How many of you speak more than one language ?

posted 2 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 61
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Bumble Beekeeper

DeniseSecunda :  

I can speak (well, remember) a bit of Latin too ! And your post  explains  your username doesn’t it ..

Post # 62
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Bumble bee

elderbee :  Indeed it does! πŸ˜‰ Did you take it in college or high school? It’s not a standard part of the curricula these days, which is a shame. 

Post # 63
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: July 2017

I speak English and Russian fluently πŸ™‚ 

Post # 64
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2019 - Turkey

Turkish is my mother tongue, I’m near native in English. About B2 level in German, and can understand and speak Swiss German to a certain level. I was A2 level in Arabic too, studied Arabic for 1 year to impress my crush back in the day, haha. But I have to refresh my Arabic. 

Post # 65
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Newbee
  • Wedding: October 2020 - Oak Brook, IL

Polish and English (native speaker for both.)

Post # 66
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2017

French was actually my first language. 

 

I also stufied Latin (I remember very little but it has boosted my knowledge of other languages) and Spanish for several years. 

 

So like…I speak 2.3 languages 😁 (English, French, and some very butchered Spanish)

Post # 67
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Helper bee

I speak English and French fluently and Spanish conversationally. I learned Spanish in school and live in a city with a massive Spanish-speaking population. My father was a native Latvian speaker, but my Latvian is pretty terrible, which is a shame. I would like to learn German. My boyfriend speaks English, Dutch, and German fluently, so there are a lot of languages between us. Frankly I think everyone should study at LEAST one foreign language as part of their basic education.

Post # 68
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Busy bee

marylen :  

Obviously English is my first language, but I am fluent in Afrikaans (an indigenous South African language developed by the Dutch settlers, still widely spoken in South Africa to this day) as my dad and his family are Afrikaans.

I know some French, and I am currently learning Irish Gaelic (as a tribute to my Irish heritage on my mother’s side). I love languages!

Post # 69
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Helper bee

I live in the U.S. and English is my native language. All through out school I took Spanish and I have a bachelors degree in Spanish as well. I can practice medicine in Spanish at a Hispanic free clinic. However at the hospital, legally I can only give directions to the bathroom or tell someone which floor a specialty is on. So once I graduate with my M.D. I plan to take a competency test so I can legally treat patients without the use of a Marti or in house interpreter. 

I’m very envious of my little brother. He’s fluent in English, Spanish, and is currently learning mandarin to go along with his masters degree in international business. 

My husband is German and still has a lot of family in Germany and I would love to learn the language one day. 

Post # 70
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2016

My native is English, and for a good amount of time i was fluent in spanish, my spanish skills now a days need some major work though. I do still understand spanish pretty well, just cant speak it as well any longer. 

i can understand french pretty half decent, but speaking it is a whole other level of nope. Ive been trying to learn for what seems like forever. 

Post # 71
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2019

I am fluent in two languages, but I can comfortably speak three. Grew up in America so of course English is my first language. I learned Castilian Spanish in school and became fluent quickly (Spanish is so easy to learn, goodness) and I have a Quebecois family. However, I haven’t visited my family in Quebec for a long time after my grandmother died, so I’m probably shaky on my French, but I still consider myself comfortable with speaking it if I have to. πŸ™‚ 

Post # 72
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2017 - Rossino Castle

My first language is Italian, English is my second. I learned English in school and kept studying afterwards. 

I also took French and Latin classes, but I forgot most of both languages πŸ˜‚

Post # 73
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Blushing bee

I speak 4 and am hoping to pick up a 5th in the next 2 years or so. 

Post # 74
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2021 - City, State

I’m a conlang nerd so I speak a lot of conlangs, I am fluent in Esperanto and I have a lot of books in that conlang, but I also have dabbled in Laaden and Toki Pona. I haven’t tried Klingon because I am not much of a Trekkie. People always say I should try learning a more useful language, but this is one of my autistic interests and I can’t control which autistic interest I choose. 

Post # 75
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Busy bee

I speak Lithuanian and English. Lithuanian and English were taught at the same time to me, but I was born in the U.S. πŸ™‚

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