How many languages you know?

@mayenskie (1308)
Philippines
January 31, 2007 10:13am CST
other than my native language and 2 different dialects in the Philippines, i can understand, read and speak English well. hmmm i know little korean.just basics, but i dont get to use it everyday.im only self studying. how i wish i can be multi-lingual. theres an advantage to it, i think.
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@shatman (727)
31 Jan 07
well apart from english which is my first language, i can speak both german and french, have been learning both for 4 years at school and can speak boh quite fluently, however ri am better at reading text instead. i prefer speaking french as i findit a little easier
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
wow u know a lot! thanks for sharing :) i like how french sounds
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@shatman (727)
31 Jan 07
no problem, and french is a really good language to know and is really easy to get the grasp of, if you know wnglish then you will do well in french becuase some of the words are similar
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@SignMe (1031)
• India
31 Jan 07
You are right. Being multi lingual is always advantageous. Congrats for you for knowing quite a few languages. I am fluent in three languages English, Hindi, Kannada. Also I have bit understanding of Sanskrit, Tamil languages. Apart from that I am comfortable in local dialects, which are nothing but the variations in the languages I know. I feel having some advantage knowing more than one language :)
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
5 is quite a lot. congrats too!
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• Canada
31 Jan 07
I know 2 languages, english and french because they are both proficient in my province and the rest of my country. My son knows spanish, and I'm trying to learn it along with him. I think it would be good to know. I don't know why though.. I've never been asked to speak spanish, or ever been to a place where I had to know it.. but it might be good someday.
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@gbaben (509)
• Russian Federation
21 May 07
Muiti-lingual is very good.I could remember when i find myself in russia and unable to speak ther language.I just discover that i am delf and dumb.Now i speak the language not bad which make my 4 language.English,french,ruski and my native lang.
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
23 May 07
I know how that feels, like you feel lost. I feel that way when i go to other places even within my country specially when i visit muslim areas they have their own language and very hard to learn. But good thing everybody here knows how to speak the national language and english too, even if its not very fluent.
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3 Feb 07
It's terrible to say but i only know English. I have studied German and have a basic grasp of the language but i'm not very good at speaking it. I used to do a little French but i stopped a couple of years ago.
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
3 Feb 07
It's not really terrible. Knowing and speaking English is good enough because it is the universal tongue. Besides, i can say its difficult learning new languages which we can't use or practice in our day to day conversation. Thanks for posting!
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@5000ml (1923)
• Belgium
31 Jan 07
I'm really content that I can speak both English and Dutch and I'm working hard on making my French perfect too.
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
31 Jan 07
cool! how i wish i'l learn dutch. i have an english - dutch dictionary at home. but its always more convenient and easier to study when u know someone who knows the language so can be corrected and properly taught.
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• India
3 Feb 07
hai.AS I AM FROM THE GREAT INDIA.WE HAVE A PLENTY OF LANGUAGES.I SPEAK ENGLISH,HINDI,TAMIL,MALAYALAM
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@sandie61 (2359)
• United States
3 Feb 07
you are doing great. I only know english. I just know a few words in german and a few in spanish. yes, it would be very good to be multi- lingual. I think if you can speak both languages fluently you can get a good job.
1 Feb 07
I only know english very well. I can speak a bit of french and german. I want to encourage my kids to speak other languages, but sometimes I think its more important for them to learn science instead.
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@jpbird (25)
• China
3 Jun 07
My mother tongue is chinese,i'm good at reading and writting english,my second language,but not fluent in speaking because i didn't use or practice it in my day to day conversation.I wish i could speak english like my mother tongue,but its hard without being corrected and properly taught.I have a basic grasp of Japanese which is even poor than english
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@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
6 Jun 07
yeah, its always better if we speak the language often, in that why we get to practice and improve a lot, and it would not feel awkward. =)
@FrancyDafne (2048)
• Italy
21 May 07
Yes, you are right, there is an advantage to know certain languages as English, for instance, or French.... I can speak my native language that is Italian, French English not very well - as you can see - and I'm studying Latin. I'd like to learn the Ancient Greek too, but I think it's too hard to learn such a language alone.... I'll see.... I don't know....
3 Jul 07
Being Multi lingual is very cool.i speak korean ,yoruba ,French and English language.
@mayenskie (1308)
• Philippines
3 Jul 07
ohh wow! I want to learn Korean. i envy you
@yamskee (830)
• Philippines
16 Jul 07
i fluent in filipino and english. and im currently studying mandarin, french and nihonggo. i know a little korean but ill finish my mandarin first before studying korean.
@JoeDeath (142)
• Philippines
13 Jul 07
Hello! I'm from Davao that pic in my avatar is my real pic, ok?!! hehehehe I hope you dnt get shocked... hehehehe I know how to speak in English, spanish, tagalog, visayan, mandaya, chavacano, South American Spanish, manobo. I can understand Italian and portuguese. :-)
@alnilam (969)
• United States
13 Jul 07
i speak english and croatioan fluently, understand and badly speak serbian (but just cant pronounce it right), german and french
• Philippines
13 Jul 07
hmmm ya thats a very good question i know arabic english hindi farsi pushtu ...knowing language is a good thing its actaually a way of communication so i think the more languages u know the more friends u can get
@Booffy (364)
• Australia
12 Jul 07
I speak english, but am trying to learn Tagalog, because i have been to philippines a few times and althought they lovely people speak english it would be nice to uinderstand what they say when they point at you hahaha ...no i would just think it nice to be able to communicate in native tounge
• India
1 Jul 07
I know Hindi, Punjabi, English(U.S), English(U.K), Spanish, French, Portuguese.
@Nardz13 (5059)
• New Zealand
24 Jun 07
Hey. Including my native language, I know one other which is english
@joimarquez (1840)
• United States
4 Jun 07
i can speak filipino and english fluently. i can also speak cantonese and urdu but not that fluent.