Languages you want to learn?

  • Musicman91

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    Jul 18, 2012 7:12 PM GMT
    What are some languages you would like to learn? For me I'd love to learn German. I have taken 3 german classes and can't speak a lick of it. The reason being is the first time I took it was senior year in HS and the regular teacher went on a leave of absence. So a certified English and Spanish teacher was our teacher for the year. He was a really nice guy and pretty cute, he especially liked me for some reason, he couldn't speak it he tried but I just didn't learn anything. Then in college I took 2 semesters of it. Sweetheart of a woman and she was from Germany but she can't teach to save her life. She just thought you knew more than you did. I am determined however to learn it!

    I would also love to learn Polish, Swedish, Old English, Welsh and Gaelic.


    What about you guys?
  • HapaDude

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    Jul 18, 2012 7:24 PM GMT
    I took a few quarters of Italian in college, but had to drop the courses to satisfy my major requirements. Allora, posso parlare un'po Italiano. ;)

    I don't know if I am going to keep at it in the future, but I do still have the textbook! I would definitely love to travel to Italy one day as it's probably the ONE place I have my mind set on visiting before I die. Of course I'd love to travel elsewhere too...but nowhere as bad as there.

    Then just for living in California, I kind of want to learn Spanish, because I feel it would come in handy quite often. Plus it's pretty similar to Italian. So maybe some day. icon_cool.gif
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    Jul 18, 2012 8:38 PM GMT
    I'd like to learn well the 2 languages I now speak poorly, barely at all from when I lived in Europe, German & French. Plus Italian for my partner. He remembers a few words from his youth, and he wants us to go to Italy, where we could both speak it.
  • Jasonblue

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    Jul 18, 2012 8:43 PM GMT
    I've had to hire a tutor for my French classes. My professor is Asian with a strong Asian accent...hard to learn under those circumstances icon_mad.gif

    I'd also like to learn Italian.
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    Jul 18, 2012 8:45 PM GMT
    Swedish, Welsh, Suomi and English
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    Jul 18, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    currently trying to learn French, and i would like to know more Czech, i just know some bad words.
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    Jul 18, 2012 8:46 PM GMT
    I wanna become fluent in Korean...I understand how to read and write it but I can really only understand it when I hear it. I can speak like 40% but that's mostly in basic words.
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    Jul 18, 2012 8:47 PM GMT
    I've always had an ambition to be fluent in at least 6 languages. I obviously speak English, I also speak French. I can get by in Italian and Gaelic and know Spanish and a little German. I would love to be fluent in all these languages and also Russian and Japanese. icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 18, 2012 8:48 PM GMT
    As a language lover, there are so many languages I want to study and have studied in the past!

    I'm already a native English and Spanish speaker, so Russian has been the only foreign language I've truly studied and mastered over the years. I could not be happier that my hard work paid off.

    Languages of interest for various reasons: Korean, Persian, Ukrainian, Catalan, Portuguese, and Cantonese.

    Knowing Spanish, Catalan and Portuguese would be very easy. However, Catalan is useful only in Catalunya, Spain and Andorra. Plus, everyone who speaks Catalan can speak Spanish also. Portuguese would probably be more rewarding. Besides, I want to go to the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro!

    Ukrainian is a similar situation. Every Ukrainian can speak or at least understand Russian. However, Ukrainian usage has only increased since the breakup of the USSR. Nevertheless, I find it more aesthetically pleasing to my ears than Russian. I love how it sounds.

    I'm interested in Cantonese, Persian, and Korean mainly because of media. I watch various TV programs, movies, and listen to music in these languages.
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    Jul 18, 2012 8:50 PM GMT
    pocketnico said

    I'm interested in Cantonese, Persian, and Korean mainly because of media. I watch various TV programs, movies, and listen to music in these languages.


    Korean soaps are the best, aren't they??? I watch them subtitled in English and pick up on the language that way.
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    Jul 18, 2012 8:53 PM GMT
    I want to learn Chinese (Mandarin, I suppose) so that I'll be able to communicate with our impending overlords.
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    Jul 18, 2012 8:54 PM GMT
    The language of love. <3
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    Jul 18, 2012 8:55 PM GMT
    sign language. i start a course in sept. i can lip read so well i never needed it but now i feel i am missing out lol
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    Jul 18, 2012 8:56 PM GMT
    lucky_sevn saidsign language. i start a course in sept. i can lip read so well i never needed it but now i feel i am missing out lol


    I would like to add ASL to my list icon_smile.gif
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    Jul 18, 2012 9:01 PM GMT
    Spanish. My best friend speaks it fluently and he makes fun of me when I try to speak my limited version.

    I'm proud I'm bilingual (French) but it would be great to learn Spanish.
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    Jul 18, 2012 9:02 PM GMT
    Deutsch.

    Ich habe Deutsch für zwei und halb Jahre an der Universität studiert, aber das war vor neununddreißig Jahre. Deshalb ich habe alles vergessen.
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    Jul 18, 2012 9:11 PM GMT
    French. I can pronounce it well, but I cannot seem to learn it.

    Maybe learn Ukrainian... again (Learned it when I was 7. Forgot it by the time I was 10.)

    And learning Spanish ruined my Italian: I now pronounce it with a Spanish accent.

    Greek and Latin, because they're badass.

    Irish Gaelic, because it's scary.
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    Jul 18, 2012 9:13 PM GMT
    I'd like to get my French and Portuguese up to par, then take on Dutch.

    I grew up in a small town that was a Dutch settlement. The elderly still had Dutch accents and the heritage was much celebrated. It would be fun for me to learn!
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    Jul 18, 2012 9:14 PM GMT
    pocketnico said
    lucky_sevn saidsign language. i start a course in sept. i can lip read so well i never needed it but now i feel i am missing out lol


    I would like to add ASL to my list icon_smile.gif


    ah, BSL all the way lol. i cant get the hang of the one handedness (made up word) of asl
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    Jul 18, 2012 9:15 PM GMT
    Chinese, French, Portuguese, Swahili, and Spanish.

    I'm alright at maybe the first three hahah.
    Language majors! Wooohooo!
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    Jul 18, 2012 9:16 PM GMT
    lucky_sevn said
    pocketnico said
    lucky_sevn saidsign language. i start a course in sept. i can lip read so well i never needed it but now i feel i am missing out lol


    I would like to add ASL to my list icon_smile.gif


    ah, BSL all the way lol. i cant get the hang of the one handedness (made up word) of asl


    I've always thought it was interesting that Americans and Brits can't communicate with each other through sign language because they use completely different sign systems despite having the same language in written and spoken form.
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    Jul 18, 2012 9:26 PM GMT
    JR_RJ saidThe language of love. <3
    Damn you! Ya beat me to it. Thankfully i looked before i posted!
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    Jul 18, 2012 9:27 PM GMT
    I'm learning Conch right now.. Its awesome!
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    Jul 18, 2012 9:37 PM GMT
    Ebonics.
    Yo wut it be homie i be down wit dat yo
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    Jul 18, 2012 9:41 PM GMT
    pocketnico said
    lucky_sevn said
    pocketnico said
    lucky_sevn saidsign language. i start a course in sept. i can lip read so well i never needed it but now i feel i am missing out lol


    I would like to add ASL to my list icon_smile.gif


    ah, BSL all the way lol. i cant get the hang of the one handedness (made up word) of asl


    I've always thought it was interesting that Americans and Brits can't communicate with each other through sign language because they use completely different sign systems despite having the same language in written and spoken form.


    yea same here, asl is really literal and kind of shorthand in comparison, from what i can gather. bsl when translated literally, makes no sense whatsoever. so they are both pretty wierd. i love that the asl for madonna is making pointy boob gestures haha