Grew up speaking German. My English and Dutch are near-native, if there is such a thing. (Dutch because I used to live there.) The other three languages are also fairly good. Otherwise I don't speak anything, but I know and read a lot about languages of all kinds, especially grammar, phonology, etymology. Take this as confession more than bragging. It's like I couldn't tell you what "table" or "yellow" means in Spanish, but I could conjugate a regular verb in -ar in all tenses. So, a bit of a geek. Otherwise a normal bloke. Don't know if I'm going to translate a lot of songs, but maybe I will.