I am the same as your typical American and know just American English.
It is something I feel very sad about, and I wish I knew more languages I know some words in Yiddish,Mandarin, Spanish, Hebrew and Tagalog but not nearly enough to carry on a conversation.
My brother who spent 21 years living in China is fluent in Mandarin and I very much envy him. I am tone deaf when it comes to learning foreign languages and although I have tried many times I can never seem to grasp the nuances needed to learn another tongue.
How about you? How many languages do you know?? I am curious to see how many languages the typical GOS person knows.
By know I mean is able to communicate fluently with others in that language, to carry on a conversation.
Pull up a seat and lets talk languages. :)