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

Levels change

  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
  5. Professional: You never mess up a word

Native: Self-explanatory

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

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:

es-3Este usuario puede contribuir con un nivel avanzado de español.
en-1This 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.