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This template can be used to display the language and level of ability spoken by a contributor on their user page.

Parameters[edit source]

The template has two unnamed parameters.

  1. The first unnamed parameter is a two-letter code according to the ISO 639-1 standard
  2. The second (optional) unnamed parameter is a number to indicate the level of ability in this language. If this parameter is omitted the wording for native speaker will be displayed.
    • 0 = limited or no ability
    • 1 = basic
    • 2 = intermediate
    • 3 = advanced
    • 4 = near-native
    • 5 = professional

Example of different language codes[edit source]

NOTE: The template can be called using {{Userbox-lang}} or {{Template:Userbox-lang}}

Situation You type You get
Native speaker of English
en This user is a native speaker of English
Advanced speaker of Spanish
es-3 This user is an advanced speaker of Spanish
Basic speaker of Japanese
ja-1 This user is a basic speaker of Japanese

Example of different ability levels[edit source]

Using English as an example the following shows the range of abilities that can be choosen.

Ability You type You get
Native ability
en This user is a native speaker of English
Professional ability
en-5 This user is a professional speaker of English
Near-native ability
en-4 This user is a near-native speaker of English
Advanced ability
en-3 This user is an advanced speaker of English
Intermediate ability
en-2 This user is an intermediate speaker of English
Basic ability
en-1 This user is a basic speaker of English
Limited ability
en-0 This user does not understand English (or understands it with considerable difficulty).