Wikipedia:Babel

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This page shows how to tell others what languages you speak. This helps people who speak many languages to speak.

Levels[change source]

  1. Basic: You understand simple sentences in the language
  2. Intermediate: You understand most sentences and can speak and write
  3. Advanced: You understand and write at a high level
  4. Near-native: You speak the language very well

For example, de-1 means a basic level of German. es-3 means advanced Spanish. en with no number means a native speaker of English.

Show others your language level[change source]

1. Pick the languages you understand. Choose your level in each language. For example, if you speak fluent Spanish, choose "es-3". If you have studied English for several years, put "en-2".

2. Put the language codes on your user page using templates. For example, if you speak two languages, put {{subst:Babel-2}} followed by the two language codes: {{subst:Babel-2|es-3|en-1}}. This looks like this:

Wikipedia:Babel
es-3 Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel avanzado de español.
en-1 This user is able to contribute with a basic level of English.

You may also use the code {{#Babel:es-3|en-1}} to get a similar effect. It is simpler as you do not have to count the number of languages you speak.

3. Now, your name will be in the following categories: Category:User es, Category:User es-3, Category:User en, and Category:User en-1. All are subcategories of Category:User languages.