What languages are spoke in your area?

@dfollin (17269)
United States
June 19, 2008 7:30am CST
And what ones do you speak? Iam near Washington,DC,the USA capital.Here the maim language is english.But,there has been so many people her that have moved from other countries and have not bothered to learn english,spanish is the second language here.I have refused to learn spanish,because I have been told that I need to learn it to accomadate those people who come to my land and refuse to learn the language here.And because of it i have not been hired for jobs.In high school I took french lesson's.I want to brush up on that and also learn Cherokee.Not very many people at all speak that anymore,but Iam part Cherokee and it was one of the original languages in this country years ago.
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@mpatsos (35)
• United States
19 Jun 08
I'm in Victorville, CA and when I moved here in 1990 95% spoke English and now its primary Spanish then English, even in schools now, my sons elementary school sends news letters home once a month and at the start there would be a English one and a Spanish one seperate, now its Spanish front page and turn over its English. I love the fact that America is diverse, but I think we need to all come to a common ground with language and not assume that every English speaking person needs to learn Spanish to get around, and the Spanish speaking should try harder to learn English.
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@dfollin (17269)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I know that makes me so mad. Most places that I call now "Spanish line #1(they say if you want to hear this call in spanish press #1,I don't know how to say it in spanish and actually right now I don't care!) or If you want to hear this in english press #2.It used to be the other way around and still should be.
@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
19 Jun 08
Thats a bunch of crap, not getting hired because you don't know other peoples (not from here) language. They should have to learn our language. If I moved to another country, I feel I should learn their language. They shouldn't have to learn my language to acomodate me, I would be the outsider. Its like that in Southern California too, you have to be bi lingual down there too. Mexicans are the majoity not the minority. I am not saying that to be racist neither, I am far from be a racist. I just think that others should learn our language or at least try to learn when they choose to live here.
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@dfollin (17269)
• United States
22 Jun 08
I agree,that's a bunch of crap.They should have to learn our language.Iam not racist either and if I went to their country,even for a vacation I'd learn basic of whatever their language was.In my case spanish.
@youless (100265)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Jun 08
I am from Guangzhou, China. Here the main dialect is Cantonese. And Mandarin is also a common language here. I love China
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@dfollin (17269)
• United States
20 Jun 08
What about Chinese? That is great that you love your country.
@as2006 (5041)
• Israel
19 Jun 08
I'm from Israel and the language here is Hebrew. You can hear here all kind of languges because people come to Israel from all the world.I for example speak Hebrew,English and Polish.
@dfollin (17269)
• United States
20 Jun 08
I would love to learn Hebrew also.That is the language that Jesus spoke.
@neildc (17251)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
19 Jun 08
In the Philippines, the main language is Filipino. It was the Tagalog dialect that was our national language before and then changed it lately to Filipino, which is the different dialects spoken in the country. We have Cebuano, Visaya, Chabacano, Ilocano to name a few. I can speak Tagalog, and Cebuano. Of course, English is the medium of communication in schools and colleges here...
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@dfollin (17269)
• United States
20 Jun 08
Oh,know wonder all my online friends fron The Phillipines speak very good english.
@naseeha (1383)
• India
19 Jun 08
map of south india - this is a map of the southern tip of india
In the state Tamilnadu where i live in south india we speak tamil. In the states around us they speak malayalam, kannada and telugu. All these originated from one language. The national language of india is Hindi. Many of us know english. So India is a language rich country isnt it?
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@dfollin (17269)
• United States
20 Jun 08
Yes it is a language rich country.I have never heard of any of them except for Hindu.You speak great english also.
@ANTIQUELADY (36468)
• United States
19 Jun 08
mostly engish but there have been alot of mexicans come into ot town & most of them speak spaish. i think they need to learn to speak english & you'd think they'd want to. if i was to move to mexico i'd want to learn spanish.
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@dfollin (17269)
• United States
20 Jun 08
I know exactly what you mean.It makes me so madI'd have enough respect for them,if I went to their country depending on for how long,how fluent I would get to be.But,they don't respect us much.There was some talk about making spanish the official language of the USA.
@hopejordan (3566)
• Australia
19 Jun 08
hi there dfollin i do speak english where i am from Australia and there is turkish people and muslim around where i am living but other partas of melbourne itlains greeks crotia serbian i know alot of different countries here in Australia happy postings
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@dfollin (17269)
• United States
20 Jun 08
I love austrailian accents.They are so nice and plesant to listen too.
@Rikza1 (295)
• Finland
19 Jun 08
I live in Finland, and here we speak Finnish and Swedish as main languages, but you also hear russian and romanian talked often. I can talk finnish, english and swedish.
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@dfollin (17269)
• United States
20 Jun 08
Iam curious why and how did you start to speak english?
• Philippines
20 Jun 08
here in our country we speak tagalog but here in our place we speak our dialect "visayan language" its fun...
• Mozambique
20 Jun 08
Hey khyz_velasco ,you are from Philippines right.I also have friends from Philippines.What does alamnati mean in english from tagalog?
• Philippines
20 Jun 08
hey there maybe u mean alam natin,, in english its we know coz alam means know and natin means we. got it? he its fun ayt? were u frm?
@stella1989 (2274)
• India
7 Jul 08
I am from India I reside near its capital. Well this country is famous about the vast variety of languages it has in here. More than hundred languages are spoken here. The place where I live the most common language used here is "Hindi", apart from that people in this area speaks... "Tamil", "Bengali", "Urdu", "Malayalam", "Tibetan", "Telugu"..pheww.... and many more cause in this area where I live its a mix of people from all other states of this country... The languages that I have actually learned in school are "Hindi", "Sanskrit" and "English".. And apart from that I am kind of able to understand certain words from the above mentioned languages as I had friends who new one or the other languages (mentioned above) :)
• Japan
7 Jul 08
In my area it is Japanese, but with different dialect
@chaigay20 (166)
• Philippines
21 Jun 08
well since i came from the philippines, i speak the Filipino language. =) there are a lot of dialects here and i can understand and speak 3 of them. =) and since English is also our second language, we can understand, speak and write in english as well. English is part of our school curriculum that's why we get to learn it since grade 1. and it comes in handy because i'm in Australia right now and i think it helps me lot here. i would really love to learn other languages as well like French, Spanish and Mandarin. so when i get to visit other countries, i get to speak and understand (even just a bit) what they're saying.
• United States
20 Jun 08
for a long time up here it was only english,gaelic,and portuguese. i'm not sure if the narragansetts have retained their language. now,it's english,all kinds of spanish varients,and portuguese. most of the gaelic speakers seem to have left.i think we also have russian summer workers too.
@AshleyHasan (1024)
• India
20 Jun 08
I stay in Hyderabad, India. In Hyderabad most of us speak in Telugu and Hindi, my mother tounge is telugu I speak in Telugu and some times in English as well, I dont know much Hindi but I can talk.
• Mozambique
20 Jun 08
Where I live people speak Portuguese as their main language,but I attend an International University so I speak English and used to live in a country where English is the main language.
@mimico (3618)
• Philippines
20 Jun 08
I live in the Philippines. Because we are an archipelago, there are many different dialects spoken in different places. However, Filipino is our national language. A lot of people often mistake the national language to be Tagalog, but this is just one of the many dialects spoken here. We Filipinos are also very good in English having been educated by the Americans some thousands of years ago. As for myself, I speak English, Filipino and Chinese.
@sukumar794 (5047)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
20 Jun 08
As for me ,my vernacular tongue is MALAYALAM, one of the South Dravidian languages.Besides it ,I speak,read and write English,Tamil,Hindi and Kannada.I know a little bit of French,Japanese too.I have a working knowledge in Spanish,Italian,Hungarian,Bulgarian,Polish, Chinese,Swedish,Danish etc.Languages around the world have fascinated me and learning a new language has always been my ardent love.
• China
20 Jun 08
Hi there,I am currently located in WuHan city China,we native residents talk in our own dialect:wuhanese(???) with family members and friends; but most of us speak mandarin when working at firm or communicating with our customers;besides,quite a lot of people who work for foreign capital corporations speak fluent english !
• India
20 Jun 08
Hi friend, i am an Indian. And i am proud of it. Kerala is my native place. We speak there Our mother tongue called Malayalam. Also i know hindi and english. Hindi is our National language. English our official language. Thanks.