I Am Multilingual

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 290 People

    A Sad Experience

    This past week I was asked by a friend to translate a letter for her. The letter was written in Spanish and it was for her grandson who was in his twenties. He wanted me to translate the letter for her in English because her grandson didn't know Spanish and they couldn't...
    Bethsalomon Bethsalomon
    41-45, F
    Mar 5, 2012

    I Speak Two And Half At The Moment

    My mother tongue is Spanish,but I learned since small English and I have a very good level (far beyond most of the people here,even more than some teachers!),I also tried to learn German,but I left it,and I'm starting to forget it :'( ,I also speak a little Japanese,but for some...
    theWolfUndertheMoon theWolfUndertheMoon
    22-25
    Sep 5, 2012

    Arabic, English , and

    now German....... So last time I was trying to learn Polish (7 months ago ),but I switched gears since,and I'm now an A2 level German student ,albeit a self taught one . Learning a new language is certainly very challanging but it's also a fun experience , and when you can...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jan 16, 2015

    Now What?

    I was born in Arles, France. I consider myself an American though, since most of my life has been in CA. I lived in Southern Spain (where my grandmother is from) for a couple of years, where I studied Spainish. Living in Southern California is a great place for keeping up with...
    emansmail6 emansmail6
    26-30
    Nov 29, 2010

    A friend asked me that,

    being multilingual, what language are my thoughts in primarily... I learnt Arabic and Urdu first growing up. I knew a little Pashto and Farsi as well (my hometown is up north of Pakistan towards Afghanistan) but that's mostly gone now. Oh, and Hindi from the movies and because...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 25, 2014

    4 Languages

    I'm 15 and I can speak four languages - not fluent in all of course. English is my first language. I have English, Irish and American blood in me. I was born in Ireland. I can speak fluent Irish, because I have learned it sinceI was very young. Irish is sometimes used at home. I...
    LittleMissDimples LittleMissDimples
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 5, 2013

    Picking Up Tongues

    Hello everybody, I think my story is a bit weird. I am Hungarian native which is a strange one to start with. My mum taught us German from childhood so by the age of 12 I understood and spoke fluent German and I had German friends. I found myself thinking in German and after I...
    farawayfromhellandheaven farawayfromhellandheaven
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 12, 2011

    About Our Children

    Each day I see more and more Hispanic children who live in NYC that DO NOT speak English. This matter both saddens and angers me. I find that parents are doing their children such a disservice by not speaking to them in Spanish. I understand that we live in America and that the...
    Bethsalomon Bethsalomon
    41-45, F
    Mar 5, 2012

    My dad is Italian and I've lived here my entire

    life so I speak Italian. My mom's Catalan so I speak Spanish and Catalan. And I speak English too :)
    Xx8flora8xX Xx8flora8xX
    22-25, F
    Sep 27, 2015

    I Love Learning New Languages

    Learning languages for me is fun, I was born in Portugal so I know how to speak and sort of write, I am learning French in school and besides school I am currently learning Hebrew because of my fascination with the culture of Judaism. I also know English because that's were I...
    DarkLoveLiesWithYou DarkLoveLiesWithYou
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 29, 2012

    Native Turkish, fluent English

    and I can understand Majority of Bosnian, Serbian, Croatian, Montenegrin, Macedonian. And a bit of Spanish. So I am really multilingual and I get perplexed a lot.
    Katerinafaith Katerinafaith
    18-21, F
    Aug 10, 2015

    I Speak 4 Languages

    My mother is Greek and i grew up learning to speak Greek. My father (before he was put in prison) was from Spain so i picked up a lot of Spanish. For my language selection in school i chose Norwegian and am now fluent. Of course since i was raised in California i learned to speak...
    DanielH484 DanielH484
    16-17, M
    1 Response Jul 2, 2013

    Meine Muttersprache ist Deutsch.

    I speak fluently English. Je parle un petit peu de francais. Ik spreek ook een beetje Nederlands. Hablo un poco de espanol. Ja gabarjo plocho po-rruskij. (And my refugees at my work are helping me to learn some phrases of their home languages). :-)) That´s just great! I LOVE...
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Jan 17

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    madamgucci01 madamgucci01
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2013

    Since I Was A Little Girlto

     My first tongue is english and i learned swedish when I was a child. I spoke swedish well but have lost most of my swedish tongue. I'm also fluent in french and know latin very well. I can read german but cannot speak it. I want to learn russian and gaelic and polish.
    lexasgreen lexasgreen
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 9, 2009

    Four Languages

    My mother tongue is Romanian, so I speak and write it fluently. I studied French since second grade up till I finished high school. Now I sing French songs and write the occasional poem in French. I studied English in kindergarten a tiny bit; then I took it up again in third...
    naranja naranja
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Feb 20, 2009

    Irish, English, French

    and Spanish :)
    nishuilleabhain nishuilleabhain
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 15, 2015

    English, French, Latin,

    Italian, Malaysian Learning Spanish, German, Norwegian, Swedish, and Swahili
    ArielCassidy96 ArielCassidy96
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 7

    Multilingualism

    Greetings from Malaysia! A multi-racial country with different ethnic groups. ^_^ I speak : 1) English 2) Malay 3) Chinese ( with different dialects such as Hakka, Mandarin, Cantonese & Hokkien) 4) Mother tongue (Iban & Bidayuh language) I would love & eager to learn other...
    Jhayz Jhayz
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Aug 20, 2013

    4 1/2

    French is my mother tongue, I also now arabic since childhood. I learned english and spanish at school but perfected these two when I moved to the states many years ago. I used to be fuent in Italian but due to lack of practice I now only know the basics. I love learning new...
    Mchiriboga Mchiriboga
    31-35
    Sep 3, 2010

    3.5 But I Want To Know More

    I don't really know what to call my first language. I grew up speaking a mix of English, Italian (from my father's side) and Spanish (from my mother's side). I took German in school this year and I'm doing quite well but I do find it hard just because it's so much different than...
    Arosal626 Arosal626
    18-21, F
    Jul 18, 2013

    3 Languages and Hoping For More

    Since I was little, I could speak Spanish and English fluently. They are my first/second language. I learned them both at the same time and sometimes mix them too. We speak Spanglish at the house which is pretty awesome I think. Just wait till that becomes its own language. lol...
    twilighthearts11 twilighthearts11
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 21, 2009

    ENGLISH and SPANISH

    I am happy to say that I am Multilingual. I speak, read and write two languages, ENGLISH and SPANISH :)
    appraiserjes appraiserjes
    41-45, M
    1 Response Dec 10, 2012

    My Language Days

    Through my years of learning languages I have come to the understanding that learning a language is much easier then maintaining that language, in other words keeping fluent in it. I am surrounded by mostly Spanish speaking people or English speaking people. Very rarely do I...
    Bethsalomon Bethsalomon
    41-45, F
    Feb 8, 2012

    Right Now 4 Languages

    Multilingual doesn't necessarily mean fluent, right? I've spoken french for over 5 years now. I've only been speaking German for about 6 months. I grew up speaking English and Swahili . . . I really want to learn Portuguese and Spanish . . when you learn a new Language, you get...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 9, 2009

    Strong Desire But No Time

    I have a strong desire to learn languages. This is why I seize any opportunity to learn a new language. But if communication is not always possible, then my target is usually reading the language I learn. Now I am happy as I understand reading materials in Arabic, English, French...
    thadiliy thadiliy
    31-35, M
    Dec 16, 2009

    I Think, It Is Too Much!

    I must communicate every day in 4 languages: at work in English, Russian and Estonian, and at home in German... Sometimes it makes me tired, really.
    GinaConvair GinaConvair
    41-45, F
    5 Responses Mar 5, 2009

    My native language is English,

    but I am also fluent in Finnish, and, Pashto. I speak moderate French, and Spanish. And a little bit of Russian and German :)
    TeganLynne TeganLynne
    26-30, F
    Jun 19, 2015

    I speak English best,

    afterward Japanese (at least in terms of vocabulary), then Chinese (grammar wise). Along with Hokkien and Teochew (Chinese dialects, if those count). And I used to speak Malay pretty well as a tot, apparently.
    PantomimeEira PantomimeEira
    16-17, F
    Jan 26, 2015

    I am Chinese and 13 years old.

    I speak 6 languages which are Chinese, Malay, English, German, Japanese and Spanish. I am really interested although I am not really fluent with Japanese, German and Spanish because I am self-taught. At least I got the accent right... maybe...? But I try~ I want to go to lots...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Dec 5, 2014

    Native Arab, I master French

    and English. I know Spanish . I m learning Korean and hopefully I can learn German
    tachibana12 tachibana12
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 19, 2015

    Sort Of

    I'm trying to be anyway. Unfortunately I struggle to express myself coherently in english so it's not clear how well i can do in other languages. XD Plus, I'm rather random in acquiring, or wanting to acquire, languages and finding teachers is not always easy. But hey, languages...
    jiyuunatori jiyuunatori
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2010

    Born in the Catalan and Spanish region in Spain,

    educated in Sweden and Ireland, living in Germany. I would need to write any languague first and later speak. I did studied Portuguese, and I understand French and Danish. I would say Spanish is my first language, Catalan the second one, and now German is occupaying the third...
    mrtt80 mrtt80
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 13, 2014

    Im Hungarian, my native is Hungarian.

    I live in Budapest, Hungary, and i can speak English fluently, i have learned english for 10 years now, and i can also speak Romanian, because my father is from there, he's Székely (or Sekler). I learned my Romanian from my Grandmother ( Yet my whole family is 100% Hungarian...
    Rantotthus Rantotthus
    22-25, M
    Dec 28, 2013

    Multilinguist =P

    Yes, I am multilingual, but this isn't uncommon, especially in Asian countries. I speak four languages fluently, and I'm trying to learn more. Currently, I speak: 1) English 2) Chinese, in two dialects: Mandarin, Cantonese 3) Tamil 4) Malay
    macabreprincess macabreprincess
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 3, 2013

    My Hope, My Languages

    Hi Everyone, I speak 5 languages. I was born in the Dominican Republic where Spanish is the official language. My whole family is fluent in Spanish as am I. I came to the United States at a very young age and for this reason I am fluent in English as well. Due to several years...
    Bethsalomon Bethsalomon
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Feb 4, 2012

    Not Extremely Good At Any Languages

    even though I'm multilingual. like, the first language I picked up when I was a baby was Chinese but then speak Cantonese when I was 1 or 2 and stop speaking Chinese completely. then I learned to speak Vietnamese when I was 5, still spoke Cantonese at home though, then I went...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Aug 21, 2012

    Marc Merullo ,still Learning

    I have been studying Spanish for many years. I am now studying French .I use mylanguageexchange.com to find partners to practice with. If anybody here wants to practice French and Spanish then I would be grateful. My experience with chronic Lyme has given me a desire to publish...
    barbermcm barbermcm
    41-45, M
    Mar 23, 2012
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