Can you talk more than 7 languages? Who are you?
I'd like to know if there is a lot of people here, on this site, able to communicate in 7 languages or almost, or more.
Communicate in a written conversion, reading websites in that language. I don't count oral communication.
I would like to know what kind of job they have. Are they linguist? Linguistic student, a job in relationship with travels and languages?
I noticed several users on this site, that have a very impressing language profile, with almost all the languages with a level 15+ and able to switch the communication in any languages they have learned. Speaking Spanish with Spanish people, French with French people, etc...
Did you notice those users? They are very motivating! But who are they?
I suspect you're more likely to find people who can read another language than speak it here, simply because of the way the site functions.
People must use the reverse tree sentence forum! I've made really big progress in Indonesian by trying to understand all the messages in Indonesian, an reply grammar questions in the language, when I can.
I want written communication. Because written communication is the first I learn when I start a language, because it's easier to find some books or some sites, than some people who talk in the language to teach us. So my goal is first to be able to read what other people write, the websites, the newspapers, and to express myself. For instance, I make a lot of mistakes in English, but I feel I can express myself fairly. Working the tones and the accent can take longer. Maybe I'm better at writing than at speaking I don't know, if it's everyone or just me.
And you Luscinda, how many languages for communication? And why don't you put an image on your profile? It's more friendly and personalizing.
Yes, כן, sí, ja, evet, oui, ايوه, 会说, はい!
Ok, to be fair, I'm only really comfortable speaking English, Hebrew, Spanish and Catalan, but that's not too shabby in my humble opinion :D Swedish, Turkish, Arabic, Chinese, Japanese are works-in-progress and there are several more that I want to learn that are off on the horizon still... I can communicate in Swedish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German etc. but not comfortably, and if my life trully depended on it, I think I could communicate in Turkish, Arabic, Chinese and Japanese.
As to work: I'm about to finish an undergraduate degree in linguistics. Would love to work with languages after graduation.
I believe myself to be capable of at least halting written communication in seven languages.
My general field of work is international development policy, so I have generally viewed language learning as a useful adjunct to career, and I have focused on languages that seemed most useful to further that career. Only recently could I say it has also become a hobby.
Thank you for your reply Piguy! What are the languages? Where did you learn them (on the internet?), and what were the most useful?
The more languages one's learn, it seems the more they want to learn, it seems to become a hobby for almost everyone reaching the 4th or 5th. Hard for the 3 first languages, and then, really easier.
In decreasing order of competence English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Russian, Latin, and Catalan. The first five are certainly useful in my line of work. I have worked on my Russian with Duolingo (largely with the now-defunct Immersion), Portuguese as well, although it's at a level that's certainly far from perfect but also hard to improve from. I had just realized that translating Wikipedia type articles into Portuguese was perhaps the ticket to getting my Portuguese writing further along the path to professional quality when Immersion was taken away.
Latin has been greatly helped by online modalities, and Catalan has been almost entirely on Duolingo, but with a language so similar to ones I already speak, I seem to be able to read and watch TV shows easily enough.
Since I had the good fortune to learn French as my first foreign language, every Romance language since has been pretty straightforward; Russian, however...
Well, I am a 9th grade student, who loves languages, speacially the ones spoken on Europe, I'm a good student, who has great grades on School, I am also a Pro Table Tennis player, and I love classical music specially the unknown pieces from many composers that people don't know, I have some tricks for learning all of these languages, and it's Esperanto.
So, you use esperanto to be good at other languages?
You are very young, and it's really impressive, I though you were an adult.
Wow. How many languages you feel you can use to communicate like the communication we have right now?
I work 3 hours a day. and nothing else. There are only 5 Peruvian Esperanto Speakers in Perú, so I can't practice with anybody.
I will talk with you Esperanto soon, I don't know which language to study next, when I'll finish my 2nd-time Indonesian tree. Maybe swahili, maybe esperanto.
I've visited the Asociación Peruana de Esperanto, and they say that there are only 5 recognized speakers, And I hope i could be the 6th. Also, school is boring, homework is sooo easy, and the best part is that I study from 1:15 to 6:45pm. So I have all the morning for myself.