Are you bilingual? What country are you from? Is being bilingual popular where you are from?
What Guys Said 26
I know Hindi and English . India has 22 official languages in the constitution. According to Census of India, the total number of mother tongues spoken in India is 1652. However, only around 150 languages have a sizable speaking population. Nonetheless, Hindi and English are 'considered' to be official languages. But still only ~40% Indians speak Hindi and you can see the struggling Indians on GAG in case of English haha.
In Urban areas, I think almost every Indian is bilingual. In 'Hindi', we call India as "Hindustan" and our language as "Hindustani" which consists of an official language of the state + English + one mother tongue.
I started learning English at the age of 5 (alphabets at 4). From next year, I'll learn French too and Spanish before I die :)2
Ahh indded i am nichole.
Barely trilingual but i wouldn't be able to ask for a glass of water if my life depended on being able to speak mandarin lol
The other one is starting to get rusty as well.
English is the one I'm most confident in this day lol tho i might learn french someday if i move to quebec eh.
Is it common to be bilingual you say? Well thats expected to be i say.
So Nichole , with roots as diverse as yours. I'm curious into your linguistics prowess.
Bilingual or more yourself?1
I can't fully speak any one language quite yet but I have basic knowledge of all the languages from the countries I am from ethnicity wise and a few just because I want to learn them also I'm the US.
Those would be
German from my father and self taught
Czech self taught
Hungarian self taught
French back in high school from a Frenchmen who moved from Paris to Kansas he taught me a little then I taught myself some.
Scottish speak English mostly so yeah, and Scottish Gaelic is really hard to find
Welsh self taught
Latin self taught
Japanese self taught and learned from my father
Learning each and everyone of them slowly one at a time.3
i am tri-lingual ;)
i am from the good ol'USA
Many people in my neighborhood are mexican American so yeah they speak Spanish and English
I started learning different languages from the start so i guess from 2-3 years old i was learning English Spanish and italian all at once2
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I can speak 4 languages.
My mother tongue is Dutch (here in Belgium also called Flemish) but I can also speak French, English and a little German.
Oh and about 100 words of holiday Spanish haha...
Believe me, knowing your languages is a big advantage. It makes you popular on the job market :D1
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I'm Dutch. I speak English pretty fluently and I know a fair amount of German as well. Enough to get by in Germany. I'm also dabbling in learning Japanese. I like the language, but it's hard to get motivated since there are very little direct benefits to learning it in comparison to let's say, Spanish or Chinese.2
Mandarin and English . Understand tiny bit of Spanish. I want to learn french German or Italian and some basic Japanese.2
I'm from the UK and not a lot of people here are bothered about learning a second or even third language.
My next language will be Dutch.1
I'm from indonesia and you can say that i am bilingual. Besides bahasa indonesia, i also know English , javanese, and a bit of menado malay.1
I'm from Latvia and I have to know Latvian and Russian here. But my Russian is getting rusty.1
I speak 6 languages, if including my mothertongue. Most people here speak Estonian and English and also some people speak Russian.1
Yes. I can speak English and Spanish fluently. Unfortunately, I can't write or read Spanish. I can speak some German as I taken many years, but I haven't practice and I'm not very good.1
Yes I am I can speak Kurdish pretty well but English is my main language1
I am on the way to be quadrilingual. Native-level Chinese, almost-native-level English , learning French and German now.0
I'm barely unilingual.0
Yes I am. I'm from the U. S. but I also speak another language.0
What Girls Said 16
Bilingual and a half. I speak English and Polish fluently, can read and write in both. I'm losing my knowledge of French. Mainly getting rusty on the verb conjugations but I could get by. :)
Little known fact but Polish was actually my first language, making me ESL. My parents sent me to preschool back when I was 4-5 to actually learn English , as nobody at home spoke it. Once there, I didn't speak a word for months.2
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I'm trilingual, know how to speak English , Spanish and german Was born in Venezuela and grew up around the world, so i've always been pretty much surrounded by bilingual People.1
I come from Italy, and apart from italian, I can speak other 3 languages. I've been learning English since I was 5, French since I was 11 and German since I was 16. And no, I don't think it's so common here. Most of the people can barely speak English1
I am from Luxembourg and, like many other Luxembourgish I am actually trilingual lol1
I'm from Llama Rainbow Unicorn Glitter and Hearts Country and I speak Spanglish <32
I'm from Brazil so I speak Portuguese, then I lived in Sweden for 2 years and so I learnt Swedish and while I lived in Sweden I learnt English - I live in Australia now1
I speak more than two languages.1
I used to speak Indonesian but for the love of me I can't remember a word of it1
I'm from the Philippines and I speak one of the many dialect spoken here; Ilokano, our National language Filipino, and English . As early as 6, English is already taught here in schools.0
I am trilingual...0
Perú, my first language is Spanish and I speak English as a second language and I also took german lessons and french but french is hard for me. Portuguesse too, well I understand it but I don't speak it very well, is very similar to Spanish.1
Somewhat. I used to be fluent in french, but I'm fairly rusty. I also know a little Spanish and italian but I'm nowhere near fluent in those.
I'm from the US so there's not really a ton of incentive to learn other languages, I just find it enjoyable.1
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