Poll: How many languages are spoken in your home?
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Aug 6, 2017

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 15:50
Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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One Aug 6, 2017

I live lone. When I'm with my Brazilian family, we speak Portuguese or a combination of Portuguese and English.


Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:50
Member (2006)
German to English
Three Aug 6, 2017

My wife speaks Hungarian with the children, I speak English with them and my wife anI speak German with each other.
The children are growing up in a German environment but can both speak fluent German, Hungarian and English. My older daughter is going to secondary school soon where she wants to learn French, Spanish and Chinese - looking forward to that!


Teresa Borges
Local time: 23:50
Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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One or...? Aug 6, 2017

I live alone and sometimes I do talk to myself (mostly in Portuguese). I never swear out loud unless I'm really angry (really, really angry!) and when I do it’s either in French or in English (it sounds less offensive to my sensitive ears)…

P.S. In my extended family I have several cases of relatives dating/marrying English, Flemish Belgian, French Canadian, Italian, South African and American people. The last time we had a big family gathering (my mother’s 100th anniversary) it looked like the United Nations!

[Edited at 2017-08-06 10:51 GMT]


Christine Andersen  Identity Verified
Local time: 00:50
Member (2003)
Danish to English
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Good question... Aug 6, 2017

I voted two, thinking English and Danish, although Danish is strongly predominant.

This week we have had the Swedish branch of the family visiting, and I do NOT understand everything the children say... Maybe I should have voted three languages.


Connected Trans  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 23:50
Member (2017)
Chinese to English
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One Aug 6, 2017

One language spoken but many translated!


Mario Freitas  Identity Verified
Local time: 21:50
Member (2014)
English to Portuguese
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One, two and three Aug 6, 2017

One language represents 90% of the dialogues. A second language is regularly spoken, but not by all, and not regularly. And, if we consider the "local codes", we could have a third language, since no one else will understand them.


Michele Fauble  Identity Verified
United States
Local time: 16:50
Member (2006)
Norwegian to English
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Mostly three Aug 6, 2017

English, French, Norwegian, and sometimes a bit of Italian and Spanish.


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