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What languages does Cristiano Ronaldo speak and how does he communicate with his teammates?

Cristiano Ronaldo played in 4 different leagues, all with different languages. Portugal, Spain, Italy, and now again in England, where they speak a language that he is quite familiar with.

Cristiano Ronaldo
Cristiano Ronaldo

Cristiano Ronaldo arrived in Manchester to play his second spell at United. The Portuguese is known to speak English, having spent six years living in England while playing for Manchester United, Ronaldo learned to speak English fluently and has maintained this ability to this day.

From 2003 to 2009, Ronaldo played for Manchester United in the English Premier League. He joined when he was 18 years old, ready to learn what it takes to be the best and learn from those around him. To do this, he had to learn to understand and speak that language. Although he didn't learn it right away, by the time he left England in 2009, he could speak English fluently. He could also comfortably carry on a conversation in English.

Ronaldo speaks Italian. Since joining Italian soccer club, Juventus, in 2018, he has shown that he can understand and speak Italian. However, he is not very comfortable speaking Italian and often answers questions in English or Spanish instead of Italian. In the summer of 2018, Cristiano Ronald arrived in Turin, Italy, to play for Juventus.

Cristiano demonstrate do adapt to any latitude and an ability to learn languages. The third language that many people ask if Ronaldo speaks is Spanish. After spending nine years living in Spain while playing for Real Madrid, Cristiano Ronaldo learned to speak Spanish fluently and maintains this ability to this day. In 2009, he left England and joined Real Madrid in Spain. Real Madrid paid around $100 million for this transfer fee and, at the time, it was the most expensive transfer in soccer history.

Cristiano Ronaldo was born in Portugal and of course speaks Portuguese even though people don't hear Ronaldo speak Portuguese that often. Ronaldo speaks Portuguese fluently. Born and raised in Funchal, on the Portuguese island of Madeira, Portuguese is Ronaldo's mother tongue and the first language he learned to speak. Ronaldo has spoken Portuguese since he was a child.

Alexis Almosnino

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