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What other languages besides English are you fluent with?

  • Arabic

    Votes: 71 3.9%
  • Bengali

    Votes: 14 0.8%
  • Dutch

    Votes: 68 3.7%
  • Finnish

    Votes: 65 3.5%
  • French

    Votes: 251 13.6%
  • German

    Votes: 143 7.8%
  • Hebrew

    Votes: 22 1.2%
  • Hindi

    Votes: 51 2.8%
  • Italian

    Votes: 42 2.3%
  • Japanese

    Votes: 85 4.6%
  • Korean

    Votes: 41 2.2%
  • Mandarin Chinese

    Votes: 116 6.3%
  • Polish

    Votes: 30 1.6%
  • Portuguese

    Votes: 54 2.9%
  • Russian

    Votes: 66 3.6%
  • Spanish

    Votes: 286 15.5%
  • Tagalog

    Votes: 56 3.0%
  • Other

    Votes: 412 22.4%
  • Only English

    Votes: 572 31.1%

  • Total voters
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I can converse in Japanese, I also used to be fluent in Amharic (Ethiopian), but I have since lost touch with it since I haven't used it in a while.

Perhaps if I return for a few months. Would be nice if I can learn 1 more language too. 4 is good lol.
 

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I am native fluent in French and decent in Spanish though I haven't really used it since school. I love languages though and have been teaching myself a couple here and there (a bit odd sounding, I know). Would love to be exposed to and learn more by traveling and spending more time abroad.
 

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I speak a number of Indian languages (coz I'm from there...duh...)
4 to be precise, all regional...
Apart from those, my English is fluent (...duh again...)
and I am also in the process of learning Japanese and German...

So total comes to 7 even though I'm good with 5.
 

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No HTML, CSS, or Java as a choice? I am disappoint.
I'm fluent in HTML, and teaching myself CSS and JAVA. ;)
 

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Visual basic native speaker :cool:

Ok, ok ... getting serious. Visual basic is still on the list. Polish-Russian billingual. Fluent in English. Some command of German and Italian but talk to me slowly.
 

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Urdu, Punjabi, Hindi, and Arabic - nearly. Really, they're different names for similar languages.
 
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I'm fluent in French, and near-fluent in Italian and Hebrew. Learning languages has been a hobby of mine since I was 12, mostly because when I read foreign literature, I prefer to read it in the original. This was my reason for learning French and Italian, Hebrew is more for ease of communication with some of my maternal relatives who live in Israel.
 

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I speak Spanish as my second language, but now use it daily at home and work. I'm currently studying German with my eldest son and we have dabbled in Greek and some other langauges. I love learning/knowing more and more languages because it enhances my ability to think about and perceive life and people.
 

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Fluency, unfortunately, is not something which is easily come by solely from books. I am competent in at least half a dozen languages (depending, of course, entirely on how you define "competent"; probably between five and ten languages), the numbers start getting fuzzy once you have studied as many as I have, reaching varying levels of competency in each. Indeed, I've never even studied Norwegian, but I find myself reading Norwegian wikipedia articles with ease, largely due to the mutual intelligibility between Norwegian and Swedish.
I prefer the term "polyliterate" as opposed to "polyglot", in that I can read many languages, but with only limited success can I speak them.
 
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