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Poll: Your language(s) - Let's see the variety of languages in our BoAjjang forum! :D (166 member(s) have cast votes)

Which language(s) do you speak most fluently? (please pick exactly the language(s) you can speak well, not just study or speak a little bit, I leave it multiple choice because many can speak English but please be truthful, thanks!)

  1. English (142 votes [38.80%])

    Percentage of vote: 38.80%

  2. Korean (22 votes [6.01%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.01%

  3. Japanese (24 votes [6.56%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.56%

  4. French (16 votes [4.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.37%

  5. Spanish (22 votes [6.01%])

    Percentage of vote: 6.01%

  6. German (7 votes [1.91%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.91%

  7. Chinese (47 votes [12.84%])

    Percentage of vote: 12.84%

  8. Italian (4 votes [1.09%])

    Percentage of vote: 1.09%

  9. Vietnamese (27 votes [7.38%])

    Percentage of vote: 7.38%

  10. Tagalog (16 votes [4.37%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.37%

  11. Others (39 votes [10.66%])

    Percentage of vote: 10.66%

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#46 xyunaxfantasiesx

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 11:54 AM

I speak English and Vietnamese; Vietnamese was my first language, but it's slowly deteriorating.

Edited by xyunaxfantasiesx, 28 March 2009 - 11:57 AM.


#47 Kwcty6888

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 03:51 PM

Woah! More Chinese speakers than I expected haha. I speak English (obviously) & Chinese both fluently. Good part is I speak both without an accent :) I grew up in China and left when I was like 7. (:

#48 The Real CZ

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 06:31 PM

I was wondering if anyone was learning a language for business/work related reasons at all? It's part of the reason why I'm going to learn Japanese since my major is International Business (main reason is because I've wanted to for years.)

Or do you guys just do it as a hobby?

#49 toocutedoggy

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 07:03 PM

Chinese is my first language - specifically Mandarin + Canto ...... yeah~~ i can speak both fluently (though, my chinese writting is mostly in Mandarin style...xD)

+ i know how to speak Hakka + Hokkien too ( Chinese dialects) ---well, i wun call myself fluent in this....

French!!! - i learn these in school..... i am only good at speaking the accent part..... still havng trouble listening though ...xD ....

Korean ...i can do conversational.....( self-taught) .... i am sill working on it...hahaha....

Malay- ok, well, i used to speak fluently? ...b/c it's been SO LONG that i haven't spoken a WORD (like ...7 years?) = i forgot .....seriously, i can't even speak conversational Malay..T__T FAIL!! ......

thus, i am more fluent in English xD ...... obviously....

#50 marshmayllow

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 07:57 PM

Haha I must say, like idol, like fans. Since BoA is a trilingual speaker I guess fans too wanna catch up/understand her as well!

Honestly speaking, I really must thank BoA for getting me started into learning japanese. I saw how the lyrics of 'Moon and Sunrise' were (almost) all in Hiragana and I thought this would be the first song I'd try singing without romanji. So I learnt hiragana on my own and got addicted to singing in Jap by looking at the hiraganas + kanji. Ever since then, I went for Japanese and Korean lessons (Really, ALL THANKS TO BOA! :)) erm, so that I could sing her korean songs too.

Yup, and I became a lingua-phile and couldn't stop. Went on to learn Vietnamese (ever stayed there for 3 months) and attempted learning Thai ... (not very successful :S). Currently my school work alone is driving me insane, so I'll probably start picking them up after graduation! :D

#51 kurobara478

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 08:07 PM

I was wondering if anyone was learning a language for business/work related reasons at all? It's part of the reason why I'm going to learn Japanese since my major is International Business (main reason is because I've wanted to for years.)

Or do you guys just do it as a hobby?


I wanna study Korean because in the future I want to teach English in Korea and also I've been doing research on the Korean language, like not only study but this is linguistic related as well, it's for research purpose. I'm thinking to double my major to animation and asian languages study. If I can speak many Asian languages, then I can teach English in Asia :) That's what I've been trying to do.

By the way, I've read some of your replies and I'm quite surprised that there are actually people learning Vietnamese O.o this is really exciting! And according to the poll, there are quite many people here that can speak Vietnamese XD At first I thought there must have been the most Korean/Japanese speakers here beside English speakers, but no, it's Chinese! XD

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 09:27 PM

i speak english cus it's my second language and being taught in school. tagalog is my first language =)

i've been self studying chinese before.. i could read some calligraphy haha. but then i switched to korean.. then i self studied japanese too. but in the end, i went back on self studying korean lol. i'm still not fluent, my korean is limited.

my country doesn't teach foreign languages in high school.. maybe in some schools, but i'm not fortunate enough to be in one of em.. lol. <but in college i think they teach other languages> keke.

i have a lot of korean and japanese textbooks.. but i don't read them often, keke. i sometimes learn korean words by watching korean dramas.. hehe.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:40 AM

I speak English and Vietnamese; Vietnamese was my first language, but it's slowly deteriorating.


Same here.

My parents are 100% Vietnamese, but I was born in Australia and grew up here.
I used to be extremely fluent when I was younger, but day by day I'm forgetting words, but I can understand most of what is being said and am able to respond... kind of. I usually respond using half Viet and half English :o''' Also, my parents don't really use like complicated Vietnamese when talking to me, so I was never really taught it... I would definitely say I'm more confident speaking English than Vietnamese.

Also, I've been learning Japanese since primary school, and I'm in Year 12 now. Although, during primary school and the early years of high school it was basically the same thing over and over again, so those years don't really count much. BUT! I duxed Japanese in Year 11 :o;;

EDIT: I only selected English and Vietnamese, btw.

Edited by torukun2, 29 March 2009 - 12:51 AM.


#54 boafan_1

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:45 AM

^ Bah. Humbug. Stop being a nerd XD Lol. Hey! I'm acing French as well!~ I forgot Canto because I didn't speak for so long XD

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 12:50 AM

^ Lol... It's not my fault :o


ROFL! Just kidding!! :o;;;

#56 Spark

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 02:08 AM

Singapore has a bilingual education system, so I can speak/write English and Mandarin.

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 02:47 AM

^
^ Bwahahaha... you're a cooperative brother. Hey! Teach me Japanese XD Then we can add to list

#58 Scuz

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 02:58 AM

Ive learned a lot of languages the past few years:

English (ever since i was little)
Spanish
Italian
German
Latin
Japanese
Danish

But those I can speak well are ofcourse English, and danish and spanish. the others I didnt read for more than 1-2 years but most of them were fun! Japanese and danish is fun! The other ones were kind of boring but its fun to know a little incase you might travel in a few years!

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 04:34 AM

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^ Okay! Konnichi wa [こんにちは] - Hello (used from around 10/11 am to about sunset ... I think)

#60 marshmayllow

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Posted 29 March 2009 - 06:01 AM

I'm now on sharedtalk.com too! OMG :S I feel real weird trying to do a voice chat (have not yet attempted..) too shy i suppose ! Any other BoAjjangers here use sharedtalk too?




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