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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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    English is my first and only..

    I know the odd bit of french, like i could get by on it, but i would like to learn a language fluently..

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    1. German
    2. English

    In the seventh class I had to learn Latin. I was the worst in my class and had to repeat it. Then I had French for three years. I was really bad again. I didnīt speak it too. That was very interesting when I stayed with a family for a short exchange of students in France. The only word I knew was magnetophon.

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    Engilish is not my first language its my 2nd language..My first language is "TAMIL" the people who speaks in south India (TamilNadu).

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    my first is spanish, my second english

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    Spanish is my first language

    I also speak/write in French & English and some dutch & Italian
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    sawat dee ka

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    vietnamese

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    English and a bit of Vietnamese
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    Quote Originally Posted by aorzar
    sawat dee ka

    Thai (and you're a girl)
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    My primary language is portuguese.

    Not sure if I should list english as my secondary language, but I can write (omgwtfbbq!1111) and speak it. :|

    Besides that, I know basic spanish and dig japanese.

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    french

    I am learning english on a daily basis (watching movies, foruming, blogging).

    The web is a great tool to learn new languages as you can easily communicate with people speaking the language in question.

    I do speak a bit of german as well.

    I also know latin (reading Ovide and Virgile in latin is just amazing)

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    I think that if English is the language of International air traffic control, it's good enough for this medium; also, 40% of the world speaks English. As a test, I'd suggest starting several identical posts in different languages, including English, to see how far they get, and how many contributors there are. I'd really like to see the results of that "poll".

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    Quote Originally Posted by duuudie
    The web is a great tool to learn new languages as you can easily communicate with people speaking the language in question
    Hmmm... You can easily communicate over the net. I like to read English articles and posts on weblogs or forums. But itīs a little bit different to talk to English speaking people in real life. Problem is slang and everyday speech and fast talking.

    On the net you have time to read and translate for yourself. But not in a real discussion.

    But English people realise very quickly you are not English.

    Hope I made sence.

    oerdec//

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    i speak Turkish

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    My first language is Dutch (I'm from Belgium). I also speak English (as you might think ), French and German.

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    Danish is my mothertongue, but I speak and understand english and german fluently.

    I understand Norwegian and Swedish but can't speek it. Furthermore I speak a tiny bit of french
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    I really envy all of you who can speak more than one language fluently... i just can never pick another up, maybe i just don't work hard enough at it.

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    1-Spanish
    2-English
    3-some Portugese
    4-Understand Italian (from my wife's family)

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    I speak English and 2 years of spanish only taught me how to say "el bano por favor".
    "baņo"
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    I'm native in English with a Floridian accent (if there is one). I can read and write Spanish okay (the basics, and use cognates) but speak only phrases.

    I'm also fluent in jive and ebonics

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    I speak Klingon.

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    English is my first language.

    If I get stuck, I tend to continue speaking English, only louder.
    Hello, hello, what's all this shouting?
    We'll have no trouble here

    (Helping a pal... http://www.funkdub.info)

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    I speak all 13 versions of the English language

    British English (The true English)

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    My first language is Romanian, but when I'm in front of my computer I'm used to see everything in English and use it. It would be weird to change everything now and have them all in Romanian. I would be confused for a while .

    I also know some French and I can understand a bit of Italian and Spanish (and I mean just a little bit; these people speak so fast )
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