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2:10 pm, Apr 28 2012
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Of course, people reading manga are interested in other cultures, so it is really interesting to see that they, consequently, get interested in learning other languages.
I'm guessing that most people who answered (a) and (b) are also trying to learn another language, but are honestly not proficient enough yet to answer the following option.
And how cool it is to see that many are self-taught (nice!) and from countries were the chances of practicing another language are next to nothing (double nice!!)
Personally, Spanish (native), English (university) and German (because I like languages). But I'm starting with Japanese, so that in like.. 6 more years? I can help scanlate biggrin

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2:14 pm, Apr 28 2012
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While I think this is a cool poll idea, I'm a little offended by the America bashing.

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I seem to have a problem when it comes to learning languages.
I basically suck. No matter how hard I try, I can't do it.

So really, English is the only one I really know. I sort of know Greek, but I'm shit at it.
I'm not American either by the way.

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Nyajinsky
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2:29 pm, Apr 28 2012
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wow, am I smart or is the three languages=above average a bit too much? I thought three is average or less than average. But well.... if I count my native language, I would have three (German and English), but I know japanese (basic grammar and about 500 kanji) and I'm learning swedish at school. I voted for four.

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2:34 pm, Apr 28 2012
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I speak four languages: my mother tongue, Swedish (lived there for 8 years), German (live here for 12 years) and of course English smile

Alexis_SD
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2:51 pm, Apr 28 2012
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Wow, the bragging topic. I voted three, for those are the languages I can read absolutely anything up to and including scientific literature in - my native tongue, English and Russian. I can make a decent conversation in Japanese, German and Spanish and I've studied some Latin, but I can only recite certain words and phrases, so I'm no good at it.

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I know 3. English, Spanish, and American Sign Language. ASL feels like a bit of a cheat though, since they don't have a separate written language from English.

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2:59 pm, Apr 28 2012
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I'm currently learning Spanish (which would be my third language if I ever will be proficient at it) and I find it a bit difficult. I guess being in my late 20's also makes it more challenging (heh). On the upside, I'm more serious than when I was younger so I somehow make up for it with more effort.

I answered two, btw.

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3:11 pm, Apr 28 2012
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I feel as if I should be offended by the American remark... >.>;; Edit: (But I'm not really..)

Any who, I know English and Chinese. I learned Spanish but since I haven't used it in quite some time I don't remember enough so I answered with "English and..." meaning 2...

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3:42 pm, Apr 28 2012
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so only about 17% of people here know just english? that number should be slightly higher, right? because I'm one of the ones who just knows english proficiently, although i would love to eventually learn many other languages.

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4:24 pm, Apr 28 2012
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Please don't be passive aggressive with me ("I'm sorry that you can't...").

Your comment is a response to the current poll. The current poll asks "How many languages do you know proficiently?". You answered ""Five or more" and mentioned the five. Therefore, the reasonable implication is that you were saying you know Japanese proficiently. However, I seriously doubt that's the case. Reading and writing are critical components of a language. Kana is literally one of the first things you learn, including how to read and write it. Kanji is also important to know how to recognize and write, and there are a couple thousand that are used in everyday situations. Good luck trying to navigate streets, read signs, read the paper, etc., w/o knowing both kana and kanji. Many places don't use the furigana on kanji either, so knowing how to read the Kanji is important.

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4:27 pm, Apr 28 2012
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4 languages eyes
polish, english, russian and lithuanian. I can understand and even speak little bit in ukrainian and belarusian ( But it's very similiar to russian so it's doesn't count). I thinking abuot learning french and german languages smile wink grin but I think it will be little to much.

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Well, I'm Canadian and it's compulsory to take French in school from grade 4. I'm almost completely bilingual (which is nice when travelling to Quebec.) Though I'd like to add Mandarin, Japanese, Italian and Spanish to my list. Though since I know French, Italian and Spanish should be relatively easy to learn since they're all based off Latin. smile I'm taking Japanese in university next year and one of my cousins is teaching me Spanish so we'll see how that turns out >.>

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5:03 pm, Apr 28 2012
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Wow this thread is just made for the most self-aggrandizing people here, huh? Didn't know there were so many braggarts around. Also, for some people, I doubt they know as many as they claim. Being proficient means being able to get by in the country that speaks said language. Not just being literate in it or knowing a few phrases, or what have you. Also, there's a bit of American bashing in the poll, too. Why not just list the options instead of adding the commentary in the parentheses?

But to answer the poll question, I could say I know three languages. However, I only PROFICIENTLY know one, English.

LilyRemains
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5:15 pm, Apr 28 2012
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4 languages.
Finnish(I'm from Finland..yay!),Swedish,German,English (studied all those in school for 5years or more) and been learning Japanese for 4years now. I still got lot to learn but i'm getting better at that too. and I know a little bit of Estonian and Spanish. I like learning languages..it's fun. smile

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