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KaoriNite
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The poll this week made me realize that a lot of people here aren't native English speakers. I was pretty surprised by that, mostly because I'm a native English speaker and this website is in English, so I foolishly thought that most people were like me.

Anyway, what's your native language(s) and if English isn't your native language, when did you start learning it?

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dranzer287
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My native language is spanish, oh, i forgot to put that i am from El Salvador.
I started to learn it for read manga, books and poems that were untranslated.
It's still very bad, but i try to do my best. biggrin


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hman69
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My native language is Urdu.
I've been learning English since I was 2 or 3 I guess, but seeing as I now even think and sometimes dream in English I guess English is more than a second language for me.

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Ariaofthesong
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4:28 am, Sep 22 2013
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English (North America)

TofuQueen
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4:33 am, Sep 22 2013
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Also English, also North America.

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pyonk
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My native language is Bahasa (Indonesia)
Started to learn English in elementary school, and I'm still stupid. Hahaha
Never take the English class seriously, never take any English course like other kids. laugh

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dalek
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Brazilian Portuguese. I started to "study" English when I was 15 (now I'm 18), "study" because I would actually read a manga in English and translate every dialogue in it, so I started to learn what means what and now I can communicate a lot better?!!

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itsjooleeahh
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5:54 am, Sep 22 2013
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Filipino. (Some might argue that it should be Tagalog, but don't mind me ._.)
I started learning English when I was about 2.
Though nowadays, most of us speak in 'Taglish' which a mix of our dialect and English. Sad but true.

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catandmouse
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I guess by the fact that the first language I learned was Spanish I can say that's my native language, but being born and bred in the US, and learning English sine I was 4-5 when I started school it's hard for me to determine what's my "native" language. I do most everything in English though.

bnad
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6:11 am, Sep 22 2013
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High Valyrian (Valyrian Freehold).

spriggan85
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6:25 am, Sep 22 2013
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Polish then German and after that English

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Harukko
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My native language is Spanish. I had to learn English when I moved to the US. I still fluently speak Spanish, and I'm still trying to speak English fluently, but it's kind of hard since I'm not in the US anymore, so I don't practice much. =___=;

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TheMob
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7:06 am, Sep 22 2013
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Urdu, Hindi
But I've learned English all my life so I guess it's my native language as well...

RoxFlowz
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7:11 am, Sep 22 2013
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German. You could say I started learning English by watching english subbed animes when I was around 7. Though I didn't understand a word back then, so I had my sister translate for me laugh

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Sersa
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7:24 pm, Sep 22 2013
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English. I'm from the United Kingdom

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