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  • I speak just my native language.

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  • I speak one additional language beyond my native tongue.

    47 30.92%
  • I speak 3 different languages.

    47 30.92%
  • I can speak up to 4 different languages.

    31 20.39%
  • I can speak 5 or more languages.

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    How many languages do you speak? (OP)


    Including your native tongue, how many languages do you speak well enough to read a newspaper or have a conversation with another person in that language?
    (Please consider multiple dialects of the same language that can be mutually understood as one language, whereas those that cannot be mutually understood -- such as Cantonese and Mandarin -- count as two languages.)
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

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    Learning languages is hard yet so cool
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    How many languages do you speak?

    Kaash wo pal paida hee na ho
    jis pal main nazr tu naa aye

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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    A major benefit is being able to switch languages when you do not want anyone to catch your conversation. I have put this to use so many times on public transport or in a waiting room somewhere when people just love to eavesdrop on what you are saying on the phone.
    How many languages do you speak?

    Ya Muqallib al-Quloob, Thabbit Qalbi Ala Deenik
    Oh turner of the Hearts make my heart firm on Your Deen







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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by noraina View Post
    A major benefit is being able to switch languages when you do not want anyone to catch your conversation. I have put this to use so many times on public transport or in a waiting room somewhere when people just love to eavesdrop on what you are saying on the phone.


    If I may have your permission, I will try to use google translate to translate this post into:

    French:

    Un avantage majeur est d'être capable de changer de langue quand vous ne voulez pas que quelqu'un pour attraper votre conversation. J'ai mis cela à utiliser tant de fois sur les transports en commun ou dans une salle d'attente quelque part quand les gens aiment juste pour espionner ce que vous dites sur le téléphone.

    Spanish:

    Una ventaja importante es ser capaz de cambiar de idioma cuando no quiere que nadie para tomar su conversación. He puesto esto para usar tantas veces en el transporte público o en una sala de espera en algún lugar cuando la gente les encanta escuchar a escondidas lo que está diciendo en el teléfono.

    Italian:

    Uno dei principali vantaggi è la possibilità di passare da una lingua quando non si vuole a chiunque di prendere la conversazione. Ho messo questo per usare tante volte sui mezzi pubblici o in una sala d'attesa da qualche parte quando la gente solo l'amore per origliare quello che stai dicendo al telefono.

    German:

    Ein großer Vorteil ist die Möglichkeit, die Sprache zu wechseln, wenn Sie jemand nicht wollen, das Gespräch zu fangen. Ich habe dies so viele Male mit den öffentlichen Verkehrsmitteln oder in einem Wartezimmer irgendwo zum Einsatz, wenn die Leute nur die Liebe auf zu belauschen, was Sie am Telefon sagen.
    Here goes!
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    That is quite interesting actually, I suppose you can really the similarities, despite the differences, between many languages, in terms of grammar and vocabulary, with things like this.

    As someone who is completely ignorant of the basics of any of these languages, French is the most similar and as for the German, I cannot understand a word.
    How many languages do you speak?

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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by noraina View Post
    That is quite interesting actually, I suppose you can really the similarities, despite the differences, between many languages, in terms of grammar and vocabulary, with things like this.

    As someone who is completely ignorant of the basics of any of these languages, French is the most similar and as for the German, I cannot understand a word.
    The French language has some English words, as for German, I can understand it, cuz I had it for 3 years.
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    The funny things with languages. I remember waiting for the bus a while ago in the summer and I had on my abaya. A Spanish family looks at me all weird, I know they're Spanish because they talk. Then the mother says to the son, "Espero que nunca te cases con algo así" translated into "I hope that I never see you marry something like that". I smile, then I turn to the little boy inside of the mother's carriage, she gives me that "smile" thinking I did not know what they were saying and I said to the little boy "Tan lindo el bebe" translated into "How beautiful the baby" and I walk away....

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    How many languages do you speak?

    ต( ິᵒ̴̶̷̤ ﻌ ᵒ̴̶̷̤ )ິ ♬


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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    I speak Bosnian and English Fluenty. need help on my Arabic thou.
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by *Yasmin* View Post
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    Arabic,English and Hebrew
    Wow mashallah I would love to speak Hebrew !! Inshallah ta'ala

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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodrow View Post
    Although I speak quite a few languages I am only listing the 5 I am most comfortable in carrying on a conversation in. Although I do not write very well in any language.

    English, Moroccan Arabic, Russian, Cajun French, Tex-Mex Spanish
    Mashallah !! May Allah grant you good knowledge

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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatu allahi wa barakatuhu !!

    * Moroccan Arabic -read , write, converse.
    * Arabic- read , write (a bit ) , converse ( a bit ) .
    * Spanish read , write , and converse . I live in Spain .
    * Bereber - I just know how to converse because it's like a forgotten language . And its a language that is spoken in the Atlas of Morocco ( RIF) . I've learnt it because my dad and mum speak it and that's how I no .
    * English- read , write , converse ( I'm still learning. That's one of the reasons I've joined the forum alhamdulillah and inshallah I'll improve my English ) .

    Would love to learn Hebrew ( i think it's similar to Arabic ? ) and Malaysian inshallah but by now I have no idea .
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Masha'Allah, you're blessed I speak at the moment 4 languages i guess. Quranic arabic, somali, spanish, and english as my mother tongue. Interested in: kiswahili too though :/

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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Pashto (fluent)
    Urdu (fluent)
    English ( i can speak in it with Americans/english people but have to resort to uhm, ahem every once in a while )
    Arabic (can recite Holy Quran but that's about it)

    My language skills suck, i can understand science in a matter of minutes but learning new language is the most difficult task for me. I really wish to learn arabic so i could read Holy Quran without resorting to translations.
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Urdu
    English
    Punjabi
    Arabic( I cannot form sentences.But I do not need translation for most of Quran and Hadiths or even if someone speaks it,As I have not learned it from any teacher or class,but learned Arabic by listening to Quran again and again while looking at its translation at the same time)

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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    -I only know English fluently (along with Jamaican Patois, though this is just a dialect of English).
    -I'm currently learning French (I can read it much better than I can speak it, and my listening comprehension skills needs a lot of work).
    -I plan on learning Spanish, Hebrew, and Mandarin Chinese...eventually.

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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Chechen
    Russian
    English
    Nederdeutsch

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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by STN View Post
    Pashto (fluent)
    Urdu (fluent)
    English ( i can speak in it with Americans/english people but have to resort to uhm, ahem every once in a while )
    Arabic (can recite Holy Quran but that's about it)

    My language skills suck, i can understand science in a matter of minutes but learning new language is the most difficult task for me. I really wish to learn arabic so i could read Holy Quran without resorting to translations.
    Pashtoo mashallah kher sha baya kho
    How many languages do you speak?

    قال النبي محمد صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم:*الـحياءُ شُعْبَةٌ مِنَ الاِيِمَانِ*
    و قال ايضا:*الحياء لاياتى الا بخير
    و قال ايضا:*اذا لم تستحي،فاصنع ما شئت*

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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Let me see how much i speak

    Arabic full

    Urdu full

    English full

    Hindko full

    Pushto full

    Panjabi can understand and speak a bit
    How many languages do you speak?

    قال النبي محمد صلى الله عليه وآله وسلم:*الـحياءُ شُعْبَةٌ مِنَ الاِيِمَانِ*
    و قال ايضا:*الحياء لاياتى الا بخير
    و قال ايضا:*اذا لم تستحي،فاصنع ما شئت*


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