What Language Do You Speak? Or Languages?

United States
December 13, 2008 8:42am CST
I'm an English speaker 100% from birth until now and my whole family are English speakers, although it'll be nice to learn a second language. Mylot is a full blown English site right? I was just wondering to myself, is there a way to translate the language of the website to another language for the people that don't speak English? Hmmm. If NOT, I think it's really interesting that Mylotters from different parts of the world are all speaking English. Cool huh? What language/s do you speak? Are you typing in English right now? Just gotta know. Sorry for the stupid question. Oops.
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@missybear (11391)
• United States
13 Dec 08
Ich spreche Deutsch natürlich weil ich ja von Deutschland bin. But i've been here 24 years so i speak pretty much perfect english.
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• United States
13 Dec 08
Missybear what is that? What language did you just type right there? It's not English I know.
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• United States
13 Dec 08
Thanks missy.
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@missybear (11391)
• United States
13 Dec 08
Oh, it's german, I'm sorry .
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@mentalward (14691)
• United States
13 Dec 08
There are free translators online, but the ones I've found only do like one sentence at a time. That would take some time to translate an entire paragraph! Well, if it were one of MY paragraphs, anyway. Let's see, I speak American (I never call it English because American's really have slaughtered the English language), I speak Pig Latin (Ig-pay Atin-lay) and baby talk. I can speak a little French, German and Spanish, but not much. If I were to visit countries where these languages were the native language, I'd have to brush up... a LOT.
@dfollin (24030)
• United States
13 Dec 08
American,that's great! When Iam listening to the news,the hrammer that they use now is way different then what I learned in school and speak.As well as most people that I know speak. Out of respect the mexicans should learn american (english,lol).After all they are in an American (english) country.If I were to go to Mexico I would have enough respect for them to learn spanish.I took some french in school.I have forgotten most of it.But,I want to learn it again.Sometime when I can afford it,I want to visit Canada.There they speak both american(english) and french.But,now I refuse to learn spanish because I have been told by many spanish speaking people that I need to learn it to accomodate them even thou they are in America.I have been refused a job because I do not speak spanish.That's not fair.
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@mentalward (14691)
• United States
13 Dec 08
Same with me! Sometimes, I'll walk by a bunch of Mexicans (usually males) and one of them will say something in Spanish, then they'll all start laughing. I'd LOVE to know what they're saying! I can make out some of the words, but not all and they talk so fast!!! Geesh! If I found that they were talking about ME as I walked by, I'd LOVE to be able to turn around and say some smart-aleck remark right back at them. I can vividly recall my French teacher trying her best to get me to pronounce "table" correctly in French. I couldn't quite get that ending right! "La TABle" over and over again... la tablah, la tabull, la tablech. One free translator can be found here: http://dictionary.reference.com/translate#dict_header You can translate from or to English from any other language. It's pretty cool.
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• United States
13 Dec 08
I'm trying to learn a little Spanish because a lot of people here speak it. I took French classes in school but I can't remember much of it though.
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@wayz12 (2059)
• United States
13 Dec 08
I speak and write in English, although English is not my native tongue. My first language is Hiligaynon, a dialect in the Philippines. I aslo speak another dialect plus Filipino, which is the official language of the country. I have to admit, I'm more comfortable in English than my other languages. It's my first choice in speaking and writing. I think its wonderful that many people whose first language is not English is here participating and practicing their skills. Definitely, an international community!
• United States
13 Dec 08
So you speak 3 different languages? That's kool! I seems that your first language should be your most comfortable language, but English is. How interesting. Thanks.
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• Philippines
15 Dec 08
I can read,write and speak English. I'm a Filipino, so I can speak Tagalog,the National tongue of the Philippine. I'm a native Bikolano,a dialect in the Philippine(but BIkol have 6 provinces and all of them speaks differently and I learned them all from my College classmates), and now I live in Leyte which speaks WARAY,but I also learned Cebuano(dialect of Cebu). My Husband is Korean so, I can speak a little Korean..I understand some more dialect in the Philippine but I cant catch up fluently their intonation and pronunciation, like Boholano(BOHOL). Enjoy speaking English to all out there.! Merry Christmas..
@remrick (202)
• Philippines
15 Dec 08
hi wayz! im from the philippines, too. i believe hiligaynon is a language in itself, and i don't consider it a dialect. happy mylotting!:)
@eshaan (6188)
• India
13 Dec 08
well..i know and speak english as it is the international language...is must to understand the people of the world, then comes Hindi, which is my mother tongue and also national language of India, then i also know Marathi which is the state language where i was born and brought up..
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@eshaan (6188)
• India
13 Dec 08
not actually confused....but from the time i am married, i lost my fluency in Marathi, as where i am married is another state and very rare Marathi speaking people are found here, so the tongue just doesn't turn up so easily now, but still i manage..
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• United States
13 Dec 08
Wow you know a lot. Do you ever get confused? hmmm
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@sconibear (8016)
• United States
13 Dec 08
ummmm H-E-L-L-OOOO.......i also speak BEAR and a little raccoon.
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• United States
13 Dec 08
Hey sconibear! I assume you speak ONLY English. If I'm wrong please correct me now.
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@sconibear (8016)
• United States
14 Dec 08
you are almost correct in your assumption......i can also speak ig-pay atin-lay (pig latin)
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• India
13 Dec 08
I can speak ENGLISH....then my mother tongue...HINDI...mostly hindi...when i go out i have to speak english....
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@dfollin (24030)
• United States
13 Dec 08
Excuse me,I do not understand.Why do you have to speak english? There are a few people here in the United States that feel they should speak english outside even thou their mother language is from another country.I think that is great.I looked at your profile and you are not in the United States.
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@lightningMD (5931)
• United States
13 Dec 08
I speak only english. I wish that I could speak another language. It would improve my odds of finding a new job.
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• United States
13 Dec 08
You're right. I thought of that too.
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@youless (112007)
• Guangzhou, China
19 Dec 08
You have quite a lot of responses for this discussion and congratulations! I am a Chinese, so I know Cantonese and Mandarin. I learned English when I was in the school. A few years ago I learned some French but I found it's much more difficult than English. I love China
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@Daffodil20 (1754)
• India
13 Dec 08
As is evident I do speak English.Apart from this I speak my national language that is Hindi. I would love to learn a few national and international languages.
• United States
13 Dec 08
There are some peple that speaks Hindi where I live, but not very many.
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@katemeow (847)
• Singapore
13 Dec 08
Magandang umaga, Miraclefreebies! Kamusta ka na? Linggo na ngayon dito at ang oras ay 12:24 ng madaling araw :) * * * Translated: Good Morning, Miraclefreebies! How are you? It is already a Sunday over here and the time is 12:24 am :) Haha! I speak Filipino (I am from the Philippines) and English. I should learn Mandarin though because I am living in Singapore now.
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• United States
13 Dec 08
Magandang umaga, katemeow! Kamusta ka na? You lost me there for minute, but I caught up with ya after I fed the English version of it. Awesome translation! We have over 12 hours before it's Sunday here.
• United States
13 Dec 08
I mean after I "read" the English version of it.
@savypat (20216)
• United States
13 Dec 08
I only speak English, I wish i had more but I just know a few words of French and Spanish. I do enjoy hearing from all the different people from around the world and always approve friends from different countries
@savypat (20216)
• United States
13 Dec 08
Do you know what it's like to teach a tree, well that's as much chance as you would have teaching me. I'm having a hard time learning Internet
• Latvia
13 Dec 08
It is never too late to start up a language course of foreign language. How about Latvian? I can give You some lessons, hehe.
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@arunmails (3011)
• India
19 Dec 08
I am a Tamilan, so I can speak Tamil Very well. Tamil is my Mother Tongue. Apart from Tamil I speak English Very Well, then our National Language Hindi very well. So, I know 3 languages......
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@djonghs (560)
• Indonesia
13 Dec 08
Speaking chinese when I was born, then speaking indonesia when go to school and learned english. That is the language I know. BR
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• United States
13 Dec 08
That's interesting. 3 languages huh?
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@djonghs (560)
• Indonesia
15 Dec 08
Almost many people here like me, at least 3 languages. BR
@j47lee (740)
• Canada
13 Dec 08
hmmm... I speak English, Hindi, Bengali, Hakka(chinese dialect), a little bit of Mandarin to get by, a little Cantonese , some basic French...
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• Latvia
13 Dec 08
wow, that is a lot! You should earn millions if you could find a translators job! Become a freelance translator maybe, might get many customers, because You know more then 4 languages at the same time! High value employee, what else can I say.
@ronaldinu (12422)
• Malta
14 Dec 08
Besides Maltese, I speak English which is my second language and Italian. I know some French and Arabic vocabulary since I studied them for a short while at school. However I am not fluent in the latter two.
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• Philippines
15 Dec 08
I usually speak in Filipino but I can also speak in English and Spanish.I'm used in speaking in English and I'm fluent.I understand Spanish but I don't really speak the language that much.By the way,I'm part Spanish.
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@okwusman1 (2247)
• Abuja, Nigeria
15 Dec 08
I found myself in Africa, I told my parents of my decision of changing or choosing a country of my choice but they responded that I cannot. Though, presently I speak Ika language fluently, Ibo and English. I still hope of adding french, german, spanish as time goes on.
@onlydia (2808)
• United States
14 Dec 08
Well, you see most people from the USA do only speak English and sometimes we can't speak that to well. People from other countries learn English at a young age they know that in order to get ahead they need english. We think we know it all. Now look what is happening to us. Your friend onlydia. Like your hair. it is cute is it a new thing?
@mces0925 (195)
• Philippines
15 Dec 08
i can speak english because it's our second language. i can speak also Tagalog/Filipino since i sm from manila. i can understand and speak a little of some of our native language like Tiabakano, visaya. of course, we don't have choice but to type english words for communicating.
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@achinthya (1216)
• India
15 Dec 08
My mother tongue is Garo, studied in English medium,also knew hindi, kannada, manipuri just to speak.
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