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What is your favorite language other than your own?

Post by Alexclow345 » Mon May 26, 2008 4:22 pm

Mine has to be Spanish. It's very easy to learn.

I'm sorry, I forgot a word in the topic title. Silly me.
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Post by MarioKnight » Mon May 26, 2008 9:44 pm

I am semi-trilingual. In high school I took three years of Spanish and could speak it pretty decently then. In college I took two years of Japanese and was starting to get a decent grasp on it near the end of the last semester, but sadly only four semesters were offered. Even more sadly there's no opportunity for me to practice. I am at a point where I can be watching subbed anime and know what's going on if I miss a few lines, though not be able to translate it in my head. ^^;;; I'd like to learn more or at least find a way to practice what I know as my main hobbies and aspirations have their origins in Japan.
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Post by Tiff » Mon May 26, 2008 9:54 pm

I love the way Italian is spoken. It just sounds like a beautiful language...I'd like to maybe learn it someday.

I also love Spanish, and enjoyed speaking it back when I took two years of it in High school. Sadly, I haven't been able to use it in years, so I can barely speak it. I can understand and read it pretty well, though.

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Post by peachvampiress » Mon May 26, 2008 10:08 pm

I'd like to learn more or at least find a way to practice what I know as my main hobbies and aspirations have their origins in Japan.
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As effective as it is though, it's really not worth the $200-$300 price, so I'd recommend Limewire getting it used at a reduced price.

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As for me, I've been learning Japanese for about five years (useful, conversational Japanese, not "How to sing the Evangelion theme" Japanese). The pimsleur lessons I've got have really helped me a lot to.

I've also started teaching myself Italian (pimsleur again) because I'd like to work in Venice someday, but it's very minimal right now, and I'm having a hell of a time trying to pronounce certain words.
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Post by DreamEmpress » Tue May 27, 2008 4:18 am

A lot of people have ambition on here. Always good to hear!

Well, I took two years of French class in high school. I could write it really good, but speaking was a whole other matter. Pronoucing words was not my strong point. In fact, over the last 10 years, i've forgotten most of it. Except a word or two now and then.

Thanks to my mother who was an army brat, I learned a few words in German growing up. I can say stuff like, yes/no/please/thank you/your welcome/dummy/can you speak german?/get over here/sit and wait/mother/father/ect. some things like numbers i'm a bit foggy on.

I know three words in Chinese and i'm not even sure which language in that. I Love you, good-bye and hello. And even that much is thanks in part to Big Bird and a couple manga.

Now, putting aside the ones I kind of know....I'd really love to learn more Japanese. Frankly I find it to be a very lovely language. And far more expressive. I know a little from watching anime, but i'd really like to expand a whole lot more.

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Post by Jonathan » Tue May 27, 2008 11:05 am

Other than my own language (Spanish) I really like French. Since I can already speak Spanish, French is slightly easier. I took 4 years of it in high school and forgot most of it but I still practice with the Haitians at work.

I also love Japanese and Portuguese. While I know very little of both, they sound real good to me.
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Post by the*blue*girl » Tue May 27, 2008 7:30 pm

I took two years of high school spanish, but didn't continue because I realized I really don't like it that much. I'd love to learn Japenese because it sounds so cute ^^ but I just don't have time in my schedual to take it in school. My parents are both fluent in Italian, but they never bothered to teach it to me, something I like to bug them about. I'd love to learn it too; maybe in college? I already know a bit, just from hearing it so often.
Actually, if I had all the time in the world, there's a bunch of languages I'd want to learn. I just think it'd be so cool to be able to go anywhere in the world and be able to communicate, even a little.

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Post by AnimatedEvey12 » Tue May 27, 2008 9:31 pm

My first language is Spanish, I spoke mostly Spanish at home but when I started school in Kindergarten I had to learn English. I know a little French, but not a lot. I would like to learn Japanese, Chinese, German or Russian. :D Honestly, I wish I could speak every single language that exists but that's most likely not going to happen. :cry:
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Post by yoshmaster5 » Tue May 27, 2008 9:32 pm


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Post by Kasumi » Thu May 29, 2008 2:59 am

Hm, I like the Japanese and English language. That's about it. I enjoy German too, because it's so easy.
I never really had a thing for Spanish or Italian, because they are hard to learn if your own language is very close to it. Besides, I took Spanish and Italian and it was very confusing...
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Post by Parallax » Thu May 29, 2008 12:10 pm

You should try Klingon!!! :lol:
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Post by Princess Latona » Thu May 29, 2008 6:11 pm

I would say my top 3 favorite languages are:

1) Spanish. I'm working on becoming fluent in Spanish, and in the area I live in, it would be a pretty handy skill to have.

2) Japanese. I only know a few words, but I do love the language. I also like saying "arigatou" and such to my Japanese friends, and having them laugh as they see I know a few words.

3) Russian. I just love how this language sounds. I know a few folks from Russia, and it's such a beautiful language to listen to.

And slightly OT, but I love the different spins on the "English" accent. My favorites are South African and New Zealand.
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Post by demoneyeskyo87 » Wed Jul 23, 2008 8:49 pm

Spanish(I speak it but its kinda rusty)

Japanese(I am still studying it since I've taken classes of it, I speak it but not only its rusty but its not enough I can make conversation).

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Post by Iced_Cappucino » Thu Jul 24, 2008 9:10 am

French because I did it for five years in high school. I know a few Japanese words but i'm far from being an expert or even being able to speak the language but I'd love to learn it.
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Post by Jusenkyo no Pikachu » Fri Jul 25, 2008 3:56 am

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2) Japanese. I only know a few words, but I do love the language. I also like saying "arigatou" and such to my Japanese friends, and having them laugh as they see I know a few words.
I do that too. I also like saying "an-nyeong" (Korean, fully "an-nyeong-ha-se-yo", meaning "hello", else "an-nyeong-ka-se-yo"/"an-nyeong-kka-se-yo", both meaning "goodbye"). I'll also do Swedish phrases like "hej", "hej då" and "Varför måste vi bo i fucking jävla-kuk Åmål?" as well as French (which I learned in high school) and German (which I never learned at all).
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Post by mizangelamy » Sat Aug 02, 2008 2:27 pm

For me I would say Spanish because I sound more sexy when I talk. :)
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