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Post Reply Bilingualism - how do you feel about it?
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Posted 3/24/15
I know 4 languages.
English
Russian
Spanish
Japanese (Partially, but I know a lot about it)
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Posted 6/6/15 , edited 6/6/15
Everyone should be bilingual or higher, no excuses.
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40 / M / USA
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Posted 6/6/15
Trilingual here... English, Spanish and Japanese. Fluent in each (though I'm only at around 400 Kanji so far in Japanese but it's enough for now)

It's not needed to have another language unless you're planning on living in another country or seeking a job specific to those needs. It can certainly help you in many ways though, especially if your second language is in high demand. While I say it isn't needed, I'd still recommend people learn another language. The younger you start the better.
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Posted 6/7/15
Only English here. but I do plan and currently am learning many different languages.
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Posted 6/7/15 , edited 6/7/15
I'm trilingual, with an addition of 3 languages learned, but not as fluently. In my case, I find this very advantageous, especially when dealing with business clients overseas.
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I've been taking spanish for years and I'm not anywhere near fluent. It kills me. I desperately need to travel abroad and immerse myself. Spanish would be very good for me to know in my current and future jobs...
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Posted 6/7/15

mrya21 wrote:

I've been taking spanish for years and I'm not anywhere near fluent. It kills me. I desperately need to travel abroad and immerse myself. Spanish would be very good for me to know in my current and future jobs...


Be sure to use it everyday and often. It helps to have others who speak it as well so you can chat with them. It took me 3 years to be fluent in spanish and 4 in Japanese (and I'm still working on learning more Kanji)
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Posted 6/7/15
I know English and Spanish and I'm glad I do. It lets me communicate with more people whether on social media or in real life. I have a Puerto Rican friend who can't speak English very well and I'm glad I'm able to talk to her, even if I'm not the best Spanish speaker. Also, I've heard that learning a different language as a child makes it easier to learn another one when you get older. However, for a while now I have been wanting to learn Japanese as well, so I hope I am able to do that someday.
Posted 6/8/15
I speak English and I know some Thai.
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I'm fluent in English, some Japanese, Spanish, a little French and Chinese. If you count computer languages as language, I'm fluent in C++, C#, Java, Javascript, Visual Basic, VBScript, and a little Assemble Language.
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Posted 6/8/15

streamhopper wrote:

I'm fluent in English, some Japanese, Spanish, a little French and Chinese. If you count computer languages as language, I'm fluent in C++, C#, Java, Javascript, Visual Basic, VBScript, and a little Assemble Language.


Absolutely! Programming languages definitely count. Ultimately, the goal of both computer languages and natural languages are the same: communication. You're quite the polyglot then! Good for you
Posted 6/8/15
~ o,..,o ~ It's always good to know more than one language
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38 / M / Finland
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Posted 6/8/15
Bilingual here...

Finnish (native)
English

...with the basics of Swedish hammered to my head way back in school. You can't avoid it in here. Got some bits of German and Japanese as well, but nothing that special.
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F / United Kingdom
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Posted 6/8/15
I'm monolingual, and I don't feel the need to learn another language since I don't plan on going abroad. Learning another language fluently is difficult, so I admire those who can speak another language.
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16 / M / Florida
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Posted 7/8/15
I'm polylingual. Sort of.

I'm not fluent in all 3 languages yet, but I can speak enough to interact with people, and maybe stay for a while either at a hotel or with other people who could act as mediums. I can read French but not Japanese, and my English being my first language, I'm fluent in it.
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