Learning other languages

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11. Posted by vanessa (Travel Guru 257 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I dream Italian (cuz i love Italy and also because it's so beautiful and musical)
then i must Spanish (like most of u - love 2b in Latin America and would like to feel local)
French is lovely (pity that i dont know)
basically, in every place where i travel - i'd like to speak their language.
so bad that it's not possible! but i'm still tryinggggg.....

12. Posted by Utrecht (Moderator 5671 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

German is popular these days

13. Posted by marlis (Travel Guru 1167 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

when Friends of mine(americans) bought theyre German Shepard dog who was trained in Germany I was asked to learn them to pronounce the german commandos.
the dog was not responding to english commandos,also not to germans when the where spoken to soft.
the z and s like in Sitz,Platz,beiss have to be spoken hard.

My friends dont use the english words,because it makes it harder to strangers to influence the dog.

14. Posted by outdooren (Full Member 86 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I study German, Italian, Spanish and speak French. I love languages, would like to learn Japanese and Cantonese or Mandarin, not sure which. I love making the connections between the languages as English has the same roots as these. Learning how people communicate in their language appeals to me as well as they use the language in a different way. I also enjoy watching foreign films in original language and developing a sense of the nuances a language holds.

Love languages!

15. Posted by outdooren (Full Member 86 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I also love accents, they are very sexy!

16. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I did Italian on and off for six years, am rusty now but I still should be able to get by with the basic stuff. Did a bit of French and Spanish, but am not fluent except when counting numbers I tried DIY Russian and Welsh, gave up after a while because it was too mind-boggling.

I speak Mandarin and am somewhat decent in the dialects Hokkien & Teochew, and a smattering of Cantonese. (I understand better than I can speak).

I'd love to learn other European languages like Dutch & Portuguese, was interested in Swedish for a while but never quite got down to learning, and it'd be pretty cool to do a spot of Latin & Greek.

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 31, 2008, at 2:41 AM by summer910 ]

17. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

no, the name of the language is karash-mish or hipra mura.
Once I learn this beautiful language, then I can read the first books of of sixth version hopefully.

Quoting opospa

Quoting kombizz

Planet of

The Apes

18. Posted by Noseclump (Respected Member 301 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

i speak english and serbian (fluent but getting forgotten), and would love to improve my french and make it fluent. canada is a multi-language country...i'd like to keep up my end of the deal.

19. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 769 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

I was in Tunisia and was speaking to a local who spoke several languages. He told me that while he is at work in the tourist industry instructing people on the wonders of his amazing country, he spoke English, whilst at home with his parents they would often spend long warm nights talking about the world in their local Arabic dialect, to his friends whilst they were out enjoying themselves around town in the many local cafes they would often speak in a more widespread Arabic, if he was talking to the ladies he would impress them with his French as, as he said, it is the language of love. And to his donkey........he spoke German.

(Sorry to all Germans out there, I am only repeating what he said, it was funny though!)

20. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 769 posts) 10y Star this if you like it!

Quoting redhaze

Spanish because I want to understand what my grandmother says whenever she's angry hehe. Nah, Spanish just sounds sexy...

Hmmmmmm....what are you trying to say???? Sexy.... Grandmother.....Spanish!!!!

Hehe, just kidding. I am actually trying to learn a bit of Tagalog and Illonggo as I travel to Philippines a lot and especially Negros Occidental. Having a bit of Spanish does help in the Philippines as it is mixed into the language so i expect you must know a bit of it. Do you speak Tagalog or one of the other dialects?

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