How many languages can you speak?

Arabic writing - Different languages, arabic,spanish,english,etc.
United States
February 4, 2007 3:09pm CST
English is my first language but I can also speak arabic. My dad is fluent is english, spanish, and arabic. What languages do you speak?
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• United States
6 Feb 07
I love learning languages, and I am trying to learn more. I am fluent in English and Arabic, and mostly fluent in Spanish. I hope to master French, Portuguese, and Italian, when I get older. Most of my Uncles are fluent in English, Arabic, Spanish, and Portuguese. My husband and his dad are fluent in English, Arabic, and Hebrew. Learning to speak different languages is very useful and to me, very fun. I like that fact that if I need to express myself, I have many different words to help me do so, because sometimes, one language just does not tell enough.
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• United States
8 Feb 07
that's cool, i didn't know you speak spanish. :)
• United States
8 Feb 07
Yeah, or Si...lol...but I am starting to lose a lot of the vocab that I was really good at, because it has been a while since I have spoken to anyone is Spanish...sometimes, I talk to my uncles or my sis...so that I don't forget...if I say anything more than the regular Spanish lingo that everyone knows (especially to my hubby) I get blank faces...sometimes, I flip through the Spanish channels just to make sure that I can still comprehend as much as I used to...but I believe that pretty soon, I am going to forget a lot of it.
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@aidonia (4209)
• Greece
6 Feb 07
My first language is Greek.I know Turkish because i born at Turkey.I take English study when i was young and last I try learn any more Arabic i can when i travel to see my husband's family at Egypt.
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• United States
6 Feb 07
That's really cool how you guys travel a lot to so many places. If you're from Turkey and he's from Egypt, why do you live in Greece? :)
@aidonia (4209)
• Greece
6 Feb 07
I'm Greek just i born at Turkey.
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@malini4u (896)
• India
7 Feb 07
i can speak around 4 languages...english,tamil,hindi,french
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• United States
8 Feb 07
what country is tamil from?
@andiruleu (310)
• United States
4 Feb 07
i speak english, and chinese.. i want to learn spanish because im planning in going to med school and spanish is highly recommended.
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• United States
6 Feb 07
In med school, or any school that you plan on continuing your education in, you are pretty much set if you are good at at least two languages, after that, it is ok to know more. What I recommend, is finding out the requirements for every school that you plan on applying to, and then taking the initiative to pick the extra electives that will help you there. Because, schools don't care how much extra stuff you have taken, unless it pertains to the things that they require...for example, in med majors, they prefer that you take extra bio classes, etc. For me, in business and econ, they like the extra math classes...so look carefully for a pattern from the colleges that you are looking into...if you had been a history or social major, I would then have recommended another language. Good luck with med school, you have years and years to go.
@aprilten (1966)
• Philippines
5 Feb 07
my native language is filipino. and i know english, or else i won't be here in mylot. i used to know spanish, it used to be one of my favorite subjects in college. but now it's just english and filipino.
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@wolfie34 (26789)
• United Kingdom
4 Feb 07
Unfortunately I can only speak one language, which is my native language of English, I did study French at school but sadly I am not fluent in French. I would love to learn another language and be fluent in it, it helps a lot when you go for jobs etc.
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@rein2410 (809)
• Australia
4 Feb 07
My first language is in the country where I was born which is Indonesia. But then I took a lesson of english and now I am studying overseas which is in Autralia so that I can speak english fluently as well.
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• Ireland
4 Feb 07
English is my first language but Irish is my native language. It was compulsory to learn Irish at school, but is is only spoken in some parts of Ireland. I could speak fluent French while I was at achool, but that has probably gone a bit rusty now.
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@dhigambaram (1133)
• India
4 Feb 07
Well i know total 6 languages in which 5 i can speak properly i.e;Hindi,English,Telugu,Malayalam nd Bengali ... Tamil i can follow very well but never get a change to speak .....
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@xXmeganxX (4421)
4 Feb 07
english is my first language and ive been learning a little bit of arabic and kurdish on the interent through a cd disc, i can speak kurdish brilliant but i know fluent arabic with writing in them languages i can only write in english, LOL, i haven't learnt that hard part just yet! :O)
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@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
4 Feb 07
Just one unfortunately. I would love to learn more, but, it's hard to teach an old dog new tricks.
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@Sawsen (794)
• United States
9 Feb 07
I just love your picture lol. I'm getting hungry! Actually, I can speak all the language you can speak, and add onto that, BABY LANGUAGE! lol I speak to my baby all the time in her language, so I'm expanding my horizons.
@dhigambaram (1133)
• India
4 Feb 07
Well i know total 6 languages in which 5 i can speak properly i.e;Hindi,English,Telugu,Malayalam nd Bengali ... Tamil i can follow very well but never get a change to speak .....
@cjthedog64 (1552)
• United States
4 Feb 07
English. I took French in school and could get by if I had to, but I wouldn't say that I can speak it.