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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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From 1809 to 1981 Denmark was at war with Huéscar, but people apparently forgot about it, and not a single bullet was fired.

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It takes approximately 1400 meters of yarn to make a simple sweater and at least twice that to knit a "fancy" one. It also takes 4pounds of clean fleece to make the yarn.

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

2 months ago #9812317        
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hOw... how do you even speak less than a full language as an adult person in a more or less civilized country? This is a great mystery to me.

PS: Where'd you get those stats from? I'd love to take a look at your source and find my country's language average in there.


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tc49pz

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13 days 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.

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Brother USA: What? But I know Spanish! Viva la vida loca amigo, tengo un queso en mis pantalons!



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Neokroy

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18 days ago #9815757        
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this is why we use duolingo

MiskisM

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21 days ago #9815572        
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Well if you finish school in Lithuania you must have learned total of 3 languages. Though language is tricky thing. Like we have two regions with their dialects so different that anyone using only Common Lithuanian cant understand them. So while officially same language, in reality totally different.

kier

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22 days 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

30 days ago #9815051        
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The Norwegian education system requires you to know atleast 2 languages, so im not surprised by our score


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2 months ago #9813451        
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I don't understand how it's possible to speak seven tenths of a language
EDIT: okay, so apparently Alabama is stupider than I thought (and so am I)


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2 months ago #9812946        
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Wow, 0.7? I know most people here (like me) are monolingual, but...how is it seven-tenths of a language?


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