I live in Netherlands (Not born there, but moved as baby)
So mother language is Dutch,
However as child I always watched German TV so I learned German fluently too. But since I don’t write German daily anymore and I also don’t watch TV daily anymore (really rarely nowadays), I kind of forgot how to write/speak it on a fluent level. But let me stay a month in Germany and I speak it fluent again.
I’m still very very very rookie in English. I can communicate, but often I do encounter words I really don’t know the meaning off, while others say “It’s a common word” while I am like “huh?, really… I really have no clue of its meaning…”
At school I never scored high until the very last school year… I never understood what the teacher explained and the books where just difficult, I understood some casual English but well that was not the English we learned at school. (points out that learning from books is often just shit)
I learned to communicate in English after my 20ties, because of the Internet.
I also learned to understand English with reading walkthroughs to play games.
So it’s Dutch, German, English,
Also I do understand more Japanese than I am aware off and slowly I start to be able to write and speak it more fluent too. If someone speaks not to fast and clearly and does use not slang, I be able to understand it if I know the topic. However I should train to understand spoken Japanese too.
I can read about 300-400 Kanji without ever really have seriously learned more than… 50, I just remember them because of reading. writing with hand I might be able to write 10-20 or so someday I also gonna practice that.
I also do know some business Japanese also talked with a Japanese business guy about it and he said, stuff is changing in more “casual” wring ways. less Kanji than in the past. So it’s fun to learn about it (^_^), hope I do understand much much more Japanese when I can go to Tokyo again.
But I do have dyslexia so learning a language goes different and takes longer… And how I do learn a language is really weird for non-dyslexia people
Also at school, most languages teaches are NOT educated to teach a language to people with dyslexia. They just cannot, I’ve seen trying, but they explain stuff in really difficult ways and they do focus too much on your mistake which you did do wrong again for the 1000x. While a Remedial Teacher keeps it very simple and knows how he/she can help you to make that mistake not for the 1001x time and if you do they won’t never tell you that you suck and should give up and they won’t let you repeat stuff over and over again, they also move forward even if you didn’t master something yet. Also they have much more fun and better material how to learn a language more easy.
I also learned Indonesia a bit in the past, but I’m not longer befriend with people from that county… otherwise I would have spoken it now too for a bit. It’s a pity, I really liked that language.
And French is a language I’ve forgotten… I’ve learn it for about 2 years. I could count until 100 at least I guess. but I cannot anymore. lol And some more stuff…