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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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1 year 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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kier

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1 year 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

7 months 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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1 year 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.

1 year ago #9814708        
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Really, I think the .07 is generous! LOL

minando

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6 months 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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1 year 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.

1 year ago #9817328        
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ALABAMA! GET OVER HERE THIS INSTANT!


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tc49pz

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1 year ago #9816100        
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I think the South has it's own language. Regular English is rarely heard down there. The people all tend to speak with heavy Southern dialect that's almost impossible to translate unless you're also from the South. I'm from Missouri, St. Louis area, and have issues just going to Potosi, a boonie town about 50 miles south of St. Louis. They have a place called "The Christmas Shop" that sells incense and various types of tobacco, as well as...items used for smoking other things. It's ran by a group of women all over 70.

Neokroy

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1 year ago #9815757        
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this is why we use duolingo

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