Team-BHP > Shifting gears


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 18th August 2020, 16:27   #106
BHPian
 
gauravdgr8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: CG/CH
Posts: 518
Thanked: 442 Times
Default Re: How many Indian languages do you speak / understand?

Excellent thread

Well the list is long

S: Speak, W: Write, U: Understand, R: Read

1. English: SWUR (Studied whole life)
2. Hindi: SWUR (Studied and coz am from central India)
3. Sindhi: SU (Mother tongue) (learning to write)
4. Gujrati: U, read some boards (coz partially raised in Mumbai with a lot of gujrati community around)
5. Marathi: U (coz partially raised in Mumbai
6. Marwadi: U (lot of Marwadi friends)
7. Punjabi: SUR (staying in Punjab for the last 6 years)
8. Telugu: U (stayed in Hyd for 6 years)
9. Himachali: U (travelled a lot)
10. Chhatisgarhi: U (The central India I referred to above)
11. Oriya: U (courtesy my house maids since childhood)
12. Bengali: U (courtesy some friends)
gauravdgr8 is offline   (1) Thanks
Old 18th August 2020, 16:58   #107
BHPian
 
embee's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 210
Thanked: 286 Times
Default Re: How many Indian languages do you speak / understand?

Hindi: Read, Write, Understand and Speak
English: Read, Write, Understand and Speak
Punjabi: Understand and Speak
German: Basic Communication (learnt in school as a foreign language for 3 years so can understand basics as far as I can remember).
embee is offline  
Old 18th August 2020, 17:08   #108
BHPian
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hyderabad
Posts: 581
Thanked: 652 Times
Default Re: How many Indian languages do you speak / understand?

Malayalam -- Mother tongue (Understand, Speak, Read and Write)
Tamil -- (Understand, Speak, Read and Write)
Hindi -- (Understand, Speak, Read and Write)
Telugu -- (Understand, Speak and Read )
English -- (Understand, Speak, Read and Write)
anumod is offline  
Old 18th August 2020, 17:31   #109
BHPian
 
Brumby's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: City of Lakes
Posts: 95
Thanked: 196 Times
Default Re: How many Indian languages do you speak / understand?

Punjabi - Speak, Read (mother tongue, learnt reading by myself)
Hindi - Read, write, speak
Sanskrit - Read, write, understand (limited) studied in school.
English - Read, write, speak
Marathi - Read, understand, hesitant to speak
Gujarati - Read, understand a little.

Dialects that I know :
Dogri - Speak, understand (neighbouring state)
Pahari (Himachal) - Speak, understand (neighboring state)
Haryanvi - Understand (friends' contribution)
Bhojpuri - Understand (friends' contribution)

Cheers
Brumby is offline  
Old 18th August 2020, 17:37   #110
Senior - BHPian
 
stanjohn123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: TN 75
Posts: 1,306
Thanked: 1,053 Times
Default Re: How many Indian languages do you speak / understand?

English - Read, Speak, Write

Tamil - Speak, Read ( Slowly )

Malayalam - Speak

French - Read , Speak , Write

Arabic - Speak , Write , Read ( Slowly )

Hindi - Speak ( Little ), Read ( Slowly )
stanjohn123 is offline  
Old 18th August 2020, 17:55   #111
BHPian
 
₹itzylove's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Coimbatore
Posts: 35
Thanked: 131 Times
Default Re: How many Indian languages do you speak / understand?

Am surprised to see people listing 10-12 languages. How do you even remember vocabulary? For me even English becomes Tanglish (Tamil+English) most of the times.

However I am from TN. Born, brought up, studied and working here in Tamilnadu. So it's only Tamil and English. I can understand and speak a bit of French as well. That's all, but I somehow manage to communicate to people wherever I go only with these languages. Been to many states in India and European countries alone .
₹itzylove is offline  
Old 18th August 2020, 18:35   #112
BHPian
 
viggienomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Madurai
Posts: 105
Thanked: 49 Times
Default Re: How many Indian languages do you speak / understand?

Nice to see people know so many languages! A bit overwhelming.

Mine:
1. Tamil - SWURT (Not my mother tongue. But born & brought up in Tamil heartland.)
2. English - SWURT (Most work related conversations & thinking. Can articulate my thoughts easily in English.)
3. Malayalam - SWUR (Had to communicate with workers in remote Kerala in 80s & early 90s - no phones then, had to write letters & read them, in Malaylam! )
4. Telugu - SU (Mother tongue. Improved a bit after exposure in Hyderabad & Tirupati briefly).
5. Hindi - RU (Around 50%)
viggienomad is offline  
Old 18th August 2020, 18:56   #113
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jul 2020
Location: Swindon,Chennai
Posts: 1
Thanked: 27 Times
Default Re: How many Indian languages do you speak / understand?

1. Tamil - Speak, Read, Write, Understand
Mother Tongue and still widely used with friends and Family

2. English - Speak, Read, Write, Understand

3. Malayalam - Speak, Understand
Have Palakkad roots and friends from Kerala. Movies play a big part as well.

4. Kannada - Speak, Understand
Spent 5 years in Bangalore. Can speak fluently and understand pretty well

5. Hindi - Speak, Read, Write, Understand
Learnt basics in school, improved speaking skills while living in Bangalore

6. Telugu - Understand
Mostly from movies
Ram_BMWTravel is offline  
Old 18th August 2020, 20:57   #114
BHPian
 
Tuisha110HP's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2020
Location: NEW DELHI
Posts: 62
Thanked: 222 Times
Default Re: How many Indian languages do you speak / understand?

Nice thread!

Here goes my list, let's there be some from eastern part of India:

1) English : Read, write and speak

2) Hindi :Read, write and speak

3) Bengali :Read and speak (Mother's tongue) , thats a shame for me personally.

4) Assamese : Read (same as bengali script) and speak

5) Nepali : Understand 80% and cannot speak

6) Punjabi : Understand 90% and speak 50%

7) Arunachali dialects: There are nearly 25 major dialects in Arunachal and I have learned and kind of forgot most of them during my 22 years of stay there. Every couple of years, my Dad used to move to a different district and the dialects changed drastically.

8) Nagamese : A language spoken in Nagaland for general conversation and is a mix of assamese/ naga/ hindi. Understand 80% but can speak in half assamese to make them understand.
Tuisha110HP is offline  
Old 18th August 2020, 21:38   #115
BHPian
 
Vijin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2020
Location: TVM/HYD
Posts: 87
Thanked: 326 Times
Default Re: How many Indian languages do you speak / understand?

Malayalam- Speak, Read, Write
English- Speak, Read, Write
Hindi - Read, Write, Understand, Speak ( Learnt at school, prefer responding in English)
Tulu (50%)[community lang.] - Understand, Speak
Tamil- Understand +Read bill boards
Vijin is offline  
Old 18th August 2020, 21:51   #116
Newbie
 
DEEPSAM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Location: Chennai, TN
Posts: 15
Thanked: 11 Times
Default Re: How many Indian languages do you speak / understand?

Let me copy paste from my old resume ��

1. English - read, write, speak
2. Tamil - read, write, speak
3. Malayalam - read, speak (had to learn, was working in Kerala)
4. Hindi - read, write, speak

My wife’s includes all of the above and
1. Kannada - read, write, speak
2. Telugu - read, speak

Now this is very useful especially during road trips across south India
DEEPSAM is offline  
Old 18th August 2020, 22:29   #117
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2020
Location: Navi Mumbai
Posts: 13
Thanked: 45 Times
Default Re: How many Indian languages do you speak / understand?

Being a Keralite raised in Mumbai, my list is short-
1) English
2) Hindi
3) Malayalam
4) Marathi (Read, Understand Only)

Now, I had to learn Malayalam because I was in Kerala for 5 years and my school wouldn't promote me if I failed in Malayalam.

My next goal is to properly learn Marathi. I can read the text and understand, but might as well go all the way and learn the language.
Aakash is offline  
Old 18th August 2020, 22:41   #118
BHPian
 
rulerofsun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Thane
Posts: 188
Thanked: 142 Times
Default Re: How many Indian languages do you speak / understand?

English - Speak, Read & Write (SRW)
Hindi - SRW
Marathi-SRW
Gujarati-SR
Bengali- Speak

Understand,
Sindhi, Punjabi, Odiha & Assamese
rulerofsun is offline  
Old 18th August 2020, 22:54   #119
BHPian
 
NiInJa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Pune
Posts: 796
Thanked: 2,009 Times
Default Re: How many Indian languages do you speak / understand?

Speak, Write, Read, Understand:
- Hindi
- English
- Marathi

If dilalects can be included:
Speak, Understand
- Haryanvi
- Konkani (Marathi)

I had learnt some basics of Azerbaijani three years ago during a six month stay in Baku. Had started understanding bits and pieces. A lot of words were similar to Hindi/Urdu/Punjabi ! Now, I've completely forgotten it
NiInJa is online now  
Old 19th August 2020, 06:46   #120
BHPian
 
Join Date: Feb 2020
Location: Thane
Posts: 76
Thanked: 173 Times
Default Re: How many Indian languages do you speak / understand?

It's in descending order.

Speak
English>Hindi>Dogri>Punjabi

Understand
English>Hindi>Dogri>Punjabi

Understand a little
Sanskrit>Marathi>Gujarati>Kashmiri

Can read English/Hindi/Sanskrit/Dogri
Tucker48 is offline  
Reply

Most Viewed
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Copyright ©2000 - 2021, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks