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Hackaday's many languages

Just collecting some information out of curiosity.

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I realized some time ago that the members of the Hackaday community speak many different languages. I've started this project as a language study, with the goal of figuring out the most common languages spoken by HaD. Please post what language(s) You are fluent in, what languages you can have a conversation in, as well as your native language. Thank you all for your time!

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Starhawk wrote 07/06/2018 at 00:45 point

I'm from North Carolina, USA. English is my native language, although I'd say I'm only 90% or so fluent since I'm still discovering local-ish (Southeastern US) idioms that I've not heard before. I'm also about 75-80% fluent in NYC / Upstate NJ English (both my parents are from upstate New Jersey, within a 10min trip over the "traffic problems" George Washington Bridge into NYC) and about probably 65% in the Chinese eBay Seller dialect of same (because I buy way too much stuff on eBay).

I also speak a little bit of Spanish -- sadly, much decayed from high school and early college, and (more sadly) not really quite enough for a conversation, even -- and an even tinier bit of French. Interestingly, I've also got a fractional smidgen or so of Classical Latin, although my pronunciation may be a little off since I've no Latin-speaking Romans to ask exactly how things were pronounced ~2000yrs ago. I know maybe five or six words of German (most of which are foods) and about the same of Russian.

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M.daSilva wrote 06/17/2016 at 13:43 point

I'm from Belgium, I'm fluent in English, can speak to some lesser extent Spanish and Dutch, plus some Russian.

My native languages are Portuguese and French.

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Alex wrote 06/17/2016 at 13:13 point

German (native), English (good)

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davedarko wrote 06/17/2016 at 07:32 point

I'm from Germany, speak German and English fluently. I can ask for a beer in 6 languages, count to 10 in Turkish and know what a perroquet is. My native language is German.

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ꝺeshipu wrote 06/17/2016 at 10:50 point

"He could scream for help in 10 languages, and just scream in another 20."

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Arsenijs wrote 06/17/2016 at 00:44 point

I'm from Latvia and am fluent in Russian, Latvian and English. My native language is Russian, language of my country is Latvian and English is, well, English =) Was learning French and German for some time, but now forgot most of it completely.

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Mark wrote 06/16/2016 at 22:35 point

I'm from the Netherlands and I'm fluent in Dutch and English. I can read and converse a bit in French and German. My native language is Dutch

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Elliot Williams wrote 06/16/2016 at 22:31 point

American English native.  Passable Mandarin (lived in China couple years) and getting better in German since moving here 5 years ago.  My French is functional.  I've forgotten two years of college Japanese.  C, Python, R, and AVR assembly.  Working on Forth at the moment.

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Psyrax wrote 06/16/2016 at 20:59 point

I'm from Mexico, fluent in spanish and english. 

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jaromir.sukuba wrote 06/16/2016 at 19:57 point

Hello, I'm Jaromir and I used to log in there for about two years... This looks like AA meeting ;-)

But anyway, I'm from Slovakia, native Slovak, fluent in Slovak and for 99% in Czech. I can speak English (well, kind of) and have very basic understanding of some other Slavic languages, like Polish or Russian. I can barely speak German, but fluently swear in Hungarian. I can write in C, but I don't use comments.

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Psyrax wrote 06/16/2016 at 21:00 point

"I can write in C, but I don't use comments." you monster.

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ꝺeshipu wrote 06/16/2016 at 19:36 point

I'm from Eurasia, and I am fluent in Polish and English. I can understand or have very simple conversation in French, German, and Czech.

My native language is Polish.

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Terry Daniels wrote 06/16/2016 at 19:30 point

I am from America, and I am fluent in English.
My native language is English.

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