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Mytly
10-09-06, 13:32
This forum seems to attract people from all over the world, not all of whom speak/write English very well as it’s not their first language. So, I started wondering what language is their first language, and which other languages they – and the rest of the forum members – know.
As for me, I know 7: English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, French, German and Japanese. I am not equally fluent in all of these, however – I know only a little bit of the last two! ;)

xMiSsCrOfTx
10-09-06, 13:34
English, Spanish, German, some Greek, some Japanese and very little French. :p I hope to learn many more throughout my life.

MiCkiZ88
10-09-06, 13:35
English
Spanish
Hebrew ( just a newbie at it :p )
Swedish
Finnish
German

xMyrax
10-09-06, 13:36
Arabic, English and still learning French (I suck at it XD)

kill bill
10-09-06, 13:37
chinese.
irish
german
french
japanese:D

Rickéh
10-09-06, 13:38
Dutch
English
French
German

Captain Mazda
10-09-06, 13:40
Fluent in Finnish, English, Farsi, and pretty good at French.

Angelx14
10-09-06, 13:40
Lol, you're reading my mind. I wanted to make a thread like this too..:p

-Latvian
-Russian
-German
-English
-Spanish (Only a little..)
-French (few words..:D:p)

Mad Tony
10-09-06, 13:43
English
French
Swedish (a little)

Rivendell
10-09-06, 13:44
English and Welsh, and a very basic understanding of French, though I'm not good at speaking it I got the gist in school a few years ago!

Lara Croft!
10-09-06, 13:48
Greek
English
French

raiderfun
10-09-06, 13:51
arabic , and french , and english , and a little italian , ans spain :)

StarCroft:AOD
10-09-06, 13:51
You know French LC!. :eek:


I only know Spanish and English... :(

BtoFu
10-09-06, 13:53
English
Korean
Cantonese
A tiny bit of French

Lone Raider
10-09-06, 13:55
my first language is german, but I speak english, spanish and french, and learned a few bits of turkish, arabic, russian and portugese years ago. But most of that's gone now .(

Lavinder
10-09-06, 13:55
English
French
And a tiny bit of punjabi :)

Andrea Lara
10-09-06, 13:57
English and german. I'd love to learn spanish, but don't know how.

VonCroy360
10-09-06, 13:59
Croatian, English and German (I know how to speak, but german grammar kills me). :D

I would love to learn French and Dutch; Romanian and Italian also seem nice... :)

Greenkey2
10-09-06, 13:59
I am extremely fluent in my native English :wve: I also speak a few phrases in French and German, and can understand some Latin and Greek if it's written down :p


I would like to improve my language skills though :wve:

Lone Raider
10-09-06, 14:00
English and german. I'd love to learn spanish, but don't know how.

go and live in Spain for a while :)

Angelx14
10-09-06, 14:00
English and german. I'd love to learn spanish, but don't know how.
Just like other languages.:) With teacher and with your mind.
Ooorrr..From movies, jut like me.;)

Andrea Lara
10-09-06, 14:04
I could have done an apprenticeship where I would have learned spanish, but I didn't want to quit my current job.

Just like other languages.:) With teacher and with your mind.
Ooorrr..From movies, jut like me.;)


I learn from movies a lot, too :)

go and live in Spain for a while :)

Okay, who wants to go with me? :D

Andromeda66
10-09-06, 14:04
Whats your mother tongue Mytly?

Miksu : I'm learning Hebrew as well! :)

Arabic, English and still learning French (I suck at it XD)

:tmb:

Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Spanish, a pinch of Italian, a cupful of German and a dash of Hebrew.

MiCkiZ88
10-09-06, 14:06
Miksu : I'm learning Hebrew as well! :)

:) the only problem is to how to write it with these letters :p

Shalom :wve: Manishma?

:p

tha_mattster
10-09-06, 14:12
English - enough for any Brit :o

Lone Raider
10-09-06, 14:13
I could have done an apprenticeship where I would have learned spanish, but I didn't want to quit my current job.




I learn from movies a lot, too :)



Okay, who wants to go with me? :D
sorry I'm out... I've lived there for five years but now I'm kind of tied up in Germany.

I'm amazed how many people actually speak german... why?

tha_mattster
10-09-06, 14:16
I'm amazed how many people actually speak german... why?

Forced to learn german at school :D

Though I think its more useful to speak french than german no offense intended :p

But German is good to learn because it's harder than french! But the spelling is so easy, everything is written how it sounds - complete opposite of english.

MiCkiZ88
10-09-06, 14:17
I'm amazed how many people actually speak german... why?
I just took it cause it seemed like fun thing to learn.. but after 4 years I got bored and my skills are rusty..

Lone Raider
10-09-06, 14:21
Forced to learn german at school :D

Though I think its more useful to speak french than german no offense intended :p

.

well that's what I think, too, really. It's of no international use. If I weren't german, I wouldn't bother to learn it either.

Betal
10-09-06, 14:24
swedish
english
french (little)
danish(little)
norwegian(little)

VonCroy360
10-09-06, 14:25
Forced to learn german at school :D


True. :D


Though I think its more useful to speak french than german no offense intended :p


Everyone speaks english today anyway, so if you learn any other language, it's probably because you like it, no because you'll use it.

Mytly
10-09-06, 14:27
Wow, what a LOT of multilingual people out here! :eek:
Keep it up, guys! :tmb:

Whats your mother tongue Mytly?

Technically Gujarati, but I'm way more fluent in English, so I consider that my first language. :D

a tiny bit of punjabi

How come you know Punjabi, Lavinder?

Hybrid Soldier
10-09-06, 14:28
I only know English and French, considering my mom's side of the family is french, i'd say i know it pretty well. :)

Andromeda66
10-09-06, 14:32
Technically Gujarati, but I'm way more fluent in English, so I consider that my first language. :D


Gujju!! Kem chho?


:) the only problem is to how to write it with these letters :p

Shalom :wve: Manishma?

:p

Shalom Micksu :wve:
letsa-ari, Ani medabeter rak ketsat ivrit :)

Tomb Raider Master
10-09-06, 14:48
Croatian, English, Italian, Spanish and Latin. :)

Angelx14
10-09-06, 14:53
Everyone speaks english today anyway, so if you learn any other language, it's probably because you like it, no because you'll use it.
Agreed.:)
I want know all languages, because they are cool..But that's too hard lol.

Captain Mazda
10-09-06, 15:32
At 3,4 I knew Farsi and Finnish. At 8 I added English to my databank :)

Started French at 10.

FourBalls
10-09-06, 15:34
Well, obviously I'm fluent in Estonian. And I consider myself quite fluent in English aswell. I've been learning Russian for 3 years but I suck :p
I also know a bit of German and Finnish.

Jamie18
10-09-06, 15:43
English is my first language, but I have a basic understanding of Irish language (I couldn't have a conversation with anyone - I just know what I need to know :p ).

In school I did:
1 year of French
3 years of Spanish
5 years of German

I also speak Ullans/Ulster-Scots and am learning Greek :wve:


German was my favourite foreign language to learn :)

K.J
10-09-06, 15:51
Norwegian
English
German
Swedish/Danish
Womble language

Mad Tony
10-09-06, 15:52
Womble language
Womble language?
Indulge us on this fasinating language you speak?

tampi
10-09-06, 16:23
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
:vlol: :vlol: :vlol: :vlol: :vlol: :vlol: :vlol: :vlol: :vlol:

English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, French, German and Japanese.English, Spanish, German, some Greek, some Japanese and very little FrenchEnglish
Spanish
Hebrew ( just a newbie at it )
Swedish
Finnish
German Arabic, English and still learning French chinese.
irish
german
french
japanese Dutch
English
French
German-Latvian
-Russian
-German
-English
-Spanish (Only a little..)
-French (few words..)arabic , and french , and english , and a little italian , ans spain I only know Spanish and English... English
Korean
Cantonese
A tiny bit of French


CANTONESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????

Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Spanish, a pinch of Italian, a cupful of German and a dash of Hebrew.
SANSKRIT????????????

swedish
english
french (little)
danish(little)
norwegian(little)

But people! !!!!! this is the thread that has left me more than stone

gugu, tata :cln: :D

tampi
10-09-06, 16:26
And the title says: "Which language/s do you know?"

:vlol: :vlol:

Mad Tony
10-09-06, 16:38
:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:
:vlol: :vlol: :vlol: :vlol: :vlol: :vlol: :vlol: :vlol: :vlol:

English, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, French, German and Japanese.English, Spanish, German, some Greek, some Japanese and very little FrenchEnglish
Spanish
Hebrew ( just a newbie at it )
Swedish
Finnish
German Arabic, English and still learning French chinese.
irish
german
french
japanese Dutch
English
French
German-Latvian
-Russian
-German
-English
-Spanish (Only a little..)
-French (few words..)arabic , and french , and english , and a little italian , ans spain I only know Spanish and English... English
Korean
Cantonese
A tiny bit of French


CANTONESE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????

Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Spanish, a pinch of Italian, a cupful of German and a dash of Hebrew.
SANSKRIT????????????

swedish
english
french (little)
danish(little)
norwegian(little)

But people! !!!!! this is the thread that has left me more than stone

gugu, tata :cln: :D
Are you saying you know all those languages?

Ampersand
10-09-06, 16:43
English. I can understand a lot of Tagalog as well, but don't speak it. :)

(And I'm picking up teh noobspeak, thanks to Atlantean-Squid. :D)

only Croft
10-09-06, 16:49
I now Portuguese (lol) english (again lol), spanish, italian, a bit of French and some MSN XD

tampi
10-09-06, 16:50
Are you saying you know all those languages?


YOU say this :)

Each one of you says that knows five, six or seven languages, or more
And he asked that language or languages.
Therefore I laugh

FourBalls
10-09-06, 16:51
I now Portuguese (lol) english (again lol), spanish, italian, a bit of French and some MSN XD
I didn't know MSN had its own language :pi:

Mad Tony
10-09-06, 16:51
YOU say this :)
Err..what do you mean?
I'm saying do YOU know all those languages?
YES OR NO

Andromeda66
10-09-06, 16:54
I think he/she is trying to quote some of the members .


Hindi, Sanskrit, English, Spanish, a pinch of Italian, a cupful of German and a dash of Hebrew.
SANSKRIT????????????


Yes. Sanskrit. Its the language of the Vedic scriptures.

peffect
10-09-06, 16:59
I speak arabic and french very well,english and some japanese(just few wordz)^^'

AnthonyShock1515
10-09-06, 17:00
French (dropped it finally) 3/5
German 4/5
Japanese 2/5
Russian 4/5
Icelandic 1/5
Chinese 1/5
Greek 0/5 (Ive had a hard week:p )
Polish 1/5
Czech 1/5
Hungarian 2/5
Arabic 0/5 Its really hard!
Norwegian 3/5
Latin 0/5 Quit pullin me now!

rika2
10-09-06, 17:03
Portuguese
Spanish
English
French (a bit)

tampi
10-09-06, 17:04
Err..what do you mean?
I'm saying do YOU know all those languages?
YES OR NO
Not, man! how do I be going to know all those languages.
I have gone copying and pasting the languages that the people said

Yes. Sanskrit. Its the language of the Vedic scriptures.

I know, naturally. And arameo and hebreo,that any say it.
But he/she know it?????????? :p :D


LOOK, LOOK AnthonyShock1515 says 13 languages :cln: :D

Assassino
10-09-06, 17:04
English.
Spanish [Still studying]
French...of what I remember from 3 years ago.

Atlantean-Squid
10-09-06, 17:06
(And I'm picking up teh noobspeak, thanks to Atlantean-Squid. :D)

np =DDDDDDDDDdddDddDdd

As for me:
English, a bit of German, internet Swedish (bears far more resemblance to noobspeak than actual Swedish. It's how most people from Scandinavia talk on online games), noobspeak, and HTML.

Andromeda66
10-09-06, 17:07
I know, naturally. And arameo and hebreo,that any say it.
But he/she know it?????????? :p :D


I don't understand you. :confused:

Natla'd
10-09-06, 17:12
English (pratically fluent ;))
German (from five years of study - forgotten all the particulars, but I still recognise a lot of words, it's rather similar to English in the great scheme of things because they're both germanic)
French (Hardly any)
Spanish (Just 1-10 and the chorus of a Bowling for Soup song)
Japanese (I have an NVQ in it, or something like that - I can say "Is this a book?" and "Yes, we have no bananas" and that's about it).

tampi
10-09-06, 17:13
np =DDDDDDDDDdddDddDdd

... and HTML.
:vlol: :vlol: :D


I don't understand you.

That I already know that the Sánskrito is an old language, and the Aramaic and the Hebrew also.
Only I am doing joke on the quantity of languages that the people says that knows

:) :cln: ;)

just croft
10-09-06, 17:26
I now Portuguese (lol) english (again lol), spanish, italian, a bit of French and some MSN XD

I didn't know MSN had its own language :pi:

Only croft I just couldn't resist... you say you know english, well it's spelled "Know"

and FourBalls belive me if you talked with me and only Croft in MSN you wouldn't understand a thing... lol


About the post:
Portuguese
English
French
few words in Spanish and Latin

badboy70
10-09-06, 17:29
dutch, english and french
but i want to learn portugese :D

BtoFu
10-09-06, 17:45
:vlol: :vlol: :D




That I already know that the Sánskrito is an old language, and the Aramaic and the Hebrew also.
Only I am doing joke on the quantity of languages that the people says that knows

:) :cln: ;)

I still don't know what the hell you're talking about. So much for keeping up foreign relations. :p

Yuna´s Wish
10-09-06, 17:49
English and Spanish, looking forward to learning Chinese...

marggo
10-09-06, 17:58
< Bulgarian :D
English
French
Russian

Camera Obscura
10-09-06, 18:11
English (fluently)
Spanish (my native tongue, although I make many mistakes)
French (I'm okay in French, it's the listening part that's hard)

I want to learn Japanese but I don't get as much free time as I use to. :(

Lone Raider
10-09-06, 18:52
I still don't know what the hell you're talking about. So much for keeping up foreign relations. :p

s/he just doesn't believe people are telling the truth. Of course, it sounds a lot, but a lot of people live in bi- or multilingual countries or take up two or three languages at school. Or speak welsh aswell as english etc.

I don't see why people would bull**** about how many linguas they know, it's rather quickly uncovered isn't it.
...hmmm... :mis:
I have a bit of a poem here...
sein blick ist vom vor&#252;bergehn der st&#228;be so m&#252;d geworden, da&#223; er nichts mehr h&#228;lt
ihm ist, als ob es tausend st&#228;be g&#228;be und hinter den tausend st&#228;ben keine welt
and I challenge you to a translation, off hand, no babelfish or googling :ton:

tampi
10-09-06, 19:14
s/he just doesn't believe people are telling the truth. Of course, it sounds a lot, but a lot of people live in bi- or multilingual countries or take up two or three languages at school. Or speak welsh aswell as english etc.

I don't see why people would bull**** about how many linguas they know, it's rather quickly uncovered isn't it.
...hmmm... :mis:
I have a bit of a poem here...
sein blick ist vom vorübergehn der stäbe so müd geworden, daß er nichts mehr hält
ihm ist, als ob es tausend stäbe gäbe und hinter den tausend stäben keine welt
and I challenge you to a translation, off hand, no babelfish or googling :ton:

First thanks, and then... :p :cln: :D

viper456
10-09-06, 19:18
erm English

a tiny tiny tiiiiiny bit of french (from school back in the day lol)

and Bad Language :)

im fluent in the first and second ones :)!

Mona Sax
10-09-06, 19:27
English, German and a bit of French.

"sein blick ist vom vor&#252;bergehn der st&#228;be so m&#252;d geworden, da&#223; er nichts mehr h&#228;lt
ihm ist, als ob es tausend st&#228;be g&#228;be und hinter den tausend st&#228;ben keine welt"
"His gaze has become so tired from the passing bars that it can't focus anymore
It seems to him there are a thousand bars and behind those thousand bars - no world."

I love that poem (it's Der Panther by Rainer Maria Rilke).

Mytly
10-09-06, 19:28
Whoa, Lone Raider, what a challenge! :D However, I have already stated that my knowledge of German is very limited, so I won't attempt to translate. :whi:

Gujju!! Kem chho?
Majhama chhe. Tame kem chho? ;)

I am guessing your mother tongue is Hindi, Andromeda66? Whereabouts in India are you from?

da tomb raider!
10-09-06, 19:31
I know English, Spanish, and a little bit of French. :)

Apofiss
10-09-06, 20:21
(not sure, perhaps i did post here hmm...)

Latvian
English
Russian
German

..and learning japanese with a turtle speed XD

Sofitegan
10-09-06, 20:30
I am fluent in English (duh) spanish, latin, french, german, chinese, japanese, swedish and double dutch. :D

Just kidding. :D

Actually i know english and a little french. i'd like to learn spanish and chinese though. :)

Mytly
10-09-06, 20:48
How is it that so many people here know Latin? :confused: I always thought it was a dead language!

Mad Tony
10-09-06, 20:48
How is it that so many people here know Latin? :confused: I always thought it was a dead language!
A lot of words are derived from Latin.
And some very very old books might be written in Latin.

Tomb Raider Master
10-09-06, 21:07
Mad Tony:
A lot of words are derived from Latin.
And some very very old books might be written in Latin.
And AOD has some parts written in Latin, too... :p

Dingaling
10-09-06, 21:13
English
Some German (it's been about 3 years since I was last learning but I can still read some words and phrases)
French (6 years of study and still can't remember most things tho', LOL! Altho' I can read it pretty well)
Spanish (3 years of study, like the others I can read it but my listening, speaking and writing aren't exactly the best)

How hard is it to learn Russian (or Gaelic), those are two languages I'm interested in to learn :)

And to finish this off:

Ich bin waterbuch! (spelling may be wrong)

tha_mattster
10-09-06, 21:16
Dingaling try this :D

http://www.bbc.co.uk/scotland/alba/foghlam/beag_air_bheag/index.shtml

Mar sin leibh :wve:

Dingaling
10-09-06, 21:19
Tapadh leat :D

CerebralAssassin
10-09-06, 21:21
Greek and english...greeklish :D

Lost_Soul
10-09-06, 21:31
English, Estonian, Russian(Not that good) and a bit of Finnish(but I'm also learning it in school now so hopefully I'll know it better in a few years)

EdwardElricsGirl
11-09-06, 00:30
English and German so far. next year i'm taking French.

StarCroft:AOD
11-09-06, 01:58
I would like to learn French... Seems to be a very sexy language!. :)

Kamrusepas
11-09-06, 02:45
Fluidly Finnish and English.
A tiny bit of Swedish.
Very little French.
Even less German.
Desperately trying to learn Latin.
The first three sentences of the Bible in Hebrew :vlol: [seriously]

CerebralAssassin
11-09-06, 02:55
Fluidly Finnish and English.
A tiny bit of Swedish.
Very little French.
Even less German.
Desperately trying to learn Latin.
The first three sentences of the Bible in Hebrew :vlol: [seriously]

fluently not fluidly LOL...do I have to tutor you too Kam? j/k!!:p

Thorir
11-09-06, 03:16
Norwegian
English (British-esque with a touch of icy nordic accent)
Swedish
Danish
Some Icelandic
Simple Japanese
Understand some German, Spanish and French, but can&#180;t speak it.
Maybe a bit of Dutch too, I understand some when I read it.

Lone Raider
11-09-06, 05:49
English, German and a bit of French.


"His gaze has become so tired from the passing bars that it can't focus anymore
It seems to him there are a thousand bars and behind those thousand bars - no world."

I love that poem (it's Der Panther by Rainer Maria Rilke).

Lovely :) But you knew the poem, so it's not translated off-hand :p
it's actually my favourite german poem. I made a song from it even...

& LOL @ Dingaling :D

angelika
11-09-06, 05:57
greek (native)
english
french

Nicky
11-09-06, 06:49
English (very fluently) & Spanish (quite fluently). I also speak a bit French and can understand perfectly Italian (can't speak it yet though, except for some expressions).

Taleigha
11-09-06, 18:31
english (obv) french, italian, german, spanish. a bit of russian.

i went to study french and italian @ uni but quit. i was homesick...

Abentee
11-09-06, 18:44
Polish (native ^^)
English (I think I'm not so bad)
German (I was learning for 3 years... I don't know why. Oh, I know. Stupid school. I don't like this language :p)
Japanese (just a little, but I love it)
Russian (I don't remember anything, old story)

tampi
11-09-06, 19:03
For the ones that they know something about latin
Do you know what is this?

UT QUEANT LAXIS
RESONARE FIBRIS
MIRA GESTORUM
FAMULI TUORUM
SOLVE POLLUTI
LABII REATUM
SANCTE IOHANNES

tampi
11-09-06, 20:07
A curiosity of general culture.The origin of the musical notes

UT queant laxis
REsonare fibris
MIra gestorum
FAmuli tuorum
SOLve polluti
LAbii reatum
Sancte Iohannes

It is a text of Paulo Deacon, monk of Montecasino and Guido of Arezzo removed the names of the notes of the musical scale taking the first syllable of each hemistich, In the 18th century was substituted in French UT, little sonorous by DO :ton: :)

Cord_Croft
11-09-06, 20:14
English/German + Tad of spanish and french.

Mona Sax
12-09-06, 16:25
it's actually my favourite german poem. I made a song from it even...
Care to share it?

Andromeda66
12-09-06, 17:12
Whoa, Lone Raider, what a challenge! :D However, I have already stated that my knowledge of German is very limited, so I won't attempt to translate. :whi:


Majhama chhe. Tame kem chho? ;)



Majhama :wve:

I am guessing your mother tongue is Hindi, Andromeda66? Whereabouts in India are you from?

Amchi Mumbai!!! http://elouai.com/images/yahoo/a14.gif

Where you at? :wve:

laracroft2122
12-09-06, 18:09
English
Spanish
French
German
Italian

LANGUAGES NO GOOD AT AND WHO WILL TELL YOU

Finish - Mickki

Mytly
13-09-06, 05:25
Amchi Mumbai!!! http://elouai.com/images/yahoo/a14.gif

Where you at? :wve:
Ooh, a fellow Mumbaikar!
Hiya, neighbour! :wve:

jarhead
13-09-06, 06:55
english, a few words of french . hmmm i dont know a lot

Andromeda66
13-09-06, 12:34
Ooh, a fellow Mumbaikar!
Hiya, neighbour! :wve:

Hello fellow mumbaikar :wve: