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amother




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Post  Sun, Jun 28 2020, 5:41 pm
Just curious
I speak 4
English, Hebrew, Yiddish and French
You can also share where you live /grew up
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Chickensoupprof




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Jun 28 2020, 5:44 pm
Dutch (native) English (kinda fluent) German (it's ok) Lubavitch Yiddish (good enough) I forgot all the French... Don't speak Ivrit, however every Israeli is always assuming that I speak it... In Chassidic neighborhoods they immediately start of in Yiddish with me even though I wear a fall... I can order things in yiddish though
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happy chick




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Jun 28 2020, 5:49 pm
I'm very simple. English, Yiddish, Hebrew.
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amother




Black
 

Post  Sun, Jun 28 2020, 5:51 pm
I think antwepians speak the most languages. We graduate school speaking 5 languages

1. Flemish / dutch
2. French
3 .english
4 . Hebrew
5. Yidish
I also learned Spanish in school but only remember a bit as I never really used it
And years ago they also taught German
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Chickensoupprof




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Jun 28 2020, 5:52 pm
amother [ Black ] wrote:
I think antwepians speak the most languages. We graduate school speaking 5 languages

1. Flemish / dutch
2. French
3 .english
4 . Hebrew
5. Yidish
I also learned Spanish in school but only remember a bit as I never really used it
And years ago they also taught German


Kom we gaan Nederlands praten!
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MiriFr




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Jun 28 2020, 5:53 pm
4!
well, technically 3, and I sign the fourth Wink
English, Hebrew, Yiddish, and ASL. Grew up in Flatbush
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amother




OP
 

Post  Sun, Jun 28 2020, 5:53 pm
amother [ Black ] wrote:
I think antwepians speak the most languages. We graduate school speaking 5 languages

1. Flemish / dutch
2. French
3 .english
4 . Hebrew
5. Yidish
I also learned Spanish in school but only remember a bit as I never really used it
And years ago they also taught German

I actually thought of my Antwerpian neighbor when I started this thread, I realized that she speaks so many languages!
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penguin




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Jun 28 2020, 5:59 pm
Q. What do you call a person who speaks three languages?
A. Trilingual. (Or polyglot)

Q. What do you call a person who speaks two languages?
A. Bilingual.

Q. What do you call a person who speaks one language?
A. British.(Or American… depends where the joke is being told.)
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amother




Aquamarine
 

Post  Sun, Jun 28 2020, 6:02 pm
Grew up in US, American born parents (and one side of grandparents)

So, in addition to English:
I can converse in Yiddish if need be but not overly comfortable.
Pretty fluent in Hebrew.
About 5 years of high school French, can understand (if not too rapid) but if I try to speak it comes out Hebrew

About 2 years of Latin (yeah, very useful... well, good for doing crossword puzzles. Also enough Spanish for various words in crosswords.)

ETA: Oh yes, I did learn a few words in Russian. Spaceba. Ochen priyadna. Minya zavut... kak va zavut. Horoshow. Pravda. I think that's about it. (I lived in a place where there were many Jews who had come from the former USSR and one kind lady offered to teach some of us Russian. That's about as far as I got though.)
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amother




Babypink
 

Post  Sun, Jun 28 2020, 6:03 pm
English, fluently.
Yiddish, enough to talk to my kids Smile
Hebrew, not enough to talk to my kids Sad
And a few words in French, Spanish, Russian.
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yiddishmom




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Jun 28 2020, 6:07 pm
English, Yiddish, Hebrew.
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shaqued_almond




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Jun 28 2020, 7:18 pm
German (native), English ( very well), Hebrew (fluent in conversation, reading well, writing so-so). I learned English and French in school, although I can only understand French now. We also learned Latin for 4 years and I can barely remember it. Hebrew I learned by myself. I grew up in Germany, so I can understand some Yiddish.
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thunderstorm




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Jun 28 2020, 7:35 pm
I speak English, Yiddish and Hebrew

I understand and could follow some German and Portuguese.
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amother




Babyblue
 

Post  Sun, Jun 28 2020, 7:48 pm
English
Yiddish
Hebrew
Russian
Spanish (understand it better than I can speak it, but I’m mostly fluent)
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singleagain




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Jun 28 2020, 7:54 pm
I'm jealous. I only speak English. I can understand some Hebrew. But not when it's too fast or too technical. And I'm way to embarrassed to speak it.
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shaqued_almond




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Jun 28 2020, 7:59 pm
singleagain wrote:
I'm jealous. I only speak English. I can understand some Hebrew. But not when it's too fast or too technical. And I'm way to embarrassed to speak it.


practice makes perfect. Smile
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amother




Lime
 

Post  Sun, Jun 28 2020, 8:04 pm
Hey OP, are you a fellow Montrealer? You're proficient in the same 4 languages as many of us. English, French, Yiddish and Hebrew.
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#BestBubby




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Jun 28 2020, 8:07 pm
A New Yorker.

Yiddish and English. Understand Hebrew but not fluent.
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cbg




 
 
 
 

Post  Sun, Jun 28 2020, 8:07 pm
English
Spanish
Portugués - but I only speak it
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amother




Azure
 

Post  Sun, Jun 28 2020, 8:08 pm
Just english. I thought about learning spanish to converse with my cleaning lady..
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