Does anyone speak multiple langua
s? If so, Can you please tell me what language?
I speak English, French (although I hate the language, but that's probably from having it shoved down by throat by the Quebec government) , I can somewhat speak Spanish, I know Albanian, and I can understand Greek(though I cannot write or speak it well)
It is the language spoken in Albania (not a well known country, but it's right next to Greece, neighbours in fact.)
Some people do for example his is an INTERNATIONAL site so any not in the US or quite a bit of Europe, English is a second language
I speak a bit of Spanish and aim to learn Greek and French if I get a lot of spare time
a good majority of the world uses English as the International trade language... Dating back to The British control of pretty much every major trade lane in the known world and even into modern times they founded so many colonies worldwide its crazy! English is known and taught in pretty much every civilized corner of the world. It may not be first but most countries require it to be taught.
I know a very very small amount of spanish
I know some Japanese, I'm not near fluent but I would survive in Japan without a translator.
English and Chinese, and a little Malay.
English, Marshallese, Canadian, Brittish, and Australian, and read Korean...
... English, Australian, Canadian and British are essentially the same thing (unless you mean every single language in Canada) no?
you forgot penguinese What's Marshallese?
An islander language that falls loosly into the Polynesian group.
How did you learn it?
Other than that, the rest of the details are classified - but a skilled Web Diver could find out I bet ^-^
Most definitely not a skilled web diver
How long were you in the islands?
Well said my good man ;)
Marshallese originates in the southern end of the Polynesian island chain. Also it is basically Polynesian with a few twists and a strong difference in the way they talk and pronounce. I believe.
Iay ancay eakspay igpay atinlay. Oesn'tday ountcay oughthay, osay orgetfay itay.
English first language, not bad at Hindi, very very little sanskrit, very very very very very very little Kannada.
See? I told Drak that Kannadain was a language ;)
Urrm, its not kannadain and cant google settle most disputes inluding this?
What's to dispute? People from kannada speak kannadain.
(being facesious here of course)
Really i would have never guessed. ;)
Anyway, its people from karnataka, so in theor it would be karnatakain.
English, French, Spanish, and pig latin. And latin.
All lies. I used to be fluent in French, no longer. Spanish I'm beginning to be conversational, I suspect a 5th grade level.
Haha, what about latin? (My spanish would be at around that level as well, I just can't seem to get it any higher)
I was really good at Latin at some point. I translated the entire Aeneid for class. That was like 7-10th grade, though, so for me that was a long time ago.
Japanese (Can understand conversational, can't speak well, can't read)
French (Know a few words here and there)
Ah yes, French. Never studied it, but I can understand about 40% of it on a word only level. I actually aced the Free Rice French edition haha! I found it much easier than english at the higher levels...
Really? I've always found English to be a very simple language when compared to French, much easier to learn and much easier to enjoy.
I don't know, maybe it's because a lot of high level English words come from a French Root. Or maybe I got French blood in me or something... :)
Hey, I even think "..." is a French word by origin - 'ellipsis'
In fact English is the hardest language to learn because it is a mishmash of all languages. So it is horrible to learn to people who haven't learned English as a first language it is hard to learn.
I didn't learn english as my first language, my first language was albanian and then greek, but I was never any good at greek and since I live in Quebec I make better use of french and english than anything else. But I have never found english to be hard, (then again I began learning it and french at 3 years old)
Well your weird you cheater
English is only hard because it has a lot of exceptions to it's own rules, and there's no real standard to pronunciation.
And I only learned French because I'm Canadian and it's mandatory up until grade 9 here.
Not in Quebec, here you have to learn it until you graduate from high school :(
It's a french province, so of course that'd be the case lol.
I can send you a link that all show you the basics on reading and writing in Japanese. It basically helps you memorize the Katakana and hiragana characters. You may not be able to read much Japanese stuff because they use so much kanji but it gets you started.
I can only speak English. I know a little bit of Japanese from a unit I did last year, and I am learning Spanish online now.
I am somewhat fluent in Icelandic and English, and then I am not so fluent in Danish and German.
Dutch, English, some German and a little bit of French.
Malay,English and more then halfway to learning Arabic
I only speak 'Murica.
But I bet you could recognze at least sixteen types of Bacon by the way it sizzles haha!
Eighteen in fact.
If I ever had kids, there'd be definite sponge-absorption occurring. I wish my parents had forced languages on me. I was sitting in Chiang Mai somewhat recently, and this Parisian was actually ridiculing the two canadians I was sitting with. I could understand them enough to communicate, but my grasp on French has slipped. Interesting that there's some sort of bias involved.
Yup, Quebec French people usually tend to speak with a ridiculously stupid sounding accented version of French, also, Quebec used to be a French colony until it was conquered by the English. Those 2 things could easily account for the bias most Parisians would feel towards quebecers
Danish, English, some German, understand some Swedish and Norwegian, and read some Dutch.
Date: 5/26/2013 6:24:04 AM
So, there ya have it =)
Since it's revived:
English, French, Spanish, The Navajo language(Or at least most of it.) and I am working on Russian and Chinese. Got to remember to fit that Asian one in there somewhere.
I speak English, French(damn you Quebec), Armenian and I'm halfway descent in Arabic.
Oddly enough, French people(so people who are from France) Use more English words in their day to day dialect then people from Quebec
Because French people aren't forced to deal with ridiculous anti-English laws, and the horrendous propagandic French-separatist supporting history lessons (at least, I don't think it's as propagandic or bad back there)
Welcome, my fellow quebecan.
... well that was pleasant.
Quebec is a sad place for the English language
Jesus what's wrong with you people? Come to the united states most people speak only English its kind of sad.
"Languages? English and ah does uno does trace count?"
You remind me of a little kind of inside joke me and one of my friends have.
I don't know if you are familiar with the game called: Sins Of A Solar Empire: Rebellion but in it you capture planets and kill our enemies. Me and my friend named our frontier planets Pauline Marois. The Ai is programmed so that whenever it attacks one of your planets it announces: You can't save (insert planet here) now!
So whenever we got attacked we would hear: You can't save Pauline Marois now!!!.
Pretty much. That's why I love taking a foreign language class in high school that's not Spanish. It makes me feel special. Though my friends always tell me I'm special xD
.... I wonder why?
-flails- I'M NORMAL I PROMISE!!!
Did your mother have you tested?
I supposed to be on meds for ADD but my mom doesn't think medicating kids for their personality isn't right.
No it's the perfect way!! I'm borderline ADHD never been tested or anything.
Oh god lol. Well..... glad I live on the other side of the state xD
What state? You stalker!!!
Come on Hugo this was your thread.... http://chooseyourstory.com/forums/the-lounge/message/9157
Hey go with the flow and leave the past in the past. I'm guessing you live what Olympia or Seattle?
When talking to non-Washingtonians I say Seattle. But I live like 10 minutes away from Seattle in one of the cities surronding it. For safety purposed I won't say which one lol
Just as for safety purposes I lied!!! I technically do not live in Spokane.
Oh! Well! You do live in that part of Wa though right?
Yes and like a 2 minute drive from spokane
English, Chinese, a little of Jap and Latin, Pig Latin :D
And of course, firenese, coffeeian and caninese.
... Nice made up languages
I believe the firenese is actually called Pyrofanin. Not sure about the other two.
They are like baconese a simple langauge that is great.
I assume this also includes English? (I never welcomed you BTW, so welcome :)
Welcome and not necessarily some CPUs automatically changes to the language you set it to.
I used to have a pen pal in Nigeria and when I asks what language he was typing in he said in Hausa and I read it in English.
Did he ask you to send him money to help pay for the paperwork on his $30,000,000 inheritance from the King (which he was happy to share with you just for helping)?
Ha, I got some spam like that before. Was hilarious. :P
Hahahaha aha... No.
He was a genuine pen pal my friends in Haiti almost got killed in he earthquake.
Chinese (Cantonese). It was actually my first language, even though I was born and still live in the States! Immigrant parents.
It's been a month since school let out and the only thing I remember about French is how to say I don't know XD
Je ne suis pas. (Never been good at spelling or grammar in any language even English. I don't discriminate.)
Actually in french the proper way to say I don''t know would be
Je ne sais pas.
Not Je ne suis pas
Je ne suis pas is french for I am not.
Je ne sais pas quelle tu parle (don't judge me)
(I don't know what you speak?)
Haha I'm really bad at french but I was trying to say I don't know what you're saying
I speak english
I speak enough french to get by but not more.
Funny enough because I watch a lot of anime I actually know more about Japanese then I do French. It is amazing what your brain can observe while watching and reading text.
English, enough French and Portuguese to get by and used to know a lot of Latin but haven't used it in over a decade so forgotten it all now :)
Randomly having read Bo's comment I can also recognize a large number of Japanese words and phrases due to watching movies and large amounts of Anime.
French, Italian, Latin, Japanese, Hebrew, Chinese, Klingon, Danish, Dutch, Portuguese, Greek, Elfish, Arabic, Pig Latin, Nadsat, Parseltongue, Bosnian, Armenian, Korean, Norweigan, Persian, Na'vi, Bulgarian, Macedonian, Simlish, and dog, are all languages that I can not speak. I can, however, speak English and small amounts of Spanish.
I was very impressed ;)