How many languages do you speak?

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"Sky-high IQ isn't a prerequisite for multilingulalism"

HOW MANY LANGUAGES DO YOU SPEAK?

I write and speak fluently French, English, Lebanese and Arabic.
I understand Spanish and Italian

"English is spoken by 1 Billion speakers
Mandarin in spoken by 1 Billion
Spanish is spoken by 450 Million
Arabic is spoken by 250 Million
French is spoken by 125 Million"
 

Andem

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I speak 3. English, French and German. I can read and understand some Afrikaans, Dutch and Danish, though.
 

tracy

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English and French fluently. I can get by with a little Czech.

I didn't know Lebanese was a language. Learn something new everyday...
 

Blackleaf

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I can speak English, French, some Italian, would like to learn Finnish and can count in English, French, German, Spanish, Arabic and Japanese.
 

Daz_Hockey

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RE: How many languages do

I speak fluent English (although some would disagree lol), Spanish and some French.....I'd like to learn more portuguese....perhaps Arabic
 

#juan

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English, and at one time, German, a bit of French, and a bit of Italian. I spent three and a half years in Europe(mostly Germany)when I was in the airforce. We used to deploy to Sardinia twice a year for three weeks so I picked up a bit of Italian. I had French in high school for four years but I think I learned more French from a French girl in six months than the four years in school. I have forgotten a lot of German vocabulary but last year a German tourist asked me a question in German and I was able to give him directions fairly easily. Surprised me, I hadn't spoken German in over thirty years.
 

Canadian with a hyphen

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Re: RE: How many languages do you speak?

tracy said:
English and French fluently. I can get by with a little Czech.

I didn't know Lebanese was a language. Learn something new everyday...


Tracy, I think it is ... arabic is the written language ... lebanese is spoken and can be written too but if u speak lebanese u might be able to understand arabic but you can't write it unless u attend school for arabic lessons...
 

Riyko

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2 English and American Sign Language. I can understand and write english and only understand sign language because you can't really write it.
 

glossprincess

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I speak English (fluently), French (quite well), a TINY bit of German, some Swiss German and a miniscule amount of Hungarian. And I can count to 10 in Italian :D :D :D
 

#juan

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I got you beat Princess. I can count to twenty in Italian, and say birra?
 

glossprincess

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WELL Juan, if you wanna play it like that......I can say PIZZA, BELLA, GRAZIE, CIAO, GELATO and SPAGGETTI so I think I win :D :D :D

AND, I know a dirty joke in Italian too :lol:
 

#juan

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I know all those words,

but alas, I don't know any jokes in Italian..... :( :wink: :lol: