Poll: Where do you speak your source language(s)?
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Dec 16, 2010

This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Where do you speak your source language(s)?".

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Sophie Dzhygir  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 07:51
Member (2007)
German to French
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Other Dec 16, 2010

Depends on the language. I speak them all at work of course. I speak Russian at home. German with friends and when I travel to Germany. English when I travel somewhere else.

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Tim Drayton  Identity Verified
Cyprus
Local time: 08:51
Turkish to English
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other Dec 16, 2010

Whenever I encounter somebody who speaks it, or am in a place where this is the main language (usually when I visit northern Cyprus).

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Adnan Özdemir  Identity Verified
Turkey
Local time: 09:51
Member (2007)
German to Turkish
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I speak... Dec 16, 2010

I speak:
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German with Germans, Austrians and Swiss people (generally)...

Spanish with Latin world an Spaniards...

Catalan in Barcelona (generally)...

A little English with Global humans...

Basque in Euskadi, Navarre and Iparralde...

Portuguese by consecutive interpreting...


Saludos desde Anatolia a todos
Anadolu'dan herkese selamlar

[Edited at 2010-12-16 10:23 GMT]


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Vadim Kadyrov  Identity Verified
Ukraine
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Member (2011)
English to Russian
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Another interesting poll Dec 16, 2010

Where do you speak the official language of your country?

I am not a paid member of proz, that is why I cannot post any poll.

But the poll is very interesting, for in my country people mostly speak Russian (70 %), and the official language is Ukrainian.

Could anyone post the question?

[Edited at 2010-12-16 09:45 GMT]


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keelin feeney  Identity Verified
Ireland
Local time: 06:51
Member (2007)
Spanish to English
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Other Dec 16, 2010

I speak all of them at work, but I speak Spanish at home and Spanish/Catalan in the neighbourhood and city. I speak Spanish with my inlaws and Spanish friends and English with my own family and English-speaking friends. So it all depends on who I'm talking to!

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xxxInterlangue
Angola
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English to French
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Other Dec 16, 2010

Where and whenever I can. Opportunities are getting scarser with time but there still are conferences and powwows for instance!

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Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Denmark
Local time: 07:51
Member (2003)
Danish to English
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Everywhere and nowhere! Dec 16, 2010

Other.

I speak Danish at home and just about everywhere, except when I am travelling; in other words, I live in Denmark and Danish is my language of habitual usage.

I do not actually speak my other source languages, Swedish and Norwegian, at all!
And I often have difficulty in understanding the spoken languages... I get people to send mails or speak English.

I speak my target language, English, when I travel and whenever I get the chance!


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C. Mouton  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 07:51
Member (2007)
English to French
I never speak it at work, only read it ! Dec 16, 2010

Translating from English into French means I read English all day, sometimes even write it, but I don't get to speak it at all at work.

Fortunately, I met Happy People (http://hp26.lei-web.com/), a wonderful group that aims to make foreigners and French natives meet in Valence (France).
We organize various sorts of outing where French speakers can practise their foreign languages and people from abroad can practise their French.

This is almost the only place I speak English when in France.


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 07:51
Member (2009)
English to German
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Other Dec 16, 2010

I speak, read, write German, English and Spanish at work.

I speak German in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and wherever I come across a German speaking community, e. g. greater Toronto area, or anywhere else where people wish to "try out" their German with me.

I speak Spanish in Spain, the Latin American countries, and the southwestern states of the USA.

I speak English everywhere else.

I speak - though still learning - 3 Native American languages with those of that nation.

I'm trying to learn/speak the local language, at least a little, everywhere else, e. g. Suaheli in Kenya, Greek in Greece etc. Even if it's only a few common phrases, this attempt to learn opens many doors.


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Martina Pokupec  Identity Verified
Croatia
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English to Croatian
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at home and at work Dec 16, 2010

At work I speak both Spanish and English, but at home my husband and I started speaking English when we wanted to say things that our kid should't hear. Then we got used to it and started using it more often. Our son is learning it now and is trying to speak with us.. We mix both languages at home, Croatian being more frequent..

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xxxInterlangue
Angola
Local time: 07:51
English to French
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Re Dec 16, 2010

Martina Pokupec wrote:
I started speaking English when we wanted to say things that our kid should't hear.


The way my son learnt English a long time ago


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Amy Duncan  Identity Verified
Brazil
Local time: 04:51
Portuguese to English
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Just about everywhere Dec 17, 2010

I speak mostly Portuguese here in Rio, unless I'm talking on Skype to friends in the USA. I really don't know many English-speaking people here. Even on Facebook, my communications are more in Portuguese than in English. Occasionally I'll even forget a word in English, and I've been known to talk to myself and dream in Portuguese sometimes, too.

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 22:51
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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It depends Dec 17, 2010

I speak Spanish with Spanish-speaking friends, people who work for me, Mexicans when I go there (I live 20 minutes from the border and go down often). There are a lot of Spanish-speaking people in San Diego. I used to speak it in the office back in Washington, DC, but not since I retired.
I speak Portuguese with my family when we get together, Brazilian friends, Brazilians in Brazil when I go there.


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