Do you speak another language? Is there one that you want to learn in the future

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  1. Cardia profile image93
    Cardiaposted 5 years ago

    Do you speak another language? Is there one that you want to learn in the future?

    I'm a native English speaker, but I speak Portuguese rather fluently, since I've spent the past year and a half in Brazil. I used to study French and Spanish in high school, but I've forgotten quite a lot. If possible, I'd love to learn them again smile

    Do you speak another language? How did you learn it?

  2. Snøwman profile image62
    Snøwmanposted 5 years ago

    I'm a native English speaker too. I served a mission for my church in the Philippines for two years. I learned Cebuano there and some Tagalog. I also studied Spanish in high school, but forgot a lot of it.

  3. Emma Lindhagen profile image84
    Emma Lindhagenposted 5 years ago

    I speak Swedish (my native language) and English fluently. I am also studying towards a bachelors in Arabic, so I speak a little bit of Arabic (although I'm much better at reading and writing than at speaking). I took French in secondary school and although I'm not very good at it I understand it somewhat well.

  4. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    I took German all through high school but that was a long time ago so I remember very little of it now.

  5. ChristinS profile image43
    ChristinSposted 5 years ago

    I've dabbled in learning French and Spanish.  There is a cool free website called memrise that my boys and I use.  It uses audio, visual and writing cues and is a great way to review the basics and expand conversational languages.  They have all sorts of languages on there to learn also.

  6. DaisysJourney profile image72
    DaisysJourneyposted 5 years ago

    My parents wanted to raise us kids bilingual, so we grew up speaking Spanish, French, and German in our home.  Spanish stuck with me as many of my friends were Latino/a and I retook Spanish and French in high school, using both in travels and in my work.  German never stuck, although I've been known to respond to a command in German and have sung a few songs in the language.

    In high school, I also took Russian before traveling to Russia for two 3 month long trips.

    In college, I took Russian, French, Spanish, Italian, German, and dabbled in Mohawk Indian, Japanese, Tagalog, and Mandarin.

    I really love languages.  I also really love talking and traveling.  I try to learn words and phrases before I travel, but also love picking up words from people around me.  Maybe because I'm musical, I can pick up languages and pronunciations very well.

    I think communication is a blessing so I try to learn ways to connect.  My first time in Russia, with only 3 months of Russian language classes, my Dominican friend and I ran into an Italian man in Moscow and ended up communicating in some Spanish, some Russian, and some German and Italian words we knew from songbooks.  It was a truly ridiculous conversation, but we were all able to understand each other.

    My suggestions when immersion is not possible is to find conversational partners.  Find a familiar book in the language you want to work on and also start to write in that language.  When I was relearning French before a trip to Haiti, I bough a French-Creole Bible and had my daily quiet times in French.  I kept my journal and wrote down simple prayers and simple diary entries in French.  I read a few books in French (with my French-English dictionary in tow).  When I arrived in Haiti, I accidentally crashed a pastor's conference and ended up talking with a French pastor, from actual France....halfway through our conversation, I realized OUT LOUD that we were speaking French.  He replied, "but of course, we have been speaking in French for the last half hour."  It was really cool!!!!

  7. Dragon82 profile image60
    Dragon82posted 4 years ago

    I learnt German in school but haven't kept it up. I keep meaning to go back and get better, (probably using but life keeps getting in the way with things that are a higher priority hmm Duolingo might be good for you too. It's free.

  8. Kiane profile image94
    Kianeposted 2 years ago

    My mother tongue is Ukrainian (but every Ukrainian also speaks Russian language, so we all are bilinguals). Also, I speak English... English is a universal language, so I don't even need to tell you why we all learn it at school smile) Though I can't say there are so many people who can really write good English or speak fluently.
    Lately, I've been thinking of starting to learn Polish, as there is a tendency in our country that students think more of studying at universities abroad. Obviously, Poland is a great choice for many students as it's not that far from Ukraine, it's not that expensive as it is  in other European countries and both Ukrainian and Polish languages are kind of similar...

  9. Deborah Minter profile image93
    Deborah Minterposted 2 years ago

    I am Bilingual.... I have always been fascinated with older languages. I would to learn different languages and dialects....It would make life versatile.


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