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Oasis

I'm from where the internet is.

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Prospero

Native Language: English

Other spoken languages: not fluent in any of these but German, French, Chinese

Home country: Canada

Country of residence: Nearly England

Parents' home country?: China and Malaysia

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Ai Elbereth!

  • Native Language: German and English (I'm a simultaneous bilingual)
  • Other spoken languages: French, basic Chichewa, and basic Sindarin (It counts even though it's a fictional language, right?)
  • Home country: Germany
  • Country of residence: Malawi
  • Parents' home country?: Germany

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Rising Sun

Native Language: French
Other spoken languages: English (fluent), German (fluent several years ago, but I have lost a good part of it)
Home country: France, not far from Belgium
Country of residence: France, for the moment
Parents' home country?: France, but with different Mediterranean origins

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Lintu

Native Language: Hebrew

Other spoken languages: English, some Swedish and various words/phrases in different languages

Home country: Israel

Country of residence: Israel

Parents' home country?: My mom is from Sweden, my dad was born here but is the son of a Romanian mother and a Polish father.

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Bình Minh

Native language: Viet nam

Other spoken languages: english

Home country: Viet nam ( Việt nam )

Parents' home country?: US (background is German/Jewish/British)

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Darija

Native Language: Lithuanian

Other spoken languages: English, some Spanish

Home country: Lithuania

Country of residence: Lithuania

Parents' home country? Both Lithuanian :D

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SteelBite

Native Language: Hebrew

Other spoken languages: English, some Arabic, Japanese and Esperanto.

Home country: Israel

Country of residence: Israel

Parents' home country?: My parents were born here, but further back I have Romanian, Hungarian, Czech and Austrian ancestors.

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Aetherial

I'm from Estonia. My native language is Estonian, obviously ;) I speak English and a little German.

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A name is required

  • Native Language:Hebrew and English
  • Other spoken languages: very basic Yiddish , and LV (computer stuff)
  • Home country: Israel
  • Country of residence: Israel
  • Parents' home country?: my mom is american-Jew from Brooklyn, my dad's Israeli but his parents are german-jews and he lived a big part of his life in the US

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franciedes

Native Language: Mandarin

Other spoken languages: Mandarin, English, Malay, some Chinese dialects (Cantonese and Hakka), some Japanese and Italian

Home country: Malaysia

Country of residence: Malaysia

Parents' home country: Malaysia, but my ancestors were from China


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LaMaestra

Native Language: Irish, English

Other Spoken Languages: Gaelic, French, Italian, Spanish.

Home Country: Ireland

Country of Residence: Britain (unfortunately!)

Parents Home Country: Ireland/Britain

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Nameless123

Native Language: German

Other Spoken Languages: English (in theory Russian and French)

Home Country: Germany

Country of Residence: Germany

Parents Home Country: Germany

Wow, this doesn't sound very interesting at all, does it.

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Aimeendfire

  • Native Language: Spanish
  • Other spoken languages: English
  • Home country: Mexico
  • Country of residence: USA
  • Parents' home country?: Mexico

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iff

Native Language: English

Other Spoken Languages: a little german, a little irish. i've picked up a few spanish terms but nothing whatsoever impressive through reading books translated into english from spanish while shakira songs also help but it's only an odd word. i can also translate ulster scots into english without any learning of ulster scot :D

Home Country: Ireland

Country of Residence: Ireland

Parents Home Country: Ireland

oh siucra, i've just admitted to being a shakira fan :D

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LaMaestra

Naughty person, Iff!

I agree that being a fan of someone whose native language is not your own is a good way to learn the language. I am a massive fan of the Swedish rock musician Tomas Ledin (it is he on my avatar) and I have picked up some of the language from him.

Also hearing the lyrics helps you with the pronunciation.

No shame in being a Shakira fan, one's personal taste is one's own business.

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LaMaestra

Naughty person, Iff!

I agree that being a fan of someone whose native language is not your own is a good way to learn the language. I am a massive fan of the Swedish rock musician Tomas Ledin (it is he on my avatar) and I have picked up some of the language from him.

Also hearing the lyrics helps you with the pronunciation.

No shame in being a Shakira fan, one's personal taste is one's own business.

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Palovana

Native Language: English, and some Italian slang

Other Spoken Languages: German, some French

Home Country: The US of A

Country of Residence: The US of A (snore)

Parents' Home Country: Both were born in the US, but my father's family is mostly from Italy, with some ancestors from Germany and Greece, and my mother's side is from the UK, Ireland, France, and Scandinavia.

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Guest

Native Language: German

Other Spoken Laguages: English; good passive Dutch (and some sad remnants of school French that hardly count anymore)

Home Country: Germany

Country of Residence: Germany (near the Dutch border)

Parents' Home Country: Germany; going some generations back you'll find ever more Dutch ancestors on my dad's side (still very obvious in our family's name, actually), and a smaller number of Polish ones, too.

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Corvo

  • Native Language: English
  • Other spoken languages: A little Japanese
  • Home country: Australia
  • Country of residence: Australia
  • Parents' home country?: Australia

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ThaHoward

-Native language: Norwegian (bokmål).

-Other spoken languages: English, German and a little bit nynorsk (other form of Norwegian).

-Home country: Norway

-Country of residence: Norway

-Parents' home country: Norway

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nhok_four

Native Language: VietNamese

Other spoken languages: English

Home country: Cambodia

Country of residence: VietNam

Parents' home country?:my mother is from VietNam, my father is from Indonesia

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ithaca
Me?:
  • Native Language: Italian
  • Other spoken languages: English, a bit of Spanish (I understand it more than how I speak it, at the moment, though I used to speak it better some years ago)
  • Home country: Italy
  • Country of residence: Italy, Rome
  • Parents' home country?: Italy too XD how boring!

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NoName95

Hope I'm allowed to do this, too. ^_^

Native Language: English

Other spoken languages: none, but learning Spanish and want to learn one (or both) of the Norwegian languages

Home country: Canada

Country of residence: USA (but want to live in Europe, preferably somewhere in Scandinavia ;) )

Parents' home country?: Canada, but ancestors are from England, France, Ireland, Scotland, and (I think) Norway

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Robin L

Native Language: 中文 (Chinese)

Other spoken languages: English, Deutsch (German, beginner learner)

Home country: Taiwan

Country of residence: Taiwan

Parents' home country: both from Taiwan. Grandfather from China.

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Native language: Brazilian Portuguese

Other spoken languages: English (not sure which one... It varies. But basically American), basic French, basic Japanese.

Home country: Brazil

Country of residence: Brazil

Parent's home country: Brazil. Three of my grandparents are/were Lebanese.

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nebulous dove

  • Native Language: English (blend of Midwestern American English and Southern American English, y'all)

Other spoken languages: Spanish, kind of; a wee bit of French & Russian

Home country: USA

Country of residence: USA

Parents' home country?: Both born in USA. Dad's side is Norwegian, German. Mom's side is French, German, English, Irish, Welsh. Good ol' American Mutt :)

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bluejeanjirl

  • Native Language: English
  • Other spoken languages: a little Spanish, a smattering of French, and about 6 words in German

  • Home country: USA
  • Country of residence: USA
  • Parents' home country?: Both born in USA. Dad's side is Luxembourg and German. Mom's side is German with possible Scandinavian ancestry

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