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Polyglots | How many languages can you speak?

I can speak 3 and I'm learning French which will hopefully be my fourth. The languages are Arabic, English and Malay. What about you?

July 23, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MartinCroft

Hey there,

I'm not sure I could say I'm a polyglot but here goes ;).

Polish is my native language.

I majored in English just last month and I'm thinking about PhD studies in linguistics so I guess I could say I'm fluent in English; American English to be more specific.

El español lo estudio desde hace años ya. Es un idioma que me encanta y gracias a mi amigo de España lo uso cada día. Mi nivel del español es bastante bueno pero sé que aún tengo que aprender mucho. Me encanta la cultura española y latina, en el futuro me gustaría mucho viajar a España y América Latina.

O português eu começei a estudar aqui, em Duolingo. Eu gosto muito da língua mas eu sei que poderia falá-lo melhor se eu estudasse mais, talvez durantes estas férias. Eu gostaria muito de viajar para o Brasil para ver a selva porque eu acredito que deve ser maravilhoso.

Anche l'italiano ho cominciato a studiare qui, su Duolingo. La lingua mi piace moltissimo, è una lingua molto bella. Anche il paese, L'Italia mi sembra molto bello e spero di poter visitarlo nel futuro. Inoltre la cucina italiana è la mia preferita.

Le français, j'ai commencé a étudier au lycée. J'ai aimé la langue dès la première leçon. Même que je sais parler, lire et écrire la langue, je le trouve difficile comprendre ce que les autres disent. Maintenant, je veux en savoir plus sur le français québécois car j'adore le Canada.

Vaig començar a aprendre català gràcies a Duolingo. L'idioma em sembla molt interessant i bell. Sé que encara tinc moltes coses per aprendre però espero que estigui millorant.

If you speak any of the languages I just mentioned, please feel free to point out my mistakes, that'd be very helpful for me. Thanks!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lea.1717

Just a little nuance on the Spanish bit: "aún tengo mucho que aprender" sounds better to my ears, more natural. It's a very common expression. "I still have a lot (which) to learn".

Quanto ao português, esse está perfeito. Talvês "no Duolingo", em vez de "em", mas isso não importa muito porque nem sequer é uma palavra portuguesa. Nós costumamos dizer "no Google, na Wikipedia, no Instagram" etc...

As to the rest, I don't speak any of it but at least the catalan I was able to understand and recognize all the words, so it's probably right too. Congratulations!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MartinCroft

Thank you very much! :) ¡Muchas gracias! Muito obrigado! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WarriorCleberz

Can you speak Portuguese? Isso é bem interessante, sendo você falante nativa de polonês ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MartinCroft

Olá! Sim, eu sei falar português e eu gosto muito da língua. O meu amigo espanhol me disse que eu tentasse aprender português se eu já sei espanhol e eu faço isso ;). Ah e uma coisa, sou falante "nativo" de polonês, sou homem ;).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AurBoubou

Hello ! Comme tu l'as demandé voici les petites corrections à apporter pour le français Le français, j'ai commencé a [à] [l'] étudier au lycée. J'ai aimé la langue dès la première leçon. Même que [même si] je sais parler, lire et écrire la langue, je le [ce "le" est en trop] trouve difficile comprendre ce que les autres disent. Maintenant, je veux en savoir plus sur le français québécois car j'adore le Canada.

Bravo tu as déjà un excellent niveau !


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MartinCroft

Salut ! Merci beaucoup ! J'apprécie beaucoup ton aide ! :) Il faut que je pratique mon français plus. La verité est que depuis presque 5 ans, je n'ai pas eu beaucoup d'opportunités d'utiliser mon français mais je vais essayer de changer cela ;). Merci beaucoup pour ton commentaire ! Quand quelqu'un me dit que je fais quelque chose bien, ça m'encourage à l'ameliorer encore en plus. Si j'ai fait des erreurs dans cette réponse, dis-le-moi, s'il te plaît ! Merci !


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AurBoubou

Franchement, super niveau ! Juste 2 accents oubliés (vérité et améliorer) : une personne de langue maternelle française aurait pu écrire la même chose que toi !

Bonne continuation et n'hésite pas si tu as envie de pratiquer le français ;)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MartinCroft

Merci beaucoup ! Tu es très gentil ! :) Ah, oui, bien sûr! Je ne sais pas comment j'ai pu oublier de ces accents mais je vais me souvenir. Merci ! :) Oui, je sais :). Quand j'écris en polonais ou espagnol, parfois je n'utilise les accents non plus mais j'essaie de le faire parce que chaque d'eux a un rôle :).

Et oui, bien sûr ! Je vais le faire ! Merci beaucoup ! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BonBonChat

yes youi are a polyglot since you know more than 3


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MartinCroft

Thank you! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jenshero

This question always gets me - because I don't know when you would say you 'can speak' a language. Is it when you're completely fluent, or is it just when you can hold a conversation, etc etc...

But I'm probably overcomplicating it, and I'd say I can speak French, Italian and Spanish (as well as being a native English speaker), but am more comfortable in French because I've studied it more often recently. I've started learning other languages too, but by no means would I tell anyone I 'can speak' them just yet.


[deactivated user]

    I am a native Chinese speaker. I can speak English and Chinese, and I want to learn to speak Japanese, French and German.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lala2178

    I wish I could speak Chinese. I am intimidated by the language though cause people say it's really difficult!


    [deactivated user]

      Are you a native English speaker ? I can teach you some Chinese.


      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qiunnn

      Chinese is actually far simplier than a lot of people think, the is no tense conjugations, gender or plurality so basically no conjugations or agreements / declensions.

      The only part that could be considered unusually hard is the memorisation and replication of characters but really all you need is a decent visual memory and practice paper


      [deactivated user]

        I am a native Chinese speaker. I think the harder ones for the English speakers are the letters.


        [deactivated user]

          no, not pinyin I mean the letters, like 你好嗎 ( hello ) these things.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qiunnn

          In English these ( 你好 ) are called characters


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qiunnn

          Huh, if you don't mind saying where abouts are you from because i dont recognise ( 你好嗎) as hello, as i read it it means how are you? but with the traditional 'ma' question mark which is weird because traditional tends not to be spoken unless in hong kong or outside of china


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/VoNgTran

          I can speak Vietnamese, English and I'm learning French like you


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Anna919352

          I can speak Greek and English at the moment, but I hope to become fluent in German, Spanish and Italian also :)


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MeritonD

          I am fluent in German(Born and raised in Germany), English and Albanian(Albanian by heritage). Hopefully I will be able to say the same about Dutch.


          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rajabrahon12

          I can speak Herbrew , Yiddish , Vietnamese ( I am bad in pronounciation but I can write ) , English and I am trying to be fluent in German.


          [deactivated user]

            you say you want to learn Chinese in another comment ? I can teach you some.


            [deactivated user]

              https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rajabrahon12

              I want to learn the words and sentences that use a lot in communication like hello , thank you , sorry , ........


              [deactivated user]

                I gave you the pinyin and characters.

                hello : nihao 你好 thank you : xiexie 謝謝 sorry : baoqian 抱歉


                https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Rajabrahon12

                Cool. But the characters seem too hard for an english speaker.


                [deactivated user]

                  you can learn pinyin first.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ally.x
                  • 1800

                  Fluent in Czech (native), Slovak, English, advanced in German (and still learning), learning French.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Patrick.-

                  I am a native spanish speaker, and I can speak fluently Spanish, English, German and Esperanto


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EliasPitts

                  My main languages are dutch and english. I can also speak french


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/WarriorCleberz

                  I can speak well english and spanish, I'm mastering all my languages chosen by now, less Esperanto. Some audios (podcasts) in other languages are difficult to find.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pollyperki

                  I am Candian diploma certified in english,I am duolingo level 15 with 222 lingots in french and hope to be certified by " expertrating" company in french in the coming september.I am fundamental Arabic with experience in " Sharawy series in the Holy Quran".


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zilla721

                  Depends on your definition of speaking, haha! I'm only fluent in English, but I speak a really good bit of Spanish, enough French to get by, and I've learned just a touch each of German and Dutch from friends who speak it. My goal someday is to speak 8 languages, at least enough to get by!


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rhondabook3

                  at least i know there's a small shred of hope with the languages im learning even though i am making a few errors!


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/zilla721

                  For sure! We're all here to learn.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Icsoyewande

                  I speak four and they are English, Yoruba, Pidgin, And French


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qiunnn

                  Which pidgin?

                  tun nibo ni o ko o, Emi yoo fe lati pin die ninu oro pelu awon eniyan lati ran won ye o ju.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lala2178

                  Is Yoruba a language used in Nigeria? Which country uses Pidgin, never heard of it.


                  https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qiunnn

                  It's a name used for a language that is 'simplified' and then kind of branches of, if it branches of more and has different grammar then it is a creole (in my understanding).

                  Pidgin in itself is not a language...

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