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I Love Languages

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    Endlessly Fascinating

    I've always found anything to do with speech - languages, accents, etymology etc etc - fascinating. I've learned quite a bit of Irish and have done a little German which I intend to continue with.
    Tighearnmhas Tighearnmhas 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 28, 2009

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    Bilingual Is 2, Trilingual Is 3 So What's 4 Languages?

     I speak 4 languages, is that quadlingual? I don't know. But I speak English, French, German and Spanish. I'm hoping to learn Polish soon though as a friend of mine Karolina, is infact Polish and I would love to learn her language. I am also planning on attempting Italian...
    Luangi Luangi 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 4, 2007

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    Mi piace che posso parlare più di una lingua!

    Knowing English and Italian has so many Benefits and I can curse at my husband without him always knowing hehe :)
    iBabe iBabe 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    My Life...???

    It's interesting how languages (which are really just forms of communication which have evolved differently) can take hold of you. I for one, have a bit of an obsession. I speak, read, write, think in (and dream in!) both Spanish and, obviously, English fluently. I can speak...
    realitychallenged realitychallenged 16-17, F 2 Responses May 4, 2008

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    But Maybe Not How You Were Thinking...

    I love listening to languages. I love walking down the street, hearing people talking all around me, and not understanding any of them. There's something so mysterious and sexy about someone talking right next to you and yet not being able to eavesdrop. However, I HATE learning...
    EmptyInside EmptyInside 19-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    I Speak 4 Languages...

    Well, only partially 2 (spanish and german), with the other two (english and french) being fluent. I wish I knew six so I could say "I speak six languages..." (it's a song from a musical)
    oliveostrovsky oliveostrovsky 18-21 1 Response Sep 25, 2011

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    Teachers

    I have been blessed to have teachers, both formally and informally, who have taught me Spanish, German, French, Greek and ASL. The two teachers who made the biggest impact were Elena, my Spanish teacher, and Angela, my German teacher. They both taught at my high school. My...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F Jun 24, 2012

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    "My" Languages

    I can't say I'm a polygolt, but I speak a few languages Perfectly or nearly:      - my native (portuguese),      - english (proficiency level)   More than enough:      - Spanish (understand 90% and still speak...
    PeaceWeapon PeaceWeapon 21-25, M 1 Response Sep 27, 2008

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    Sadly, I'm Only Fluent In English.

    But at one time, I knew Spanish. I can still read it, and understand it, but I can barely ask where the bathroom is now. As they say, what you don't use, you lose. Languages fascinate me - I love how the roots of so many are the same...How there are patterns in every language...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 11, 2008

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    The Pleasure of the Text

    While it is certainly useful to study languages, that isn't why I do it; after all, Latin and Anglo-Saxon don't come in all that handy!  I study languages because I enjoy it so much.  It's such a pleasure to be able to read literature in its original language...
    astrophellana astrophellana 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 1, 2009

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    Fluency

    English is my native language, French is my passion and obsession, German is my new friend with old relatives and Romanian is my linguistic terrain to conquer in the coming months. I refuse to say I speak French fluently, although I am conversational and have spent almost 10...
    krishna krishna 21-25, F 3 Responses Feb 19, 2008

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    Never Gonna Stop Learning

    My native language is serbian, but I started learning english when I was 3, so I speak english fluently. I think everyone should know english and I find it odd when someone says to me that he doesn't know english. Then, when I was 5, I started learning spanish and that's my...
    FadeIntoDarkness FadeIntoDarkness 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2012

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    Un Lenguaje Diferente Es Una Visión Diferente De La Vida

    "A different language is a different vision of life" ~Federico Fellini I wish I could just magically know every language on the planet, but I suppose that would take a lot of the fun out of it. I just love hearing people around me talking in other languages. I may not have a...
    cherryxblossom cherryxblossom 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 17, 2010

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    I'm Learning Korean ^^

    I love languages. Right now I'm learning Korean and have learned Japanese in the past. I find the Korean language much easier for me to learn because I find more interest because of the music and dramas and movies and MEN! XD I think everyone should learn up a second language...
    Lady808 Lady808 18-21, F 4 Responses May 7, 2012

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    German?

    Hi folks;-) I have a question.Does someone here understand or speak german? We hab up here this summer a bus with german tourists.Pretty funny folks i must say and they spoke pretty good english. One of them sayd pretty ofthen something that must be pretty funny cuz his friends...
    highlandfan highlandfan 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 29, 2012

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    Love Of Languages

    I am a native English speaker. When I was in first grade I went to a dual immersion school nearby and learner Spanish. I am in high school now, and have taken German, Russian, Chinese and Arabic. Arabic is my passion language and I have enrolled in a nearby college to take a...
    runner18 runner18 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2012

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    Indian English - The Survival Kit For Tomorrow

      Few weeks back, I had written a blog post/story about my experience in a call center, and how I almost had a nightmarish time surviving there. (Those who missed that story can simply type ‘The most read blog post ever’ in Google, and the search engine shall return the...
    eyes04111981 eyes04111981 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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    I'm Obsessed With The Dutch Language!

    Ever since I heard this amazing language, I fell in love with it. It is simply addicting! I can't stop listening to it, even if I don't understand anything! The "g" and "ij" sounds, the different kinds of "r"s, the way it's written, it is just perfect! The double vowels the...
    Divixion Divixion 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    How To Know If Someone Love You - Languages Of Love

    ACTIONS - The Language of Love: Letters to a friend. Okay. You might not like what I am going to say but I feel it must be said. If a man just says brb, ttyl, speak soon or whatever and then does not proceed to contact you, he more than likely does not want or need to talk to...
    Scorpio1987 Scorpio1987 22-25, M May 29, 2012

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    I Want To Learn Arabic !!

    I already speak 3 different languages and want to learn Arabic ! I think is sounds so cool and sexy! Any one who speaks Arabic please teach me :)
    Leylani23 Leylani23 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    Multilingual

    The country's Constitution guarantees equal status to 11 official languages to cater for the country's diverse peoples and their cultures I am 100% fluent in Afrikaans and am able to speak a few sentences in some of the African languages. South Africa is the only country in the...
    titfortattoo titfortattoo 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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    Slavic and Romance Languages

    Honestly, I prefer Slavic languages to Romance Languages in general (in terms of phonetics), but that's because I don't like French and Italian spoken. My favourite Romance language both spoken and written is probably my own -- Portuguese --, because it has the structure of a...
    miraedocommunistPortugal miraedocommunistPortugal 16-17, M Oct 31, 2012

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    Funni

    Hi all, It's funny that I cam across this experience group b/c I was just laying down on my bed thinking: I like listening to other languages because I don't understand what they're saying. It's interesting to just lay down and listen to other languages; the sound, the tones...
    rosesencha rosesencha 70+ 2 Responses Aug 17, 2007

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    Fales Findings

    When i was in high school i was only good in arts, i wasn't good with my memory but i have logic enough to be in Honor. Why I'm telling this? Because i didn't know i like languages back then.... One of my family ask me if i wanted to learn french, i thought "why not?" I...
    Robeico Robeico 18-21, F Dec 23, 2012

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    I Want To Learn Korean :)

    Due to my fascination of the KPOP entertainment, I wanted to learn Korean more eager than before.. :)
    leajcute leajcute 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 15, 2012

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    Intrigue

    languages are like magic. my first language was english, and almost every person in my region speaks it. However, I am an actress. I enjoy doing things others find interesting. When in public with friends, we frequently speak spanish just to make people do a double take. i am...
    trichster23 trichster23 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 14, 2012

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    I Like Learning Languages

    One of my favorite hobbies is learning languages. At this moment I am learning English and Italian. I speak Spanish. Italian isn´t difficult but English is another story. I try to improve it very hard but get very frustrated when I can´t pronounce or write it well. I hope one...
    nnatalia76 nnatalia76 36-40, F 3 Responses May 25, 2012

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    They Open Up A New World

    I am multilingual- Greenlandic, English, Danish and also Icelandic, since we've moved here. I love having all these languages as part of me- Greenlandic and Danish from living in Greenland as a child, English from studying in the UK and Icelandic from living in Iceland. I have...
    CadmiumGold CadmiumGold 31-35, F Jul 27, 2013

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    I Love Languages

    and i also like sandwiches!.....well it rhymes so i thought i would say it.
    DRJayx DRJayx 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 11, 2012

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    No Barriers

    Since I was little, languages have captivated me. I was raised in an English speaking home, though my dad speaks Spanish too. He began teaching me Spanish as soon as Icould talk. I am not perfect at the language, but I get compliments, which encourage me to try harder, and speak...
    Pebbles1982 Pebbles1982 26-30 1 Response Nov 25, 2012

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    Ya they're like so awesome.

    ....I'm so used 2 them u know like ya comes from Germany. I can speak Nepali,Hindi(being my native language),German,and I'm learning Spanish 😝
    fredlez2306 fredlez2306 13-15, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    Spread Thin

    I am enthralled with languages, and all the possibilities they hold. Over the years, I have studied seriously, tried, toyed with, and been intrigued with Spanish, German, French, Greek, Vietnamese, Korean, Hebrew and Italian. My time for study is limited, as are my...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 12, 2012

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    4 Languages

    I love learning languages , and i can speak 4 languages as well ; french , italien , english , and arabic which is my native speaker , i will learn spanish in the summer and I'm excited about it =) and i will try to learn more in the future =) .
    lifewheel lifewheel 16-17, F 2 Responses May 29, 2013

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    My mother tounge is German,

    but I visit a special school, where I learn Italian, French, English (obviously ;-) ) and Spanish (since 1 year - I can understand it a little bit, but I guess, I'm unable to speak it) I'd like to find people who speak this languages and who learn German, so we could help each...
    diamantenvogel diamantenvogel 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I love language so much!

    I'm learning Japanese, German, Russian, and might start learning Korean, mandarin, and Swedish again :D I even made a made up one of my own when it took too long to learn another :P But Japanese is by far my favorite <3
    Squishysecrets36 Squishysecrets36 13-15, F Feb 26

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    " Every language has two powers ( energies ) :1.

    Shabda shakthi = Power of Sound = Phonetic Energy = Resonance ; and 2. Artha shakthi = Power of Meaning = Meaningful Energy = Essence . If 1. shabda sakthi is used properly it becomes manthra yoga ( Invocation , Meditation ) . If 2. artha shakthi is used properly it becomes...
    AATHREYAARBEEKAY AATHREYAARBEEKAY 36-40, M Feb 6

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    I Will Marry Someone From Another Country

     i love hearing foreign languages. they're just so sexy.especially in a big city. sometimes cities can be depressing to me, but at other times, they're soooo full of life. and languages. it's amazing to hear someone walking down the street talking away on their phone to...
    lifewater124 lifewater124 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12, 2007

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    Raising Multilingual Kids

    The very first language I spoke was German. Funny enough because my parents barely spoke German. But being in Kindergarten (Kindergarten is what we call daycare in Austria and Germany) and having Austrian godparents meant me being very fluent in German at the time. I learnt...
    kolorblindprincess kolorblindprincess 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2012

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    English Phonetics As I Would Writte Them To My Ear.

    Langwajes ar veri in-tres-ting. Wi ar tzei ritten the uai tzei ar? Uer du the ruls of grammhar comme frum fur ech langwaje? Eye em ritting inglesh as it sohunds too mi. kan yuuu gess mi reference langwaje?
    unAmigo unAmigo 31-35, M 2 Responses May 29, 2013

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    Spanish Comedy

    There's a wealth of stuff on You Tube, and I recently enjoyed some Spanish speaking comedians. Don't know much of what they said, but the more I watch, the more I expect to understand. Same for the improv comedy radio show podcast I often listen to, Nadie Sabe Nada. Not only...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F Oct 2, 2013

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    Raising Multi-lingual Children

    Anyone else raising their kids with multiple languages? I speak fluent German, decent French and Chinese, and a little Japanese. Since German is my best language besides my native English, I decided to speak to my two boys only in German since they were babies. My wife is Chinese...
    porcpuffer porcpuffer 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 20, 2011

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    Ever heard of Esperanto?

    It's the language anyone from anywhere can learn! I just learned about it and wish they taught it at school. It'd be so cool for it to be the universal language, if I could go anywhere and be able to speak it since people from other countries would speak it too! :D But that...
    mahnouls mahnouls 16-17 1 Response Apr 13

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    It Comes Easily to Me

     I love languages because its interesting to me. I pick it up easily and I want to learn as much as I can especially since i have friends from all over the world and its nice to communicate to so many different people. Now, I know English, Tagalog, Cebuano(a philippine...
    reset reset 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2009

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    I Do Love Different Languages!

    I know a lot of Spanish I'm learning Russian I want to learn German, Japanese, French, and maybe Italian. I'm doing pretty good with Russian so far. The alphabet is easy... I can type words I know how to say no problem...
    KATastrophic7 KATastrophic7 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2012

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    My Passion

    My passion is languages.  When I was 13 I was wandering around in the library looking for a book to finish a report, and stumbled across a book titled "Teach Yourself Biblical Hebrew", it had never occurred to me before that I, me, could learn a languages. ...
    Lucid Lucid 22-25, F 9 Responses Aug 7, 2007

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    Spanish Poetry

    I started writing poetry in Spanish when I was in high school. It felt good to have an outlet that was safe, that others would not be able to snoop around in. I remember writing one for my dear Spanish teacher. I had a lot of respect for her. I could recite that one from...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F Jun 24, 2012

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    Yes, Mr. Borges, I Totally Understand

    «Un traductor debe ser desconfiado, cauteloso, no puede tener ninguna relación ingenua con las palabras. Debe defenderse de la magia del lenguaje, aunque eso es, precisamente, lo que lo haya llevado a elegir lo que muchos de ellos catalogan como una...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 1 Response May 6, 2009

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    Las Palabras - Pablo Neruda

      LAS PALABRAS Autor : Pablo Neruda     ...Todo lo que usted quiera, sí señor, pero son las palabras las que cantan, las que suben y bajan. Me posterno ante ellas... Las amo, las adhiero, las persigo, las muerdo, las derrito...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 5, 2009

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    All Kind of Languages Are Interesting

    I studied languages. I speak English and French fluently. I can spek Spanish and Italian, but I feel a little rusty lately. I know a little of German too. I also studied the language in terms of commuincation, inclusive "unconscious body language". I would like to learn...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 26, 2008

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    They're probably my biggest passion!

    I'm currently learning French and Mandarin but I one day hope to learn Japanese as well. I also have relatives in Hungary who I can't even communicate with so Hungarian is a must-learn! I'm more attracted to languages with an interesting writing system - that's what attracted me...
    ManicRomantic ManicRomantic 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 19

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    Children'S Books

    I have found children's books, translated into other languages, to be not only helpful, but a fun way to learn the language, and to share the experience with children. I have a number of books in Spanish. And recently I added The Very Hungry Caterpillar, by Eric Carle, in...
    FeelingOrange FeelingOrange 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 27, 2013

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    The Connection Between Language And Philosophy.

    I've loved the connection between these two topics because if you aren't looking closely, it's impossible to notice the difference between the two. A classic example: If a tree falls down in the woods and nobody is around to hear it, does it still make a sound? Everyone...
    dontbeafraid1 dontbeafraid1 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 27, 2013

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    Too Many Languages :p

    In middle school, I picked up Spanish (I lost it now though.) In eighth grade, I had a French penpal (online pal?) that taught me French and I've been taking classes since then, so I'm near fluent. I'm learning Turkish now because my boyfriend speaks it and doesn't...
    kotukedi kotukedi 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 16, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    My name is Laurent ACHER 41 years old, French mother tongue I'm single , no children, Straight virgin height : 1.85 m, Weight: 85 Kg normal pace brown hair, brown...
    steack2 steack2 41-45, M 6 hrs ago

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    Apart from my first language i.e Spanish, I can speak English and little of French. Since my love for world cinema, I watch a lot of foreign language movies and get fascinated by...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F Mar 24

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    I believe learning foreign languages is a way to widen one's intellectual horizon. It makes you feel at home - when you visit countries whose language you can understand and...
    pois0nivy pois0nivy 36-40, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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