I guess these days I’m not using my mothertongue (Dutch) that much. I’ve been locked up at home with my laptop for the past few months and most people I talk to online speak English.
Of course I need to go out for groceries now and then, but those conversations usually don’t go much further than:
- Do you have a bonus card?
- That’s €…,…, please.
- Here you are
- Do you collect saving stamps for the tableware/day trips/towels/children’s books/whatever?
- Do you want a receipt?
- I wish you a great evening/weekend/whatever
- Thanks. Same to you!
And that’s about all the Dutch I use these days. Well, of course I do sub into Dutch, but really speaking? Not much.
As for my other non-native languages … I guess most of them get neglected, unfortunately. Some I’m still trying to learn or refresh, but it’s hard to keep up with all of them.