like many Americans, I have not even been able to get
English mastered. I have always envied people who have the ability to master many languages! One of the best things about this Forum is the people who make it up are
so smart & versitile!
Naturally, there is no need to have exceptional literary abilities when I say "speak a language at native level". Being able to express yourself fluently, read books, watch TV, etc. in that language without difficulty and without thinking or translating from another language is enough.
Native English speaker, I guess upper intermediate Japanese proficiency level (although it was "advanced" according to one test that I took, but I think that that was just because they asked questions to which I knew the answers). Also, I'm attempting to learn Chinese (Mandarin), but it's a bit difficult to do on my own and especially difficult to do without much time.
English is my mother tongue, almost native in Arabic (been learning for 12+ years) and probably kindergarten level in Japanese, Urdu, Hebrew and French (even though I did 5 years of French at school), but I've never used it so I have forgotten it all lol.