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Of course there are Americans who speak a full language, but the education system in places like Alabama brings the average down quite a bit.

By: Xordic 18th March 2019

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2 years ago #9819821        
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There even are places where English completely disappears.
Why, in America, they haven't spoken it for years!


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8 months ago #9853905        
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Ironically, in second place is the guy who never speaks.


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2 years ago #9827407        
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I don't think the survey counts first languages. Hence the low US numbers.

I'm doing my part to raise those figures though; Spanish, Swedish, Russian, and working on Mandarin.


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kier

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2 years ago #9815535        
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as an american, can confirm XP

since americans have to pay for education and i cant afford it, im teaching myself japanese using things like memrise.com and the Genki workbooks; its slow-going having no guidance but i know at least a little bit of it, so i can tentatively claim i know 1 language after adding everything up XDD

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1 year ago #9842395        
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Given i live in the USA and work retail I have some languages i can't even understand coming through the store that do not sound like anything that remotely sounds like a known language. Some people here seem to speak soly in grunts, screams, and swears.

2 years ago #9817523        
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I have a friend that can speak 4 languages. I love to joke around and told her I could speak two languages. "English and Bad English." I honestly thought she was gonna kill me.

3 years ago #9814708        
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Really, I think the .07 is generous! LOL

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2 years ago #9828406        
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That's impossible. Amerika has at least English, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, Gaelic and whatnot....it should be on top of this list.


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2 years ago #9825873        
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Iceland, 1,9? I thought Icelanders practised Icelandic, English and even Danish in school, so what's up with 1,9? Any Icelanders care to explain.


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2 years ago #9818452        
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It's so sad because we have no one to talk to other than the other students stumbling around German.

Therefore:
Ich habe Deutsche vergessen.
At least I've been told my pronunciation is good in German as well as my Hawai'ian.

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