What/how many languages do you speak?

How many languages do you speak?

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PureElegance

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voixdinferno wrote:
I have a question... Why you all gringos are sooo lazy to learn spanish if your country is full of us? xDDD

Well, Being a Latino man I can understand all the Latin languages; and speaking of speak a NON latin language(?) I can speak English in a moderate form if you speak with no gringo accent and as Decadent Child told (what the hell is nigga? gangsta?).
as a Latina woman: go away.

Anyways, Faith, I thought we did have languages in schools, aren't Spanish and French a normal (even though the classes normally aren't good) part of the curriculum? Spanish (or French in some cases, I didn't want to learn French) has been forced upon us since we were tiny. I think people should try to be bilingual in any case.

And if you check out the latest census, people still overwhelmingly speak English here, it's not as if we were suddenly overtaken by only Spanish speakers or "full" of them in any way.
http://www.census.gov/hhes/socdemo/lang ... ACS-12.pdf

English is de facto the official language of the US (and is official in a little over half the states), I would expect someone to learn it, just as my parents did when they came from Peru.
 

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PureElegance wrote:
Anyways, Faith, I thought we did have languages in schools, aren't Spanish and French a normal (even though the classes normally aren't good) part of the curriculum?
Most schools can barely manage to teach the kids English these days ::ash:: If you had foreign language classes, that's a mark of privilege.
 

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Like PE said, the US isn't exactly "full" of people who speak Spanish. It depends on where you live. In CA or FL or the Southwest, learning Spanish might be practical, but here in New England, I would have no opportunity to use it.

It would be nice if Americans spoke more than one language like the rest of the world, but the fact is, we don't have to because English has become the international language.
 

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I was raised to learn English and Tagalog, so I guess that makes me fully bilingual?

I guess I can carry a decent conversation in Spanish as well (or I'd like to think that I could), I've been trying really hard to improve my Spanish :)

I can do really basic French, like really basic. I took classes three years ago so I can barely remember any of it lol. I guess that's it for my language capabilities hahaha. French in Canada is really weird methinks, I mean there is Quebecois French but there is also Acadian French. My stepfather is a francophone from New Brunswick and he says that one conversation he had with a French woman did not go so well because they didn't really understand each other lol. I think he mentioned that he doesn't really understand Quebec French either? Then again he HATES Quebec hahaha.

voixdinferno wrote:
I have a question... Why you all gringos are sooo lazy to learn spanish if your country is full of us? xDDD

omg
 
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