We are an international community and of course that leaves us with a lot of non native English speakers. I was wondering what languages people here know just out of interest. Personally English is my native language. During school years we were supposed to learn French (or German for some classes in my school, but my class "learnt" French), but I had a tutor that couldn't cope with our unruly class and I didn't really have any interest in the subject at the time so didn't put the effort in. I scored a level 2 on my year 9 SATs test, to put that in perspective, you were supposed to be able to achieve level 3 from just the knowledge taught in year 7 let alone 8 and 9. Considering how long ago that was, I have forgotten pretty much all of it. Advance a few years (well, 6) and I honestly regret that. I have hung out on the internet (I did not have the internet 6 years ago believe it or not) virtually meeting people who speak English as if they were native speakers and only later discovering that English is not their first language. I met a guy at university, spoke with him and genuinely made the assumption that he was of Indian descent, he spoke English as a native, oh how wrong I was, born in one province of India, learnt the local language, moved to another area with a different local language and learnt that one too, learnt Hindi along the way, moved to Dubai and learn English and a bit of arabic and finally ended up in the UK about 2 years before I met him. I was genuinely sitting there disappointed in myself, theres me failing to even greet a person in another language and then this guy shows up able to hold full conversation in what he states to be his 4th language (he claims to suck at arabic, was still able to read the packaging of an arabic pepsi can someone had). Got groups of people walking down corridors having conversations in numerous languages. I really do regret not paying attention in class when I was younger. And on that note, back to duolingo.com, when I left off it was angry at me translating "the girl" into "die Mädchen"