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I Want to Learn to Speak Another Language

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    Russian

    I can already speak, read, and write some Russian but want to get much better at it.  I love learning new words in differnt languages.  I casually study german, italian, and some others.  It is great to be able to understand not just what someone is saying but how...
    allofus allofus 46-50, M 4 Responses Apr 21, 2009

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    Fun With Software

    Use the computer translation software in the web page: http://www.appliedlanguage.com/translation_resources/free_translation.aspx? and then put the output in a text to speech software to hear the approximate spoken translation. The following page has that: http://www.oddcast...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 6, 2009

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    I Love My Life!

    I like to study foreign languanges, and one day I would immigrate to the US and start to work in american school!
    sevaoff sevaoff 22-25, M Oct 7, 2013

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    I am going to teach myself some latin

    so I can read and write in that language.
    drew173 drew173 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    JustKeepSpinning JustKeepSpinning 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    I love learning new languages.

    It's so satisfying when you hear or read something from a language that is not yours - and you understand it! Besides my mother language (portuguese), I have fluency in English and I know a bit of Spanish and Italian. I also know some things in Swedish and now I'm having German...
    viktorwolfman viktorwolfman 18-21, M Mar 15

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    Many Tongues.

    I have for some years now wanted to learn how to speak many languages. French, German, Spanish, Japanese and Chinese. When I was in high school, they only offered spanish and I was having a very difficult time in my life were I did nothing in my classes but cry, so was unable to...
    CaraLina CaraLina 18-21, F Oct 10, 2013

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    Amazingly Beautiful!

    Maybe not everyone knows here, that I normally speak Dutch. Well I am Belgian, so...Off course I do.There are 2 other languages spoken here, French and German. I do know some French but don't ask me to speak German, my German is not very good, even though Dutch and German are a...
    kelly1981 kelly1981 31-35, F 3 Responses May 5, 2013

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    Took three years of Spanish

    but French is the new goal.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M May 21

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    It's An Addiction!

    Learning languages has always been my addiction. Maybe it's because I live in a India, a country where more than 1652 languages are spoken. I already speak (aside from English) French, Hindi, Gujarati and Tamil. But that's not nearly enough because I feel like I have to know...
    ahavewala ahavewala 16-17 4 Responses Apr 4, 2011

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    Let's Teach ! (:

    So, I live in Canada and speak English everyday! I learned French in grade school and in grade 9, so I know little bits. I would love to learn more French, or even a different language! (: I am willing to teach anyone English as well (: Or help with anything! Thanks, Ashley (:
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 16-17, F Sep 17, 2013

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    gobbledygook

    monday 12 september 2011 the foreign language bug bit me when I was only nine years old --- the same year the writing poetry bug bit me. and both times it was because of school. that year they made us start taking french lessons from the TV, and the english teacher started making...
    sehnen sehnen 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 12, 2011

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    Speakin' Out

    I have a little book. In this little book I have scribbled down ideas. Ideas for lyrics. Ideas for stories. Ideas for poems. Ideas for big-brag themes. Ideas for fundraisers. Ideas for spirit-building videos. Ideas for gifts. Ideas of places I want to travel to. And ideas of...
    Floydess Floydess 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 14, 2012

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    French.

    My goal in life is to learn to become fluent in French.  I love the language so much.  I'm going to start teaching myself again.
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2009

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    I've always wanted to learn many languages,

    because I love traveling and the pleasure I get from conversing with natives in their tongue. It was all for the pursuit of fun. Now it's personal. I've found out I have relatives in Natchitoches Louisiana, Creoles that speak Creole French, a language that is feared may die...
    Gr8nsaw8S Gr8nsaw8S 22-25, M May 21

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    English As a Foreign Language

    I started to study English a lot of years ago at school. Nearly 5 years ago I studied the language enough to speak and understand foreigners. I love English very much. I think that English words sounds beautiful. I'm excited by the structure of English sentenses. I have no...
    Bianka Bianka 22-25, F 4 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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    I Will, One Day

    I just want to wait until I can afford Rosetta Stone software. I know this guy that has a really difficult time learning just about anything, and he told me that he learned Spanish quickly and easily and was successfully applying the knowledge at his place of employment and had...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 15, 2010

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    New!

    I would love to learn German,it's my next language,i already speak portuguese,obviously i'm portuguese,i speak spanish,french and italian,german it's the next language i want to Learn.
    AnaLopes AnaLopes 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2009

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    I Would...

    ...love to learn how to speak French. Hopefully one day I could be fluent in it and pick up a hot French guy.
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Apr 15, 2010

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    I Want to Learn Japanese Language ^^

    I alredy can speek 4 languages fluently:hungarian,romanian,english and german...but i stiil want to learn japanese because i think that it is interesting ^^
    DeathIsInLove DeathIsInLove 13-15 3 Responses Aug 12, 2009

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    Great Joke

    Someone who speaks two languages is called Bi-lingual. Someone who speaks three languages is called Tri-lingual Someone who speaks more than four is Multi-lingual. So what is someone who only speaks one language called...................... American.   I have been told...
    allofus allofus 46-50, M Apr 21, 2009

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    I Want To Learn Russian

    I already speak English and French.  The next  language I would like to learn is Russian.  I must say that I am feeling a little intimidated by the idea of having to learn the Cyrillic alphabet and a new language at the same time.   Since combined events of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 6, 2010

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    Other Languages

    English and Spanish are both languages I can write and speak well. I can read somethings in Portuguese since it is very similar to the Spanish language.  Italian is very similar too, so various of the phrases, songs and words I can understand, but I need more...
    BellaFairy BellaFairy 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 26, 2010

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    My Favorite Country

    My favorite country is Italy! I love everything about it. The geography, the language, the people, the food, the architecture, and the history. I want to get a job there and live there for maybe 5 years after college! It'll be so awesome! Whats your favorite country?
    thesewalls thesewalls 13-15, F Nov 23, 2012

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    I'm Chilean :) I want to learn another

    language preffer Italian, Japanese, Portuguese. I'm a 18 years old chilean boy sorry for the age but I don't know to change the age here in EP. I can speak Spanish and English of course, I talk now :3 I'm friendly and romantic because I'm a composer singer. If any can teach me...
    ComposerAngel ComposerAngel 16-17, M 2 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    Languages To Learn

    At the moment I’m, fluent in two languages Spanish and English and can understand some Japanese. However I would very much love to learn other languages, like French, Italian, and Chinese for example. I’ve always been fascinated by the way we humans express ourselves. I think...
    AncientWizard AncientWizard 26-30, M Nov 6, 2011

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    I'd love it if one day technology existed to

    "download" new languages into your brain like a computer hard drive. lol That would be awesome. The languages I most want to learn are Spanish & Japanese. Spanish, for the practicality. English is the most prevalent language in the US, but Spanish is the second most. Japanese...
    OldSoul246 OldSoul246 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    I have spoken in the language

    that I understand. And the world has answered my call with magnitudes of inspiration. I love the world, it's potential to feel good, it's creativity, it's care. I have single handedly changed the world. Not alone by means of being completely single headed about it, but alone in...
    SammyJD11 SammyJD11 31-35, M Jan 26

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    Exploring My Potentialities

    I've been learning Mandarin for about a month. Now I can say some basic greeting words. Chinese Pinyin (pronunciation) is not very hard. The most difficult part is how to write Chinese characters in a correct way. They are too complicated. It takes me a long...
    SomewhereTomorrow SomewhereTomorrow 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    I Want To Learn Japanese!

    This is one of the major languages that I really would like to speak. However, I only know very little. I will try to learn it later on in my life.
    RageItoh1820 RageItoh1820 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2011

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    Started To Learn Mandarin Chinese

    Well, I'm 19 years old girl. Speak three languages, Tigrinia my own country's language, Arabic and English. I've already started learning Mandarin Chinese and let me say at first it was so hard just because I made it hard to myself but now I've started making schedules for my...
    sukifu0 sukifu0 18-21, F Oct 14, 2011

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    Learn New Things

    I've learned English, its not my native language, I've learn chinese a bit, since my boyfriend half chinese, I've learn arabic a bit since my grand father has it blood, want to learn japanese, spanish, and french if I'm lucky..
    jadebite jadebite 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 2010

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    I Became A Fluent Speaker Of Seven (7) Languages!

    Contrary to popular belief, learning a foreign language is not all that difficult! It all has to do with ATTITUDE rather than APTITUDE! I wanted to learn to speak multiple languages fluently, because I truly believe that TRUE personal freedom and power lie in one's ability to...
    rdemeij rdemeij 36-40, M Jul 4, 2013

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    I can speak two languages

    rather fluently, one of them being the English language. And a bit of my native language. I'd like to learn how to speak French, German, Mandarin, Korean, Swedish... :) i find these languages very lovely to speak in. I know a bit of Mandarin and Korean. To know how to speak the...
    littlemisslight littlemisslight 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2013

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    I know 6 languages, Chinese,

    English, Cantonese, Hakka, Malay, a little Korean :)
    jillowfifi jillowfifi 16-17, F Jan 28

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    Bulgarian

    for most of my life ive been interested in other world cultures and languages , i just wish that i had more discipline to sit down and learn fluently how to speak one, my boyfriend and i have been together for bout 5 months and he tells me he really loves it when i say things in...
    Kiundrammhmm Kiundrammhmm 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2012

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    Other Languages

    I would love to be able to speak other languages. I would love to be able to speak a lot of different languages so when I travel I'll be able to understand and be able to speak to people in other countries who don't speak English.
    kes36 kes36 22-25, F Nov 13, 2012

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    Annyeong Haseyo!

    I would like to learn Korean. I decided recently to learn what I can each day little by little from the internet. I would like Rosetta Stone or to take classes, and perhaps I would learn faster that way, but I am tired of waiting until I can afford them. I can learn at least...
    NoxNata NoxNata 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2012

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    I've been learning French

    for 3 years now, I started out taking it just to get done with foreign language credits I need to graduate with an Academic Honors Diploma at my school. I don't like French anymore, mostly because the French make everything difficult when it comes to language. It has however got...
    AngelNamedEden AngelNamedEden 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 4

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    More, More, More!

    I studied French for four years in high school and can still read it fairly well, but I had no one to practice with in speaking it.  I picked up a little bit of Mandarin while helping some Chinese ladies work on their English and I would love to increase that knowledge.  I've...
    CRGenes CRGenes 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 12, 2011

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    My main languages growing up were English

    and French, because I had a American mother and spent all except 3 years in French speaking territory(Quebec and France). My father was a Moroccan Jew who also taught my siblings and myself how to speak Arabic though not to read or write it. This left him with no language to...
    BlackMoroccan BlackMoroccan 22-25, M Jun 22

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    Related Experiences

    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 5 days ago

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    I would learn all the languages from all over the world if i could lol I can speak hebrew arabic n english a bit spanish Russian n Korean :3 ,yep i guess its a gift or somethin xD...
    Minju96 Minju96 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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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 2 days 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 5 days ago

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    I would love to learn as many language as I can. I love learning new languages
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Aug 20

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    Just started learning Romanian. It's quite nice sounding and I have always wanted to learn a second language thoroughly:) wish me luck
    bigbrownbastard bigbrownbastard 18-21, M Sep 10

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    I have 4 but I still want to get another one. Just one. But mom will get mad. :(
    DreamerX01 DreamerX01 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I just got a new book called "fluent forever" by Gabriel Wyner. The book is supposed to help me( or anyone else who reads the book) get the proper skills to learn a language. With...
    Mathenderson Mathenderson 18-21, M 3 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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    I can speak Russian, it's not great anymore but oh well. I'm learning French and i want to learn German and Japanese too ^~^
    SilenceInBlackAndWhite SilenceInBlackAndWhite 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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