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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?

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    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?

    Peace, Gene!

    5 - Albanian, Swedish, Finnish, English and German.

    How many do you speak yourself?
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Just 2, english and arabic.
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    format_quote Originally Posted by Al-Zaara View Post
    Peace, Gene!

    5 - Albanian, Swedish, Finnish, English and German.

    How many do you speak yourself?
    I just speak 2: English and Spanish. But I hope to make it 3 by summer; I'm working hard on Turkish for a trip to Turkey to visit my daughter. I can also read Koine Greek, but nobody actually speaks it anymore.
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    format_quote Originally Posted by Grace Seeker View Post
    I just speak 2: English and Spanish. But I hope to make it 3 by summer; I'm working hard on Turkish for a trip to Turkey to visit my daughter. I can also read Koine Greek, but nobody actually speaks it anymore.
    Wow! Admirable. I like it how other people can speak "dead" languages, but wouldn't have the patience or motivation to learn one myself.

    I hope you'll make it to visit your daugther! It's also easier when people around you speak just that language and you have no other choice than to learn it. But these days quite a lot of people know enough English, especially in Turkey?
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    3
    Arabic,English and Hebrew
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    English, Japanese, Spanish, German.
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Spanish, English, and working on Arabic in sha Allah
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    hmmm

    3 very fluently AlhamdulillAh...Arabic(native tongue), french and english!
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    I speak Urdu, English, French, Hindi, Punjabi, and a little philippnes.
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    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
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Somali, English, Swahili.

    I can't write in Swahili though, used to be able to read and write in Arabic.
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    Assalam Alaikum

    Hmm....3 - Urdu, English, Hindi, lil Arabic
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    i can only speak arabic and english .. but as a child i learned french and then i didnt continue studyin it and i wish i had .. cuz i forgot everythin
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    English, Pashto and Urdu.

    format_quote Originally Posted by zAk View Post
    3 for me. English, Urdu and Hindi.
    But when it comes to reading, add Arabic to the list And a bit of gujarati and Telugu[local language]
    Urdu and Hindi is the same! Btw, I always thought you were Gujarati?
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    AssalamuAlaykum

    English - Read, write, converse

    Urdu - Read, write, converse

    Gujrati - Read, write, can understand spoken Gujrati but cant converse too well.

    Arabic - Read, write, can converse a litte but very basic.

    WassalamuAlaykum

    P.S Bangla is on the list insha'Allah soon
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    I can speak, read and write 2 languages, English and Afrikaans

    I can read and write arabic but understand very little of it
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    format_quote Originally Posted by Al-Zaara View Post
    Peace, Gene!

    5 - Albanian, Swedish, Finnish, English and German.

    How many do you speak yourself?


    I do speak Albanian 2, English and little bit Spanish...
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    format_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


    I speak 3 my self, dutch, arabic, english.

    Uncle woodrow what made u learn the maroccan accent, out of all the arabic accents? Not that there is anything wrong with maroccan way but am just curious
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    Re: How many languages do you speak?

    English and still learning Arabic.. I'm bored with English. I need to dedicate more time learning Arabic so I can start speaking it
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