Joined: 14-August 09
Member No.: 70,600
Aside from english, I've been learning German for the past 5 years, and hopefully I'll be learning it for the next 2 . Bit of latin, I had to learn French at junior school but we didn't get on and all I can say is "Bonjour!" (I was truly terrible. How can you do it, french speakers?)
Joined: 26-June 10
From: Look Behind You
Member No.: 74,635
Other than English, I've taught myself German for about 2 years, then took the class in school. I've taugh myself French and Japanese. Also a bit of Italian and I'm currently teaching myself, and taking, Spanish.
don't be afraid. be daring. go bold. [ s t a n d o u t ].
Joined: 13-August 09
Member No.: 70,575
Wow, so much multilingual folks.
Aside from Spanish, I've studied a fair share of English and some Japanese. English was a must at school, and I was lucky enough to be taught on it by very good teachers. My Japanese is kind of half self-taught, half learned at regular courses.
By the way, Italian is not that close to Spanish, at least from a Spanish-speaker point of view . Yet, I understand it a little, as I do with most Romance languages. I also had Latin at university, but I barely learned something. XD
Once I attended this ancient Greek one-week course . Of course I learned almost nothing at all, but I got hooked. It's an interesting language, and there are many interesting texts written in it, so I would like to start studying it more seriously some day. Besides, it would be good for my CV. ^^
Joined: 26-June 10
Member No.: 74,630
My first language is Malay, but I've learnt English since kindergarten and I use it as much as Malay itself. That's why my generation and below are criticised by the older ones, saying how we tainted our mothertongue, haha.
One day, I hope to be able to learn Mandarin and Japanese, although I seem to be leaning more towards Japanese now since I'm more exposed to it that Mandarin. :/
Joined: 12-June 10
Member No.: 74,440
Well let's see... -Eu falo portugese (ok so I speak portugese, I do not know how to read or write portugese so there is my failed attempt...)! -Watashi ga Nihongo o Hanashimasu! -I speak English! -!Yo llabla esponal!
So four languages (Portugese, Japanese, English, and Spanish). I speak both Brazilian and Portugal portugese but people. They are basically the same! It's just in Portugal they have this rather strong accent that makes you think "ohhh it said like this!" but it's not. It's an accent people.
And I know some Latin but not enough to go up to a random person and say "Hey I speak Latin! Do you????". I only know some... unique words in Latin. Thank Elfen Lied for that.
Joined: 21-January 08
From: The cold, icy north
Member No.: 55,758
I'm bilingual... sort of. I speak Swedish and English, but the latter I hardly feel fluant in. Also, I'm much better at writing than speaking it, haven't had much practice in speaking since year 8, when I had a Canadian English teacher. Now we have a genuine Brit teaching us English, and I'm pretty happy about that. Still, my confidence in my oral abilities (lol) has declined as a result of such a long period of time without properly speaking the language, so I have a slight problem with talking in front of the class, unless I'm forced to. I just need to get warmed up though, open my mouth and start talking. I'm sure that with some practise I'll improve.
I also know a few phrases in Spanish - I took Spanish from year 6 to year 9, but didn't really focus that much on learning, which is a shame. And a lot of the little I actually learned has faded from my memory.
Sig and ava by Forsaken Love :3 Bye bye, Edward Elric :(
Joined: 7-May 08
From: United Kingdom
Member No.: 59,303
Took five years of German & four of French at school, self-taught Japanese on-&-off since I was nine, planning to learn Czech from my mum, & maybe teach myself a few more languages when I can afford the textbooks.
Joined: 23-July 10
Member No.: 74,991
I'm not English.... O_O (even I like it ) so I can speak my native language, too: Italian U_U If someone wants to learn words or other , I'm here nice to help you =P *please correct me if I'll say something wrong.... -.-
Joined: 6-June 10
Member No.: 74,287
I'm from a small country between India and China called Nepal. I speak both Nepali and English fluently.
And I'm learning French at school (so I can be trilingual! :'D). I also want to learn Hindi, which is the official language of India and is really close to Nepali. I think it's a beautiful language. ^^
Other languages I want to learn are Japanese and Italian. :3
Seit mein Körper sich geändert hat, habe ich zahllose Todesfälle eingesehen. Ich habe beobachtet, wie Freunde alt werden und sterben... habe ganz verwandelnde Orte angesehen, die ich mich früher errinere. Ich schau an, wie Menschen, wieder und wieder, die gleiche Fehler wieder holen und niemals lernen sie von die Vergangenheit. Doch meine einzige Befreiung, ist es mich selbst zu errinern, daß ich noch ein Fleck mitten dem großerem Bild der Sache bin. Da gibt es noch ein menge schöne einzige Dinge, die ich mag schon erfahren... Daran dachte ich, es würde wunderbar sein... Liebe Trisha, als ich du traf und wir Kinder haben, habe ich erkannt, daß ich niemals mich ändern würde und auch wenn unsere Söhne mein Blut in ihren Venen tragen, werden sie sich erwaschen. Sie werden Alter bekommen. Davon hat diese Gedanke mich erschreckt. Danach dachte ich, im Ernst...bin ich Monster.