If you could be fluent in any three languages, which would you choose and why?
Good question! Arabic, so I could read the Quran in its original language, Spanish because it seems like a fun kinda language and Latin because strangely enough I wanted to learn it at school but they didn't teach it!
I'd like to know Spanish since I live in Florida and it's so very common. My other top languages would be Chinese and German for the fun of it.
Spanish--latino population rising
Cherokee--I am part native american
Russian or German--Both are bold sounding languages
Spanish- (because I am all ready fluent)
Latin (because its a big part of science and medicine)
German (because I am of German decent)
I'd pick Spanish because I live in the US and it's a very useful language to know. I'd like to be fluent in French. I studied it for several years and was conversant but wasn't able to reach academic fluency. And I'd pick Mandarin Chinese since as China is getting more powerful it's going to be an in demand language.
I'd choose spanish,french and german because they are the languages you need in a trip on Europa.Spanish is very useful in the USA too.English and german for Germany and scandinavian countries.French for France and Belgium.Spanish for Spain and Portugal.
French, Italian and German because I love travelling to Europe and these languages would enable me to successfully communicate, at least order what I think I'm ordering, in my favourite countries. Currently the sign language and electronic translator are holding me in good stead. Also, for some reason, being an Aussie helps in France. Many waiters/waitresses, shop assistants will speak in English once they know I'm Australian. Had an hilaroius conversaion with two women in a shoe shop in Figeac last year, about menopause (and the resulting symptoms) and skin cancer - yeah great travel topics. This came about because they asked if I was English and I immediately informed them, no Australian, and that was when the laughter began. Great memory, has a smile on my face even now.
German (Ancestors), Spanish (Useful), Hebrew (Interesting)
Russian : because I would love to read all the literature in the original language.
Sanskrit: same reason.
Spanish: because I could converse better with my tax clients and students.
English because it's the International Language; Chinese (probably Cantonese) because roughly a billion people speak it or can understand it, and Spanish, because from Mexico to Cape Horn, Spain, the Phillipines and numerous other places it is spoken.
I recall reading way back in the 1960s that something like 68% of all written records are written in English, so it's easy to see why English is the way the world is going.
English, which is my native language and International language in the skies.
French, our closest country, started learning at school but did not follow on.
Arabic, vastly spoken, and we spend a lot of time in Egypt.
I think we English are very lazy/ignorant where language is concerned, we expect everyone to learn our tongue. When you do try to speak to a foreigner, in their language, in their country, they do appreciate it.
Chinese - China is gaining power really quickly. Who knows - one day, they may be even stronger than the U.S. Their manufacturing power certainly is.
English - Obviously because English is the most used language in the world
Latin - Biology/Chemistry terminology are based on latin
Portuguese...I'm planning to retire there...
French...So I can read Camus in the original, and to talk sexy to my wife...
Japanese...I love their culture and poetry...
by CollB 6 years ago
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by Smart is Good 5 years ago
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by NewYorker 8 years ago
This interests me, since we're only allowed to speak English here.I, myself, speak English as a primary language. But I also speak Spanish, Icelandic, Swedish and Danish.Your turn!
by Elena 5 years ago
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