What other languages do you speak?

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What other languages do you speak?

  1. None - I only speak English.

    20 vote(s)
    19.8%
  2. Chinese

    10 vote(s)
    9.9%
  3. Spanish

    30 vote(s)
    29.7%
  4. German

    19 vote(s)
    18.8%
  5. French

    34 vote(s)
    33.7%
  6. Hindi

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  7. Arabic

    3 vote(s)
    3.0%
  8. Bengali

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Russian

    6 vote(s)
    5.9%
  10. Portuguese

    8 vote(s)
    7.9%
  11. Japanese

    4 vote(s)
    4.0%
  12. Panjabi

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  13. Javanese

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  14. Bihari

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  15. Italian

    12 vote(s)
    11.9%
  16. Korean

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  17. Fārsi

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  18. Tamil

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  19. Marathi

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  20. Vietnamese

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  21. Swahili

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  22. Other

    33 vote(s)
    32.7%
  1. Zwhaler macrumors 603

    Zwhaler

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    #1
    I was rather surprised when a search for this subject resulted in nothing. Since, as a few of you may know, I am currently in Mexico studying Spanish, I thought it would be cool if I made a poll about what other languages the folks here at MacRumors speak. When I say speak, you don't have to speak fluently, but just enough so you could get by in the country in which the language is spoken. Also, I picked the top 20 most popular languages in the world, so if your second language is not up there, I apologize, please vote in the "other" category. And of course if you don't speak a second language, that option is there as well. I would make the poll public, except I figured if you speak another language and want everyone to know, you can post.

    I think that it is safe to say that I can speak Spanish; I don't know a ton of spanish but I can carry on a conversation quite well in a few tenses. Have at it! :)
     
  2. christopher3071 macrumors regular

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  3. ArmyKnight12 macrumors 6502

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    #3
    I'm taking Arabic now but it's not going well.
     
  4. Mammoth macrumors 6502a

    Mammoth

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    #4
    Swedish, and I'm learning Mandarin. :D (Still learning Swedish but I'm quite good)
     
  5. TEG macrumors 604

    TEG

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    #5
    As an American, I speak American/Canadian.

    However, I also can speak;

    English
    Español - Spanish (usually with Spanish pronunciations, but when I think about it I will do Mexican pronunciations.)
    Françias - French
    Deutsch - German
    日本語 - Japanese
    'Ōlelo Hawai‘i - Hawai'ian
    tlhIngan Hol - Klingon

    TEG
     
  6. Zwhaler thread starter macrumors 603

    Zwhaler

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    #6
    The poll is up :) Shoot, I should have put Hawaiian and Swedish there, but it is too late. Finnish too! Ahh... :(
     
  7. kretzy macrumors 604

    kretzy

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    #7
    I had to choose 'other', because Ukrainian wasn't an option, its pretty similar to Russian though. I also did German all through high school but that's not so good anymore after not speaking it for 2+ years.
     
  8. aethelbert macrumors 601

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    #8
    English, German, Portugese, Hawaiian, and Spanish. I lived in Hawaii as a kid, learned Spanish in High school which allowed me to quickly pick up Portugese, and I had to learn German to work for Lufthansa.
     
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  11. CalBoy macrumors 604

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    #11
    I felt the poll didn't fully address me because it assumes that we can only be bilingual. Suppose you know 3 languages?

    Nonetheless, I chose French because it's the one I can communicate the next best in after English.

    Apprenez le français et vous allez savoir la langue d'amour. ;)
     
  12. riscy macrumors 6502a

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    #12
    In order of fluency:
    French
    Italian
    Spanish
    Chinese
    Russian
     
  13. Abstract macrumors Penryn

    Abstract

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    Some of you are really smart.


    Yeah, that's me. I'm also Hooked On Phonics.
     
  14. sysiphus macrumors 6502a

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  15. c-Row macrumors 65816

    c-Row

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    #15
    I think the "None - I only speak english" option should be slightly changed to "English" only to include those who don't speak english as their native but secondary (or whatever) language.

    Oh, and - german, english, french.
     
  16. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

    Kamera RAWr

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    #16
    I have dabbled in quite a few languages as I'm quite the language buff. I've studied everything from Spanish, German, Arabic, Danish, Norwegian, Icelandic, Finnish, Russian, Georgian, Hindi, Punjabi to Vietnamese (probably forgetting a few too). To be perfectly honest, I don't speak much of those anymore because with so much work and so little practice it goes away, not that I spoke much of a few of those to begin with. I'd love to get back to it though, I miss it immensely.

    As far as languages that I can currently reasonably communicate in, the are (listed by ability): English, German, Spanish, Arabic, Icelandic.
     
  17. DeSnousa macrumors 68000

    DeSnousa

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    #17
    Portuguese is the language of my family, and I've studied French for 2 years now :D

    I also can understand Spanish to some degree but can't speak it, plan to in the future though.
     
  18. Ish macrumors 68000

    Ish

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    #18
    I ticked other because I've been learning Turkish for a while, though I don't get any practice now. I can talk with people but can't pick out very much when native speakers talk to each other, it's much too fast.

    Oh, and I can swear in Icelandic; does that count? :)
     
  19. doubleohseven macrumors 6502a

    doubleohseven

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    #19
    I can speak Italian, and that's about it.

    I would love to learn to speak Japanese- it sounds cool! :D
     
  20. ricky90 macrumors newbie

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    #20
    Portuguese, since I'm Brazilian, also I can understand Spanish, can't speak fluently though...

    But I wanna learn a new language, i don't know which one yet, maybe french or german...
     
  21. whooleytoo macrumors 603

    whooleytoo

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    #21
    (Apart from English), Irish and Spanish and iffy French, learning Portuguese & Polish, just starting Italian.

    Waaay, waaay down the road I'm hoping to learn Mandarin and Arabic.
     
  22. Melrose macrumors 604

    Melrose

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    #22
    I have a familiarity with German, but not a second language in any sense.

    I speak British English, American English, and Canadian English. Very fluent in each, eh.

    When I was little I actually asked my parents what country they spoke pig latin in... kids are so naive...
     
  23. heehee macrumors 68020

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  24. iSamurai macrumors 65816

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    #24
    Hello
    你好
    Bonjour
    Guten Tag
    Goeie Dag
    こんにちは

    Now let's keep it in English.
    Hello all. If you want me to speak American English, that's fine (although I really find US grammar shocking), and I keep my English and grammar British. I can do Aussi English as well, mate.

    btw, American English is probably one of the biggest oxymorons out there.

    I speak fluent Chinese and English, intermediate French, German and Afrikaans.

    Afrikaans is 'n taal wat mens in Suid Afrika praat.

    There's also Japanese which I'd like to learn a few phrases.
     
  25. Karstan macrumors member

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    #25
    English, Spanish, and I am currently learning French (which for some reason I can't get the proper pronunciation)

    Next on my list is Italian...maybe in 20 years!
     

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