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View Poll Results: How Many Languages Do You Speak Fluently?
I'm British and only speak English fluently 12 7.06%
I'm British and speak 1 other language fluently 18 10.59%
I'm British and speak 2 other languages fluently 11 6.47%
I'm British and speak 3 or more other languages fluently 6 3.53%
I'm NOT British and only speak my native language fluently 6 3.53%
I'm NOT British and speak 1 other language fluently 23 13.53%
I'm NOT British and speak 2 other languages fluently 35 20.59%
I'm NOT British and speak 3 or more other languages fluently 59 34.71%
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Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak Fluently

had a chat with the woman who works in my local Coop last week. She and her children can converse very well in German, portuguese, Spanish, Swiss German and english. Not to mention all the russian derivations from our Baltic neighbours.

me, I felt really humbled with my only my German, English and french.
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I just wanted to add. All three of my kids are fluent in English and German. One of them is fluent in dialect as well.

Only one of them is good at translating! It almost as if the different languages exist in different personalities within their brains. Certainly the youngest (and most fluent) is the least patient with my bad grammar...
My child is also completely bi-lingual. Tri-lingual if you include Swiss German. She’s also great in Spanish and French. She wońt talk to me in anything but English though. Went wrong there somewhere.
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Re: How Many Languages Do You Speak Fluently

An interesting read on the subject:

https://www.cambridge.org/core/journ...C3AC54A7113629

Bilingual first-language development: Dominant language takeover, threatened minority language take-up
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