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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Saturday Night Market, Arpora

I was quite surprised to notice a middle aged woman selling ready made garments at Saturday Night Market in Arpora, Goa who spoke confidently to a customer in Russian.

On asking she told me that she could converse well in Hindi, Marathi, Kannada, English, French, Russian and Spanish.

I know only my Mother tongue and English.

How many languages can you speak confidently?


  1. Wow. That's amazing. I'd love to be able to speak that many languages. I can speak Cantonese, but not fluently. We lived in hong Kong for three years so I learnt enough to get around. I can also speak smatterings of french and Spanish.

  2. I can speak Hindi, English, Bengali and Telugu and beginner's German and would love to learn French and Spanish..

  3. Wow...I know only Malayalam, English and Hindi....Love Bengali but do not know a word...tried learning French and Spanish, but could not come out in flying colours....

  4. Fluently I can speak English, Hindi and Bengali. And can manage with Marathi and Gujarati!

    It's amusing how all ur posts end with a question :)

  5. Tamil, Hindi and English.

    This morning I was having a conversation on languages and here I find a post on it.

    Joy always,

  6. Well, I can speak - Marathi, Hindi, Kannada, Tulu, English... Blessing of being an Indian :D

    Thanks for stopping by my blog! I love having visitors...

  7. I can speak hindi english and rajasthani...

  8. In my case, I am not confident in any of the languages, when speaking is concerned, even my mother tongue.

  9. Oh wow! That's a lot of languages that women has known!!
    I am confident in Tamil and English! Well, to some extent Hindi and German!!

  10. @ Everyone : Thanks for telling about yourself. :)