How Many?

K. T.   Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:23 pm GMT
How many languages have you studied? You don't have to speak all of them, or be fluent to answer.
K. T.   Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:24 pm GMT
You can include languages you are currently studying or languages that you weren't able to finish studying. Use another nickname if it's a huge number and you don't want everyone to know!
12345   Thu Dec 25, 2008 11:29 pm GMT
Hmm I studied German, Dutch, English and French in secondary school. Further I know some Frisian just because I live nearby. Never studied Frisian though.

My French and German are in a decline because I barely use them. :(

I want to study Spanish some time because I think it will be one of the main languages the coming years. And if I go to South America some time it will be very useful.
J.C.   Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:13 pm GMT
In order of study (Regardless of fluency):
English, German, Japanese, Hebrew, Polish, Chinese, Korean, Russian, Italian, French, Spanish, Dutch, Finnish, Swedish and Swahili. I also tried to study Turkish and modern Greek but didn't pass the first lessons.
As for languages which are no longer spoken, I studied classical Greek and Latin in college.

Blance   Fri Dec 26, 2008 5:29 pm GMT
"Hmm I studied German, Dutch, English and French in secondary school."

You studied Dutch? I thought you are Dutch...
Caspian   Fri Dec 26, 2008 7:57 pm GMT
<<You studied Dutch? I thought you are Dutch... >>
Most people study their native language at secondary school.

My native language is English, and I learnt French, German and Italian in education. I have taught myself Chinese for about a year and a half now, and due to knowing some Lithuanians, can have basic conversations in Lithuanian. I've toyed with the idea of learning Hebrew, and once tried Interlingua.

Oh, and I learnt Afrikaans for a year, I can express myself in that.
held   Mon Dec 29, 2008 9:40 pm GMT
Maurice   Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:52 pm GMT
Here is my list:



Fairly Well:

European   Tue Dec 30, 2008 8:46 pm GMT
My languages and levels of Knowledge from A1 to C1

German mother tongue = C2

English B2

French B2

Spanish B1

Portuguese A2/B1

Russian A2
PARISIEN   Tue Dec 30, 2008 10:50 pm GMT
Par ordre de compétence décroissante :

20/20 Français
17/20 Allemand
17/20 Suédois
15/20 Italien
15/20 Anglais
12/20 Norvégien
10/20 Espagnol
07/20 Danois
05/20 Breton
04/20 Russe
03/20 Croate
12345   Tue Dec 30, 2008 11:03 pm GMT
I thought you'd understand Dutch as well PARISIEN.
beija-flor   Wed Dec 31, 2008 4:38 pm GMT
I'll use Parisien's method, from 0 to 20

Grammar understanding speaking

English 16 13 15
French 17 14 15
Spanish 17 16 15
European Portuguese 16 14 12
German 10 6 8
Russian 10 8 8
Hungarian 8 2 5
Latin 5 7 3
Catalan 3 3 0
Romanian 3 4 0
Modern Greek 1 1 1
zorro   Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:25 pm GMT
15/20 Italien
15/20 Anglais
12/20 Norvégien
10/20 Espagnol

I think you are not that good at languages if you think that Spanish and Italian as the same intonation, as I have read in a post of yours. Spanish and Italian intonations are really different!
Skippy   Wed Dec 31, 2008 5:59 pm GMT
Native English speaker, German was my minor in college, studied French in high school, took one Spanish class and learned quite a bit when I worked construction, I can read Dutch fairly well, some Latin and some Old English.
Invité d'honneur   Wed Dec 31, 2008 6:20 pm GMT
English: I've been practicing it for over ten years. basically I don't "learn" it anymore. I just assimilate what I read and hear on the internet and TV shows.

Spanish: Given up years ago, refreshing it now. I can have basic conversations and lo entiendo muy bien porque es muy parecido al francés.

Italian: Started two month ago. Sometimes confused because of similarity with Italian.

Egyptian Arabic, Greek: Just started. Lot of fun. Very different from the languages I'm familiar with. Greek sounds a lot like a tribal language to me due to its sounds, rythm and tone. I love that. Egyptian Arabic is both foreign and familiar (many of my workmates speak an Arabic dialect). When I study it I have a lot of colorful images in my head. Makes me want to travel and see the desert again.