Multilingual Wikimedians

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List yourself under all languages you know. Tell us how well you know each language.

Albanian[edit]

Alemannic[edit]

American Sign Language[edit]

  • Etoile - fluent, professional sign language interpreter
  • dudtz-Learned some 9 years ago,but I dont remember.
  • Flowerpower: I grew up with a very unusual mix of British sign language Greek and English.

I love interpeting from the Greek spoken language into BSL!

Afrikaans[edit]

  • Tiles - read and understand spoken language.
  • Caesarion Velim, non opto As a native speaker of Dutch, I can easily read and understand it, speak and write to some degree as well.
  • Dinsdagskind My native language is Dutch, so for me it's quite easy to read, but I haven't learned (yet) to speak and to write it.

Arabic[edit]

  • 0nlyth3truth - I'm learning "Al-Arabi" as my fourth language.
  • Jeru - Third language, high school elective, also English, Hebrew and Spanish
  • Vincent Ramos: I can read it but do not understand a single word. I love its sounds.
  • ArnoLagrange salam alecum !
  • Node I'm "fluent". What does that mean? It means nothing. Now watch me use my mad Arabic skillz: ليس لي فيلتان او بنتان اجملان في بيوتهم الهماران كبران. That means something along the lines of "I do not have two elephantesses or the two prettiest girls in the houses of the two large donkeys".
  • Colin Brayton I have enough of a reading knowledge of Fusha to work as a translator (and to verify that "two she-elephants" are indeed the subject of the above). Asking directions in Marrakesh is another thing ...
  • Ayman - native speaker
  • Alif لغتي الأم
  • Dudtz-I can only say God is Great
  • Preacher King of Mao - a few words in Egyptian Arabic. Learning it as my 4th language.
  • Utilisateur:Ayadho Naḥdar ad-darija dziriya aktar min al-ʿarabiya l-fuṣḥa. و هذا الصحيح :D
  • DidiWeidmann konas la alfabeton, komprenas unuopajn vortojn
  • مادی I can understand Arabic but speaking still is a problem!!!
  • Carriearchdale - fluent
  • Sarbast.T.Hameed - fluent

Bangla (Bengali)[edit]

Basque[edit]

Brezhoneg[edit]

User:Teñsor Jambou: deskiñ a ran.

Bulgarian[edit]

Catalan[edit]

  • Iñaki LLM - I understand most of it, and can improvise some phrases, that's all

Croatian[edit]

Czech/Slovak[edit]

  • Dudtz-Czechska Republika(Hope I got it right)

Chinese (Mandarin )[edit]

  • Node 我不会说中文。你妈妈很好,弟弟呢?/我不會說中. 你媽媽很,弟弟呢?
  • Vincent Ramos: 我也不會說中文。 我媽媽很好可是我沒有弟弟。/ 我也不会说中文。 我妈妈很好可是我没有弟弟。
  • +sj+: My moms can "hui zhongwen" better than botha y'allz. / 'n don't you 'deedee' me.
  • Shizhao 哈哈,我只会说中文。
  • Mutichou I started this year :p

Kernewek (Cornish)[edit]

Danish[edit]

  • OrbitOne: Four years living in Denmark, have gone to language schools.
  • Bogorm: Jeg har læret det danske sprog selvstændigt, det er ikke mit modersmål, men jeg holder meget deraf. Jeg kan vel skrive, læse, men begrænset høre og snakke.
  • DidiWeidmann - legas, parole malmulte komprenas, nek skribas nek parolas

Dutch[edit]

Egyptian (Ancient )[edit]

Elvish (Tolkien)[edit]

Quenya[edit]

Sindarin[edit]

  • Martinman11 Can write and read well. Still having trouble with spoken.

Emiliàn e rumagnòl[edit]

English[edit]

Esperanto[edit]

Fiji Hindi[edit]

  • Harvinder Chandigarh -Basic level and I contribute in this language. In fact this language is an alternative version of Hindi language which is my co-native language(in India) but written in Roman/English script instead of Devnagri ,the original script of Hindi language.

Finnish[edit]

  • Aperculum native speaker - I was born with it

French[edit]

See also: Liste des wikimédiens francophones

  • Iñaki LLM - Ben, français ? À 20 km (et moins) d'ici ! - fluent
  • Euroflux (talk) 15:54, 1 November 2012 (UTC) native speaker

[JCTraductions] - native speaker

  • Jackjeff - native speaker
  • Briséis - fluent
  • JoJan - third language - rather fluent.
  • User:JB82 (also JB82) - second language, rather fluent, also English and Spanish/deuxième langue, assez couramment, aussi anglais et espagnol.
  • Vincent Ramos: en tant que professeur de Lettres classiques, j'ai intérêt à être au point. Je pense ─ sans aucune modestie ─ très bien connaître cette langue, d'un point de vue synchronique et normatif autant qu'historique et linguistique. J'adore aussi les mots en [ik].
  • ArnoLagrange natif
  • Jeffy - 3rd language, I am taught it in school.
  • Stork J'suis français... Donc je le parle p'utôt bien. Crévindiou.
  • DO'Neil J'suis Australien, et j'suis entrain d'apprendre le français. J'ai fait plusieurs pages, inclus morse et Australie méridionale.
  • Aphaea un peu.
  • Chopinhauer, I live in France (Je ne crois pas que ce soit suffisant.)
  • 0nlyth3truth - Il fait un an que je l'aprende comme ma troisième langue.
  • Phmagnabosco: Natif locuteur
  • Mattis Manzel - cinq ans en ecole. mauvaix, mauvais. 4
  • User:Grunt -- c'est ma deuxième langue. Je n'ai pas un grand vocabulaire français, mais j'essaye augmenter ça :)
  • Philipendula -- Quelques années en école. J'ai traduit Canicule 2003 en allemand: Hitzewelle 2003.
  • Zanimum Je connais peu de peu de Français. Cependant, don't tout jeunes Canadiens? -- [[user:zanimum
  • bdesham - un peu. Second language from high school; I'm reasonably good at it.
  • Etoile - studied for eight years; currently pretty good with it
  • Martinman11 Still sort of basic. Can carry on conversations well.
  • Nichalp Long time non parle, c'est tres rusty
  • Dudtz Je comprendre quelques Français
  • Eras-mus aka Erasmus aka Erasmus Eras-mus
  • DarkEvil Native speaker. Langue maternelle. Si vous parlez français, n'hésitez pas à me communiquer en français, au besoin.
  • Lord Bob, second language, I get by.
  • Caesarion Velim, non opto Strange language, not my cup of tea.
  • Mutichou Native speaker. C'est ma langue maternelle.
  • VegAna third foreign language
  • Incnis Mrsi, second foreign language after English. Also basic understanding of another Romance languages.
  • Tonymec langue maternelle fr-BE (soixante, septante, quatre-vingts, nonante, cent).
  • DidiWeidmann bonaj pasivaj konoj - bone parolas, mezbone skribas
  • User:Teñsor Jambou: langue maternelle.
  • Vogone – fr-2
  • Gloria sah first foreign language.
  • Carriearchdale - fluent

Frisian (Westerlauwers)[edit]

Frisian (Saterlandic)[edit]

Frisian (North)[edit]

German[edit]

  • Iñaki LLM - Kann nicht leider viel schreiben, habe viel vergessen, but I am fine with all basic communication.
  • Euroflux (talk) 15:56, 1 November 2012 (UTC) level5 ; I was able to do simultaneous interpretation
  • Moncay - native speaker.
  • User:Secretlondon is learning, but is not good enough (yet) to write for de.wikipedia. She has managed to translate from de. to en., however.
  • Briséis - fluent
  • \Mikez - reads a bit, should not attempt to write it (anymore).
  • ArnoLagrange die Sprache meiner Grosseltern mütterlicherseits
  • Cat Near-native in speaking and reading, but only average in writing.
  • Aphaea - ZD gemacht; lesbar doch keine gute Schriftstellerin.
  • JB82 - Ich kenne grundlegendes Deutsches.
  • Chopinhauer, eight years in school. Not that good though.
  • gabbe - Studied it for eight years in high school. In other words, I'm a novice.
  • Phmagnabosco: Fluent. Als erste Fremdsprache gelernt bzw. studiert. Studien teilweise in Berlin abgeschlossen.
  • User:Schuetzm - native speaker
  • Mattis Manzel - native speaker, wrote two books in German. 10
  • Philipendula Native Speaker
  • Gangleri - native language
  • Aperculum studied in school for few years, understand some
  • Andreas Pöschek - native speaker, also Hungarian
  • Fibonacci - fourth language, still learning.
  • Martinman11 Basic, but learning
  • Dudtz a litte-Vorchiet heiss waser doktor.
  • Caesarion Velim, non opto Used to be more fluent in German than I was in English; not quite sure if I still am.
  • Kaster - fluent speaker
  • Mutichou I'm studying it in school.
  • Red Baron native speaker
  • R9tgokunks,R9tgokunks - currently learning my mother tongue, reading deutsch as well as dutch
  • Dinsdagskind second foreign language (after English), I've had five years of German in school (my mother tongue is Dutch)
  • Incnis Mrsi, (very) basic knowledge.
  • Ziko native speaker
  • Marcos native
  • Ivocamp96 ich nicht spreche sehr gut Deutsch
  • Holder - native speaker
  • Tonymec lesen ohne Problem, sprechen/schreiben nicht perfekt.
  • DidiWeidmann Muttersprache, Germanist, Schriftsteller und Übersetzer.
  • Michawiki native speaker
  • Teñsor Jambou: hat ein bißchen Handelsdeutsch gelernt.
  • Vogone – de-N
  • Midnight Gambler (de-0.5; wanna learn this)

Greek[edit]

Greek (Ancient)[edit]

Guarani[edit]

  • Node - Nañe'ẽkuaái avame.

Hausa[edit]

  • iFaqeer Born in Sokoto, I used to speak like a native till I moved, at age 15, to my parents' native home where Urdu is the lingua franca. Still try to read and follow on the Web. See also English[ and Urdu.

Hebrew[edit]

  • Jeru - Native speaker, also English, Arabic and Spanish
  • Node - I can understand written Hebrew to a certain extent because most words have cognates in Arabic. I cannot, however, write it, speak it, or understand it aurally.
  • SaintNuclear - Native speaker.
  • Roza - Eastern European Jew, but can speak Hebrew fluently, as well as Russian, Lithuanian, English, some Yiddish and French.

Hindi[edit]

Hungarian[edit]

  • Phmagnabosco: Very nearly fluent. A magyar nyelvet/irodalmat mellékszakként tanultam Párizsban (Sorbonne Nouvelle egyetem). Sajnos ma már nagyon kevés alkalmam van használni az interneten kívül.
  • Andreas Pöschek - native speaker, also German. Anyanyelvem magyar és német.
  • DidiWeidmann - dum 4 jaroj lernis en universitato, sed plej multon intertempe forgesis, pro malmulta praktikado.

Icelandic[edit]

Indonesian[edit]

Inuktitut[edit]

Italian[edit]

  • Iñaki LLM - Can understand and speak some of it, just about like any French, Catalan, or Spanish speaking individual
  • Kev Frost Un po', ma tentaro di parlarla.
  • ArnoLagrange lo capisco
  • Vincent Ramos: je peux le comprendre et le lire (grâce au latin, au castillan et à l'étude générale des fr:langues romanes) mais pas le parler ou l'écrire.
  • Stork: Capisco, parlo... benché sia la mia terza lingua.
  • Cat Native/near-native.
  • Chopinhauer la mia lingua "padre".
  • Suhardian native speaker.
  • Mattis Manzel il mio Italiano fa proprio sciffo, ma capisco. 4
  • Aphaia Non bene, ma lo parlo poco e capisco simplici frasi.
  • 0nlyth3truth - Entiendo el Italiano perfectamente al saber el castellano, el francés, y el latín.
  • Fibonacci Prima lingua (però, è da un tempo che non lo parlo) - First language (but it's been a while without speaking it).
  • Caesarion Velim, non opto Certainly I've got the basic skills.
  • Ivocamp96 La parlo come fosse niente
  • Tonymec Lo capisco senza problema; lo parlo (e lo scrivo), ma non senza errori ed esitazioni.
  • DidiWeidmann bonaj pasivaj konoj - mezbonaj aktivaj konoj
  • Gloria sah, insieme coi dialetti emiliano-romagnoli
  • Barbara Lapico l'italiano è la mia prima lingua anche se non sono del tutto italiana

Japanese[edit]

  • Node_ue doesn't speak that language anymore desu。
  • Lockeownzj00 日本語は三年勉強しています。
  • aka britty :) 日本語は母語です。
  • Nyansama02 I'd say I know enough to have a little introductory-esque chatっです。www

Javanese[edit]

Nihongo[edit]

Korean[edit]

Klingon[edit]

  • Pakaran I'm working on it, and am going to buy the dictionary tonight. I expect to be hindered by the lack of native speakers to practice with though.
  • Kwekubo Trust me: Klingon is a hooer of a language to learn. Nice to have a look at it, though...
  • pne - added by Node.
  • Dudtz-I know a few words.

Kurdish[edit]

Latin[edit]

  • Iñaki LLM All the basics when it comes to reading, etymologies, etc.
  • 0nlyth3truth I took Latin and still remember it somewhat.
  • Vincent Ramos: confer supra
  • ArnoLagrange scio ergo sum
  • Stork: err... SHOULD be able to read it... I've been learning Latin for 6 years...
  • Aphaea: lego et scribo parum
  • Chopinhauer: I don't speak it, just read.
  • Suhardian I understand it.But I'm forgetting it!
  • Iustinus I speak it quite well for someone of our era. Frequent contributor to La:.
  • Caesarion Velim, non opto Both actively and passively. Trained myself in actively using it during school days.
  • Dudtz-I know a few words of Latin.
  • Preacher King of Mao - I can read it and speak a little.
  • Demeter: fluent
  • DidiWeidmann mezbonaj pasivaj konoj - aktive balbutas kaj skribaĉas

Limburgish[edit]

Lithuanian[edit]

  • Phmagnabosco: A good start. Aš tik siek tiek kalbu lietuviškai, bet mokėsiu daugiau, kada dar kartą vaziuosiu į Lietuvą.
  • Vogone – lt-3

Lower Sorbian[edit]

  • Michawiki writing and reading good, speaking and listening less good

Luxembourgish[edit]

Malayalam[edit]

  • Sundar - can read sparingly, and can make some sense out of it because of closeness to Tamil

Marathi[edit]

Navajo[edit]

  • Node can speak it to a certain degree. For this reason, he can understand the Apache languages as well to a certain degree. He understands it much better when written, however.

Norwegian[edit]

  • Mattis Manzel - studied for a year in Norway 20 years ago. Still reads it a bit. 3
  • DidiWeidmann - legas, parole malmulte komprenas, nek skribas nek parolas

Pashto[edit]

Persian[edit]

  • Colin Brayton: If you tell me the cat is on the table, I will stop looking for him. That is, I am in the early staging of studying it for reading ability.
  • ZxxZxxZ - native-speaker
  • مادی - native speaker

Polish[edit]

Português[edit]

Colin Brayton: Eu falo razoavelmente bem o português do Brasil e posso inclusive encher o saco de um português de Portugal, imitando o jeito de falar dele, mas quanto ao entender das letras de músicas de fado: Putz, esqueça cara! Trabalho como tradutor; moro no Brasil e no Brooklyn que a minha mulher é que é Tupiniquim.

  • 0nlyth3truth - Falo o espanhol, mais podo defender-me no português.
  • Phmagnabosco: Some knowlege. Gosto muito do português! Tem um som muito bom.
  • Halibutt: some basics.
  • Tosão:Portuguese is my native language.
  • Ivocamp96 eu entendo muito bem português.
  • DidiWeidmann bonaj pasivaj konoj - aktive balbutas kaj skribaĉas

Prekmurian[edit]

Punjabi[edit]

Romanian[edit]

Romansh[edit]

  • DidiWeidmann - bone legas kaj komprenas, malbone parolas kaj skribas

Russian[edit]

See also: Soviet Wikimedians

  • Iñaki LLM - I manage in basic communication, still struggling with the script...
  • Watcher: native speaker
  • JB82 Я могу прочитать русского и понять некоторое из его. Я говорю на английскoм, франчузскoм и испанскoм языкe также. (I can read Russian and understand some of it. I speak English, French and Spanish as well.)
  • Chopinhauer I understand it well. Go to Lockeownzj00.
  • Webkid - I understand some dozens of words.
  • Halibutt - I understand well and speak fluently (although it's rather a Pan-Slavic language than pure Russian)
  • Gangleri - I learned it 8 years in school, had no chance to practice it
  • Ogneslav - second language, quite fluent, though having trouble with cases. Please, if you only understand "a few words" or "start learning it this summer", better don't put your name on the list. Come back when you speak it.
  • Dudtz-I know a little(More than a Russian in my school who lived in Russia for 5 years)I know some of the cyrilic such as:Mockba, Oиacho! and Росси́я,I can sing the Soviet and Russian anthems.
  • Lord Bob, third language, not good at all. I've all but given up on my Russian.
  • Caesarion Velim, non opto Ok, a tiny little bit.
  • Incnis Mrsi, native speaker; most contributions in ru.wiki. Also can understand a written text (better or worse) in another Slavic languages.
  • Aleksandrit (native speaker)
  • User:Bogorm - хорошо владею русским языком, изучал долгие годы. Bogorm 16:04, 9 October 2008 (UTC)
  • Tonymec Без словаря мне трудно — а однако стараюсь.
  • bg:Потребител:Огнеслав: мне не падежи дают проблему, а лексика.
  • DidiWeidmann konas la alfabeton kaj havas minimumajn bazajn konojn
  • MAXXX-309 - владею довольно хорошо (know quite well)
  • Midnight Gambler (as native)

Ryukyuan languages[edit]

  • Node can speak Okinawan to a certain degree. He knows a few words in some of the other Ryukyuan languages, however this is usually limited to greetings.

Sanskrit[edit]

Sardinian[edit]

  • Node can understand it to a certain degree. Has some experience handling the language.
  • DidiWeidmann legas sed ne parolas.

Serbian[edit]

Spanish[edit]

  • Iñaki LLM - Shared mother tongue, with Basque
  • Anonunit - I think this was my first language.
  • Jackjeff second language. good comprehension. lack of practice in speaking and writing
  • Moncay - second language, only basics.
  • 0nlyth3truth - Spanish was my first language, but then I forgot it when I moved to the States but relearned it when I moved back to Spain at 9 years old.
  • Pakaran I can get by, I'm obviously not native, and my reading speed is only around 150 WPM
  • Jeru - Fourth language, also English, Hebrew and Arabic
  • Minh Nguyễn – third language; taking courses in school; also English and Vietnamese
  • JorgeGG - native speaker, also english
  • JB82 (also JB82) - third language, rather fluent, also English and French/tercera idioma, bastante flúente, también inglés y español
  • Vincent Ramos: mi apellido es Ramos
  • ArnoLagrange lo entiendo un poco
  • Node claro que duh.
  • El Jefe It's my second language, I lived in Spain for 8 months and then 2 years later, I chose it as one of my options in School.
  • Stork: I understand it quite well... Speak it too.
  • Lockeownzj00 native speaker. You'll notice I have native speaker for English as well. Technically, it's true for both--I was born in Spain but moved to America when I was young. I can understand almost all Spanish and speak pretty well too, but from my years in America, my Spanish has suffered...
  • Phmagnabosco: Bastante bien, si tengo algunos días para adaptarme...
  • Halibutt: Third language, rather fluent (Spanish Studies Faculty).
  • Sesel: reading and writing knowledge
  • Taco Deposit
  • Alif Puedo leer y hablar un poco.
  • Naryathegreat I can read and write well.
  • Fibonacci Segundo idioma (pero lo hablo mejor que el italiano) - Second language (but I speak it better than Italian).
  • Martinman11 alright. studied it from 1st to 7th grade (American school system).
  • Dudtz our school forced it on us insted of French(Much easier for me)

I never understood conjugation.In my opinion,Spanish is a lousy language but,thats just some others and I.

IMHO if there's a lousy language it's English, and French isn't far behind (I can say it, these are the two languages I speak fluently, with Esperanto, which is definitely not lousy). At least Spanish is written the way it is spoken. --Tonymec 14:41, 25 August 2009 (UTC)
  • Caesarion Velim, non opto O quit about it... well, if you put a knife on my back, or a gun, I can produce it, but not properly. Read all of it, however.
  • Preacher King of Mao took it from 2 - 11th grade, advanced level.
  • Lighthead Basically almost born knowing.
  • Mutichou Basic level
  • VegAna Third language, rather fluent
  • Orlando Karam Spanish is my native language, but I also speak English (at least American :), have been in the US for about 10 years)
  • Marcos rather fluent
  • Tonymec Cuando era niño (ya hay 50 años!) lo hablaba de corrido. Hoy en día no tengo bastante práctica.
  • DidiWeidmann bone legas, kompenas kaj parolas, malbone skribas, krom Esperanto kaj la Germana uzata en nia familio.
  • Allan Javier Aguilar Castillo
  • Ralgis - Con ligero tartamudismo y rasgos disléxicos, pero es mi lengua materna
  • Frenezulo

Slovenian[edit]

Swahili[edit]

  • Marcos rather fluent
  • DidiWeidmann kelkajn bazajn konojn (komprenas kaj parolas unuopajn vortojn kaj frazojn, kelkajn konojn pri gramatiko)

Swedish[edit]

  • \Mikez Native, but the english and german lessons have made some damage to my ability to spell correctly:)
  • gabbe Native
  • Mattis Manzel, bad Norvergian pretending to be Swedish, 2
  • Aperculum Had to study in school, know some
  • DidiWeidmann - legas, parole malmulte komprenas, nek skribas nek parolas

Tamil[edit]

Turkish[edit]

Ukrainian[edit]

Upper Sorbian[edit]

  • Michawiki writing and reading fluent, speaking and listening good

Urdu[edit]

  • iFaqeer Officially only educated in English, learnt Urdu from my parents and because of a strong affinity to Urdu poetry and living in Pakistan for 10 years. See also English and Hausa.
  • Wisesabre 04:21, 22 September 2005 (UTC) educated in urdu
  • Mar4d - native speaker
  • Harvinder Chandigarh Basic level. I used to edit articles in Pakistan Punjabi Wikipedia (pnb:) which has Urdu script also known as Shamukhi script.

Vietnamese[edit]

  • Minh Nguyễn – co-native speaker; learning to write in this language; also English and Spanish.
  • Minh Trần - native Saigon dialects; high school diploma in Alberta (to be exact it is 5 semesters); also some Japanese (Alberta Japanese 30).

Võro[edit]

  • Võrok - Võro kiil um mu imäkiil. Võro is my mother tongue (see other languages on my user page).

Welsh[edit]

Thryduulf - by no means fluent, but I hope to be.

81.224.167.16-se e.g. cy:Cymraeg

Yiddish[edit]

  • Roza - I understand it pretty well, but can't speak fluently.
  • DidiWeidmann - legas, parole malmulte komprenas, nek skribas nek parolas

Commments[edit]

I copied this nice page on community-wiki: multilingual community-wikizens, introducing a self-evaluation there (1 = almost no language skills, 10 = good native speaker).

MattisManzel 09:54, 29 Aug 2004 (UTC)