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Learn a foreign language, no matter which one... It will open your mind.
i know more as 3, atleast english, american and australian ;)
Isn't english and american the same thing?
God i love it when a guy speaks a foreign language to me that i don't understand it so sexy
Hehe you are right!
I am Italian and, to learn more about 'the world' I studied English, German and French.... don't ask me which one I speak best, though...
I think Italian is one of the best languages, I dont know it but my friend speaks it. I know English, bad english and spanish
italian is hard! :-) but furtunally i'm italian!
i'd like to learn spanish, english, french... all! :-)
Dumbbrunette: Yes, Italian is good but you cannot go around the world if you only speak Italian..it's not like English, that's why we have to learn other languages! lol
Princess: if you really can learn Japanese you are fantastic!! ;)
did you know that English is considered one of the hardest languages to learn? Some of it is because we combine things from other languages into ours and such. There was more to it, but I forgot.
yep I knew that about english. I think part of it is that we add random silent vowels and letters to stuff, haha its my native language and I still can't get it right! :P
Yes, I agree with you girls. English is the typical language which, at first, seems very easy to learn. But that is true only if you learn basic English... If you want to improve and become 'advanced', it can really be hard. Not to mention the hardest aspect, pronunciation!! English is the language where there are no steady rules for that. In Italian, as in German for instance, once you learn the basic rules of pronunciation, you can sort of read the language. In English there are always exceptions to the rules!!!
And yet I love your language! ;)
Yeah, Lilybert. It's actually fascinating, learning English is a neverending job!!
haha well Im glad you gals enjoy the language so much, and if it makes any difference since English is nothing like any other language its hard for people who learned english first to learn any other language.
I wish schools would start teaching different languages from an earlier age, like very young. And just keep having us take the classes even when we're in high school. I know some people have no interest in learning them, but knowing different languages is very useful. It always best to start learning a language at the earliest possible age.
I think English is not that hard to learn, especially because where I live (Portugal), all foreign films and interviews and stuff like that are not dubbed, as they do in Spain and France; they're subtitled, and I believe that improves your capacity to associate the subtitles with the original dialogue and gain vocabulary. And also to get you more used to the spoken language and its rhythm, since my English teachers have always been portuguese and don't speak a word of English in classes. Incredible? I know.
I agree with you English…it is so simple to learn, because it's everywhere!!
I disagree. Have you ever seen the site engrish.com?!
English easy to learn? Hmmmm..............
I don't think that watching films in the original language is enough to learn English well. It can help improve, but you need to be taught the language structures and basis at the beginning.
Anyway, I wouldn't say that English is more difficult to learn as compared to other foreign languages - ever tried learning German? ;) - I am just saying that every language can be as hard, especially if you want to reach an advanced level. They all have their particular difficulties.
English is as hard to learn as every (foreign) language. But, I think, it's quite easy to communicate in English with other people.
why is it easy to communicate in english ?
At a basic level, sure...:)
But think of speaking at a conference in English...or Italian...or German, or whatever... I think it would be quite difficult, as it wouldn't be just a matter of 'communicating'...
I do not speak English very well. But during my travels I had planty of talks or discussion even over "difficult" matters as religion or philosophy. I spoke with people whits English as second language but also with people with English as mother-tongue. And when people was pleased to talk with me (or I with them) there were no communication problems. That's what I meaned with easy for communication.
I hope you understand me now. ;)
Of course I understand, and I agree with you totally.
In a sense that, in terms of communication, English is the best and most concise language - which also explains why it is so widespread now.
I also wanted to clarify, though, that speaking English perfectly, if you are not a native speaker, is not easy. I mean, people can understand you easily, but making no mistakes and sound as good as a native speaker is just another thing. ;)
p.s. I am not talking to you, Swissbob, for I think your English is excellent! ;)
Plus, I wish I could speak German as you do...;)
True English is a good language to know because it is so widespread, but even for a native speaker it is difficult at times. I mean I've been speaking/learning english for 19 years and I still haven't got it down. I don't think anyone will ever master true english its to complicated.
but bad english I've got that down to a T, ahaha which is probably something i shoudn't brag about :)
Of course it becomes hard when you're in an advanced lever. What doesn't? I wasn't talking about mastering the language, because that isn't easy even for English people. I meant having good writing, communication and comprehension skills, and it's a lot easier if that foreign is surrounding you in everything you do (Internet, television, adds, videogames, gadgets, etc, etc) than having a lesson once in a week.
although lessons are important as well, obviously.
I think everyone should try to learn at least one foreign language, and be able to read some foreign literature in that language, or watch a movie in its original sound...
It just helps broaden one's horizon...
"To know a second language means to have a second soul."
I speak and write Finnish(my native language), Swedish and English as ya can see.. I'ma start learning Spanish this fall.
Swissbob, what a beautiful quote…:)
I think more people should learn a foreign language…;)
ooh my fave thing to learn… i already know tagalog, bicol, english, & currently learning japanese & spanish…
Tagalog, bicol? I'm confused. =X
i speak a little japanese and french :)
Xaruxa... wow...that sounds excellent ;)
I actually have the greatest admiration for anyone who can speak more Asian languages!! They sound very difficult to me..
WIT THIS OTHERS CAN COMMUNICATE WELL
learn a foreign language it´s amazing. it´s very good to realize that now you can comunicate with a lot of people that you couldn´t before. Makes you feel like you belong to the world, or somethin like that
like right now. ;)
( i´m brazilian, so my language is portuguese. i learned english and now i´m learning franch)
different languages are kinda interesting to learn if you know what I mean.
i'm french and i learnt to speak english and spanish at school , french people says that english is more difficult to learnt than spannish but i don't think so .. , french and spannish has many words similard but english language is more logical .foreign language are important for open your mind .
Hehe people, try to learn ... I don't know ... Slovene! :P
I speak english, and study russian & latin. IMHO, with every new word you learn, you become a little smarter ... I just enjoy learning new stuff and connecting different languages through similar words.
Woop! Foreign languages rule!
I am currently learning French and Japanese, though I would also like to learn Italian. ^-^
i’m english and i find it so embarrassing when foreigners can speak our language so well, but we cant talk back!
i am attempting to learn french at the moment, but i’m not really doing very well. Although part of that is because my teacher isn’t very good!
I don't like my english teacher… Just the level, like i already know that stuff… Wish i'd learn german/french/japanese or something instead….
go me im learning german.. it is like so fun to learn too :)
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