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Featured Learning Other Languages

Discussion in 'Obsessions and Interests' started by FromEquestria2LA, Jan 7, 2021.

  1. WeirdoGuy

    WeirdoGuy Well-Known Member V.I.P Member

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    I've never learned another language to the point where I can converse with someone. But I do try to learn the basics of a language when I travel. So I can ask for directions, ask where the bathroom is, know the numbers, and can order food in Spanish, Italian, German, Greek, Icelandic, and Japanese. I learned a little bit of Thai when I went to Thailand, but it didn't stick because everyone I encountered in restaurants, guest houses and tuk tuks spoke English. I tried learning Portuguese and Arabic when I did a tour of Spain, Portugal and Morocco, but Arabic was too complex to learn much in a week and the book I bought to learn Portuguese was terrible.
     
  2. theporgsnest

    theporgsnest Well-Known Member

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    Yeah, I'm still learning how to speak body language, does that count?

    Haha, jokes aside, I've just started learning Portuguese. I want to teach English online and eventually abroad, and while I know a lot of these programs don't require you to learn the native tongue of the country you might move to, I think it's a good idea. I'm using a mixture of Duolingo and the app HelloTalk, which I highly recommend because you get used to conversational, informal speaking of your target language. After I become proficient enough I will have a go at Japanese...
     
  3. AprilR

    AprilR Well-Known Member

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    I am good with languages and learning foreign languages is sort of like a special interest. I am learning Japanese right now with the help of language apps. The shapes of different kanji fascinate me.