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I Love Different Cultures and Languages

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    Languages and Cultural Shock

    After living in an English speaking country for two years, I haven't fully recovered from my cultural shock, and I still have my confidence issue whenever I am using English as my second language. However,I really enjoy experiencing a different culture and meeting new people from...
    winniebree winniebree 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2008

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    I recently moved to New Jersey to a school

    that has many cultures and I love the diversity. I moved from a school in Tennessee that had a white majority and a single Southern culture, so it was very thrilling to be immersed in all the new cultures. It opened my mind to the world in a way. I discovered that I love...
    Paris555 Paris555 18-21, F Jan 29

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    The Maasai -

    Today when we saw a lion in the game park, my friend John told me it was pretty tame (not that it wouldn't kill us - just used to people).  So... how do you know that? Well, it doesn't look you in the eye. Wild animals are always looking you in the eye to see what you are going...
    abstraction abstraction 51-55, M 3 Responses Oct 8, 2011

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    Love Being Outside of the USA

     I lived in two other countries, learned to speak one of the languages fluently and haltingly in the other but learned some of the culture of both.  It was hard to stop saying, "You Americans" when I came back to the USA.  I love living abroad, away from...
    dorobo dorobo 70+, M 1 Response Oct 11, 2008

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    I Just Love Them All - Culture, Costumes And Custom

    Welcome to Cebu My friends in their traditional costumes welcome YOU Let EppyBluey and Duchess take you to the land of Laughter, Food, Wine and Music in the Pink Bus hehe Welcome. Welcome. Welcome. Welcome? LOL Cultural Night was awesome--Fireworks, dancing, food...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Nov 9, 2009

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    I Like It Cause It Fun

    i love to learn about different cultures and the way they talk to when i travel there i won't look stupid or have to ask so many questions even know there are lots of things i still won't know but when i learn about there culture and language i can kind of understand the people...
    123unhappyrefrian 123unhappyrefrian 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2012

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    Especially Mexican and Japanese

    I want to go to both Mexico and Japan and actually experience it all.  It's so interesting!!  The people, the language, the food, the musics...   I also want to go to Ireland.  ^.^
    moonlit1 moonlit1 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2008

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    It's What The World Is Made Up Of

    That's probably why I like traveling so much.
    IamGone IamGone 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 25, 2011

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    The Different Types Of Arab Races أنواع مختلفة من السباقات العربية

    This world is generally becoming more diverse, as ethnic groups come and go. Some ethnic groups, emerge into another as a result of cultural changing and adoptation, some face extinction. Again, as a person willing to share his knowledge and passion of studying the Arab World, I...
    LakanDula LakanDula 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 1, 2013

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    It's amazing how one app such

    as this that I happened to unintentionally stumble on can allow me to virtually talk to people from around the world. It just amazes me..
    infinitexhope infinitexhope 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    Language Nerd

    French is my mother tongue. I love French literature and films, and I love the culture of my own country (Belgium). I also speak English fluently and I truly love British-ness. I love English literature, films, TV. I love the way people live and speak. I also learnt some Dutch...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F Nov 22, 2009

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    Especially The Culture

    I was born in Portugal and raised there till I was 6 then I moved to England, I learnt English and in school I was taught German and French, after finishing 6 form I started learning Hebrew and studying Judaism, I was always interesting in R.E (Religion, School Subject) I got...
    DarkLoveLiesWithYou DarkLoveLiesWithYou 18-21, F Jul 18, 2012

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    Important Arabs Of History

    As appreciation for the Arab World and its culture, I shall compile this which lists down many important and influential Arabs and give members of this group a glimpse at exploring the Arab World and its culture.Yarab (يعرب) - Yarab, or sometimes spelled as "Ya'rab" or...
    LakanDula LakanDula 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 14, 2013

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    I love people from different countries.

    Although I mostly love the Russians, Japanese, Germans, Scadinavians, Scottish, Australians, and Brazilians.
    killyourhero killyourhero 16-17, F Apr 2

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    They can be cool. And stop fights.

    Which creates peace. But war mongers rule. Until some meet me.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 26

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    Finnish

    Lately I started to learn some new things. A new language, Finnish is among them. I love to have a taste of the language and the culture behind it.  
    winniebree winniebree 26-30, F Jan 9, 2009

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    What Cultural Interest Awaits Me Next?

    For all of my life, I have always been interested in cultures. Sometimes I can always provide a big timeline of the culture I've been interested in. Many Filipinos don't really share these same interests.So, when I came here from the Philippines, that's roughly about 1999-2003, I...
    LakanDula LakanDula 22-25, M Mar 4, 2013

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    Hey

    Ok i just want to talk to people in different languages
    crissyekas crissyekas 13-15 Sep 10, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    i have to have some type of sauce with every meal i have. BBQ, Sweet and Sour, Ranch, Buffalo,Chipotle, A1 steak sauce, Teriyaki etc.. anybody else?
    krazzykay74 krazzykay74 22-25, F Sep 10

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    Because I like to know about the different cultures in the world, I would like to go to Haiti. Learning about cultures and languages is one of my passions, so going to Haiti is my...
    Mikeallyman Mikeallyman 18-21, M a week ago

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    I love visiting new countries and experiencing their cultures! When I was 13 I travelled to Austria and Germany to play soccer on a team USA. We competed against many other...
    Zwjenkins Zwjenkins 22-25, M Sep 20

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    We live in a world of diversity with many different cultures and histories! So you can’t criticise and got no right to disrespect different beliefs and values if you haven...
    MilweePetite MilweePetite 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    I went to africa last year on a 4 week vacation, i went on a safari trip . We started from johannesburg south africa rode all the way to manapools ( a national park in simbabwe...
    RyanBaron RyanBaron 16-17, M Sep 7

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    After months of feeling hopeless, I came across this cutie on POF. We began talking and I'm so thankful I sent him a message. I've never loved anyone the way I've loved him. And...
    xNickDavidx xNickDavidx 18-21, M Sep 2

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    I was trying to find the right words to describe the lyrics that I posted earlier which is Pictures of You by The Cure . I found the perfect meaning about the lyrics that someone...
    Fmsa Fmsa 18-21, F Sep 17

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    Alright... I'm just full of emotions, so would like to share ;) A few months ago I fell for one guy, who turned to be a teacher of the courses I attempted. But let's make it all...
    feelthu feelthu 13-15, F Sep 10

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    Well, beyond that, I wish I had an opportunity to use these languages. It's not as if its common to find foreign language books or films in the UK, and I've never had the chance to...
    Gauntlets28 Gauntlets28 18-21, M Sep 3

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    I donno, I just think it would be so cool to be talking to someone in a different language! I have tried to learn French... Ya, no. 😡 it's SO hard. I think learning languages...
    MacyDillPickle MacyDillPickle 16-17, F Sep 3

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    The Debate Over the King James Version Rick Wade Introduction: What the Debate is About Have you ever been in a Bible study where everyone in the group reads a verse . . . and...
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21 2 Responses Sep 20

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    I already speak 3 languages .. Arabic,English and hindi and very little French and very very little Dutch but i do really wanna learn French and Dutch so I can speak 5 languages...
    farnoush farnoush 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 17

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    "What did you say?" or "Speak up!" If you have known my sister for 5 minutes then it is certain those have been your most spoken words to her. The girl, even though she's 20 now...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M Sep 18

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    Actually, I tend to get bored when I hang out with friends who are similar to me. Don´t get me wrong; I love these friends. Some of them I´ve known all my life. It´s just that...
    lfcalzada lfcalzada 51-55, M Sep 12

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    I love languages, my first language English. I also try to learn the basic words like, hello please thankyou yes no goodbye and two beers please in as many languages as possible...
    stayingsharp stayingsharp 31-35, M Sep 17

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    This is not the way it was supposed to go. I'm Rosalind (21 years old) and I have been with my boyfriend Benvolio (22 years old) for 6 months. Not incredibly long of a...
    ReservedRosalind ReservedRosalind 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    Every time we speak, he finds different ways of saying goodbye. Last we spoke, it was "hugs and hugs and hugs" (in European languages). He always leaves me wanting and more curious...
    femketje femketje 22-25 1 Response Sep 17

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    Italian (already can speak a little), Japanese, Swedish and German. I'd love to learn those languages :)
    Stillnotbroken Stillnotbroken 16-17, F Sep 16

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    What do you call someone who speaks 3 languages? -trilingual What do you call someone who speaks 2 languages? -bilingual What do you call someone who speaks 1 language? -French...
    Johndoe10000 Johndoe10000 46-50, M 6 Responses Sep 20

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    Teaching myself how to speak Swedish. I absolutely love that language! I am also far in Japanese and a little bit in German. (: There's a lot more languages I wan't learn like...
    fairella fairella 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    I speak Spanish,English,portuguese fluently and I understand italian. I would really love to finish learning italian as well as Japanese and Russian! So if you want to learn any...
    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    AS THE LEAVES DANCE AND SWIM...Sleep eludes me tonightEarlier I sat in the creekCamera in handClicking away as the different colored leaves danced by meAt times they fell gently on...
    IrisROE IrisROE 56-60, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I speak 3 languages, Romanian (my first language), Spanish and English but I want to learn French and maybe Danish ;)
    XxxxMemoriesXxxx XxxxMemoriesXxxx 13-15, F Sep 14

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    I speak 2 languages fluently...currently learning Spanish for work reasons because everybody seems to speak it. Just for fun, I'd like to learn to speak Nihongo, Mandarin, Italian...
    SummerChristmas SummerChristmas 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 14

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    The English are in many ways like my people. I guess the French maybe too, the Spanish and Portuguese. But when I get to Morocco I'm sure I will meet a very different culture.
    Skjeggstad Skjeggstad 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    Still planning though. Anyone want to teach me some words maybe? Any languages. It will help me alot. Thanks!
    chuzzwels chuzzwels 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 7

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    Anyone is welcome to inbox me and teach me how to say something in their language! It could be a greeting, an expression or what have you. I particularly like Scandinavian...
    Quiche5 Quiche5 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 7

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    English (primary), Spanish (secondary), and Austrian German (conversationally).My household growing up was completely monolingual, because my mother only speaks her native English...
    AlphahatesOmega AlphahatesOmega 18-21, M Sep 19

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    I try so hard teaching myself languages. I want to learn italian (since I am italian) French And I'm even teaching myself sign language. Also want to learn how to talk with ther...
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 20

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    It's quite hard for me to learn new languages, because I never learned how to speak russian. Even after studying it for 6 years. But I'd sure like to learn Japanese, French, German...
    Zim0 Zim0 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Sometimes I think I am addicted to learn a language, if I have time I can pass hours and hours learning and I don't see the time passing by. I am learning spanish and german (basic...
    1plum 1plum 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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