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Which language do you speak most comfortably with friends?
English  
 84%  [ 183 ]
Yiddish  
 7%  [ 17 ]
Hebrew  
 2%  [ 5 ]
Russian  
 0%  [ 2 ]
Spanish  
 0%  [ 1 ]
Something else  
 3%  [ 7 ]
French  
 0%  [ 1 ]
Farsi  
 0%  [ 1 ]
Total Votes : 217


amother




OP
 

Post Sun, Dec 06 2020, 9:27 pm
If I called you right now, what language would you speak most comfortably and what do you speak most comfortably with friends?
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thunderstorm




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Dec 06 2020, 9:28 pm
What does this question have to do with pregnancy though?
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amother




Purple
 

Post Sun, Dec 06 2020, 9:29 pm
English is the only language I’m remotely fluent in. I can understand some basic Hebrew.
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yonabets




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Dec 06 2020, 9:52 pm
French!
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giselle




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Dec 06 2020, 9:56 pm
thunderstorm wrote:
What does this question have to do with pregnancy though?

Maybe English is not OP’s first language 😝
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ExtraCredit




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Dec 06 2020, 9:57 pm
If you’d call me I’d hear what language you’d start the convo in and I’d likely continue if I understand.
If you speak German or modern Hebrew please speak verrrrrrry slowly and clearly.
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yksraya




 
 
 
 

Post Sun, Dec 06 2020, 10:00 pm
I would answer in the language you speak. Of course only if I speak that language.
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shabbatiscoming




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 07 2020, 2:31 am
Im in Israel, so if you were speaking to me in hebrew, Id speak with you in hebrew, otherwise it would be english.
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banana123




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 07 2020, 4:11 am
It depends on who you are. If you speak Hebrew then I'd speak to you in Hebrew. If you speak English better than you speak Hebrew, then I'd speak to you in English.
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FranticFrummie




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 07 2020, 4:21 am
It depends on the time of day.

Caller: Hello.
Me: Unnngh, errgh, blleehhhg, mrrrr, engh.

Caller: Hello, is this FF?
Me: Nngllllssh, ummmm, do you know what time it is? Ungh!

Otherwise, English.
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Chickensoupprof




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 07 2020, 4:48 am
Dutch... English is my 2nd language but I answer my phone in English.
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sequoia




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 07 2020, 4:58 am
English
I miss English!
Sometimes I switch randomly with people who don’t understand and they’re like wut?
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amother




OP
 

Post Mon, Dec 07 2020, 7:28 am
Only 10 in Yiddish when 50% of the site said they were Chassidish?
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watergirl




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 07 2020, 7:41 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Only 10 in Yiddish when 50% of the site said they were Chassidish?

Not all chassidim speak yiddish.

Also, you put this thread in the pregnancy and childbirth forum, so I assume most people did not open it. Many people on this site have that forum blocked and many just ignore posts there. I moved the thread for you.

And remember, these polls are far from scientific. Polls here are only as accurate as the people who open and reply.
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Amelia Bedelia




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 07 2020, 8:01 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Only 10 in Yiddish when 50% of the site said they were Chassidish?

Many chassidim are more fluent in English than Yiddish.

I would respond in English even if spoken to in Yiddish
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amother




Smokey
 

Post Mon, Dec 07 2020, 8:13 am
A. Many chassidish women speak Yiddish in the home and English to their friends

B. Since this is an online forum it's automatically skewed towards more open chassidim
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Metukah




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 07 2020, 8:53 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
Only 10 in Yiddish when 50% of the site said they were Chassidish?


I am chassidish.

English is my first language. Hebrew is my second. Yiddish is a third and although I am fluent, I am way way way more fluent in English and Hebrew. There goes your stereotype.
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silverlining3




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 07 2020, 8:57 am
If I understand the callers language, I'll respond in the same language and eventually, naturally mix in English.

If I don't understand; surry misses, me English.
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DrMom




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 07 2020, 9:00 am
I'm more comfortable in English.

What language would I speak if you called me?

If you called me and I did not recognize your phone#, I'd speak Hebrew because I am in Israel and that is the logical default.

If you then started speaking in English or English-accented Hebrew, I'd switch to English.

Of course, if I knew from the get-go that you spoke English, I'd speak English.
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CrazyDaisie




 
 
 
 

Post Mon, Dec 07 2020, 9:42 am
amother [ OP ] wrote:
If I called you right now, what language would you speak most comfortably and what do you speak most comfortably with friends?


What language do you speak?

Wouldn't make sense to speak a language you don't speak.
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