I Am Trilingual

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 88 People

    Three Languages, Huh?

    For some reason when I tell Americans that I know three languages, they look like their eyes will fall out of the sockets... is it really that rare to know three languages in the US? I came from Kyrgyzstan, a former Soviet Union republic. When the USSR was still existing, the...
    Proserpina Proserpina
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jun 7, 2008

    English, German, And Arabic.

    I'm not fluent in German or Arabic, but I'm conversational, which is good enough for my needs.Part of me would love to know more languages, but only if I can download them directly into my head. I love knowing languages, but hate learning them. It doesn't come easily to me.
    CleverScreenName CleverScreenName
    31-35, M
    Jan 8, 2010

    English, French, And Hungarian.

    Hello Everyone, Here's my explanation for joining this group. I was born in Canada to Hungarian-born parents. Now, in terms of the first language that I first started speaking. Well, someone that I spoke to said that I have, not one, but two first languages. My first word was...
    midnightstarr midnightstarr
    41-45, F
    Feb 24, 2010
    clearlightofday clearlightofday
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jul 17, 2014

    English and Lebanese Arabic are what I grew up

    with, then studied Spanish for 5 years in high school and now college. Growing up with a second language is such a nice gift, because learning one later on in life is a lot of work!
    AcousticArdor22 AcousticArdor22
    22-25, M
    2 Responses May 12, 2014

    Kind of Typical...

    I speak English, Spanish and French. There are sooo many more languages that I want to learn though...I've barely made a dent in my list! ;)
    vinividivici21 vinividivici21
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Aug 19, 2008

    I Want Learn Frech

    daysofourlivesfan daysofourlivesfan
    22-25, F
    Apr 6, 2009


    I talk nonsense, speak the truth and sometimes English.
    JustSillyStuff JustSillyStuff
    46-50, T
    1 Response Aug 19, 2008

    English, German And Russian (and How I Got To Speak French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese And Mandarin)

    I was born to Russian-speaking parents. My dad taught me English and sent me to middle school in Ohio so I could stay with two families of native speakers and learn from them. I started learning German when I was about 8 or 9 and had it as a second language all the way through...
    alpet alpet
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Sep 16, 2012

    Hm, Almost.

    I was born in the Philippines, so Tagalog is my native tongue. We were also taught English with Tagalog, so it might as well be my native tongue as well, and I watched American shows a lot when I was little, so that contributed to it.My family moved to the US when I was 6, so...
    DysfunctionalMuse DysfunctionalMuse
    22-25, M
    Jan 9, 2010

    Born in Quebec to a Black American

    mother&Moroccan Jewish father. My languages were English&French with the occasional Arabic. We spent years moving between Washington DC&Montreal before to France when I was 12. After my parents passed away and my father's family disowned my sister&I we haven't heard or spoken...
    BlackMoroccan BlackMoroccan
    26-30, M
    Jun 21, 2014

    My dad and mum are from Sweden

    so my first language was swedish. english was very easy to learn tho. i picked it up at school and could say simple sentences in kindergarten. but this is really stupid but my parents put me into a french school in grade 1 because we live in canada so i needed to know french...
    QuinnStew QuinnStew
    18-21, F
    Jul 1, 2014

    I speak spanish, italian

    and english fluently. Then I know a bit of Brazilian Portuguese, and reaaally basic french and german :)
    Danimonita Danimonita
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 6, 2016

    :d 3 Languages

    I learned turkish and french kinda at the same time when i was a toddler. And then i learned english. I am now studying spanish. :D and that's it. also, I REALLY WANNA LEARN RUSSIAN! *^*
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    2 Responses Sep 28, 2012

    Nein, Danke An öffentlichen Schulen ...

    That's right.  My mother taught me spanish, english was my first language, and the german was my own personal goal.  I used to know some russian, but that dissapeared from lack of ready use, although I am trying to get it back.  And, does being able to swear...
    Zomchef Zomchef
    Oct 21, 2009

    not that many people here?

    I'm proud of it! It feels good to go to a country and just be able to speak the language I speak Dutch, English and German and I'm Learning French (sadly I'm not that good)
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    1 Response Sep 1, 2015
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