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User language boxes list the languages a Wikimedia editor is comfortable communicating in, and their proficiency. This improves communication across the diverse community, both directly and by helping find interpreters and translators.


User language
ru-N Для этого участника русский язык является родным.
en-5 This user has professional knowledge of English.
fr-1 Cet utilisateur dispose de connaissances de base en français.
Users by language

You can add user information to your user page by inserting code like this:


This outputs the boxes you see at right. You can add as many languages as you want, in the form language code-proficiency level.

Language code
The extension recognizes standard ISO 639 (1–3) language codes. You can find your language by searching the list of ISO 639-1 codes or a database of ISO 639 1–3 codes.
The proficiency describes how well you can communicate in the language. It's indicated by a single character from the Proficiency column in the table below:
Proficiency Meaning
0 You don't understand the language at all.
1 You can understand written material or simple questions.
2 You can edit simple texts or participate in basic discussions.
3 You can write in this language with some minor errors.
4 You can speak like a native speaker (though it's not your birth language).
5 You have professional proficiency; you understand the nuances of the language well enough to translate advanced documents.
N You are a native speaker of the language and have a thorough grasp of it, including colloquialisms and idioms.

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