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Are you bilingual? Trilingual?

Asked by beast (1020 points ) June 30th, 2008

What different languages can you speak?

I can speak full English, a lot of Italian, and a small amount of Spanish.

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klaas4's avatar

Dutch, English, German and French. Descending order.

ezraglenn's avatar

Fluent English, Proficient Hebrew, Extremely Shaky Italian, and I’m taking French next year at school.

elchoopanebre's avatar

I think Hebrew is the most beautiful language I’ve ever heard.

I wish I knew it!

yetanother's avatar

I’m fluent in Spanish and English, what do I win?

Nothing? drag.

damien's avatar

English and drunken english (oh, and does pig latin count?).

osullivanbr's avatar

English. Yip that’s about it, a wee bit shaky on that too eh. One day, when I finally figure out English properly, I’ll move on to something else.

Oh actually I know how to ask “can i go to the bathroom” in Irish.

Trance24's avatar

Fluent in English, and fairly good at German.

marinelife's avatar

English, some French.

wildflower's avatar

Native Faroese, fluent Danish and English. Fully understand Norwegian, Swedish and Icelandic. Understand some German and Dutch.

elchoopanebre's avatar

@wildflower

Faroese?

Sweet

wildflower's avatar

Yup. I’m one of about 50000 that count it as my native language ( and not to be confused with Farsi )

shilolo's avatar

Fluent in English and Hebrew. Passable (mostly medical) Spanish.

flameboi's avatar

Fluent English & Spanish, taking italian some day, failed at french (romance with a french girl, then, I despised the language :(

Vincentt's avatar

Native Dutch speaker, and, after I’ve received my IB diploma in a week or so, officially a near-native English speaker. That’s about all :)

seVen's avatar

Polish, English, and Italian all done fluently.

dragonflyfaith's avatar

I always joke that I don’t know english well enough to consider learning another language. I wish I did though.

iwamoto's avatar

fluent Dutch, German and English

my asperger enables me to imitate “accents”, not like a pirate one, but the pronunciation etc. all into near nativeness

emt333's avatar

english, french, passable spanish

lifeflame's avatar

廣東話母語, 普通话望中华, English, la belle langue, trochę polski…

Knotmyday's avatar

English, Spanish, French.

rowenaz's avatar

Polish, English, some Albanian, some Hebrew, some Bosnian, some Serbo-Croation, some Macedonian – but my husband is much much better….he’s fluent in Albanian/English/Macedonian/Serbo-Croation/ almost fluent in German/Italian/Spanish/French and his Bulgarian is getting pretty passable…

osullivanbr's avatar

Cripes… That’s a lot o’ languages.
Wish I could have that kind of commitment to something like this. Well done. And while I’m at it, well done to all the rest too. Big respect, I’m impressed.

and feel slightly dumb now :-)

robmandu's avatar

Do programming languages count?

wildflower's avatar

Do you speak C++ with an American accent?

robmandu's avatar

with a Texan accent!

#include <iostream.h>

main()
{
cout << “Howdy, y’all!”;

cout << “Hallo, Welt!”; // and some rusty, dusty Deutsch, too.

return 0;
}

wildflower's avatar

That’s just too cool!

spendy's avatar

Fluent in English, French, with some (very, very little) Italian, Spanish, German

davidglidden's avatar

Native English speaker. Fluent French. Spectacular Spanish. General German. Deplorable Dutch.

ideabrian's avatar

I can speak English, conversational Portuguese and Spanish, and fleeting Mandarin

anthony81212's avatar

English = Mandarin > French > Japanese

russellsouza's avatar

Fluent in English and French, very basic comprehension of Sanskrit.

TaoSan's avatar

German and English…

rowenaz's avatar

WOW! I thought my daughter didn’t speak any of the other languages, but I heard her at school talking to someone in ALBANIAN!! WHO KNEW? I hope I can beat it out of her…

Knotmyday's avatar

Ahh, corporal punishment. A delectable afterschool treat…

What’s the preference; open hand or belt? My mom liked to use whatever was at hand…a tv remote once, as I recall. Maybe she was trying to mute me.

klaas4's avatar

@rowenaz: Why would you beat it out of her?

rowenaz's avatar

I don’t want her to marry an Albanian, of course, like I did ;) so MUCH trouble!!

90s_kid's avatar

cintilingual….italian and english main then french sign language chinese and well…½ spanish so not quite cintilingual

wildflower's avatar

how do you speak half a language?

90s_kid's avatar

i only know part of it not all…like…only the basics

90s_kid's avatar

im learning it in school thats why i mntioned it

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

Fluent English, a surprisingly large amount of Spanish, and a little bit of Rosseta Stone Italian.

rowenaz's avatar

Do you like the Rosetta Stone language learning tool? I always wondered if people thought they were effective.

toomuchcoffee911's avatar

@rowenaz Rosseta Stone is ok… it can only teach you nouns, not really sentence structure. The only two sentences I can say so far are “Lui mangia.” He eats. And “Lei mangia” She eats.

_fonzo's avatar

I speak Portuguese and English fluently, as well as a lot of French. :D

tilc's avatar

Hungarian: native
English: pretty good
German: good
Dutch: starter
Arabic: starter

Cartman's avatar

Swedish, French, English, Russian, some Portuguese.

johanna's avatar

Swedish, English, French, Russian, little Spanish. Unfortunately apart from English and French I never use my knowledge and I get more and more rusty every day which sucks.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

Native English, almost conversational Spanish.

I once lived in a small town called Comfort, TX, where there were many trilinguals; Texan English, German (a strong German immigrant culture passed down for 2–3 gaenerations) and Spanish (after all, it was Mexico at one time).

Michael_Huntington's avatar

English, Spanish, (some) Cantonese, French, Italian and Swedish

Pandora's avatar

Fluent in English and conversational spanish. Use to be fluent in baby babble but its been some years so, I’m not so fluent any more.
Worst language to understand is mountain folk babble.

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