 2)Chinese, include Mandarin, Hokkien, Cantonese and Teo Chew. 3)Malay - official language in my country.
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14 responses
@Insung001 (740)
• Philippines
29 May 08
As for me, I can understand only two language. English and my native language tagalog. Having been in some Asian countries before like Malaysia and Taiwan, I can understand a few words (especially in malaysia because some of yourr words are the same as what we use) but I can't really understand sentences.
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• Malaysia
29 May 08
What country you live in?
• Philippines
29 May 08
Philippines. I've been in Melaka and Muar a few times. nice place.
@sd_abot (177)
• Philippines
31 May 08
I understand: 1. Tagalog 2. English 3. Japanese (A Little) 4. Korean (A Little) 5. Spanish (Numbers Only)
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
30 May 08
Hi! Well, I am fluent in 2 languages only and that is Tagalog/Filipino and English. I also know basic Chinese(Mandarin). I can write simple sentences and speak some of it but Im not that of an expert. I went to a Chinese Catholic school and since Kindergarten we were taught Mandarin so I know the basic stuff. I know some words in Kokkien too and a bit of Ping Yin. I know some words in Spanish and Japanese too but just some phrases. Spanish because our language is mostly based on that and Japanese from watching all the anime shows while growing up.LOL Im starting to learn French because of the online programs that Im in. Its hard to copy and paste words into an online translator so Im thinking of having French classes this term. As for the dialects Im only fluent in one and that is my native Bicol. I know some phrases in Rinconada too but thats about it.LOL
@msulli22 (32)
29 May 08
I can understand English (my native language), Spanish, and Italian. I can read a lot of French, but I have trouble understanding what is spoken to me and responding. Another year or so, and I'll be fluent in it. I tried my hand at Chinese, and it is HARD. I have a lot of respect for anyone who can learn the characters and have an intelligible conversation.
• India
29 May 08
I understand 1. Hindi 2. English 3. Punjabi
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@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
30 May 08
Hi! Well, I am fluent in 2 languages only and that is Tagalog/Filipino and English. I also know basic Chinese(Mandarin). I can write simple sentences and speak some of it but Im not that of an expert. I went to a Chinese Catholic school and since Kindergarten we were taught Mandarin so I know the basic stuff. I know some words in Hokkien too and a bit of Ping Yin. I know some words in Spanish and Japanese too but just some phrases. Spanish because our language is mostly based on that and Japanese from watching all the anime shows while growing up.LOL Im starting to learn French because of the online programs that Im in. Its hard to copy and paste words into an online translator so Im thinking of having French classes this term. As for the dialects Im only fluent in one and that is my native Bicol. I know some phrases in Rinconada too but thats about it.LOL
@bjcyrix (6910)
• Philippines
30 May 08
hey, sorry for the double send. The power went out for a while so in my panic I submitted twice. You can just flag one of my responses so it will get deleted. I wont mind.^_^
@canxnac (421)
• Indonesia
26 Nov 08
I speak Indonesian, which is my native language. I also understand English and simple Japanese, due to the fact that I love watching Japanese dorama and listening it J-pop songs.
• Philippines
25 Aug 08
I can understand two languages: 1. Tagalog / Filipino - just the same, Filipino is another term for Tagalog 2. English Then I can count 1-10 in: 1. Japanese 2. Korean - I play Taekwondo so I know how to count I understand a little on: 1. Japanese - due to anime 2. Korean
• China
15 Aug 08
Chinese English little Franch
@LadyAbboz (237)
10 Jul 08
I can understand: 1. English - native language 2. French 3. German Other two languages is from learning at school but I since i did them both up to GCSE It means I have a pretty good understanding.
@elitess (5071)
• Ipswich, England
17 Jun 08
I understand : romanian, english, french, spanish, italian I can speak write read and talk (more or less): romanian english and french.
• Philippines
16 Jun 08
1) English 2) Tagalog (Philippines)
@lamcouz (101)
• Australia
16 Jun 08
I understand quite a fair bits of similar languages as well - english, chinese, cantonese, hokkien, malay. I used to tell people - wa ei hiao kong hokkien uehk (I know to speak hokkien), which is actually the only sentence of hokkien i know...grin..
@diansinta (7550)
• Indonesia
16 Jun 08
Hi there ycpgoldberg, I have only 5 language, english, indonesia, melayu (lol), na jawa ngoko and jawa kromo. I would like to learn Balinese but every body so stingy around here for sharing language. I will look for the book. You have a nice day!