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French and Spanish. I started Spanish... not really getting anywhere
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Yakoslovania
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I would definitely want to learn Japanese, also Korean and Russian would be cool to know as well.
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Chinese
I learned it years ago and I'd say I was pretty good at it
But I stopped since the college I was attending didn't have a more advanced Chinese class
So I naturally start forgetting everything (I still have the textbooks though, I regret I stopped studying it regularly)
Posted 9/21/13
Russian ..
I would like to meet a hardcore Russian girl that knows how to
do back flips and side flips .. if u kno wat I mean.
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Japanese, so i could read light novels, visual novel, and every anime related thing without all the waiting for translations.
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Currently working on Latin. Need to revive my French. After that, German. Then I might try to learn Koine and modern Greek, but given I would have learned 4 languages by then, trying to learn another that uses an entirely different alphabet is pretty daunting.
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I would like to learn Japanese and Tagalog. My first language was English but I was also raised speaking Spanish.
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Currently I'm trying to learn Ancient Greek (slowly getting things). In the future I'd like to learn German, Hebrew, Mandarin, Latin, Italian, and Japanese. So I'll have to see how that turns out; the way I understand it is it get's easier after the first few, especially if there part of the same family (Romantic languages, Semitic languages etc.). Not sure if I'd ever get past a very basic conversational level of French if I ever attempted that, something about the way the words themselves are pronounced throw me off and confuse the heck out of me; though when I do learn a french word or name, I find myself burning the pronunciation into my head if I know I'll be referring to it later ( Berlioz, Chevalier, ballet terms, etc.) . So if I am able to accomplish a good amount of what I'd like to do, who knows, I may find myself being able to pick up a good deal more of French than I thought .
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Currently I'm trying to learn Ancient Greek (slowly getting things). In the future I'd like to learn German, Hebrew, Mandarin, Latin, Italian, and Japanese. So I'll have to see how that turns out; the way I understand it is it get's easier after the first few, especially if there part of the same family (Romantic languages, Semitic languages etc.). Not sure if I'd ever get past a very basic conversational level of French if I ever attempted that, something about the way the words themselves are pronounced throw me off and confuse the heck out of me; though when I do learn a french word or name, I find myself burning the pronunciation into my head if I know I'll be referring to it later ( Berlioz, Chevalier, ballet terms, etc.) . So if I am able to accomplish a good amount of what I'd like to do, who knows, I may find myself being able to pick up a good deal more of French than I thought .


French is a really easy language compared to Latin and Italian. I tried learning Italian and man it was difficult. As for Latin, the sentence structure is no where similar to English, and since words can have almost like 16 different forms, I find it more difficult than French, even though French you have to learn to speak.
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I would do anything in order to learn Japanese, its such an awesome language that I want to learn and master. There is also Italian that I'm pretty interested in learning. I visited Italy few years ago and I loved the trip, so want to go again:)
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Virgil_Harris wrote:

Currently I'm trying to learn Ancient Greek (slowly getting things). In the future I'd like to learn German, Hebrew, Mandarin, Latin, Italian, and Japanese. So I'll have to see how that turns out; the way I understand it is it get's easier after the first few, especially if there part of the same family (Romantic languages, Semitic languages etc.). Not sure if I'd ever get past a very basic conversational level of French if I ever attempted that, something about the way the words themselves are pronounced throw me off and confuse the heck out of me; though when I do learn a french word or name, I find myself burning the pronunciation into my head if I know I'll be referring to it later ( Berlioz, Chevalier, ballet terms, etc.) . So if I am able to accomplish a good amount of what I'd like to do, who knows, I may find myself being able to pick up a good deal more of French than I thought .


French is a really easy language compared to Latin and Italian. I tried learning Italian and man it was difficult. As for Latin, the sentence structure is no where similar to English, and since words can have almost like 16 different forms, I find it more difficult than French, even though French you have to learn to speak.

Thanks for the info, that makes sense given the French influence on English due to the Norman conquest, and makes me think I might actually have a pretty good shot with French when the time comes. But as I mentioned at the moment I'm having to learn Ancient Greek ( also want to learn on a personal level also which always helps) for my BA in Biblical Studies degree ( Hebrew is also required, will probably start that up next Fall), and I hear the structure of Greek and Latin is similar. Plus, a knowledge of Latin is useful in Biblical studies (and German for that matter, but at least I've actually dabbled in that before, and actually enjoyed it), and I like Medieval/Renaissance Lit too sooo...

Basically, I am the type of person who would appear to base whether or not to undertake a major endeavor on a whim but I usually have a reason of some kind. And once again this either very brave or rather foolish (perhaps a bit of both) soul appreciates the input
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I'll opt for the obvious answer most will give, Japanese!!!! I mean it's challenging and useful for watching anime (wouldn't even need subtitles anymore).
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Japanese and Korean.
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I plan on learning the language of every country I plan on visiting. So so far, Japanese, Italian, French, Chinese, and German. I already know English very well, so when I visit England and Britain, I'll be fine.
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