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  • I speak 3 different 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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    format_quote Originally Posted by ardianto View Post

    Asalamuallaikum, brother, sister.
    I am an Indonesian who living in Pasundan, that's means 'land of Sundanese'. So, everyday I speak in two languages, Indonesia and Sundanese. Now I am on learn English. Unfortunately I have no friend to speak in English . But, at least I can make a communication in writen and read with you.
    (Guess, what language is it ?)
    Your written English is very understandable. Many of us daily speakers do not write it that well.
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    english, spanish, and working on arabic (im at the hadha masjidun stage right now )
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    I see some brother/sister wrote : I speak Urdu and Hindi.

    In exactly, what is different between Urdu and Hindi ?
    I have read in my magazine, Pakistani Urdu and Indian Hindi are same language.
    But Urdu is writen in Arabic and Hindi is writen in Indian alphabet.
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    romani and english fluently

    i can have a basic conversation in french and in spanish. but not enough to be able to get around well. though i can read a newspaper in french because there are so many cognates that using context clues it is easy to see what it is about.

    example:
    La fin du casting

    Entre tractations de dernière minute et arbitrage de Sarkozy, l'UMP a enfin annoncé ses listes pour les européennes
    then i know that "fin" means "end" and "et" means and, "de" of, etc.

    it is basically saying that the UMP(whatever that is) has made a list for something. i still dont know what it is about but i know a little more than i would if it was written in spanish or some other language.
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Salam All

    I can speak Arabic (Mother tongue) , English , Indonesian or Malaysian

    its nice to have a mix race in ur family ..

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    Re: How many languages do you speak?



    I speak Urdu, English, pushto fluently, then I can read/speak french though not very fluently, having said that I d converse in it with people.and arabic reading n understanding
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    ^ Oh cool, you speak pashto? That definitely in my additional languages to learn, along with Arabic, Hebrew, Aramaic and Spanish .
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    YUp!! Alhamdolillah I love to learn languagdes, Ive taught them to my kids too except for urdu.. InshaAllah ill teach them that one too

    I think one should either learna language properly or not at all:P

    just joking, but serisouly, my husband sspeaks french in his british accent and lots of times people dont understand it, having pushto as my first labguage I can pronounce all the kh n gh n jh sounds, hurray :P

    same way in arabic, Haa and 'ain are much easier fo me.. Alhamdolillah
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    2 - English and Arabic.
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    format_quote Originally Posted by HopeFul View Post
    YUp!! Alhamdolillah I love to learn languagdes, Ive taught them to my kids too except for urdu.. InshaAllah ill teach them that one too

    I think one should either learna language properly or not at all:P

    just joking, but serisouly, my husband sspeaks french in his british accent and lots of times people dont understand it, having pushto as my first labguage I can pronounce all the kh n gh n jh sounds, hurray :P

    same way in arabic, Haa and 'ain are much easier fo me.. Alhamdolillah
    Lol, kinda like me speaking in urdu with my british accent...

    Is Pashto similar to Dari ?
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    I'm completely ruined language wise. can't speak (or write) a single one properly.

    so you could say I've become like Yiddish speakers, my new language is "Arab-urd-lish" (its not Arabic, not Urdu, Not English) all 3 blended pidgin style.
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    format_quote Originally Posted by Banu_Hashim View Post
    Lol, kinda like me speaking in urdu with my british accent...

    Is Pashto similar to Dari ?
    Unfortunately I dont know anything about dari language so i don't know if it's similar or not.

    Alhamdolillah i can manage birmingham accent ( yeah gradma style) with perfect urdu n pushto and french n specifically Arabic, Alhamdolillah, subhanAllah. I am blessed. Although when I am angry or emotional, I can only manage pushto, that's when the kids know things are getting serious and they MUSt listen nowp
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    I speak 1 and a half, I speak english and abit of mirpuri.

    I can only understand mirpuri cos I stopped speaking it as I was growing up so now I jus understand it and at our relatives houses when they ask me questions I just nodd my head to their questions lol
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    format_quote Originally Posted by squiggle View Post
    I speak 1 and a half, I speak english and abit of mirpuri.

    I can only understand mirpuri cos I stopped speaking it as I was growing up so now I jus understand it and at our relatives houses when they ask me questions I just nodd my head to their questions lol
    salaam

    same here - although i can ask questions and reply with yes/no/I dont know lol

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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    lol that's what I do too the only questions I can ask are "how are u" jus general stuff if the conversation went deep I'd have no clue lol
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Just my native language (English) but I am planning on learning, if I go to Pakistan Punjabi, if I go to Iraq Arabic. Also, in the Army, they teach you a lot of Farci.
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    format_quote Originally Posted by HopeFul View Post
    Unfortunately I dont know anything about dari language so i don't know if it's similar or not.

    Alhamdolillah i can manage birmingham accent ( yeah gradma style) with perfect urdu n pushto and french n specifically Arabic, Alhamdolillah, subhanAllah. I am blessed. Although when I am angry or emotional, I can only manage pushto, that's when the kids know things are getting serious and they MUSt listen nowp
    I can sympathise with your kids asI know the feeling
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?



    I speak Bosnian and English, and read Arabic

    Can someone please explain what does Urdu mean? I know I could google it, but I would like some simple one-sentence explanation
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?



    I speak Arabic and English and French comes out after a lot of effort.

    Urdu is the language spoken in Pakistan and also in India and Fiji.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urdu
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    3 1/2 english, german, turkish, a bit french
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