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  • I speak just my native language.

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  • I speak one additional language beyond my native tongue.

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  • I speak 3 different languages.

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  • I can speak up to 4 different languages.

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  • 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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    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.
    How many languages do you speak?




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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 ..

    thx

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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
    How many languages do you speak?

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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 .
    How many languages do you speak?

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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
    How many languages do you speak?

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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?

    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 ?
    How many languages do you speak?

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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?

    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
    How many languages do you speak?

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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?

    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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    How many languages do you speak?

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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.
    How many languages do you speak?


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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    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
    How many languages do you speak?

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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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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    3 1/2 english, german, turkish, a bit french


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