How Many Languages Do You Speak?

Johns Hopkins’ attracts some of the most unique and diverse employees to its institution, so it’s no surprise that our employees speak many languages. Do you speak one language, or are you fluent in several? Cast Your Vote on today’s Hopkins Happenings and share in the comments section below the languages you are versed in.

How Many Languages Do You Speak?

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Ifeanyi Mike Onwubalili May 8, 2014 at 12:07 am

I speak English, Italian, Spanish, Ibo, and Efik /ibibio


Bonnie C. May 2, 2014 at 11:02 am

I really only speak English, but I'm trying to learn Spanish (my church offers an opportunity to travel to Cuba each year as part of their mission focus and I've been able to travel there 3 times now - I hope to go again in the future to visit my dear friends there). And, thanks to my daughter who speaks 5 or 6 languages (I've lost count), I now can say "I don't know" in at least 4 languages (besides English)!


Marita Teabo April 30, 2014 at 8:51 am

I was born in Peru, my mother was from Europe so we spoke German at home and I went to a German school, in 4th grade I started learning English. I know three languages Spanish, English and German.


Lori April 29, 2014 at 2:23 pm

I speak French and "kitchen" Greek!


Usha Rai RN April 29, 2014 at 12:38 pm

I speak Hindi which is my National language, punjabi, urdu and english.


solange teganda April 28, 2014 at 4:25 pm

i speak 5 languages : franch is my first language ,my second is shahili many country speaks shahili ,lingala is the language from my country congo(drc)and the congo brazaville, kirundu that is the( Burundi country national language), and kinyarwanda( RWANDA country national language), and english .


Biljana K. April 28, 2014 at 3:14 pm

I speak Bosnian,Serbian,Croatian,German and English!


Sylvia F. April 28, 2014 at 12:34 pm

I grew up bilingual here in the U.S. speaking English and Arabic. In high school and college I learned Spanish... not fluent, but intermediate, and it has come in very handy in my work here at JHH!


fahimeh razi April 28, 2014 at 12:23 pm

i speaks english and farsi


Dunn, R April 28, 2014 at 8:31 am

I speak English and Spanish. I also speak some French.


MaryJane April 28, 2014 at 8:29 am

English speaking, and grew up in the signing deaf community. Working on improving my ASL.


John Tsai April 28, 2014 at 7:46 am

I speak Burmese, English, Chinese (Hakkanese, Cantonese, Mandarin)


alicia stewart April 28, 2014 at 2:22 pm

That's amazing you speak so many languages.Are the three Chinese languages a part of your house hold languages and can you read and write in all of these languages as well?


Abdelhafid E El idrissi April 28, 2014 at 7:12 am

Thank you. Merci. شكرًا. Tanmirt


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