Are you fluent in any other language than English? - Social Anxiety Forum
View Poll Results: Are you fluent in any other language than English?
Yes 16 69.57%
No 7 30.43%
Voters: 23. You may not vote on this poll

Thread Tools
post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-20-2020, 02:10 PM Thread Starter
SAS Member
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 136

Are you fluent in any other language than English?

I am not
Reecedouglas1 is online now  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-20-2020, 03:34 PM
SAS Member
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Rainforest <-> Tundra
Gender: Female
Posts: 1,926
My Mood: Bored
Nope. I get by in my native language but it's about ten levels below English.
leaf in the wind is offline  
post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-20-2020, 05:48 PM
Omni-slash's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2016
Posts: 971
Omni-slash is offline  
post #4 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-24-2020, 05:55 AM
SAS Member
Excaliber's Avatar
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Canada
Gender: Male
Age: 26
Posts: 2,215
My Mood: Doh
Yes I can speak Dutch. I learned French as well but because I hardly ever use it I'm not fluent in it.
Excaliber is offline  
post #5 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-24-2020, 09:06 PM
Royally F***ed
truant's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: Cislandia
Gender: Transgender
Age: 48
Posts: 9,810
My Mood: Brooding

The road to poverty is paved with artistic pretensions.
truant is offline  
post #6 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-24-2020, 10:38 PM
Cletis's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Area 51
Language: King's English
Gender: Male
Posts: 17,953
My Mood: Crappy
Posted via Mobile Device
Cletis is offline  
post #7 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-25-2020, 08:12 AM
insert witty comment here
Lisa's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2006
Posts: 6,023
Lisa is online now  
post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old 08-25-2020, 09:38 AM
SAS Member
Raies's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2016
Location: Up North
Gender: Male
Age: 27
Posts: 1,383
My Mood: Fine
yes, my native language & Swedish, although I don't get to use Swedish that much anymore so I'm relatively rusty nowadays

"If you need a safe space, see a therapist" - Jordan Peterson
Raies is offline  
post #9 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-10-2020, 11:27 PM
SAS Member
Sameer's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: India
Gender: Male
Age: 36
Posts: 536
Sameer is offline  
post #10 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-10-2020, 11:36 PM
SAS Member
Join Date: Jul 2014
Location: State Home for the Ugly
Age: 33
Posts: 4,746
My Mood: Pensive
It's not my first language or even my second, but due to seclusion and constant use of the Anglophone internet, it's by far my strongest suit.
ScorchedEarth is online now  
post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-11-2020, 02:30 AM
harrison's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Posts: 15,890
I can speak a fair bit of Indonesian - I should be able to, I studied it for ages. It gets better if I'm slightly drunk.
harrison is offline  
post #12 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-11-2020, 04:27 AM
Your local potato farmer
discopotato's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2016
Gender: Female
Age: 26
Posts: 1,868

more issues than vogue
discopotato is offline  
post #13 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-11-2020, 05:59 AM
SAS Member
Myosr's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2016
Location: momofworld
Gender: Male
Posts: 1,204
I'm not fluent in English.

I studied French at school, and it was a dreadful experience. I can't remember a thing, and it was just so hard, and I always felt embarrassed trying to imitate how it sounds. Ugh, it was my least favorite subject in school.

If you want to teach children a second language, I say they have to be like in Kindergarten.


One embarrassing thing I remember from school. We had an English exam and there was one question no one could answer. It was like one of those Grammar things, I don't remember what the term is, but like in "He is nice, isn't he?" and "They are strange, aren't they?", etc.

And it was something like "I am great, ___?". And a lot of people in my class insisted it was "amn't I?" and I was like "that sounds so weird, of course it's not that". And what was my answer? It was "ain't I?" And I really thought I had the right answer

I felt really disappointed when we all got zero on that question. I mean "ain't" > "amn't".


I used to be relatively fluent in classical Arabic, though my interest has faded over time. I still feel it resonates with me emotionally more than anything else, which is weird because it's not a spoken language. Also, it's really hard to find someone singing its poetry, which is really frustrating to me because I used to sing it a lot in my own head.

^ this guy died in like 960, so I guess the Western equivalent would be like loving Latin maybe?

I do really like hearing Latin phrases though too, so maybe it's just something about medieval languages



was looking into that channel, and found a sweeter song.

"and part of me has grieved over a part of me with me"

I find it weird that certain things translate so badly. I mean that was my favorite verse listening to it

Ma 'alena
Myosr is offline  
post #14 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-11-2020, 07:30 PM
aldehyde dehydrogenaser
coeur_brise's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Language: Luuvvvv
Posts: 7,164
I only have about a 7-year-old kid vocabulary in my parent's language. That's not bad considering kids start talking around 3 or so. I seldom use it around anyone in my social circle. It feels like I'm missing something and they are missing out too...
coeur_brise is offline  
post #15 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-12-2020, 08:14 AM
Callsign's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2013
Posts: 5,141
I don't remember a lot of my French either. I refreshed my knowledge on it somewhat with the Duolingo app. I'd like to put time into learning Kalaallisut or one of the other related languages. I've been liking some songs sung in Inuit languages and some ASMR in Kalaallisut. I often have used aboriginal languages in my usernames. I'm curious to know one more properly.
Callsign is offline  
post #16 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-16-2020, 08:52 PM
uziq's Avatar
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: ooter spas
Gender: Male
Age: 28
Posts: 1,783
My Mood: Psychedelic
Nope. I could lie and say I could speak Spanish and Japanese, but neither knowledge comes close to fluent.

uziq is offline  
post #17 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-16-2020, 09:46 PM
SAS Member
CarpeLibrum's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2015
Gender: Male
Posts: 50
I wish! I'm fascinated by languages and listen to music from other countries often. Sadly, I don't exactly excel at learning languages so my dreams of being a polyglot will likely remain dreams.

I know a little bit of parents' native language though. \_(ツ)_/
CarpeLibrum is offline  
post #18 of 18 (permalink) Old 09-17-2020, 11:58 AM
SAS Member
Smallfry's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: England
Gender: Female
Age: 37
Posts: 1,701
Yes Chinese
Smallfry is offline  

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome