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how many languages can you speak??
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24 / F / United States, DE
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Just one, English.

Although I would like to be bilingual or even trilingual one day.
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I can speak four languages: Finnish, English, "Finnish-Swedish" and German. Finnish is my native language and when it comes to foreign languages, I can speak English the most fluently (inb4typos). I studied German for three years in high school/upper secondary school but I can't really speak it on the fly. I'm easily worst at speaking Swedish since - despite the fact I've studied it for almost as long as English (around 8-10 years?) - I still struggle to speak a single sentence that would even make sense. The worst part is that Swedish is a mandatory subject in here.

I would like to study Japanese while at it but none of the schools have offered it as a school subject and I don't really have the motivation to study it outside of school. >_>
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16 / M / U.A Highschool
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I can only speak English and even though its my primary language I still have a hard time with it
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18 / F / Croatia
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Not too many, just English, German and Croatian. I wanted to learn a new one, but now I don't feel like doing so. I was born and raised in Germany, but Croatian is my native language. I started learning English in first class of school, so it's not weird that I'm good at it.
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17 / F / CT
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Only english.. I've learned 3 languages and deccided to quit on it because i probably will forget about it in highschool. Currently i'm trying to learn Japanese but thats not going so well because I have other things in school i need to worry about.
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English, Polish, Japanese.

I am a native Polish speaker, but because I was raised in the USA and only ever use it to speak to my mom I speak it like a 5 year old.

Japanese I started learning in Highschool, I have been passively learning it for the last 10 years. By that I mean that I just watch Japanese TV (anime, drama, variety), read books, and look up any words or phrases that I don't know but I am interested in. Reading manga in Japanese catches you up fast.

Here is one of the first pages of Shokugeki no Soma (Food Wars) in Japanese


You may notice that there are complex characters and simple characters. The simple characters are phonetic, which means they directly represent sounds, the complex characters are pictographs of a sort, meaning they represent a meaning. However, you may also notice that there are smaller simple characters to the right of the complex characters, these show how the complex characters are read phonetically. Those small characters are called furigana and are for the most part unused in novels but abundant in manga, especially shonen manga. However when learning Japanese they are extremely helpful, add to that the fact that you have pictures to help you discern what is going on, and manga makes for a good learning tool for beginners. This is a fun and fast way to learn how to read, but it won't teach you to write... which is actually becoming somewhat useless in the digital age anyway though. It's like doing complex arithmetic manually when you have a calculator on hand. It's a time saver to just work on the logical solution of the problem and outsource the gritty arithmetic to a machine which is much faster and much more accurate.
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I used to speak English and French. Now it's just English since I haven't spoken French in eons, although I can still understand what people are saying in French.
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22 / M / Australia
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English, Portuguese and Spanish.

Unfortunately, I only know bits and pieces of Portuguese and Spanish but enough that I have a basic understanding of pronunciation. I really just need to take the time to learn the two languages.
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Two languages: Arabic and English I know a little bit of Japanese and Spanish
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I can just barely manage one.
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24 / M / USA
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Just English

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English.
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23 / M / AZ
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English and Spanish
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40 / M / USA
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3 oral languages, a few programming. English being my native obviously. Spanish and Japanese are the other 2. Fluent in all 3 of them.
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