View Poll Results: Is English your first language?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scheherazade View Post
    We used to have a heavy ESL/EFL speaking population.
    My category too

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    First Afrikaans, then English...

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    The Styrian dialect is my first language, then German, English, French and Spanish.

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    Arabic is my mother language, but a kind of a village-based dialect that totally differs from the Standard-Arabic system of speaking...!!!


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    Native language is Irish but English is my first language.
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    My mother tongue is Tamil.
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    Swedish is my native tongue.
    English is clearly my second language.
    I am less fluent in French and German.

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    My first language is turkish

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    Clearly my second language. My mother tongue is French but I am using French, English and Danish everyday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hillwalker View Post
    I would have to say - Welsh is my mother tongue, and I learnt English in primary school as a 'second' language when I was 5. I did my secondary school education through the medium of Welsh but now rarely get the chance to speak, read or indeed write it.
    And there are only two members of my immediate family left who I still converse with in Welsh as all the others became Anglicised years ago.
    Rydw i'n falch o chi. Dw i'n Saes, ond dw i'n ceision dysgu yr iaith. Mae hi'n annodd iawn, a mae hi'm amhosib ymarfer, oherwydd dw i'n byw yn Sheffield.
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    Spanish is my native language.
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    My first language is Swedish

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    English is my only language because of the poor education system where I live not forcing me to be fluent in another.

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    I speak and write Norwegian, but most of what I read is in English.

    Og akkurat nå er jeg alt for solbrent til å gå ut i det fine været...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyu001 View Post
    Spanish is my native language.

    Spanish also! (Mexican)

    I truly find it very annoying when I try to speak because I can never find te correct words to express the way I would wanted... so its very frustrating, any of you feeling the same?

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