It's about 3 languages for me, turkish, english and swedish. English because it's important to know it, Swedish because I was born and raised in Sweden, and finally turkish because my parents are from there, how about you guys?
Sorry if it's not the most original topic
Danish: Because I'm Danish
English: Because I went to school... Not really.. Actually, because I watched a lot of movies and played games!!!
Japanese: Because I lived there for a year and kinda had to learn to speak with the family I lived with.
also know a little german, but not enough to count it as a spoken language.
I can call germans morons and ask them for pizza
About three, maybe four if i put in the effort to speak French.
Dutch: I'm from the Netherlands.
English: Pretty much selfthought thanks to the power of the internet.
It surely isn't Shakespeare or Wilde, but i get by.
German: My grandmother is from Germany and she learned me a great deal.
French: As i said before, i don't speak it well enough, so it doesn't count.
I'd really, really love to speak Japanese, but i don't know where to start.
Order in a course, learn to properly eat with the ohashi, Take a trip to Tokyo...?
I don't know.
Norwegian: Cause I lived in Norway for 17-18 years now.
Macedonian: Since i'm born there and still have a family there.
Serbian: Since my family speaks serbian(originally from Balkan area where there were mostly Serbians and Bosnians)
English: School, movies, music etc.
English, and I know a good deal of Spanish. I'm not entirely fluent in Spanish but I have a decent handle on the language. I began taking German this year for an easy A, but I don't think I'll pursue it in college. I want to go back to Spanish and become fluent.
" Hey thanks for making me feel dumb everybody. I speak 1, english. "Well then, perhaps you should make an effort to learn a second.
Technically I'm only fluent in English, but I'm pretty good with spanish. I've only taken like 6 college-level spanish classes...
I have to go with the boring one. Two.
I'm from Sweden so I speak swedish.... and english of course. How else would I be able to write here? ^_^
Oh wait! I worked in Denmark for over three years so I have a very good understanding of that too even if it's boderlining on swedish (however....ask swedes further up i the country and they don't understand a thing the danish are saying). I also understand norwegian but I would not say that I can handle it with great expertise. Understand yes, speak? No.
Norwegian because I live there, English because that's what I use 90% of the time, understand a fair bit of Portuguese because my father is Brazilian, and I can read and understand a lot of Japanese - though I'm far from fluent. In addition, Scandinavian languages are so similar that if you know one you can easily communicate with all of them.
- English (Native)
- Japanese (Learning, Beginner)
Just to throw a question out there for all the natives to English, do you feel thankful knowing English as your first language? From what I hear, it's a very difficult language. Anybody that had to learn English second-hand, I'd like to know how that experience went, and how long it took.
English a difficult language? Its one of the easiest languages to learn. The absolutely only thing somewhat irritating about english is that in many cases, pronunciation cannot be deduced from the words and generally doesn't follow any rules that make sense. Everything else about English is very simple.
In this day and age, learning English happens automatically for those willing to expose themselves to the language.
Two for me. Born in a Spanish-speaking family (my mom refused to speak to us in English, forcing us to learn Spanish) and English because, well, I was born and raised in Houston, TX.
I will say, I'm much better at English than Spanish at this point. I'm still iffy in Spanish grammar and writing, but I can hold a conversation no problem.