Unfortunately, I only speak English, but that includes "New England English", "Southern English", and "Medical English". I wish that I had the time to learn another language, especially Spanish, since it is spoken a lot here in Florida.
Thank you for your question dear Teri. I speak Spanish, my husband is American but grew up in Venezuela, so he also speaks Spanish and we speak Spanish at home because we want our kids to speak fluid Spanish. I speak English also but not too well. I want to go back to school to learn English.
American-English and when I get angry"profanity"....
I am Belgian,I spaek Flemisch (dutch) and French, German and a little Englisch.
Nice to read al this comments.
I envy your ability to speak all of those languages!
English only, I have never learned any other.French is a second language here.My grandchildren know how to speak and read it. They learn it in school.
My language is Spanish, I read English, but I learn everyday from your comments.
This question leads to another question: who of you have Polish root (even remotely)? I saw that many of you had notions of Polish...My paternal grandmother was Polish :o)
My maternal grandmother was polish. My great grandfather came to New York Ellis Island from Ploand.
As you can see I still can't spell in English LOL
I speak only french !!!I write in english with you, rather badly hehehe!!! But I am not able to soeak nor either to understand the english spoken. Fortunatly, I have a good dictionary on my table, and all you cuties, you are very indulgent towards me Flowers to all *****
Your English is wonderful! :-)
Your English and your writing is wonderful, and so much more advanced than the very little French that I can speak!
hello teri, does a dialect count too, hehe?if not then there's dutch, english, german and some french.hope it's enough.Sometimes it's not enough to make my husband understand what I mean( joke, myside. He does not read this side so I can write it down.hehe.haha.)
Dialect is very interesting too. Even in a small country like Japan, we have so many dialects, Osaka laugh about our Nagoya way to say...and of course we laugh about them. Anyway, both so cute. I like immitating Osaka's dialect. :) It seems Australia doesn't have dialect???
I think Australia does, sort of. The New South Wales people pronounce words differently to the South Australians. I come from N.S.W. and often get teased about the way I pronounce words like school and cool and plants, etc.
What a lovely question. I was born and bred in Afrikaans, and thus I can also understand and read something written in Dutch. Afrikaans is its own language, which was born when people from Holland landed here, hundreds of years ago. I also speak fluent English (spelling sometimes a little shaky), and my kids was brought up in English, and still speaks English. Hubby a Englishman
That is very interesting, Marietta. Thanks for sharing part of Afrikaans culture.
At Home German, English, Afrikaans( Dutch) Zulu and a few words Swahili
Well English, Englsh and some more English. that`s Aussie English of course.....Was learning Japanese for awhile, so know many words...Learnt French at school but it was so long ago I don`t even know one word now.....besides have never even met a french person in my life.....I also speak mumble like Pauline............lol
I speak Southernese and when I try to speak proper I sound silly even to myself. Born in Georgia.Lived in Mississippi for a few years then Back to Georgia. I'm 62 and still in Ga. I was in Gatlinburg Tn. in the mountains one summer and a store owner made fun of my souther accent. In Tn. and he made fun of me. Linda
Surely he was a "transplant!" I live in Knoxville, and sound like a hillybilly!
How fun to see all these languages that you all speak... Thanks for answering
Here's a joke for you all:
What do you call someone who only speaks ONE language?
American English ONLY..the spanish I took in High School couldn't even place an order at McDonald's!!
My first languge is Romania and speak good English
Dose anyone else speak Romania
I do the 'spanish' too, but my education has been in english. I used to be fluent in italian, but since I don't use it any more..it's kinda gone-LOL
Fluently English and Spanish, I can find my way around with the French and Dutch but i do not fluently speak them.
I speak and write Japanese and Portuguese fluently, some Spanish and Italian and I'm still learning English, got some Minnesotan dialets(you betcha) and now Australian ones (you reckon) :D I just love learning languages, I think they are very interesting!
Good for you !!
English, German and some words in Arabic.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, HERZLICHEN GLUECKWUNSCH ZUM GEBURTSTAG, and ?????? I believe it is MABRUK meaning Congratulation
Sorry to say only English. Wish it were more. In the states it really wasn't necessary for a long long time. Now, however, it would be a asset. But it would be hard to decided which would be the most useful!
I Speak English, Some German, Some Spanish and I am trying to learn some Arabic. I am a Public School Librarian in Minnesota. I also Speak Minnesotan Ah sure you betcha.
That quite a lot too. Sounds interresting.
Read, I worked in a public School as a librarian volunteer in Minnesota too. I miss the 10 thousand lakes land :)
I speak 2 english first ,spanish 2ed but can't read it well.
Well i speak english but my DH says i "speak" Mumble. Does anyone else speak this "lingo"? :)))))
yes my DH & GD who is staying with me at this time
Goodness yes! My hubby! I tell people I'm going deaf from trying to understand/hear him for 45 yrs!
A couple of my kids do.
Should make it a national lingo . What say Mumble mumble mumble !!!!!! :)
A friend of mine calls tight shorts mumbles.he he.flowers for you.
My hubby spoke Mumble for many many years, but after 70 he graduated to Grumble - Does that qualify for 2 different Languages?
My DH too! I think it's MAN Speak!
My first language is spanish, and know very well english, I read and write it better than speak it...pero ahi vamos, me gustaria intercambiar mensajes con alguien aqui, con alguna cutie!:O)
Yo tambien hablo español, de donde es usted?
de Puerto Rico y usted?
del pueblo de Ponce, Puerto Rico
Hola sewingerr. Yo también hablo español. Soy de Venezuela pero tengo 10 años viviendo en USA.
Adelmarie yo soy de Mayaguez...que bueno, vives en Ponce?
hola letvia! me alegro mucho poder escribir aqui en espanol, quizas podemos hacerlo mas a menudo que creen?
I only speak English. I take my hat off to all the people who have another language and learn english as it is not an easy one to learn as it has many words spelt differently but sound the same ( to, two, too ) or spelt the same but said differently (read, read)
Most languages have some homophones or words that seem to rhyme when written but don't when spoken - in Dutch f.i. vervelend and wervelend, accents on different syllables which makes them very difficult for non-native speakers. English has one big advantage, the spelling has not changed for ages. Dutch does change the spelling once every 30 years or so. Horrible! You suddenly feel yourself an ignoramus in your own language. Just fancy that happening with your second or third language!!
Well, like Lillian - I speak Southernese, and don't do well at that. I moved to North Carolina for a while, and they told me I had to be from New York, and not the South, for I not talk like a Southener. I grew up in the Midwest, and guess I just speak Mutt English. I studied French in school, and could converse then, but surely not now.
Afrikaans and English and a little bit of FANAKALO this is a language that most of the miners in the mines here in South Africa talk to each others,it is a mixture of black, afrikaans and english languages. Marie
Well, just Australian version of English, learnt French at High School, forgotten most of that, just remember the common phrases
English, California style but not Valley Girl (like totally). Don't remember much of my 3 years of high school Espanol. Forgot most of my religious school Hebrew too. I know a couple of Yiddish words my grandma used to say. My grandparents use to speak in Yiddish when they didn't want my mom to know what they were talking about.
My family did the same thing.. on Father's side Yidish, German and Hebrew...on Mom's side, Italian, Ladino (Sephardic "Hebrew" like Yiddish is Ashkenazi "Hebrew" - for those of you that don't know)... I picked up a lot actually, but never fluent in any of them... since I don't go to Shul too much anymore, I don't hear Hebrew as often and my Israeli friends have moved back to Israel (except 1, but she rather speak English).
English and Afrikaans
mother languages Maltese and English, my German is much more fluent since I came to Germany. I also speak Italian quite well, understand some Spanish and French but not very fluent in them. And oh some words in Arabic and Hebrew too but just understand them definitely not able to write them! All hubby's efforts to teach me words in Russian, Romanian and Czech were so far in vain..... yeah you got it right he can speak all my languages and the last 3 too! He definitely is my best half :)
Afrikaans and little bit english
Dutch, English, German, a little bit French and Spanish but the last two languages are a little bit difficult to me.
Dank je wel, Thanks very much, Danke schon, Merci Beaucoup, Muchos gracias.
Dutch :), English - fluently; German - passable, never mind the inflections; French - school French alas, although I can read it well enough; bit of Spanish; can read Danish with some trouble thanks to a lot of embroidery and lace making books; and that's about it.
And unlike ssarner's long list Basic, Pascal and Fortran, although they've all gone rather rusty. I am now what my IT-son degradingly calls 'an end user', which is one step up from the bottom.
It is not the exact language syntax. It is the logic behind those langusges that you understood.
Mops I wonder what your son calls someone like me who can hardly turn the computer on and does not even recagnise the names of computer languages. Oh and I am one of those english only people. Tried french in school and the only passed me on the basic course if I was not taking any more courses.LOL
Mops, if you speak your dutch, I am sure you might just understand my Afrikaans, if spoken slowly. Dutch people always say: "speak slowly,slowly", but sometimes you can make yourself understood.
I might. I have read quite a number of Afrikaans poems, when my newspaper was doing a series on African writers. I loved the sound of the language and some the poems made me want to go see the landscapes they wrote about.
I love the Dutch language 'sound', Martine! I should learn at least some words of it.
English a little Spanish and a few bad words in Polish my moma used to say a long, long time ago.
this is funny, my GS is six and already know some not very good polish words, because he has learned from his Grandmother on the dad's side.
I speak French (hé hé), English (somehow, not so good, not so bad), a few words of German (I have forgotten since school), a little Polish and Yugoslav (much less since my grandmother is gone )and I love the singing tone of the Italian ... that I don't speak unfortunately.
Thanks for this question
Merci pour cette question
Danke für diese frage
Dziękuję za to pytanie
la ringrazio per questa domanda
Wow. Very impressive.
English, used to know Farsi forgot most of it, and some cuss words in Spanish (numbers and colors too)
Want to learn more bad things in Spanish?
Maria Hail! lol... You surprise me every day my friend... xoxo
I Speak Aussie English and only know an odd word or two of Italian and polish and I sign.
ps Since coming here and visiting all the sites from other countries i have piched up on a few odd words here and there.
I'm with Lillian! I murder the King's English! Took 4 yrs. of Spanish & couldn't talk my way out of a paper bag!! I do some ASL, but my fingers are getting so gnarled, am sure it's hard to "read!" Plus don't use it & lose it! So guess I only speak English!
Well I murder the King's English cause I speak Southernese. That's the only one & I'm to old to start learning another. I know a word or 2 here & there n french but very little(I have a FrencH Sister n law)a little spanish & a little Italian but only a few words. *
french and as you can see a little bit of english*
English, English and English. I used to speak Japanese and German but have forgotten them long ago. A smattering of Spanish can be added to the list. While in Catholic school I also knew Latin but no more since mass is spoken in English. Do priests still know Latin?
Only the old ones..and those that have resurrected the Latin Mass in some cities:)
Spanish and a little English****
Okay Maria, Charlie and I thought you spoke French too? Love you friend... xoxo
very little, and some italian too, but not like to go out and survive....
I speak English - Actually I should say American (barely, just kidding), a little Yiddish, a little Hebrew and used to be fluent in American Sign Language.
Took French and Spanish in school (not by choice-dad was USAF and we had to take them). Took Latin in high school - can remember a few words of each, but nothing fluent.