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Poll: How many languages are spoken in your household?
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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
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Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Zero(?), 1, 2, or 3 Jan 10

What's with this zero thing? I live alone, but I have guests, talk on the phone, and talk to my dog. And I am writing in a language all day long.

When my family visits, we speak in Portuguese, and I talk to my helpers in Spanish.

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Alexandra Speirs  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:04
Italian to English
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Two Jan 10

2 on a normal day, at family gatherings 3: English, Italian and German.
When my daughter's husband first met our family, he was amazed to hear us at the table, skipping from one language to another..
They now live in Lausanne, so a bit of French has also crept in.
My son's wife is Romanian, but only the two of them speak the language properly, so it is not added to the mix.


 

Teresa Borges
Portugal
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Member (2007)
English to Portuguese
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Usually? 0-1 Jan 10

I live alone. One of my daughters visits me almost every day and we always talk in Portuguese. Some of my family has been living abroad (Belgium and England) for a long time and when they visit we tend to speak in French or English, because their Portuguese has become quite rusty…

P.S.: About this zero thing, once in a while I catch myself without having said a single word the whole day…


 

Mariana Passos  Identity Verified
Ireland
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Member (2017)
English to Portuguese
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Only 2 for now. Until we move to another country. Jan 10

It's like this. My husband and I speak Portuguese, and the kids reply back in English 😂

 

Marjolein Snippe  Identity Verified
Netherlands
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English to Dutch
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One Jan 10

Unless my sister's girlfriend is here, when 3-4 languages peacefully share the same space.

 

Gianluca Marras  Identity Verified
Italy
Local time: 03:04
Member (2008)
English to Italian
1/2 Jan 10

We speak Italian
I speak English with my kids sometimes
I speak English with some clients


 

Robert Forstag  Identity Verified
United States
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Member (2003)
Spanish to English
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Re "Zero" Jan 10

I was puzzled by this initially myself - until I realized that the Asker most likely wanted to cover monastic translators who have taken a vow of silence.

 

Michael Harris  Identity Verified
Germany
Local time: 03:04
Member (2006)
German to English
3 Jan 10

I only speak English with my children, my wife speaks Hungarian with them and German is the "Environment" language because we live in Germany.

 

EvaVer  Identity Verified
Local time: 03:04
Member (2012)
Czech to English
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Zero? Jan 10

Robert Forstag wrote:

I was puzzled by this initially myself - until I realized that the Asker most likely wanted to cover monastic translators who have taken a vow of silence.

Nice. I was rather thinking of people who don't talk to each other, or to people like my husband who are so bad at their mother tongue that some might say they don't speak it, they just make noises.


 
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Angie Garbarino  Identity Verified
Member (2003)
French to Italian
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8? Jan 10

I would like to know those who replied 8, what a confusion!

 

Victoria Britten  Identity Verified
France
Local time: 03:04
Member (2012)
French to English
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2 (1/2) Jan 10

The family language is French and I speak English to my children - who also speak fluent (and often hilarious) franglais, which I try to avoid...

 

Joohee Kim  Identity Verified
South Korea
Local time: 10:04
Member (2017)
English to Korean
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1 Jan 10

Father (speaks Korean, Chinese traditional)
Mother (Korean)
Me (Korean, English)
My brother (Korean, English, Japanese)

So, when we are together, we only speak Korean.


 
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