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User language templates aid multilingual communication by making it easier to contact someone who speaks a certain language. The idea originated on the Wikimedia Commons and has also been implemented on Meta-Wiki and some of the other wikis to varying extents. To participate, you can add the {{Babel}} template to your user page as follows:

  • Start off with {{Babel|
  • Next add one of the following codes for each language you speak or understand, separated by |, where xx is the Memory Alpha code for the language. The general usage of each code level is as follows:
    • xx-0 if you don't understand the language at all. Don't use it for every language you don't know; only when there is some reason why you might be expected to know it, or if you don't know it but have an interest in learning it.
    • xx-1 for basic ability - enough to understand written material or simple questions in this language.
    • xx-2 for intermediate ability - enough for editing or discussions.
    • xx-3 for advanced level - though you can write in this language with no problem, some small errors might occur.
    • xx-4 for "near-native" level - although it's not your first language from birth, your ability is something like that of a native speaker.
    • xx (no hyphen or number) for native speakers who use a language every day and have a perfect grasp of it, including colloquialisms.
  • Then finish by adding closing braces: }}
  • Expanded definitions of these levels are also available.
Memory Alpha: Babel
en
This user is a native speaker of English.
en-4
This user speaks English at a native level.
en-3
This user is able to contribute with an advanced level of English.
en-2
This user is able to contribute with an intermediate level of English.
en-1
This user is able to contribute with a basic level of English.
en-0
This user hopes to learn how to speak English with greater proficiency.
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So, for example, {{Babel|en|de-1}} would indicate a native speaker of English with basic knowledge of German. {{Babel|en|sv-4|de-3|fr-2|es-1|nl-0}} would indicate a native speaker of the English language with an almost-native knowledge of Swedish, advanced knowledge of German, an intermediate knowledge of French, a basic knowledge of Spanish and little or no knowledge of Dutch (but a desire to learn!).

These templates also add you to the category associated with that language.

To find someone who speaks a particular language, see Archivists by language, and follow the links. The two and three letter codes are taken from ISO 639.

AlternativesEdit

As an alternative, you can add stand-alone language templates to your user page.

  • Format: {{User xx-1}}{{User yy-1}}{{User zz-1}}.

See alsoEdit

Languages Templates Category
English Us-flag en en-4 en-3 en-2 en-1 en-0 en
Arabic Ar-flag ar ar-4 ar-3 ar-2 ar-1 ar-0 ar
Bulgarian Bg-flag bg bg-4 bg-3 bg-2 bg-1 bg-0 bg
Catalan Ca-flag ca ca-4 ca-3 ca-2 ca-1 ca-0 ca
Chinese Zh-flag zh zh-4 zh-3 zh-2 zh-1 zh-0 zh
Croatian Hr-flag hr hr-4 hr-3 hr-2 hr-1 hr-0 hr
Czech Cs-flag cs cs-4 cs-3 cs-2 cs-1 cs-0 cs
Dutch Nl-flag nl nl-4 nl-3 nl-2 nl-1 nl-0 nl
Esperanto Eo-flag eo eo-4 eo-3 eo-2 eo-1 eo-0 eo
Estonian Et-flag et et-4 et-3 et-2 et-1 et-0 et
French Fr-flag fr fr-4 fr-3 fr-2 fr-1 fr-0 fr
German De-flag de de-4 de-3 de-2 de-1 de-0 de
Hungarian Hu-flag hu hu-4 hu-3 hu-2 hu-1 hu-0 hu
Irish Gaelic Ga-flag ga ga-4 ga-3 ga-2 ga-1 ga-0 ga
Italian It-flag it it-4 it-3 it-2 it-1 it-0 it
Japanese Ja-flag ja ja-4 ja-3 ja-2 ja-1 ja-0 ja
Korean Ko-flag ko ko-4 ko-3 ko-2 ko-1 ko-0 ko
Latin La-flag la la-4 la-3 la-2 la-1 la-0 la
Polish Pl-flag pl pl-4 pl-3 pl-2 pl-1 pl-0 pl
Portuguese Pt-flag pt pt-4 pt-3 pt-2 pt-1 pt-0 pt
Romanian Ro-flag ro ro-4 ro-3 ro-2 ro-1 ro-0 ro
Russian Ru-flag ru ru-4 ru-3 ru-2 ru-1 ru-0 ru
Scots Sco-flag sco sco-4 sco-3 sco-2 sco-1 sco-0 sco
Serbian Sr-flag sr sr-4 sr-3 sr-2 sr-1 sr-0 sr
Slovak Sk-flag sk sk-4 sk-3 sk-2 sk-1 sk-0 sk
Spanish Es-flag es es-4 es-3 es-2 es-1 es-0 es
Swedish Sv-flag sv sv-4 sv-3 sv-2 sv-1 sv-0 sv
Ukrainian Uk-flag uk uk-4 uk-3 uk-2 uk-1 uk-0 uk

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