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Published 5 years ago by Cheesemangeur with 21 Comments

Which language are you currently learning?

You might have been learning a new language for a few weeks, or for a few years... Are you studying several times a week or is it in standby? What's your motivation? Please share your experience with us :)

  • I'm currently learning Japanese again.

    I had done 5 months about 8 years ago at Uni, and I've decided to start over and learn it properly. I'm planning to go to Japan for my honeymoon and I would love to be able to talk with people, read menus etc... I started two weeks ago and am halfway through the first alphabet; I'm going slowly but it's working! After all I have 2 years to get to an intermediate level.

    At the moment I'm studying at least every two days :)

 

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  • canuck
    +5

    French, but then again I've been learning it for 15 years now.

    • Cheesemangeur
      +3

      If you want to chat in French let me know ;) Je peux créer une tribe pour ça.

      • canuck
        +4

        Let me clear that up. I've been constantly learning AND forgetting for 15 years. I know like 100 words, if that.

        • Cheesemangeur
          +2

          The offer still stands :)

          • canuck
            +3

            Je suis canuck!

            • Cheesemangeur
              +1

              Haha, bonjour Canuck!

            • canuck
              +5
              @Cheesemangeur -

              Well that was fun lol. That's basically all I know.

            • Cheesemangeur
              +2
              @canuck -

              Haha I'm sure you know more than that! I'm thinking of creating a new tribe for people to practice their languages, will do that after I've watched Game of Thrones though. I'll advertise it later around :)

            • picklefingers
              +4
              @Cheesemangeur -

              That's a pretty good idea. I think we should also create tribes for people who speak other languages to use. Something like /t/espanolnoticias or /t/francaisnouvelles. This is something I've always thought reddit lacks. While there are a few foreign language native subreddits and a way to change the language of the website, the overall subreddit network for non-english speakers is just not there.

  • spectralk
    +5

    Re-learning latin to get ahead in my university studies. After I'm done with that, I'm considering trying either Japanese or Arabic, since I haven't really dabbled with Eastern languages as of yet.

    • Cheesemangeur
      +1

      Arabic would be an amazing language to learn, but I can't get around to the sounds and pronunciation of it. Japanese is a lot easier to me in that regard.

  • Ghostise
    +3

    Swedish. I don't know why but I am.

    • baron778
      +6

      Have you ever been there, or is it just your background?

  • picklefingers
    +3

    Spanish through school, german and esperanto on my own time.

    • Cheesemangeur
      +2

      I think you're the first person I meet who's learning esperanto! Are you having fun with it? I've learnt German through school, and last did some basic Spanish learning.

      • picklefingers
        +2

        I'm in the beginning of my studies, but ya, I'm enjoying it. There are a few annoying features, but overall, it makes a lot of sense and is incredibly easy to learn.

  • PeachesFromHeck
    +3

    French pour moi aussi :) Been learning more or less for five years now, not for any particular reason

    • Cheesemangeur
      +3

      What would you say your level is in French?

      • PeachesFromHeck
        +3

        B1 maybe? I can read French news easily but a classic novel would be a struggle. I can understand 75% of a typical episode of Les Grosses Tetes but I feel like my speaking ability is about the same as a 5 year-old's.

        • Cheesemangeur
          +2

          Understanding Les Grosses Tetes is pretty impressive actually. Speaking is always the last part of learning in any case.

          • PeachesFromHeck
            +3

            I listen to it religiously so I've found it's a matter of getting used to accents and speed more so that vocabulary or grammar. The closest I've come to a real conversation was apologizing to a Belgian for my French but he said I was fine. Who knows if he was just being nice though haha!

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