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What languages can you speak?

Asked by Luiveton (4024 points ) November 2nd, 2011

What languages do you have fluency in? What’s your favorite out of all of them? Can you type a sentence or more using that language here? Should be fun, heehee.

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Michael_Huntington's avatar

Ich kann Deutsch

tom_g's avatar

I can fumble my way around American English a bit. That’s about it – even after 2 years of French in high school and 2 years of Spanish in college. It’s embarrassing, really. I have promised myself that I will learn Spanish before I kick it.

Brian1946's avatar

I’m not fluent in any language. My linguistic skills flew out the window when I caught the flu. ;-p

JLeslie's avatar

English and pretty good at Spanish.

Vamos a la playa.

Ayesha's avatar

Urdu, Punjabi, English, most Hindi and some Dutch.

muppetish's avatar

I am fluent in English and should be decent at French but I have forgotten so much of it by now.

I really want to learn Swedish, so if someone would like to teach me..

Luiveton's avatar

I can speak French, I really want to learn Russian.

Bart19's avatar

Dutch (native language) and English. I suck at French and kann nur ein bisschen Deutsch sprechen.I would love to become more fluent in German.

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Russian, English.

Coloma's avatar

English, a tiny sprinkling of Spanish and Mandarin, but, I am most fluent in Goose, Cat and horse. :-D

wundayatta's avatar

Fluent in English and Body; knowledge of basic Russian and French; and about ten words each of German, Spanish, Japanese and Portuguese.

Espiritus_Corvus's avatar

Fluent in English and Swedish. I can read, with varying levels of difficulty, French, Spanish, Italian, German, and all the Scandinavian languages except Icelandic.

downtide's avatar

I’m fluent only in English. I can get by in French and Spanish just enough to order food at a restaurant, say please and thankyou and ask for directions.

poisonedantidote's avatar

English, Spanish, Catalan, Mallorquin, German, and I’m now working on Mandarin Chinese.

zensky's avatar

Three languages well, a few more that are similar enough to figure out. English so so.

Symbeline's avatar

I speak both French and English, and I like zombies.

Le français c’est ma première langue, et j’aime les zombies.

I’d like to learn Norwegian.

Hibernate's avatar

Speak no engles but Dinero I talk it fluent :))

Fly's avatar

I am fluent in English, and nearly fluent in French. I also plan on studying Arabic in college.

harple's avatar

Dwi’n gallu siarad Cymraeg yn well na unrhyw iaith arall… except for English of course….

I can do American sometimes…. here I’ll try:

What color is the screensaver on your cellphone?

(See, I’m a natural!)

HungryGuy's avatar

English, COBOL, PL/1, Pascal, C, Javascript, PHP, Fortran, SQL, Lisp, and Basic.

Brian1946's avatar

@harple

“Dwi’n gallu siarad Cymraeg yn well na unrhyw iaith arall….”

That looks like Welsh, or is it Gaelic?

JLeslie's avatar

I completely forgot jibberish. I lidigurve flidiguthidiger (I love fluther).

And, a little Yiddish. Mishbookah mishigas (family craziness and chaos).

And, 10 words in each of French, German, and Japanese.

fizzbanger's avatar

Russian… ya ne mogu govorit’ ochen’ khorosho (ne svobodno), no ponimayu nimnogo.

What I remember from HS Spanish: Tengo un gato en mis pantalones.

JLeslie's avatar

@fizzbanger ¿Tienes un gato in tus pantalones? Are you using gato as a slang? LOL.

fizzbanger's avatar

@JLeslie Not sure what kind of connotation “cat” has in other languages. Hehe.

JLeslie's avatar

@fizzbanger It’s not that I know of the word cat being used in Spanish to mean girly parts, but the sentence made me think of it.

AshLeigh's avatar

I speak English, and I know Sign Language. But I can’t really type in Sign Language…

fizzbanger's avatar

@JLeslie I do remember the Portuguese word for “pussy” (sounds like bleeka?). Some Brazilian guys at a restaurant I used to work at used it like every other word, so it was the only thing I picked up. I would just open the back door and yell “BLEEKA!” to get their attention.

Aqua's avatar

I speak English natively, Spanish at the advanced level, and I’m working on professional fluency in Mandarin Chinese.

联合国官员应邀就改善基础设施的问题和非洲领导人谈话,同时谈到消除缺乏关键药物供应的方法。

harple's avatar

@Brian1946 Yes, Welsh…

@AshLeigh Ooh, you reminded me, I was once able to do sign language too. It’s been a while since I’ve used it now though. :/

AshLeigh's avatar

@harple, practice! It’s fun to know:)

bostonbeliever's avatar

English (duh), some French, I plan on being fluent in Russian within 3 years or so (still studying on an intermediate level), and I can read Latin.
I can also say “Yo quiero Taco Bell!”

harple's avatar

@AshLeigh Quite agree! Annoyingly, my BSL and your ASL would mean we would struggle to communicate with each other despite our competencies… It amazes me that there are so many dialects to sign language even within my own country… you’d think that it could somehow be a universal language really, wouldn’t you?!

zensky's avatar

I’m fluent in Google.Translate so I know about 5000 languages.

downtide's avatar

@HungryGuy I knew someone was going to give an answer like that.

HungryGuy's avatar

@downtide – Yeah! But I was the first, bwa-ha-ha-ha :-p

AshLeigh's avatar

@harple, I thought it was, until I actually started learning it!

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