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    Learning any languages?

    Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by pacmansays, Mar 29, 2009.

    Is anyone attempting to learn any languages?

    I am currently learning Esperanto as I have always wanted to know a second language and this is apparently very simple (and has been so far) plus apparently makes learning another language on top of it quicker and easier...

    So far I have a very limited vocabulary and can only say words that follow the simple 'subject noun > active verb > object noun' form. However, It's better than what i remember after 5 years of French lessons
     
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    I speak English, Spanish, Russian; some Polish, Czech, German, and French.

    I want to learn Japanese!! D
     
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    Wow, Wrey; you have a gift! I'm jealous.
    I speak English and semi-fluent Spanish. I have relatives in Germany and can understand and read the language just fine, but I cant speak it. I can understand most Romance languages, I suppose, but the only one I can speak fluently is Spanish.

    I used to know a few conjugations to Finnish, but it's a very difficult language unlike most others.

    I would also like to learn Japanese. I'm very interested in the culture, the fashion, and of course the anime / manga. :love: I know a few vocabulary words but I cant speak it very well.
     
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    I speak English, basic French and basic Russian.
     
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    I have English and enough French to get by in shops. I'm trying Irish but it's difficult, I am only at the odd word or phrase stage still.
     
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    I'm fluent in English and Hindi...can speak enough latin, spanish, french and german to get by..and I'm learning Greek..
     
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    I speak English (unfortunately there is nowhere on my visa form that explains that I've been speaking it since I was about 3.) and I can speak basic spanish.
     
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    I speak English ..

    but

    I've studied Indonesian for five years and German for two.. but unfortunately Eoz stopped practising these languages after she graduated from highschool and ergo, has forgotten a good two thirds of what she's learnt...

    Bummer.
     
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    Now, translate that to German and Indonesian. Ready, GO!
     
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    Oh noes, that sentence was a part of the two thirds that I had forgotten!

    No translation fer ye.

    Lawls.
     
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    I speak English, learning Spanish.

    I figure it kind of fits since I live in South America now, right?
     
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    whoaaa :O
    That's cool neha!

    I can speak fairly fluent French, I hope to become completely fluent eventually cos I will probably move to France when I'm older.

    I'm doing ancient Greek GCSE and also latin.

    After a year of German all I remember to say is 'I have a goldfish' and my name...:p
     
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    . I speak English and Hebrew well, can sorta talk Arabic and France and i'm learning Japanese (basic for an oncoming trip abroad).

    I can write properly in none :(
     
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    i speak english well lol cuz its my native tongue, im learnin french, but i can read nd write it better than i can speak it
     
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    I dearly hope you speak English better than you type it. :p

    I speak English. I've tried learning French and German, but it didn't stick so I gave up.
     
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    Really?

    I heard the British didn't get along well with does nations. (I have yet to see a top gear episode were France was mentioned without some kind of "surrender" joke.)
     
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    ^ True, but that's just Top Gear :)
     
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    Just because we don't like them doesn't mean we shouldn't learn their language, Afterall:
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    CHEESE EATING SURRENDER MONKEYS!

    Um... yeah they're ok.
     
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    I'm at school and learing French and German (GCSE) my dad's taking spanish lesson and by mum italian so i get to pick up a bit when they practice on me.
     
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    I'm English and I think more English people should bother learning at least another language. We may have the most universal language but there's nothing more useful than learning another language and in modern Britain, Asian and African languages are more useful than ever to know...
     
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    I am a native English speaker, speak a bit of German (enough to hold a rudimentary conversation with a third-grader :D ) and I want to learn Russian. And perhaps Gaelic. The Irish kind, not that silly Scottish nonsense ;)
     
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    not any more, at 70, as i've already done french; quite a bit of spanish and italian; bits of greek, german and portuguese... though if i stick around here much longer, i may pick up some chamorro beyond 'hafa adai' [hello/good morning] or, if i return to live with the hopi again, as i hope to do before year's end, i will undoubtedly be picking up some more words of their tongue, to add to the only one i know so far [askwali, which = 'thank you']...
     
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    English, obviously. I'm learning Polish too, and German because its required by school that I have two language credits. So far its fun and some words are similar to Polish words so its good.

    Love languages, so much fun to learn new words.

    Edit:Actually, look at my avatar. Its Polish for 'Ram'.
     
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    I have native English and fluent Spanish. I can get by in French and German, and from time to time do some work with those and other languages (especially Romanian and Italian).

    I've stopped believing in people with gifts for languages (people used to say I had one). The biggest factor is how much time you've spent in that language... (unfortunately finding time is always an issue).
     
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    I know a tiny tiny bit of french, because I studied it just to get another credit in high school. I have picked up on a few spanish phrases, given that I live literally minutes from mexico's border. I understand it much more than I speak it. And my fiance is Albanian, and his family speaks that more than English (though he and his brother prefer english and speak it around me), so I am having to learn that as well.

    I want to learn more French, just because it sounds sexy when spoken right. I figure... if I can yell at my fiance in french during arguments, he'll be less apt to stay angry with me... who can resist a sexy, angered french woman? I can't, and I'm straight. Ha.
     

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