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Post Reply What foreign language do you want to learn or would like to learn?
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I WANNA LEARN JAPANESE.

I already know 2 languages, SO WHY NOT JAPANESE?

I wanna learn Kanji , and romaji.
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Oh look people on an anime site want to learn Japanese, what a shocker ....
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English is my native language. I studied German for five years and Japanese for two while in school. I'd love to learn Russian and Italian!
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Am I the only one not wanting to learn Japanese? The language is cool and all, but realistically speaking, I don't think I'll have a need for it.

Arabic is a nice language to me. Turkish as well.

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Japanese
Portuguese
Italian
German
Arabic
Chinese

I just want to be multilingual.
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I would like to learn German.
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Japanese!!! I'm currently in the process of learning it, and have been since last November. It's pretty difficult, but the challenge is what makes it fun.
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Virgil_Harris wrote:


Rohzek wrote:


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


I've only dabbled a bit in some Greek, but from what I can tell its structure is pretty similar to Latin. My understanding is this: if you know Greek, you can prolly know Latin (I'm not sure if it works so easily the other way around). If you know English, you can learn French. And I'm pretty sure Hebrew would make Aramaic or Arabic a lot easier, but I could be wrong.
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German
Spanish
French
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planing to learn Japanese because i plan to move there one day forever!!
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Screw foreign languages, I can hardly even communicate with people in English.

Without common experience and an equivalent knowledge base, the best you can achieve is rudimentary expressions, for which you might as well make lewd gestures as they get the point across just as well.
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i took a semester of Russian, I got a B but i still do not know a word of the language. Japanese i know basics but i need more practice
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I want to learn Swahili. I wanted to learn Korean for a while, but no longer want to visit Korea, so not interested any more. I should also brush up on my German, since I'd like to visit Germany, and despite a few years' hiatus I'm still arguably fluent.

As a sidenote, I haven't necessarily wanted to learn Japanese, but I've watched so much anime that I couldn't help but learn a lot. I'm even starting to figure out grammar rules now... yikes. Of course, I wouldn't walk into a Japanese business meeting with what I know now, but it's always nice to know more than zero.
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Quaternion wrote:

I want to learn Swahili. I wanted to learn Korean for a while, but no longer want to visit Korea, so not interested any more. I should also brush up on my German, since I'd like to visit Germany, and despite a few years' hiatus I'm still arguably fluent.

As a sidenote, I haven't necessarily wanted to learn Japanese, but I've watched so much anime that I couldn't help but learn a lot. I'm even starting to figure out grammar rules now... yikes. Of course, I wouldn't walk into a Japanese business meeting with what I know now, but it's always nice to know more than zero.



Interesting. Why Swahili?
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is there a poll for this?

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