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  • English is my first language. I don't speak any others.

    42 27.10%
  • English is my first language, but I speak others too.

    43 27.74%
  • English is not my first language. My first language is ______.

    70 45.16%
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    Is English your first language?

    I was wondering how many of our members were born Anglophones and how many spoke a different language first.
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    English is first, but I know basic Spanish and I am learning Russian (Russian heritage).
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    English is my first language, but I'm learning Canadian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coo_t2
    English is my first language, but I'm learning Canadian.

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    eh?
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    Russian was my first language. I know a tiny bit of French also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstwntd
    Russian was my first language.

    I wish it were easier to learn, hehe.
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    Yeah, でも日本語もしゃべれるんだよ!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike
    I wish it were easier to learn, hehe.
    I wish it wasn't so hard to spell.

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    Swedish is my first language, English is my second.

    I can understand Norwegian and Danish, since they are quite similar to Swedish.
    I speak a little French and even less Italian.
    I can get the gist of a text in simple German, and I might be able to explain how to get to the train station, but that's about it.
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    English is my first, even though you might not always think that it is

    I also speak a little French and German

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    English is my first, although I speak quite a lot of French as well.
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    1st: Russian
    2nd: Ukrainian
    3rd: English
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    my first language is creole. I also speak english, french. Je pourrais etre quebecois!!!! :P

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    There is no option on the poll for me, I am bilingual!

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    English is my first language. I know very very little French (secondary school wasn't much use) and I know hello and goodbye in Spanish if that counts.

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    Polish is my first language,i can understand Czech and Slovakia languages cause they are quiet similar.I was never learning English but i am using it bettter than German(i was learning it few years) so b3w4re of 3nglish 3vil p0w3r

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    My native language is norwegian and english is second. I also know some German (Not much , so don't test me Ingo. ).
    As mentioned above we Scandinavians (Sweden, Denmark and Norway) understands each other.

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    I speak mostly english.

    Je parle français. (I also speak French).

    Tha beagan Gàidhlig agam. (I speak a little Gaelic).'




    (I've also picked up a little Japanese from my girlfriend -- although she's originally english, also.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicky D
    There is no option on the poll for me, I am bilingual!
    In what two languages?
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    English is certainly my first language, and my best, but I also know a little bit of Latin and a little bit of Spanish.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fatnewt
    In what two languages?
    I am bilingual in both English and Spanish, I can speak and write just as well in both, I don't really have a preference. Although I think I like to speak English but think in Spanish!

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    English born and bred

    Hola, yo soy ingles, pero hablo Espanol y je peux parler un petit peux de francais. Obviously, my Spanish is better than my French and my English is second to none! Fie, a curse upon all those lazy brits who expect everyone to speaka de Eengleesh.

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    For me it goes like Spanish, English, Russian. I miss the days when Russian was my primary language, but oh well... it happens. I'm trying to learn some Japanese as well.
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    I speak English, Bad English, and Really Bad Spanish


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