... How many languages do you speak? I know you're in Malaysia, so that's like 4 at least?
Let's see, I know English, we are required to learn Malay, and I do speak and write Mandarin. And also, I speak the Hokkien or Southern Min Dialect which is similar to the Taiwanese local dialect, and do understand Cantonese. Most ethnic chinese people in my country can do most of these anyway, so it's considered normal that you know the 3 languages and some dialect
I took some beginner Japanese class, so I can read them Hiragana and Katakana but not necessarily understand them.
So thats 3+0.5 languages. And as Chong said, you could probably guess the meaning of the Kanji if you know its meaning in chinese. The pronunciation maybe be totally different, but most of the time, the words carry the same meaning.