English means I literally cannot understand any other language
i speak portuguese so i can understand spanish xD
I can understand some Estonian but speaking no chance
spanish and italian pretty easy
i`m german and i can easily understand turkish, almost equal
I can understand spanish people talking (like 85%? it depends on context), but I could not speak spanish. Although a spanish speaker maybe can understand if I speak portuguese too.
spanish italian and russian ez
polish can understand calls on maps or where people are but not conversation
rusian some calls, conversation not at all
I can understand Estonian little bit, the basic communication words are very similar since finnish and estonian are related
I understand around 70-80% of written Dutch though I don't always get the exact meaning of the words that I recognize, in North Germanic languages I can make out a few words here and there, but rarely full sentences
so i speak portuguese and i can understand spanish like 90% and a little bit of french and italian
I can understand a bit of the other romance languages (except Romanian), specially if the context helps. Spanish is the closest one to portuguese and the one i could hold a conversation.
Portuguese > All Latin Languages, except French, I have no idea how they can call that a Latin language, that isn't even close.
I’m good at understanding Ukrainian and Belarusian. I’m also pretty sure that I’d be decent at understanding Serbo-Croatian and Bulgarian languages. West Slavic languages are no-no without any preparation.
spanish obviously, they understand us and we understand them
I understand englendo easily cause 50% of vocabulary comes from french
I can't understand any other language, Hungarian is very unique
There are some words that came from German(ic) and Slavic languages, so I can only understand those
Finnish has a similar tone, but it just sounds like gibberish and Turkish actually has some similar words as well, but that's not enough to understand it
70% ozbek language
50% uyghur language
50% turkmenistani language
English and spanish. More spanish than english because it is more like our Portuguese.
And i don't no why, but we have serious problems for undertand portuguese from Portugal. Even though we’ve been colonized by them, we can’t understand most of the things they say
And english because we have lot of words that is so similar to english words.
Problem = Problema
Day = Dia
Night = Noite
Banana = Banana (lol)
Pear = Pera
Apparently = Aparentemente
And if the person dedicates himself well to study English, he will have no problem with the translation. She just needs to dedicate herself, and when he finishes, he will realize that English is much easier than Portuguese
can understand azeri easily
nothing apart from it
None (obviously), but as being fluent in english already on early age, Swedish and German have been quite easy to learn, as they are so similar, at least for me. I speak German and can understand it very well. Swedish is a different story, but it's just because we Finns don't approve our laws for forcing it in schools.
i can understand some portugese but not as well as my father. he worked for a brazilian telecom company and he could have whole conversations with someone who was only talking portugese. idk how. also, I can somewhat understand french, italian, and learn it easier.
2 languages > 1
too bad im na scum and most people only know one language while literally every eu here knows two languages because 1. their own and 2. english
My native language is Spanish. I speak English quite fluently, i can understand 50% of what a portuguese-speaking person says. In addition, i can comprehend just a little of Italian.
Spanish Italian and English........and japanese
A bit of portugues.
At first you don't understand much, but if you relate to someone you can understand some things.
Probably some words are in common, but the pronunciation may be different and that makes something more difficult to understand.
It is easier for an Italian or Portuguese to understand Spanish, but someone who speaks spanish finds it more difficult to understand italian or portuguese.
i can understand slovakian and czech the most, sometimes it can be full sentence, sometimes 0 words, really depends, but i think i would be able to communicate with slovakian/czech people
russian on the other hand its couple of words that are similar, unfortunatly not too many to understand full sentence (similar with serbian, slovenian etc)
Danish = Sweden Norway
Bosnian = Serbia Croatia
English = Many places
German = Austria, Switzerland and other small irrelevant countries close to germany.
spanish so i can understand portuguese very easily, italian maybe if it is slow
i can speak hindi)))))))))
Every Turk understands Azerbaijani language but the way they speak feels like a "villager Turkish" to us so chances are high that a Turk will giggle after hearing Azerbaijani.
Note: I'm not saying Azerbaijani is funny, it's just how it is in Turkey.
I guess I'll go myself
Any Swede with half a brain should be able to digest both written Danish and Norwegian. They're pretty hard to tell apart when written.
Spoken Danish is a different story and it's fucking ridiculous how a people can collectively fuck up pronunciation to such a major extent. Most Norwegians and Swedes are able to hold a convo pretty easily but since Norwegian is such a small language in such a large country their dialects are sometimes a bit off. Southeastern Norwegian (roughly half their population) basically sounds like Swedish tho and I don't think any of you would be able to differentiate between the two. Danish is hard to understand but with effort from both parties I think a fairly normal conversation can be held. Give me 2-3 months in Denmark and I figure I'd understand their language almost flawlessly.
I speak fluent English and studied German for 6 years so that basically spoils the other Germanic languages. Dutch is fucking weird. I read one sentence and I'm convinced it's Norwegian, then the next has me thinking it's German, and only when I think the 3rd sentence is in English do I realize it's Dutch.
Icelandic I can contextualize, at least when it's written, and for some reason I think Faroese is a lot easier to read.
As a Finn I can understand some stuff in Estonian and obviously Swedish since we learn it at school and some stuff from Norwegian and Danish as well. I'm also learning Greek, which has taught me new words. And just starting on Latin, Hebrew and Arabic, but I'm just starting with them and I'm pretty new to those languages.
Yes i had some friends from czechia and we could talk each in their native language and still understand some things. Although ive heard that poles would have harder times to udnerstand other languages from slavic family when czechs slovaks etc. Understand more from polish. Ukrainian is ez for polaks to understand.
How about nordic languages. I always thought that germanic langages have some similar words maybe. Friberg played in heroic after all.
as a German speaker Dutch is probably the closest language, it's not hard to get the meaning of a Dutch sentence in its written form but also understanding the context of a conversation between two Dutch people is not too difficult, especially if you speak any form of Low German or other dialect yourself (i'm not a linguist but Dutch always appeared to me as just another German dialect which took on a life of its own over the centuries).
also when playing with Scandinavian mates i realized that there's quite a few similarities in words between German and Danish/Swedish/Norwegian. it's not possible to hold a fluent conversation with them when everyone speaks their native language because grammar and stuff is too different but there's a few key words which sometimes make it possible to grasp some context.
I can read some Dutch, German, and French because of English, but to extremely limited extents (other than French which I can speak a bit of). I haven't used any Sino language in a long time, but I can understand some Mandarin because it was taught in school. Obviously I know English loan words in languages that use a lot of them like Japanese, Korean, and Cantonese but wouldn't be able to read them in their respective scripts.
As a slovak, I understand 99% of Czech
Maybe like 60% of polish
5-10% of russian? Probably same with Serbian, Croatian, etc. Might understand more ukrainian tho
Swedish & Norwegian is easy, Faroese, Icelandic is harder. From more understandable to less. Also reading is waaay easier than listening.
They say German is easy to understand if ur Dutch but Except some simple sentences i don’t understand shit Like any other language
Galician, Castilian, Catalan, Italian. Other than that it becomes very hard to get anything without studying.
I can understand some latvian words or even sentences. Since i know a bit of russian so i can understand ukrainian, russian, belarusian ( there are some different type of words ). Balkan languages has some similar russian words which are same. I can also understand some of the polish words. But since we are talking about native language so latvian are similar to lithuanian.
I speak Indonesian so I can understand most Malayan dialects because Indonesian is a direct derivate from Malayan. For English though, our language is waaaay different than English so it takes extra effort to learn English.
Portuguese and italian are ez to understand, same with regional languages in Spain (excluding basque)
English and some programming languages
Native dutch speaker, and I’d say Dutch is the perfect bridge between English and German so I don’t really have a problem with understanding any of those. However my English speaking skills are a bit better than German. I still can speak a fair bit of German as well though.
Scandinavian languages like Danish, Norwegian and Swedish are on another level imo although sometimes I do recognise certain words..
Greek i cant understand any other language BUT there are greek words in almost EVERY language
Well, we have our own weird dialect of German here in Switzerland, at least in most places. There are no difficulties with German barring the pronounciation. It's funny though, not all German people seem to be able to follow spoken conversations in Swissgerman, though I suppose reading it wouldn't be such a tall order. I can speak English fairly well, my French on the other hand isn't so great... what can I say, I didn't enjoy learning the language nearly as much as I did with English. I can read some Dutch like most native speakers of Germanic languages. Understanding it is probably impossible without any practice for me, I find it very difficult to understand people speaking any language when their pronounciation isn't 100% clear, it has always been like that. With great effort I can probably extract some information out of Italian. While watching anime I tend to pick up some Japanese phrases, but one could hardly call that understanding it. I do plan on learning it, though. And lastly, in very rare instances I can recognize some words pertaining to Scandinavian languages, but even that's a bit of a stretch.
Dutch= german conversations arent that hard to understand
English = bloody brits & burgers
Russian = here and there i understand some polish
French = spanish basic sentences
I speak and write in 4 languages fluently. But then again, it's not that rare where I live, since there are 21 major languages in the country :D, and over 1500 dialects.
Like none, i guess estonian
But i also speak like 4 other languages that are not connected to Finnish
With English alone
when I went to Germany I was able to read or assume most sentences for basic understanding
also when I learned Spanish many words sound similar
I understand like...70% of spanish (written or spoken whataver), 50% italian, 40% romanian (written , spoken 5%) 40% french (written, spoken is like 10%)
I can perfectly understand written Portuguese but struggle when it's spoken. I'm fluent in English and I took 2 semesters of French. Italian I can maybe pick up on some things.
Can: russian german english
Understand some ukrainian, minimal serbian, maybe even polish. I understand swisss german a bit same for bavarian dialect.
We can understand
We understand a bit of
Bulgarian, ukrainan, russian
I know russian, georgian and english. I can understand Ukrainian, Czech, Polish and some slavic languages.
With my Swiss German I can understand Germans and Austrians pretty easy. In the other way people are very limited in understanding Swiss German. My experience until now.
French is used in France, Canada, some african countries. I dunno, it's not my native language, but I understand pretty much.
I can speak: German, Swiss German, French, English more or less
I know swearwords: Albanian, Turkish, Serbian, Russian, Polish, Spanish, Italian, Croatian, German, Swiss German, French
Knowing the Murego-Gubden dialect of the Dargin language, I can understand 5 other dialects of Dargin language.
Knowing Russian, I can easily understand Ukrainian, Belarusian and Rusyn, a bit worse Serbian, Croatian, Montenegrin, Bosnian and Polish. Czech is impossible to understand for a Russian speaker.
Knowing Danish, I can understand Norwegian (bokmål), Swedish, a little bit of German
My mother tongue is tamil and it was fairly easy to pick up kannada and telugu though there's some other factors too. (like it's still little hard to converse in it fluently but I can understand it to a decent enough level)
i speak english portuguese spanish russian lauguage and some german
My native language is kazakh, I can understand some turkic languages like nogai, kyrgyz, bashkir.
my native is ukrainian so i can understand russian, byelorussian clearly, polish and czech a little bit
I can understand slovak, a little polish, and ukrainian with belarusian
I would like to commend to y'all and especially people who speak slavic lang check the "Ecolinguist" channel on YT. Just to realise how similar the slavic languages, and how close mentally (in the speaking way) we are <3
Maybe few things in Polish
I can understand Slovak Czech Russian Silesian Kaszebe and also a bit of Croatian. Its funny because in most cases i know what they are talking about but I cant really respond :D
czech language and slovakian are very similiar we can have convo 24/7 and ez we used to be the same country right, with polish idk some czech ppl say they can talk with each other IDk if i am retarded or what its just not possible at all, yes I can understand some words even some sentences if lucky but a fluent conversation is just not possible for me at all other languages serbian or russian ukrainian also not possible at all, sometimes just catch some word if lucky a sentence but thats it
German, so i can understand a bit Dutch
Chinese, can barely understand other dialects lmao
German, some Dutch, some words and context from scandinavian languages
IDK i have spent too much time on all the nordic languages to know how much i actually knew at the start
i know faroese swedish danish no problem icelandic is harder for me but i still understand a lot ::dd especially in writing
Well I can understand like up to 40-45% of Czech and Slovak, Ukrainian and Belarussian a bit less but still quite undestandable, up to 30-35% . From Russian I can just pick up random words here and there, maybe like 15-20% and Balkan languages are the hardest, especially Bulgarian and Slovenian, I understand up to 5-10% of them spoken.
Norwegian, Danish and a little bit of Icelandic and Faroese. German can also be understood quite a bit, but not nearly as much. Some words are very similar and some sentences you can actually figure out exactly what they mean without any translator.
Norwegian is the most similar, i can have fluent conversation with norwegian in my own languages. Danish wouldn’t have been so hard if they didn’t speak like they just came home from mouth operation. And no i don’t have any form of education on nordic languages other than my own.
Some balkan languages - serbian for example (at least most of the things)
I mean any slavic language is understandable when the person is talking slow. If I didnt know russian I guess its the hardest one, since there are so many words that are very different from the rest
Ukranian and Belarusian -90 %
Bulgarian - 60%
Slovak - 55%(suprisingly much better tham )czech
Polish - 45% (It is hard when they talk, muuch easier when it is text)
chezch - 40% (Too much from German i guess)
Also i do always recognize a lot of words and the main topic of the conversation in all Balcan languages
These percents are rather relative, their goal is just to compare how much of a languagei understand compared with others, not amount of data i understand.
As a native Latvian speaker, I can understand some Lithuanian and Latgalian (if you can count Latgalian as a language)
A good friend of mine can speak catalan spanish italien english and german
will understand like 60-70% of serbian and bulgarian, 40-50% of belorusian and ukrainian, 20-30 polish and other west slavic languages if they speak slowly. there's youtube show by a polish guy where he invite 3 slavs from different countries and each trying to explain a word in their language and others trying to guess. it has english subs if someone interested
It depends, if you know 1 germanic, romance, and slavic language you will understand most europeans (except maybe albanians, finns, greeks or hungarians)
I can understand Bilorusian quite good, Polish much worse, hardly in fact. Similar with Slovakian, Czeh, Croatian, Serbian - all very bad only Slovakian a bit bit better. As to moscovite to my huge pity I can understnad it but not cause it`s closer to Ukrainian than real Slavic languages I mentioned before but due to politic of massive moscovization of Ukraine by moscovite occupants in past and opressions of everything Ukrainian, genocide, deportations, politic of assimilation etc.
I would say I could understand a good portion of Faroese, which is basically 50% Danish and 50% Icelandic imo. Tiny bit of Norwegian but to be honest it takes Icelandic people 2-3 months to learn Norwegian with a good amount of effort, such an easy language