What other languages do you speak? When did you learn the other languages? As a child or as an adult? How well do you speak the other languages? Basic knowledge of the language or can you use slang and regional phrases?
English, spanish, italian
English, French and some Spanish...
I majored in Spanish, but college is a distant memory, so I'm not as fluent as I once was. Also took Italian and French, so I can get by in the Romance language parts of Europe, as well as Latin America.
English (native) and German. I started German studies in 1st grade and took it through college.
English and Ebonics
English, Spanish, French
I studied French in school and then studied art history in Paris.
Spanish I learned the best way to learn any language, by having a long lasting affair with a native speaker. It was a lot more fun than sitting in class.
I am currently longing for some lessons in Italian.
Fuck Yeah Frau!
Started taking French in junior high. Lived in Paris for about 9 months while in college and have lived in France a month or two here and there when my former job required it. I'd say I'm proficient. When I'm around French people and only speaking French, I improve it seems like on a daily basis. It always comes back much quicker than I think it will. The French people love my accent, too. I'm not bilingual but they can't necessarily pick me out as American. Oddly I get asked if I'm Danish all the time. So, I guess I'm an American who speaks French with a Danish accent. How global! I speak Parisian French. The longer I'm around French people, the more slang I use.
R5, I believe the correct term for Ebonics is "Jive".
I have a Dutch mother and an American father, so I was raised with both languages. I grew up in the Netherlands, where I also studied German and French in school. I now live in Ireland.