I can speak 6 languages almost perfectly but my math abilities are crap.
How much of a chance do I have to succeed in the business world, assuming I'm good looking?
Is language skill even useful anymore?
Lol I'm on my phone right now and I have no idea how to do this for you anon, but I'm fluent in French,English,German,Swiss-German,Portuguese and Japanese even if the last one is a bit harder.
Back to my question, is there some use to this shit?
Yes. Translating, transcribing, etc.
I am highly skeptical of you being good at all in all of those languages though. If you were any good at them you wouldn't be asking such a silly question.
Although it would be better if one of those languages was Russian or Arabic.
I am asking because I'm a bit lost, I'm fluent in all those but I'm majoring in history right now... And it won't lead me anywhere, that's why I was wondering if I could do anything with the skills I already possess
>that's why I was wondering if I could do anything with the skills I already possess
When you get a chance please record yourself reading 2 sentences each in all 6 languages on Vocaroo.com . I would be very interested to hear how it sounds.
damn i find it hard to believe humans genuinely have the brain capacity to be fluent in that many languages, especially ones as hard as wapanese. can you write in all of those languages too?
True. I'm Dutch. And for a Dutch person German and English are very easy.
If you also learn Spanish for example, then Italian, Portuguese and French also become easy.
If you were raised with a minority language in the Netherlands, like Frisian or Limburgish, or came from a migrant family and speak something like Turkish, then you can quickly get fluent in 6 languages.
I had five languages in school, but I'm only fluent in Dutch and English and speak conversational German. Although I understand everything Germans say I can't think of that many words myself (yet). It's more that I recognize their words as I can use Dutch as a reference.
I still find it quite an achievement if someone becomes fluent in 4 or more languages. Because that means you did actually spend a lot of time immersing yourself in the language.
And if you can learn a language you can also spend that time getting good at math, which is what OP should be doing.
if you grow up with two languages, which is pretty common in Europe and I'm sure in some parts of the US too (e.g Spanish), then learn two mandatory languages in high school (for me it was English and French), you're already at 4 different ones. I personally later picked up Japanese because we're on a weeaboo board and I have to study another one in college next year.
>if you grow up with two languages, which is pretty common in Europe and I'm sure in some parts of the US too (e.g Spanish), then learn two mandatory languages in high school (for me it was English and French), you're already at 4 different ones
Yes but you're no where near fluent in them, let alone able to speak at close to a native-speaker's level.
Yeah a lot of countries learn English in Asia and Europe... But their English is barely passable written, let alone their unintelligible accent and pronunciation which makes any Anglophone cringe.
I'm the same way. Born in holland moved to Canada when I was 9 now speak Spanish German French Dutch and English.
you're fluent/native in those two languages you grew up with. As for the other two, it really depends on how much effort you put into it. For me, 8 years was enough to reach a (near) native level in English with medium effort I would say. Also depends on the school system. In Asia for example the emphasis seems to be on just learning how to pass language tests, rather than learning how to speak or write