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    Default How many languages are u fluent in/understand?

    In addition to Pro_Image's post, lets take this survey and see how many languages Clubsnappers are fluent in or understand.

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    If you are talking about just communicate this would be it....writing is another long story altogether......plus does it include dialects too?

    English.....god I am writing this....haha

    Malay

    Mandarin

    Hokkien

    Cantonese

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    my lecturer said this.

    English is my 3rd language, Cantonese is my 1st language.

    we asked so wats ur 1st language.
    he replied w/o thinking.
























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    Dialects.... Its part of ur mother tongue so shldn't be counted as foreign languages.

    Able to communicate, literacy fluency or even the mere understanding (apprx 85%) of a foreign language would qualify.

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    Quote Originally Posted by markccm
    my lecturer said this.

    English is my 3rd language, Cantonese is my 1st language.

    we asked so wats ur 1st language.
    he replied w/o thinking.
























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    oooo... i like ur lecturer!!

    me is English, Mandarin, Cantonese, Malay (write a bit, dun ask me to speak... the Malays will die laughing...) and Hokkien... but only the swear words.
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    well.. mom is a malaysian.. so more or less can listen la.. speak a little, enough to communicate with the locals..

    English (1st language)

    Chinese (2nd language, can't write well, but all thanks to taiwanese tvs, i can speak and sing well~~~ XD)

    Malay (3rd language, can onli speak sufficient to communicate but cant write.)

    Hokkien (4th, used that to communicate with taiwanese friends and locals too.. family also sometimes speaks hokkien)

    Cantonese (5th, work place. 30% hong kong man, and most of them cant speak english or proper chinese, so thats where i picked up cantonese.

    tats all... still learning a little bit french since my boss speaks french...

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    mine is english, mandarin, hokkien (mainly), speak simple malay (all drills commands from SAF counted?)
    i understand canto, but when i speak, i tend to mix them all up together...
    can understand a few jap words... watching too much jap animations...

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    i am fluent in the following lang, English, Chinese, C language, C++ language, Java Language, COBOL, BASIC ...

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    that would english, malay, some hokkien, studied italian and french, my italian is better than french since stayed some months in italy. have been thinking of visiting alliance francaise again.

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    I understand/talk:

    - gibberish
    - rubbish
    - vulgarities

    Counted?

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    Actually dialects not counted as language

    Me can speak and write english and chinese.

    Malay can understand a bit and can speak a tiny bit.
    German only this : Ich Spreche Kein Deutsch (meaning: i cannot speak German)

    if dialect counted:
    Can understand Cantonese very well, can speak but slow.
    Hokkien, can understand a bit (especially when people scold me ) can speak a bit

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsbn
    Dialects.... Its part of ur mother tongue so shldn't be counted as foreign languages.

    Able to communicate, literacy fluency or even the mere understanding (apprx 85%) of a foreign language would qualify.

    Not really ya?

    Heh.. If my mum speaks English 95% of the time, then isn't my mother tongue English?

    Heh... I'd consider dialects seperate from mandarin. There are a lot of old folks who can't speak mandarin but can speak dialects.

    I think my late grandmother would take the cake in this.. She spoke mandarin, hakka, teochew, hokkien, cantonese, hainanese, malay, tamil and in the WW2 days, Japanese and she also understands and speaks basic english..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefox
    Not really ya?

    Heh.. If my mum speaks English 95% of the time, then isn't my mother tongue English?

    Heh... I'd consider dialects seperate from mandarin. There are a lot of old folks who can't speak mandarin but can speak dialects.

    I think my late grandmother would take the cake in this.. She spoke mandarin, hakka, teochew, hokkien, cantonese, hainanese, malay, tamil and in the WW2 days, Japanese and she also understands and speaks basic english..
    Woah... No joke man.

    Assuming if we are including dialects as 'foreign language', how many of us can really speak our own denomination's dialects fluently?

    Nowadays I rarely hear ppl my age speak pure Teochew or pure Hokkien, its usually a mixture of Teochew + Hokkien + Malay. Thanks to NS. Is our society getting too globalised for its own good?

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    this is what i call singlish

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    Most malaysian would have have a acceptable fluency level up to writing, in at least 3 languages: Malay, English and Chinese

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    Excluding dialects, I speak 3 languages, however, I don't consider any of them a foreign language, so it is more like English + 2 mother tounge (which there isn't an option for it). If I were to consider one to be a foreign language, I'd pick English.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RossChang
    Most malaysian would have have a acceptable fluency level up to writing, in at least 3 languages: Malay, English and Chinese
    actually not really true, i find that most malaysian i know can speak and write malay, and only either english or chinese (except me that is )

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    I won't vote in the poll since I feel it's options are flawed.
    I speak: English, Singlish, Cantonese and Mandarin.
    Understand basic Teochew/ Hokkien, not to be confused with cruder languages like Hock-chew.

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    Chinese -> parents, close relatives & S'porean frens
    Hokkien -> hometown frens & gf
    Bahasa Indonesia -> fellow compatriots/frens
    English -> everyone else

    Everyday I must speak the 3 languages & 1 dialect above.

    Picked up Cantonese -> from M'sian & HK frens when in Uni

    Next in the list would be Japanese...

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    English, Mandarin, Hokkien & Teo Chiew.

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