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    not 100% proficient in everything but, yeah
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    Sometimes I wish I wasn’t, but then it’s easier to do things at times.
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    Yas
    (2 launguages, not counting programming ones)
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    i guess no, i always found that word weird.

    german as mother tongue is somewhat understandeable, my english is good enough to order french fries i guess..but after that it gets dark quickly..i can read swedish but speaking or rather listening is thin, spanish and portuguese are still not understood well despite having spend months in brazil and dont get me started on french which i had for like 5 years in school
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    Yup
    (Two languages and some stuff here and there from quite a few more)
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    @BurnoutDV

    - "Quelle sauce souhaitez-vous avec vos frites ?"
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    @Jilano without gtranslate i would guess

    "what sauce do you want on your frites?"

    (sidenote: one can download offline dictionaries for gtranslate on the phone)
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    @BurnoutDV Exactly! See, you can already eat here! I'm fairly certain that you are understimating your skills.

    (Thanks, I had no idea. I'll try to see if the same is possible with DeepL)
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    @BurnoutDV 'frite' is English? I though it was French fries
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    I speak 4 languages (German, English, Spanish and Arabic) with German as my mother tongue
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    "If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart."
    Nelson Mandela
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    wait 2 languages makes you already a polyglot?

    by this logic every non english native who managed to learn the most common language on the world is a polyglot

    did i live in a lie my whole life?
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    @webdev no, I think you're a polyglot if you speak 3 or more languages at a pretty high level (fluently).
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    @Jakuho it is, i simply misstyped, which is weird cause i wrote it right 2 sentences ago

    @Jilano well romanic languages have some similarities
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    German, English and Dutch here. With German at native level, and English and Dutch relatively fluently. I can read French and Spanish, to some extent, but can't speak more than a dew sentences each
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    @webdev so mandarin?
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    I'm French, English is (obviously) not my native language, but as a developer I'd say having a good understanding of English is a must
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    @CoffeeNcode What about Italian? With the two last languages that you mentioned, I'm sure you that you're able to read/understand it too (minus certain specific words, of course).
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    @Jilano most probably I can^^ I never really tried. I had French and Spanish in school a bit, but not Italian. But they are so similar indeed that I probably can understand a good bit
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    @CoffeeNcode "Buongiorno! Come stai?"

    (This website holds the answer to your question: https://ielanguages.com/romance_phr...)
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    Yes, though mostly technical.

    As for "natural languages": Fluent in English and my own tiny language, and conversational in Spanish and Japanese. I've picked up bits of Gaelic (Irish), Latin, and I'm passable at reading (but not speaking or writing) French.
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    Depends on what level I need to have.

    Ik kan Nederlands praten
    I can talk in English
    Ek kan praat Afrikaan
    Ich spreche ein bischen Deutsch
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    @Root where did you learn Gaelic? I'm curious
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    C# I’m pretty bitching in, but not god tier.
    F# I’m ok with
    HTML I just about manage
    JavaScript I can fumble my way through, but I literally want to murder everyone involved in making it
    Java I won’t touch with a barge pole
    CSS makes me want to literally cry and then commit genocide.
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    @CoffeeNcode A lot of places online, basically anywhere that teaches it.

    I wanted to go to a Gaelic-only university in Ireland where they place you in Gaelic-only speaking households, but my parents never went for that ☹

    I'm still really sad about it.
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    @BurnoutDV i'm confused, why would you think that :)

    i'm Hungarian, but because the borders were moving, i was born, raised and living in Slovakia so i know Slovak. Slovak and Czech is really similar so I kinda talk Czech too i guess. Since i was 6 we had cartoon network so i learned English there and in the schools everybody learn German and/or English. But I forgot German since i don't use it. Aber ich hat die Abitur gemacht in Deutch. I don't even know if thats gramatically correct.

    anyway, my point is I know 3 (I don't count Czech, cause they are really similar with Slovak), talk another one on some level, but i don't consider myself a polyglot, since I needed those languages. Polyglot learns, talks in other languages because he wanted to learn them. (actually one sentence in the wiki for polyglot supports this)
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    @webdev the word you wrote in German are correct but the sentence structure is wrong. You should better write Ich habe mein Abitur auf Deutsch gemacht.
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    @webdev iirc mandarin or Cantonese is the most common mother tongue on the world,, not English, in overall use it might be English
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