What is your first language and where are you from?

So yeah.


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  • Russian and I'm from Ukraine
    Sadly I don't speak Ukrainian since I never learned it.
    I can sort of understand it though.

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    • If you speak Russian then you should understand Ukrainian, no? My understanding is that they are mutually intelligible languages.
      I have a friend whose grandfather spoke only Russian, and whose grandmother spoke only Ukrainian, and they were able to communicate ok (though they also spoke English -- you know how that generation was, with assimilating).

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    • Ya, but, how much of that do you think is hardwired into the economic system?

      Think about how the US economy works. The US is hardly a perfect country, but, for the most part, people here create wealth/capital through their own wherewithal and effort. That whole "American dream" thing. Again, there's a lot of stuff wrong with the system, but there's at least a large kernel of truth there, and I've seen it in my own life.

      Russia, on the other hand, has an economy on which wealth is largely based on physical possession of resources. So you have things like that whole Khodorkovskiy situation -- convene a kangaroo court, convict the guy, steal his shit, exile him. You couldn't really do that with a US tech entrepreneur, because the "oil" is inside the guy's brain.
      (This is also why I think the advent of artificial intelligence, if and when it comes, will immediately turn the world into a nightmare of tyranny... but that's another story.)

      Yes, I'm over-generalizing, but, see what I mean?

    • @redeyemindtricks Well I'm actually a huge supporter of AI and think that it should replace the governments of the world. As for Russia guys like Khodorkovsky are nothing new. Anyone that tries to stand up to Putin is either exiled or imprisoned (I don't count Nemtsov as an opponent since no one took him seriously). The sanctions are giving Russia a chance to focus on other sectors of their economy however it would've been a lot better if they used the petro dollars as business subsidies to help businesses grow before this crisis occurred.

Most Helpful Girl

  • Latvian and from Latvia.

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    • Is it similar to english?

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    • hahahah I'm with her. Give up on life and you'll be famous XD

    • I already dont have life...
      In real life sometimes i fear that I may have to remind my friends that I used to be their friend... LOL
      If thats the criteria I am going to be famous here. LMAO

What Guys Said 23

  • I am from Ireland and English is the main language - Irish is the official first language but very few people would be fluent in it.

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  • Arabic - Palestine

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  • Mine is Latvian and I am from Latvia.

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  • English
    United States

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  • Swedish and Sweden.

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  • Spanish, and I'm from the US (Florida).

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  • Cantonese, born and raised in San Francisco.

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  • German and I am from Germany. To be exact the prussian German side.

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  • English mafucka!
    murica

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  • First language, Arabic. I'm from Algeria but live in the USA.

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  • Luxembourgish and from Luxembourg :P

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  • Italian and italy altho I moved to bama when I was 4 so I only know some of it now lol

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  • Estonian and I consider my first language Estonian, but it could aswell be Russian.

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  • 1st English 2nd Spanish
    im American living in america. (los angeles)
    mostly syrian descent

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  • Swedish. Sweden.

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  • Spanish. I was born in the United States but my ethnicity is Dominican

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  • Americanese

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  • Hindi from India, Though I can speak 14 languages.

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  • Slovak, Slovakia.. :)

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  • Dutch, I'm from Holland.

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  • Texas and Texan

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  • Norwegian Lilyhammer Norway i currently live in Canada and speak English

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  • English.
    Australian.

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What Girls Said 29

  • My first language was Polish. I'm born and raised in Canada.

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    • Do you know this guy...@dirtylikesoap.
      He messaged me that "what do you think about kaylaS91?"
      And why exactly he is asking me this question?

    • @IceEverest no idea. I've never spoken with that user, nor have I even seen him posting around here.

  • English- Australia.

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  • Spainsh and I learn from my mom!

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  • I'm from Miami FL and my first language was Spanish, although i've lost most of it! :-(

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  • Spanish and my mother's vagina but I originated in my father's sack.

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  • Spanish, mexican.

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  • My first language is English and I am from the U. S.

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  • English and I'm from Canada.

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  • I speak English and I'm from America.

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  • Arabic and I'm Tunisian.

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  • Luxembourgish (German & French as well kinda) & I'm from Luxembourg :P

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  • English
    America

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  • English and America.

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  • Saturian. I'm from the 6th Planet. 👽

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  • My first language is French and I am from Madagascar.

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  • Spanish, I'm from México.

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  • Georgia (country) and Georgian

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  • English and the United States :)

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  • English and Canada

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  • Malay, from Malaysia

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  • Spanish, i am from Bolivia

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  • Danish, Denmark.

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  • Um, Czech and Czech Republic.

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  • Japanese and from Japan.

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  • Danish and Denmark :)

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  • Turkey Konya Turkish

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  • Danish is my first language.
    English is my second.
    Straight outta Denmark--

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  • I was born in New York, but learned English and French at the same time because my mother is French.

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  • Gaelic, but i also speak very goo English.

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