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What languages do you speak other then your first language?

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous Polls' started by Shinehollow, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. Phsy-Spark

    Phsy-Spark your wish is my strong recommendation

    Some of the words are spelt/spoken differently in Canadian French, apparently to make it easier.
  2. xEryChan

    xEryChan The Navigatior Staff Member Moderator

    My first language is English but since I've been working in a school with kids who know both English and Spanish, I've been picking up on Spanish as well.
  3. Aoba

    Aoba Member

    I'm starting to learn Japanese again.
    I'm in a relationship that requires me too.
  4. Crystagon

    Crystagon Well-Known Member

    English and just some French; I studied the latter in middle school because we had to learn another foreign language aside from English, but I've been neglecting it since then.
  5. Bert

    Bert Untitled

    My first language is Dutch, but I'm also fairly fluent in English and I can express myself well enough in French. I can read and understand basic German (and speak it well enough to, say, order at a restaurant or something), and I used to read Latin texts at school, but that's kind of a long time ago.

    I'd like to learn Spanish (most of the words are kind of familiar so I can read a menu reasonably well, but I'd like to learn the language nonetheless) and Italian, but what I'd like to do and what I end up doing are usually very different things.
  6. Aon_Epiphany

    Aon_Epiphany Dreams and Wishes

    Sadly, all I know is English as my first language. Trying to pick up on Spanish because of heritage.

    Also attempting to learn basic Korean and Japanese since I'm currently in South Korea and won't be leaving any time soon
  7. dirkac

    dirkac I smash your Boxes.

    Well, English and Dutch are sort of my second and first languages respectively, though I'm becming fluent in Indonesian and I've started working on Japanese again and had to start German, French, Latin, Greek, and Spanish for school/work ;p

    It's not really getting anywhere, though.
  8. Mandarin Chinese is my first language. I lived in China until when I moved to the US in 9th grade to study abroad. I don't have much problem with English, though I sometimes mess up on some of the grammar stuff. Other than that, I speak Latin, Sichuanese and Wu-dialect (if they count).
    Last edited: Dec 29, 2014
  9. Jerre

    Jerre Gogoat!

    First language is Dutch. Other than that, i speak English too as my 2nd Language. So, only 2 languages.
  10. Vern

    Vern Why not both?

    My first language is chinese, but I can speak english fluently (sometimes more fluent than my mandarin) due to going to a british school and living in a english-speaking community...
  11. Ninfia-Fan

    Ninfia-Fan Well-Known Member

    My first language is English and I'm looking at learning another language, maybe Spanish, maybe Icelandic or Norwegian. I don't know, I just want to learn languages, but I just don't have the patience to spend an hour every day to dedicate myself to learning a language, yet. Still, I want to go to Europe and there's an amazing array of languages there, so I guess I'll figure this out. I don't know if I'll be able to decide on a language anytime soon, though.
  12. Takeshino

    Takeshino 武 志信

    Let's see... My first language is German (5 years in Germany), and after I spent 8 years in Morocco I learnt Arabic, French and English (in order), then I went to the UK where until now I spent one year here, and i'm picking Spanish quite quickly,and I'm hoping to learn Japanese sometime. So approximately 4.5 languages...
  13. Prakhar

    Prakhar Normal: The abnormal

    Hindi is my first, English is my second and German is my third (chose it over sanskrit).

    I can speak the first two very fluently and well, know the basic about the third..

    EDIT: I still know some sanskrit (had it as a compulsion for an year at school, then next year the choice came)
  14. VampirateMace

    VampirateMace Internet Overlord

    English is my first language. I know a little Spanish, Japanese, and ASL (American Sign Language - if you think this isn't a different language from English, you've got a lot to learn). Spanish was forced on me from 6th grade on, but some of my teachers didn't really bother to actually teach us (I'm a tad slow at learning languages, so I ended up in the lower Spanish class, where the teacher figured we just didn't care). I'm currently still working on both the Japanese and ASL. I know I'll sound like a horrible xenophobic person, but my interest in Spanish has dwindled since realizing that most the Spanish speaking guys around here figure I don't know any of their language, and therefore figure they can 'privately' talk about. . . my womanly curves.

    I've also found that I can somewhat read German and French, despite never having studied either.
  15. Akwakwak

    Akwakwak I'm hungry

    Well^Spanish was my first language, but I'm also fluent in English, Italian and Portuguese. I'm finding that learning French is proving to be a tad bit difficult for me. I don't know why but it's just too difficult at least for me. I also speak some Catalan but I only know a few words and phrases.

    I'm sorry VampirateMace????
  16. LiepardTrainer

    LiepardTrainer *grooming n' purring*

    Since my family is from Leon, Guanjuato, Mexico - Spanish is my first language. I still speak it a lot at home. I was born and raised in USA English is the other language I speak - I'm fluent in both.

    The languages that I'm really interested in learning is either Latvian or Lithuanian. Really like how the language sounds like and thanks to three of my favorite bands influence me to learn their language. Skyforger (for Latvian), also Obtest and Ugniavijas (both Lithuanian). My only problem for both is that I don't know anyone in Seattle that speak the language and online courses not helping out much.

    Thanks to me loving Africa, I may end up learning French (spoken through out most of Africa) or Swahili, most of my favorite African countries speak either French or Swahili.
    Last edited: Jan 8, 2015
  17. Takeshino

    Takeshino 武 志信

    Well that's natural because German is very similar to English, and French is very similar to Spanish. Likewise, French helped me learn Spanish quite fast :)
  18. VampirateMace

    VampirateMace Internet Overlord

    Zorocario - Sorry if that upset you. I know perfectly well that there's a lot of perfectly nice people for whom Spanish is their first language (some of my friends here on Serebii, for example), which is why I said I know I'd sound like a horrible person.

    Moya - Yep, I've heard that as well. It's still kind of weird, because it's like, 'I know it's not English, but I understand it.'
  19. XYMewtwo

    XYMewtwo Rising Star

    b/c I was born in Peru, my first language I learned was Spanish. I finally got the hang of English at around 8 yrs old. Pretty interested in either learning either French or Italian.
  20. English, German and Spanish.
    I love languages!

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