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    Growing up in a small,

    indigenous town didn't seem to be the best place for learning languages. It was nearly hopeless. But suddenly I noticed that there are apparently people here who come from all over the world. That's awesome. For example last school year: we had the normal subjects; Our native...
    Raviera Raviera 16-17, F Jul 1

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    HELLO or AZUL.. azul it is composed of two

    words.. (az) mean Come closer and (ul) mean Heart
    gigus gigus 22-25, M Apr 14

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    If body language is 90% of a conversation,

    then obviously what’s being said is only half as important as what’s not being said. And what are you saying? I can’t hear you when my back is turned....
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 15

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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, 2014

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    Hi i'm Aurora.. I'm italian

    and i want to talk with english people to improve my english😁
    AuriH AuriH 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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    I recently have tried to seriously learn

    Spanish, but I ended up learning Portuguese. Gotta love Brazilians!
    sleepyforever sleepyforever 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    lkoja lkoja 16-17, F 3 days ago

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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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    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 :)
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 11, 2014

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    HaifaAzzra HaifaAzzra 26-30, F May 21

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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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    I've always wanted to learn Italian

    or French. I think those are sexy accents and I love hearing it. I would also like being able to speak some mandarin. You could also say I've thought Australian was always soothing to my ear but I'm not sure whether or not Australian is a language.
    BenedictJones BenedictJones 13-15, M 1 Response May 21

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    I speak Polish and English.

    I'm on my third level of Spanish (I also won the national Spanish exam). And I'm starting French next year. I also understand some Russian, but I can't read it.
    purpleemandem purpleemandem 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 10, 2014

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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 3 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    Worked on learning my Russian today

    and it's such a wonderful challenge. I'm just really enjoying it.
    Axelton Axelton 41-45, M Jun 14

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    thankful to had an experienced working in NATO

    & US airfield, i've learned to speak 7 languages aside from english and 5 dialects i used to. want to learn more.
    sexymommy2014 sexymommy2014 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    English is my first language

    but I also speak fluent German and Mandarin. I also speak a little French, Spanish and Italian. I'd love to learn either Russian or a more obscure language like Tamil or Mongolian just purely for fun.
    EarthWalkerMan EarthWalkerMan 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I am a black female, my mother is from Thailand

    and speaks it well. I started learning French in high school and I am truly in love with the culture and I have never been more excited to learn it in college! France here I come!!!!!!!
    LOVEBRE LOVEBRE 22-25 2 Responses Jan 9

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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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    In a place of dialects

    and languages I'm glad we speak the same language With different accents.
    Provinceana Provinceana 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    Language... has created the word 'loneliness'

    to express the pain of being alone. And it has created the word 'solitude' to express the glory of being alone.
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Jul 2

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    English was my first foreign language

    when I joined a course when I was in kindergarten. There was another course at my elementary school I also joined, and since the 5th grade I have it as an official subject. I also learn French at school and I try to learn Dutch, Swedish and Esperanto at home. I simply love...
    HereIam2000 HereIam2000 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 28

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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, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2012

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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, 2014

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    I'm English, but I study French,

    Spanish and Italian and am currently teaching myself Russian and German also. :) If any language speakers want to chat, I'm available!
    cranberriess cranberriess 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 11, 2014

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    I'm currently learning Italian then I plan on

    learning Portuguese. :) And many, many more!
    linguaphile37 linguaphile37 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 5, 2014

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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 am fluent in English (I live in England)

    and Vietnamese (my mum is from Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam). I am learning Korean outside of school and I learn German at school. I also know a tiny bit of French, Spanish and Chinese and I know basic Thai, as one of my best friends is Thai.
    casio747 casio747 13-15, M 1 Response Aug 27

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    I'm a quint-lingual,

    so far I speak: English Arabic French Italian Spanish I would absolutely love to learn German, Russian, and Sign Language
    yourpetmuzzie yourpetmuzzie 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 15

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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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    I have learned more about words by studying law

    on my own with etymologies and history than I ever could in College.
    Yggdrasilian Yggdrasilian 26-30, M Oct 21, 2014

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    How many languages do you know?

    And how did you practice them?
    alyssaliv alyssaliv 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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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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    In my high school, I take chinese.

    No offense, but I'm kinda glad its not Spanish
    sleepyforever sleepyforever 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 20

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    languages i know English zzz arabic zzz urdu

    zzz hindi zzz sindhi zzz punjabi zzz and music language haha
    deleted deleted 26-30 Feb 23

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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 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 19, 2008

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    I love such a simple words of Wittgenstein "The

    limits of my language mean the limits of my world", and i really feel like this, the only way to make my world bigger and widen horizons and create some space for me to take a deep breath is to improve my language skills. And this is the only way to understand other human being...
    leuconoe leuconoe 31-35, M Jan 21

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    I know some sign language I used to be better.

    I haven't had to use it in like 7 years
    spaz840 spaz840 18-21, M Mar 6

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    I really want to practise my Italian

    and Spanish! If any native speakers want to practise then that'd be awesome :)
    cranberriess cranberriess 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 17, 2014

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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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    "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 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 27, 2008

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    A) The Japanese consume very little fat

    and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. B) On the other hand, the French consume a lot of fat and also suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or Americans. C) The Japanese drink very little red wine and suffer fewer heart attacks than the British or...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I can read and speak Hebrew (I can read more

    than speak), Spanish, French, English
    rosiewillington rosiewillington 18-21, F 1 Response May 21

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    Communication

    Languages are just about the most important aspect of being a human being on this planet.... We are not so much divided by cultures, but divided by languages; communicating the differences comes first....understanding them...before actually seeing them... As such I learned some...
    AmberDuponte AmberDuponte 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 21, 2013

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    I must say that I am

    so lucky to have English as my first language. The words are so confusing- they don't always sound like how they are written. And, the way that words are placed in sentences varies and, with that, the meaning can change completely. Therefore, I am so lucky that I don't have to...
    Affirmation Affirmation 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2014

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