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Which Language Would You Like To Speak?  
User currently offlineF.pier From Italy, joined Aug 2000, 1531 posts, RR: 9
Posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3221 times:

I'd like to speak German. I think it's so fascinating, and then it's not an esy language.

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User currently offlineAlcregular From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3220 times:

I would love to speak Spanish fluently. Im going to evening classes at the moment to learn, but wish I'd started to learn when I lived in Spain

[Edited 2004-04-04 19:05:27]

User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3207 times:

I'm quite comfortable with my French but it's nowhere as good as my English, so there's plenty of room for improvements.

I can read and write Japanese (plus few kanjis) for the past 10 years. Strangely I never bothered to learn the language, I just enjoy learning their alphabets.

I've learnt the following languages using cassettes and videos but never seriously. I'm really fascinated by :
Portuguese (both European & Brazilian versions)

User currently offlineLHR340 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2003, 877 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3200 times:

I would like to be able to speak Espanol(Spanish) fluently, I know little bits but not enough. I also learnt German at school - I don't think I'll ever use it though.


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User currently offlineAlessandro From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3199 times:

I would like to speak english...

User currently offlineSkytrain From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 297 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3190 times:

I would say that right now I'd really like to improve my French. My writing isn't too bad and my reading is alright, but as far as conversational skills go - that's where I need my improvement.

I'd also really like to learn Spanish. I'm taking classes in that as well. I'm trying to break uni-lingual North American stereotype.  Big grin

Cheers - Skytrain.

User currently offlineUSAIRWAYS321 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 1859 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3185 times:

I'm in the process of learning German, and other than Russian, it's the only language I'd really like to learn.

User currently offlineCapital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 39
Reply 7, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3182 times:

I would really like to improve my French language skills. I love speaking the language but unfortunately only know basic phrases and sentences. One of my work colleagues is French and she's commented that my prenunciation is good, so maybe there's hope yet.

I also began learning basic Spanish a few years ago but unfortunately didn't get as far as I had originally intended. Would still like to pick it up again sometime in the future.

Like a fine wine, one gets better with age.
User currently offlineRjpieces From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3176 times:

I'd love to learn Arabic......If I ever do want to go work for the US government, there is a massive shortage of Arabic speakers.

User currently offlineDC-10 Levo From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2001, 3432 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3175 times:

I'm doing Spanish at GCSE and I really enjoy learning it. I'd also love to learn Russian. It seems really hard, I'd just love to be able to speak it.


User currently offlineZak From Greenland, joined Sep 2003, 1993 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3171 times:

*usual rant mode on*

castellano is not "spanish", spain has multiple official languages.
catala and galego are as much spanish as castellano is and both are in fact official languages aswell.
euskara is another language spoken in spain and even has status of an official language in euskal herria, i would however explicitly not call it spanish :p

*rant mode off*

languages i am working on right now (there is no would like to speak, if i want to i just go ahead and learn it!):

- french
- italian

languages i will learn when the time has come(in 3-5 years):
- arabic (no i dont want to work for a intelligence agency nor do i want to become a terrorist)
- euskara

User currently offlineJcs17 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 8065 posts, RR: 37
Reply 11, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3170 times:

I'd like to speak French fluently and I'd like to be able to understand spoken Spanish. I can read and speak Spanish pretty well, but I can't understand Spanish if it is spoken during conversations.

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User currently offlineJaspike From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2008, 1 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3159 times:

I'd also love to learn Russian. It seems really hard, I'd just love to be able to speak it.
I started learning it at school when I was 13. Stuck with it right through to A-level, and I still learn the odd bit every now and then  Smile Not difficult once you know the basics  Big thumbs up

I'd like to speak Spanish. French was a waste of time at school, even though I was good at it, but I'm never going to use it.


User currently offlineYanksn4 From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1404 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3153 times:

Currently I am taking French, so that is one I hope to be fluent in. Another language I would like to learn and speak fluently is Gaelic.

User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 51
Reply 14, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3144 times:

I too want to speak Deutsch fluently. I speak a little, but am planning on studying it intensely in the near future.

An unexamined life isn't worth living.
User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 14
Reply 15, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3142 times:

I speak Russian and American now, but Id like to learn either French, Arabic, or Finnish. I think they all sound cool. And they would be helpful to know too.

I learned Macedonian fluently when I was eight, but forgot almost all of it when I started learning Russian.  Sad

In a month I will start learning Ukranian. Its a fun language to listen to especialy if you know Russian  Smile Hopefuly I wont forget Russian though...

Pershoyu Spravoyu Litaki!
User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14968 posts, RR: 61
Reply 16, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3140 times:

Well, my native language is German, and I´m almost bilingual in English.
First I´d like to brush up the languages I learned in school, but where I forgot too much due to lack of practice: Castellano, French and Japanese.
Then come the followwing languages:
Tagalog and Cebuano, due to my Filipino girlfriend and the fact that my daughter out of my first marriage is also half filipino.
Russian, Mandarin, Portugese, Italian, Dutch, Afrikaans (I´ve worked with Afrikaaners and the language sounds funny, I could almost undertstand it)


Je Suis Charlie et je suis Ahmet aussi
User currently offlineRacko From Germany, joined Nov 2001, 4887 posts, RR: 19
Reply 17, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3124 times:

I'd like to improve my French, and I'd like to speak Italian and Japanese or Mandarin.

User currently offlineLan_Fanatic From Chile, joined Sep 2001, 1071 posts, RR: 5
Reply 18, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3121 times:

I'd like to improve my french and italian.
Then learn german.
And after that, I'd try to learn beautiful but not very useful languages (at least for me) like dutch, gaelic and latin.

User currently offlineAOMlover From Singapore, joined Jul 2001, 1331 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3109 times:

I'd like to speak Chinese (mandarin). It could be very helpful to find a job later...
I'd also like to speak German.

User currently offlineLeviticus From New Zealand, joined Oct 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3102 times:

Well I have two native languages that I speak and understand perfectly, Swedish and Hungarian. But my English is also very close to that level, I am also rather good at German but would like to improve it. Otherwise I would like to learn Dutch (I am a current student on that front by the way) and also Russian, Spanish and French.

User currently offlineB747Skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3091 times:

I speak quite a few languages - and can "survive" with a few more...
Learn language ok... but do not count on your local high school to teach you one.
Languages get to be known in the streets, with friends, TV, reading comic books.
I arrived in Argentina in 1993. Just a few basic words of Spanish... name is "Castellano" here.
Besides, Buenos Aires has a dialect as well... "Lunfardo"... lots of Italian words.
When I met my wife... took me seconds to learn "You have pretty smile - Can I see you tonight...?"
That is called "total immersion" in languages. The only way to learn one.
Babies do not learn grammar nor vocabulary, they repeat what Mom and Dad say...
That is the way I have learned languages... trying to say "where's the toilet" or "cold beer please"...
I love you, friends, saying you want to, or you wish to learn languages...
English will get you quite a few places, but NOT everywhere...
And remember, nobody will laugh at you, if you try to say something and make mistakes.
They will admire and appreciate you effort.
I am 60 of age now... and learning Brasilian Portuguese. I will retire there.
At home I speak Spanish to my Argentina wife...
With the kids, I speak English and French, they go to school in French.
Your kids, like mine, can handle 2 or 3 languages. The younger, the better.
Happy contrails  Smile
(s) Skipper

User currently offlineHole_courtney From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 569 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3089 times:

The only language i've ever really had the desire to learn, it's Swedish. Not because of practicality or anything like that, but rather because one of my favourite bands, Kent, is swedish, and most of their stuff is in Swedish, and i'd really like to understand more of it than just the translations I read.

Sweden seems like a great country too, culturally and geographically. The further north the better, I say.

"[He] knew everything about literature, except how to enjoy it." - Yossarian, Catch 22
User currently offlineB747Skipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3085 times:

The further South the better, that's the pinguins in Argentina say.
If you got North, you get the Inuits or the Lapps.
Or... STUFF I guess...
I am glad you enjoy your favorite band, Kent, from Sweden...
Their STUFF must be great... How do you say STUFF in svensk...?
Happy contrails  Big grin
(s) Skipper

User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 14968 posts, RR: 61
Reply 24, posted (12 years 1 month 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3082 times:

You are right about kids learning languages. My daughter (now 13 years old) moved to the US 3 years ago after her mom (my first ex) married an American-Filipino. She is now living in Northern California.
She speaks German, English, Tagalog and Ilongo (they speak Tagalog at home, and Ilongo is her mother´s native language). Now in high school she´ll be learning at least another language, probably Castillano. That means by the time she leaves school she´ll be able to speak 5-6 languages.


Je Suis Charlie et je suis Ahmet aussi
25 Post contains images MerC : First of all I would like to improve my Spanish. I studied Spanish four years ago but have forgotten almost everything. It could have been useful when
26 Post contains images Qb001 : I'd love to speak the language of truth. Signed GWB Seriously, I took some German 20 years ago and I was not bad. I started to learn German because my
27 Kimmykun : I would love to learn Japanese, but to do that I'd have to immerse myself in the language (move to Japan) and I don't see that happening anytime soon.
28 Sabena 690 : Should be able to speak Dutch/French/English/German fluently within about 2-3 years. Frederic
29 Post contains images B747Skipper : Jan - That's their way to do it, throw languages at kids... they will do... xxx I force my kids to speak English to me, but French for school/homework
30 Kilavoud : Besides French, which is my mother tongue, I can express myself very easily in English and German (Schriftdeutsch) and can get by in Spanish, Italian
31 AirxLiban : I had the privilege of moving around a lot when I was younger, so I got to learn: English French Arabic Armenian (don't know how to write) Spanish Tur
32 DaV : I should start to study German again, I'm almost forgetting everything I learned in 8 years of school. In some years I'd like to learn Japanese! Oh, a
33 Post contains images Klaus : I had to learn latin as first foreign language in school... then english after that. I would have preferred english and then french. Haven´t gotten a
34 Post contains images Sabena332 : I am planning to learn another language and I am almost sure that it will be Spanish. My parents have a house in Spain and I am frequently there, it w
35 Post contains images B747Skipper : Agree with you AirxLiban - xxx Being able to speak 2-3 or even 4 languages fluently is worth a college degree. And you can survive with it too as well
36 MD11Engineer : Skipper, When I was living in Ireland I too earned some money by translating technical manuals from English into German,mostly stuff from a manufactur
37 Lfutia : Dutch.. I've been totally immersed in Dutch for the last 1.5 years... Currently learning it on my free time... Im currently learning through lots of p
38 AvianceGirlUK : I would love to improve my French skills.. am trying.. My main one would be Persian though or Farsi as it is called. My other half is from Iran and he
39 Anxebla : alcregular,LHR340 and Skytrain.... I can teach spanish... If you come to Spain,I can help with yours Spanish.In the past I gave some lessons,just like
40 Post contains images Fly727 : Italian and French. RM
41 JAL777 : I speak fluent English, Spanish, French, & Portuguese. A little Italian. I would like to learn Japanese.
42 KYIPpilot : I would like to learn German. It is a very interesting language. Although Spanish would be more pratical, I still think German is more intersting.
43 PROSA : This is going to sound strange, but I'd like to learn a language that's known by few people other than native speakers. I don't necessarily mean anyth
44 Redngold : It would be great if I could remember how to speak Spanish again. But I would love to be able to speak "American Sign Language." It is a beautiful bal
45 Zak : "Spanish and Castilian (castellano) is THE SAME thing." im sorry i dont buy into the castillian imperialism onto the other parts of the iberian penins
46 Post contains images IL76 : I'd like to be able to speak Mandarin or Hokkien Chinese and then be able to understand what my inlaws are saying behind my back!!! So far "Ta ge ren
47 ScottysAir : I don't use with these speak languages into the countries at all. I used speak with the english for myself. Sometime, that I did speak with the spanis
48 Christian : I speak: Swedish, Norwegian, English and some German, only studied it for a year or so, didn't really get the hang of it. I would like to first of all
49 Seb146 : English is what I grew up with but I try to speak Spanish (Mexican) as much as possible. I can also pronouce words written in Russian but I don't unde
50 DC9 : Speak Swedish/Norwegian/Danish (same thing realy just small variations), English and French. Would like to learn: Dutch Russian German Icelandic Edit:
51 Post contains images B747Skipper : Dear DC9 - xxx Speaking somewhat good Dutch, I am able to understand some Danish, Norwegian, Swedish. But Icelandic (the original Viking language) is
52 Koreanair747 : Well, I would like to improve my English language skills a lot, so nowadays I am attending an English class at an English language institute (INLINGUA
53 USAFHummer : I'd like to learn either Russian, Mandarin Chinese, or Japanese...all three of those languages fascinate me...I plan on taking a course in one of thos
54 ScarletHarlot : I used to speak and read French pretty well, but have not had a chance to use it for several years, so I am losing it. I would like to learn Portugues
55 Iakobos : The country I was born is so small that you need to speak at least three languages if you like going for a ride with the bike...make it even four if i
56 LHMark : I'd like to improve my German to a level of business fluency. I've spoken it all my life, but never with that degree of immersion. The Goethe Institut
57 HeyMach : I too, moved from country to country when I was young and am able to speak German, Dutch, French and passable Spanish. The language I should like stud
58 Shawn Patrick : I would absolutely love to learn Arabic and Hebrew, but both are incredibly hard for foreigners to learn.
59 CoTXDFW777AA : If you want to learn Spanish come to Texas, talk about immersion. I know enough Spanish to survive, but French is my forte. I would really like to lea
60 MD-90 : Latin. And the one I really dream about, Ancient Greek, but it is rather difficult. Iakobos makes a very good point. It's not unusual for a European t
61 Post contains images A330Fan1 : French 1) beautiful 2) one of my favorite singers (Alizee) sings in French, and even though I like the music I don't understand the words 3) Spoken qu
62 Worldoftui : Other than Spanish, which I think sounds sexy, Jive would be cool too. Mark
63 J_hallgren : Swedish....so I could talk to my Aunt before it's too late...she's 90 now....have to use friends to pass msgs between us...
64 AA623BDLSJU : Well, of course being born in the US I know English. I use Ebonics, if I have too. Heh, heh! Having Puerto Rican parents, there was no other thing to
65 Bhill : .."Female"..that way us guy's would know what they really want or are truly saying...Might help decrease the divorce rate too!! Cheers, Bob
66 Zak : komunikazioa! hartu hitza!
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