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24 / M / Minnesota
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Posted 1/2/08
i want to learn mandarin taiwan dialect :D
or korean. i got the reading down to korean
pretty easy just gotta learn what it means
Posted 1/2/08
I am Vietnamese . I can Read a bit talk abit and understand.
I wanna know it fully.
And i really really wanna learn Japanese and Chinese (Madarin).
But on school we cant take such classes i live in stupid europe -_-"
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25 / M / Maracaibo..hot,pa...
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i dont get somethin! if all asian countries are in the same neighborhood....why do they speak diferent languages!??????
Posted 1/2/08

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i dont get somethin! if all asian countries are in the same neighborhood....why do they speak diferent languages!??????


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Posted 1/2/08
im trying to learn Korean..but its too hard..i might switch over to chinese
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24 / F / smiley heaven(:
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I really want to learn Korean so that i can understand the dramas and movies. But Japanese would be good for both business and anime/dramas.

I'm Singaporean Chinese and I speak and write but I'm terrible which is quite shameful actually. Mandarin is tough. I hated it when i was in Asia but now that I live in America, I kinda regret not paying attention in class. Moving to America just makes me appreciate my culture alot more. Our asian languages strengthens our identities alot more. So i'm reading alot on my own time to catch up.

I think Korean might be easier to learn cause it has a fixed alphabet compared to Japanese and Chinese.
With Japanese and Chinese, there are so many words that have the same meaning just used in different situations. That bugs me alot.
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25 / M / Maracaibo..hot,pa...
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VzlaKakashy wrote:

i dont get somethin! if all asian countries are in the same neighborhood....why do they speak diferent languages!??????


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i dont know what to say!......thank you! about the forum topic! obviously i wanna learn japanese! so i can watch anime without subs!... what do you think navyseal????? ohohoh

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27 / F / Norwich
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Im trying to learn japanese at the moment, but studying ICT at college full time is making it hard to fit in spare time. Im hoping after i have finished my course that i will be able to get onto a japanese course coz im dying to actually get somewhere!!!!!!
Posted 1/2/08

VzlaKakashy wrote:


navyseal171 wrote:


VzlaKakashy wrote:

i dont get somethin! if all asian countries are in the same neighborhood....why do they speak diferent languages!??????


forum killer
i dont know what to say!......thank you! about the forum topic! obviously i wanna learn japanese! so i can watch anime without subs!... what do you think navyseal????? ohohoh



true true dude thats why they subs for us lmao.. for people lik us who aint multi languageable
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F / Atlanta, GA. USA
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Posted 1/2/08
I only want to learn enough to get by when traveling. i'm currently learning Hindi, because one of my coworkers is Indian but was born and raised in the Virgian Isles and doesn't speak her native tongue. she wanted someone to learn with, and I said i would. She gave me her lanquage cds and some music tapes so i would hear how native speakers sound. Mostly i think she just like laughing at my poor pronounciation. I don't have a Hindi workbook because that isn't the system we are using, but I got the basic courtesies down. i can tell someone i dont speak hindi well and that i'm an american and could you please help me. My spanish is good because i took it in school since the 6th grade. i only had to take 1 semester in college. i'm losing it since i moved to georgia. back in illinois there was a large hispanic population, so big that alot of the schools are bilingual(that is how i started) taught in spanish and english. I'm the only one in my family who took it so i don't have anyone to practice with. Working at the airport, there is a large indian workforce, and they are greatly amused at my efforts in speaking hindi.
I try. I want to go to China in 2 years to shop and sightsee. I have a cousin who teaches college world history and she takes a class over there every couple of years. Looking at her travel blogs made me want to go. next year i will start learning conversational chinese.
i also plan to visit japan, in about 5 years, sooner if i hit the lotto.LOL So i well learn enough japanese to get around. i'm picking up a little from watching dramas, but i'm starting to get the languages korean, chinese and japanes mixed up because i'm usually watching dramas in those languages at the same time.
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25 / M / Maracaibo..hot,pa...
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sorry for postin twice! my pc went out of control lol
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76 / F / Shhhh secret! :P
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I wanna learn Hindi or Mandarin, mainly because they sound nice and I'd like to visit those places
Posted 1/2/08
i want to learn more japanese and korean and etc........... i love manga and manhwa and anime that's why!
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28 / F / Thailand
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Right now I would really like to learn Khmer, and I'm not alltogether sure why haha.. I just think it's a really really pretty language somewhat similar to my own Thai, but cooler sounding! I love the double consonant thing and the fact that it's not tonal haha~ But I just think it's so pretty to hear, I'll watch Cambodian TV or listen to Cambodian music just to hear it ^_^ And I've taught myself to read it (again, not so drastically different from Thai) and a few basic stuff, but that's about as far as I've gotten, as there's no really good resources for learning it and I don't really have any Khmer friends to practice it with :(

Besides that, my dad is forcing me to take Mandarin, which isn't so bad because it sounds cool too and would benefit me the most from a business point of view, not to mention I'd love to be able to sing along with my Chinese songs and actually be pronouncing things right hahaha~ I think it's really hard to learn to read though, I probably won't be able to aside what's similar to Japanese .__.

I'm also currently taking Japanese, my roommate is Japanese and I have a lot of Japanese friends so I can practice it a lot~ It's really hard and the sentence structure is confusing sometimes but it's fun and I like the way it sounds and the way it's written and it's another that can benefit me business-wise ^_^

Lastly, I am also picking at Lao~ At first I only took an interest in it cause my boyfriend's Lao and I wanted to understand it more at his family functions and such rather than depending on what was the same as Thai, but now that I've studied it for a bit, I really like it~~ I think its interesting to compare it with Thai and see what words are the same, what are kinda the same but have evolved a slightly different meaning, and what are totally and completely different haha

Aside from that, I currently am decently fluent in Thai ^_^ Being part Thai obviously I learned it cause it's my heritage and it's useful when we go back and forth to Thailand~ (And when I tell my favorite singers I'm their future wife xDD) But I think it's the best language haha, cause we got the best of all worlds.. It's like a big ol' mix of Chinese, malay languages, English, and Sanskrit The best writing system haha, easier to write than Lao or Khmer~ And it's pretty simplistic and just plain awesome
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I was taught Chamorro when I lived in Guam as a kid. Unfortunately, since I never used it, I've forgotton most of it. The only phrase I can remember is 'hafaday'... and that's only because the TV channel we had broadcast a comercial with it once or twice an hour. Woe betide my inner cable-less child with only cartoons on the afarts channel for entertainment on Saturday mornings!


I'd like to learn Japanese, but I find kanji sort of intimidating.
Oh well, I might try to learn it once I stop butchering the languages I've already learned.
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