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    Raising Multi-lingual Children

    Anyone else raising their kids with multiple languages? I speak fluent German, decent French and Chinese, and a little Japanese. Since German is my best language besides my native English, I decided to speak to my two boys only in German since they were babies. My wife is Chinese...
    porcpuffer porcpuffer 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 20, 2011

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    Funni

    Hi all, It's funny that I cam across this experience group b/c I was just laying down on my bed thinking: I like listening to other languages because I don't understand what they're saying. It's interesting to just lay down and listen to other languages; the sound, the tones...
    rosesencha rosesencha 66-70 2 Responses Aug 17, 2007

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    No Barriers

    Since I was little, languages have captivated me. I was raised in an English speaking home, though my dad speaks Spanish too. He began teaching me Spanish as soon as Icould talk. I am not perfect at the language, but I get compliments, which encourage me to try harder, and speak...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2012

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    Mi piace che posso parlare più di una lingua!

    Knowing English and Italian has so many Benefits and I can curse at my husband without him always knowing hehe :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 11, 2014

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    Ya they're like so awesome.

    ....I'm so used 2 them u know like ya comes from Germany. I can speak Nepali,Hindi(being my native language),German,and I'm learning Spanish 😝
    fredlez2306 fredlez2306 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 13, 2014

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    Multilingual

    The country's Constitution guarantees equal status to 11 official languages to cater for the country's diverse peoples and their cultures I am 100% fluent in Afrikaans and am able to speak a few sentences in some of the African languages. South Africa is the only country in the...
    titfortattoo titfortattoo 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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    In my high school, I take chinese.

    No offense, but I'm kinda glad its not Spanish
    sleepyforever sleepyforever 16-17, F 5 Responses Jan 20

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    HELLO or AZUL.. azul it is composed of two

    words.. (az) mean Come closer and (ul) mean Heart
    gigus gigus 22-25, M Apr 14

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    Bilingual Is 2, Trilingual Is 3 So What's 4 Languages?

     I speak 4 languages, is that quadlingual? I don't know. But I speak English, French, German and Spanish. I'm hoping to learn Polish soon though as a friend of mine Karolina, is infact Polish and I would love to learn her language. I am also planning on attempting Italian...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 4, 2007

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    I am a black female, my mother is from Thailand

    and speaks it well. I started learning French in high school and I am truly in love with the culture and I have never been more excited to learn it in college! France here I come!!!!!!!
    LOVEBRE LOVEBRE 22-25 2 Responses Jan 9

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    My mother tounge is German,

    but I visit a special school, where I learn Italian, French, English (obviously ;-) ) and Spanish (since 1 year - I can understand it a little bit, but I guess, I'm unable to speak it) I'd like to find people who speak this languages and who learn German, so we could help each...
    diamantenvogel diamantenvogel 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 15, 2014

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    Un Lenguaje Diferente Es Una Visión Diferente De La Vida

    "A different language is a different vision of life" ~Federico Fellini I wish I could just magically know every language on the planet, but I suppose that would take a lot of the fun out of it. I just love hearing people around me talking in other languages. I may not have a...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2010

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    All Kind of Languages Are Interesting

    I studied languages. I speak English and French fluently. I can spek Spanish and Italian, but I feel a little rusty lately. I know a little of German too. I also studied the language in terms of commuincation, inclusive "unconscious body language". I would like to learn...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 26, 2008

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    But Maybe Not How You Were Thinking...

    I love listening to languages. I love walking down the street, hearing people talking all around me, and not understanding any of them. There's something so mysterious and sexy about someone talking right next to you and yet not being able to eavesdrop. However, I HATE learning...
    EmptyInside EmptyInside 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    " Every language has two powers ( energies ) :1.

    Shabda shakthi = Power of Sound = Phonetic Energy = Resonance ; and 2. Artha shakthi = Power of Meaning = Meaningful Energy = Essence . If 1. shabda sakthi is used properly it becomes manthra yoga ( Invocation , Meditation ) . If 2. artha shakthi is used properly it becomes...
    AATHREYAARBEEKAY AATHREYAARBEEKAY 36-40, M Feb 6, 2014

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    I'm English, but I study French,

    Spanish and Italian and am currently teaching myself Russian and German also. :) If any language speakers want to chat, I'm available!
    cranberriess cranberriess 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 11, 2014

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    I have learned more about words by studying law

    on my own with etymologies and history than I ever could in College.
    Yggdrasilian Yggdrasilian 26-30, M Oct 21, 2014

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    Slavic and Romance Languages

    Honestly, I prefer Slavic languages to Romance Languages in general (in terms of phonetics), but that's because I don't like French and Italian spoken. My favourite Romance language both spoken and written is probably my own -- Portuguese --, because it has the structure of a...
    miraedocommunistPortugal miraedocommunistPortugal 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 31, 2012

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    Fluency

    English is my native language, French is my passion and obsession, German is my new friend with old relatives and Romanian is my linguistic terrain to conquer in the coming months. I refuse to say I speak French fluently, although I am conversational and have spent almost 10...
    krishna krishna 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 19, 2008

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    Las Palabras - Pablo Neruda

      LAS PALABRAS Autor : Pablo Neruda     ...Todo lo que usted quiera, sí señor, pero son las palabras las que cantan, las que suben y bajan. Me posterno ante ellas... Las amo, las adhiero, las persigo, las muerdo, las derrito...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 5, 2009

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    How many languages do you know?

    And how did you practice them?
    alyssaliv alyssaliv 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    I Speak 4 Languages...

    Well, only partially 2 (spanish and german), with the other two (english and french) being fluent. I wish I knew six so I could say "I speak six languages..." (it's a song from a musical)
    oliveostrovsky oliveostrovsky 18-21 1 Response Sep 25, 2011

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    Communication

    Languages are just about the most important aspect of being a human being on this planet.... We are not so much divided by cultures, but divided by languages; communicating the differences comes first....understanding them...before actually seeing them... As such I learned some...
    AmberDuponte AmberDuponte 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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    I must say that I am

    so lucky to have English as my first language. The words are so confusing- they don't always sound like how they are written. And, the way that words are placed in sentences varies and, with that, the meaning can change completely. Therefore, I am so lucky that I don't have to...
    Affirmation Affirmation 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2014

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    I'm a quint-lingual,

    so far I speak: English Arabic French Italian Spanish I would absolutely love to learn German, Russian, and Sign Language
    yourpetmuzzie yourpetmuzzie 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    Hi i'm Aurora.. I'm italian

    and i want to talk with english people to improve my english😁
    AuriH AuriH 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    I speak Polish and English.

    I'm on my third level of Spanish (I also won the national Spanish exam). And I'm starting French next year. I also understand some Russian, but I can't read it.
    purpleemandem purpleemandem 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2014

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    I'm currently learning Italian then I plan on

    learning Portuguese. :) And many, many more!
    linguaphile37 linguaphile37 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 5, 2014

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    English is my first language

    but I also speak fluent German and Mandarin. I also speak a little French, Spanish and Italian. I'd love to learn either Russian or a more obscure language like Tamil or Mongolian just purely for fun.
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    Ever heard of Esperanto?

    It's the language anyone from anywhere can learn! I just learned about it and wish they taught it at school. It'd be so cool for it to be the universal language, if I could go anywhere and be able to speak it since people from other countries would speak it too! :D But that...
    mahnouls mahnouls 16-17 1 Response Apr 13, 2014

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    I love language so much!

    I'm learning Japanese, German, Russian, and might start learning Korean, mandarin, and Swedish again :D I even made a made up one of my own when it took too long to learn another :P But Japanese is by far my favorite <3
    Squishysecrets36 Squishysecrets36 16-17, F Feb 26, 2014

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    If body language is 90% of a conversation,

    then obviously what’s being said is only half as important as what’s not being said. And what are you saying? I can’t hear you when my back is turned....
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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    My Passion

    My passion is languages.  When I was 13 I was wandering around in the library looking for a book to finish a report, and stumbled across a book titled "Teach Yourself Biblical Hebrew", it had never occurred to me before that I, me, could learn a languages. ...
    Lucid Lucid 22-25, F 9 Responses Aug 7, 2007

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    "My" Languages

    I can't say I'm a polygolt, but I speak a few languages Perfectly or nearly:      - my native (portuguese),      - english (proficiency level)   More than enough:      - Spanish (understand 90% and still speak...
    PeaceWeapon PeaceWeapon 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 27, 2008

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    I Will Marry Someone From Another Country

     i love hearing foreign languages. they're just so sexy.especially in a big city. sometimes cities can be depressing to me, but at other times, they're soooo full of life. and languages. it's amazing to hear someone walking down the street talking away on their phone to...
    lifewater124 lifewater124 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2007

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    I Can Help You With Arabic.

      I'm a native Arabic speaker. I'm not a teacher but I'm always happy to answer any questions you have or practice the language with you. Good luck :).
    tigerman87 tigerman87 26-30, M Aug 12, 2013

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    I Like Learning Languages

    One of my favorite hobbies is learning languages. At this moment I am learning English and Italian. I speak Spanish. Italian isn´t difficult but English is another story. I try to improve it very hard but get very frustrated when I can´t pronounce or write it well. I hope one...
    nnatalia76 nnatalia76 36-40, F 3 Responses May 25, 2012

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    Indian English - The Survival Kit For Tomorrow

      Few weeks back, I had written a blog post/story about my experience in a call center, and how I almost had a nightmarish time surviving there. (Those who missed that story can simply type ‘The most read blog post ever’ in Google, and the search engine shall return the...
    eyes04111981 eyes04111981 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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    languages i know English zzz arabic zzz urdu

    zzz hindi zzz sindhi zzz punjabi zzz and music language haha
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 23

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    I'm Obsessed With The Dutch Language!

    Ever since I heard this amazing language, I fell in love with it. It is simply addicting! I can't stop listening to it, even if I don't understand anything! The "g" and "ij" sounds, the different kinds of "r"s, the way it's written, it is just perfect! The double vowels the...
    Divixion Divixion 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    Italia

    I'm learning italiano because I love the sound of it.
    sarahbangles sarahbangles 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2013

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    Sadly, I'm Only Fluent In English.

    But at one time, I knew Spanish. I can still read it, and understand it, but I can barely ask where the bathroom is now. As they say, what you don't use, you lose. Languages fascinate me - I love how the roots of so many are the same...How there are patterns in every language...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 11, 2008

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    I'm Learning Korean ^^

    I love languages. Right now I'm learning Korean and have learned Japanese in the past. I find the Korean language much easier for me to learn because I find more interest because of the music and dramas and movies and MEN! XD I think everyone should learn up a second language...
    Lady808 Lady808 18-21, F 4 Responses May 7, 2012

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    I Want To Learn Arabic !!

    I already speak 3 different languages and want to learn Arabic ! I think is sounds so cool and sexy! Any one who speaks Arabic please teach me :)
    Leylani23 Leylani23 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    I love such a simple words of Wittgenstein "The

    limits of my language mean the limits of my world", and i really feel like this, the only way to make my world bigger and widen horizons and create some space for me to take a deep breath is to improve my language skills. And this is the only way to understand other human being...
    leuconoe leuconoe 31-35, M Jan 21

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    They're probably my biggest passion!

    I'm currently learning French and Mandarin but I one day hope to learn Japanese as well. I also have relatives in Hungary who I can't even communicate with so Hungarian is a must-learn! I'm more attracted to languages with an interesting writing system - that's what attracted me...
    ManicRomantic ManicRomantic 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 19, 2014

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