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  • I speak only English

    24 39.34%
  • I speak English and one other language, from birth

    3 4.92%
  • I speak English and two other languages, from birth

    3 4.92%
  • I speak English and one other language from studies

    13 21.31%
  • I speak English and two other languages from studies

    10 16.39%
  • I speak English and one language from birth, one language from studies

    4 6.56%
  • I speak English and two other languages from birth, one language from studies

    0 0%
  • I speak English and one other language from birth, and two other languages from studies

    0 0%
  • I speak English and two other languages from birth, two other languages from studies

    1 1.64%
  • I speak in excess of English, two native languages, and two learnt languages

    3 4.92%
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Thread: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Outside of English.

    Basic reading/speaking/listening: German, Spanish/Portuguese.

    Basic speaking: French.

    Know a few things in Chinese.
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    I speak English only, but I have a smattering of Italian, and I used to know how to say 'nice tits' in French.
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Native English and Yorkshire dialect. Fluent Spanish, good working French, basic German, Turkish, Thai. I can make a few sentences in Dutch and Khmer.

    Language learning is a bit of a hobby of mine. I really love doing it. Of all those languages, Turkish is the one I enjoy wrapping my tongue around most; it just sounds great to me.

    Other languages I'd like to have a go at learning: a Native American language (Nahuatl or Qechua probably), Hindi and Old Norse. I think they'd all be fun!
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Native English and Yorkshire dialect. Fluent Spanish, good working French, basic German, Turkish, Thai. I can make a few sentences in Dutch and Khmer.

    Language learning is a bit of a hobby of mine. I really love doing it. Of all those languages, Turkish is the one I enjoy wrapping my tongue around most; it just sounds great to me.

    Other languages I'd like to have a go at learning: a Native American language (Nahuatl or Qechua probably), Hindi and Old Norse. I think they'd all be fun!
    It's a sort of hobby for me too.

    I've only found one decent book for learning Turkish.
    Have you ever used the Pimsluer learning programs?
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    It's a sort of hobby for me too.

    I've only found one decent book for learning Turkish.
    Have you ever used the Pimsluer learning programs?
    No, I haven't. Is that an online resource? Shall I Google it?

    Turkish text books are thin on the ground. I learned through night classes and I spend about a month in Istanbul most years.

    Teach Yourself Turkish isn't bad, and Türkçe Öğreniyoruz is good if you can find it. Kaya and MetalGear might have some more suggestions.
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    No, I haven't. Is that an online resource? Shall I Google it?
    Pimsleur is mostly auditory repetition but it works.
    You can buy through download, book chips(little memory cards with a special player) or cd's.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andalublue View Post
    Turkish text books are thin on the ground. I learned through night classes and I spend about a month in Istanbul most years.

    Teach Yourself Turkish isn't bad, and Türkçe Öğreniyoruz is good if you can find it. Kaya and MetalGear might have some more suggestions.
    I found one called "Elementary Turkish" by Lewis Thomas, it's good and has the English sound equivalents but I could definitely use native speakers.
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    Pimsleur is mostly auditory repetition but it works.
    You can buy through download, book chips(little memory cards with a special player) or cd's.

    Pimsleur language learning system - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia




    I found one called "Elementary Turkish" by Lewis Thomas, it's good and has the English sound equivalents but I could definitely use native speakers.
    Yeah, there is no substitute for being able to practice with native speakers, especially those who understand what it's like to learn a new language.

    The Teach Yourself Turkish (by David and Asuman Pollard) book comes with a CD that allows you to get a feel for the spoken language too. I just looked, it's just $19 on Amazon. It's not a bad product.

    I had a look at Pimsluer. It seems like a good method, but it's very expensive. I'd be more inclined to find a night school programme, if I could. It might be the solution for those with no access to tuition or native speakers.
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Kinda weird that you don't have even one option where English is not the native langugae, except of perhaps the last one.

    I speak Hebrew and Dutch from birth, anything else is from studies and only my French and English are really fluent. (English from school and talking with friends abroad, French from family and self-teaching)

    I've studied Arabic in school (speaking and writing) but I really disliked the language (or the class itself) and didn't continue it once it was no longer a compulsory class, so I know only the basics.
    I also know a bit of German due to its similarity to the Dutch language but I never really even try to speak German even when talking to a German person. I dislike that language as well.
    I'd like to learn more Russian, right now I know only the basics, but I have craploads of Russian-speaking friends and I hate it when people speak in a language that I do not understand.

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    I speak English only, but I have a smattering of Italian, and I used to know how to say 'nice tits' in French.
    'Vous avez des seins jolie' would do, just don't expect to get a "merci" after saying it to a girl.
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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    Kinda weird that you don't have even one option where English is not the native langugae, except of perhaps the last one.

    I speak Hebrew and Dutch from birth, anything else is from studies and only my French and English are really fluent. (English from school and talking with friends abroad, French from family and self-teaching)

    I've studied Arabic in school (speaking and writing) but I really disliked the language (or the class itself) and didn't continue it once it was no longer a compulsory class, so I know only the basics.
    I also know a bit of German due to its similarity to the Dutch language but I never really even try to speak German even when talking to a German person. I dislike that language as well.
    I'd like to learn more Russian, right now I know only the basics, but I have craploads of Russian-speaking friends and I hate it when people speak in a language that I do not understand.



    'Vous avez des seins jolie' would do, just don't expect to get a "merci" after saying it to a girl.
    Believe me, I wasn't attempting to glorify the position of English on the world stage -- our empire spread it around the world, and it'll stand or fall based on its merits alone, now.

    I simply included English in nearly every option because we're on an English-speaking board, and I had limited room.

    I would not have organised my poll in such a way were I on pravda.ru, of course.

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    Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak?

    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypse View Post
    'Vous avez des seins jolie' would do, just don't expect to get a "merci" after saying it to a girl.
    The point is to say it to a girl who doesn't speak French so it sounds romantic.
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