if you speak English,do you still wish to learn any language?

@bombshell (11268)
Germany
March 7, 2009 10:05am CST
so if you speak english do you still wish to learn any language?why and what language would you like?
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46 responses
@alokn99 (5718)
• India
7 Mar 09
We have a lot of local languages in India. I would like to learn atleast how to speak in as many as them. It makes it much easier to communicate that way and get around.
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
7 Mar 09
right...good thinking
@Browisn (782)
• United States
7 Mar 09
Hi Bombshell. Nice to chat with you again. I have always tried to learn Italian and Tagalog since my parents were from Italy and my wife is from the Philippines. But, I am ashamed to say, I have not been very successful in either language. I can understand a lot of Tagalog from listening to my wife over the years but I can not remember enough to speak it fluently at all. I am now meeting many people from Italy on Face Book and I try to use Microsoft Word to translate what they are saying but it is not very successful. Thanks for the discussion. Happy MyLotting....
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
7 Mar 09
hi Browish, welcome back.wellyour experience of listening tagalog i am also the same in german.i understand but i cannot talk in a proper sentence,i can speak but short cut but i am glad they understand me.hubby speak english to me so how can i learn it?well spanish i gues a lot easier compare to german language but dont worry we understand each other very well
@Browisn (782)
• United States
7 Mar 09
Thanks Bombshell, good luck with your German and take care. I think you said it all when you said, "my husband speaks to me in English..." I think it would be much easier to learn the language if we were forced to speak it. Right? lol! Bye....
@royal52gens (5380)
• United States
7 Mar 09
I would like to learn to speak French. I know a little but not much. I also know a little Spanish but not much of that either. I also want to learn sign language. I think it is a very expressive language.
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@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
7 Mar 09
ohhh thats a lot!
@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
7 Mar 09
Yeah I think I speak English very well. Besides this I speak other six languages which are state language of India. But mow I wish to add another to my list and that is Spanish. This is not that much difficult to learn I guess. Could you help me?
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
7 Mar 09
wowhuh! thats a record.spanish?hmmmmm dont speak a lot but in my country hilippines yes our language has mix spanish.
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@krajibg (11942)
• Guwahati, India
8 Mar 09
Ya, But won be Spanish worth it?
@Muelitz (1592)
• Canada
8 Mar 09
I would like to learn French and Spanish. I plan to visit French and Spanish speaking countries and knowing a little about their language will definitely make these trips enjoyable and worthwhile
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
17 Mar 09
agree and good luck
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
7 Mar 09
sort of would like to learn more SPanish. that way I wuoolld kow if daughter in law is talking bad or good about us lolololol
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
17 Mar 09
hehehe i gues spanish is not difficult.
• India
7 Mar 09
I know how to speak english. Definetely. And i also know how to speak hindi( Language spoken in india as i am from india). i can also under and abit of french and german. learnt it in school, never took it seriously, therefore not that good at it. Now i am tking classes for spanish. its really a very pretty language. The language i wanna learn is Japanese. Its so cool. But it is very difficult. I tried to learn it on internet. couldn't understand a single thing, therefore i quit. Can't find a single Japanese teacher around here. if you know about any site that teaches japanese, then please let me know.. Also, does learning so many languages help. i read somewhere that knowing too many languages makes people dumb..
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
7 Mar 09
huh?makes people damn? maybe if she or he is damn maybe makes her/him damn! but it depends i gues.if you speak many languages the world is not enough
@skyblue (1300)
• India
7 Mar 09
I like punjai and marwari language. I am from india.I am a bengaly guy.Some of my friends are punjabi.when they talk each other in their mother toung, i dont understand their language, but i love their language. so i want to learn punjabi and marwari language.
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
7 Mar 09
good luck skyblue
• Philippines
7 Mar 09
Yes, of course. I think it would be fun to learn different languages. Specifically, I would like to learn Spanish, Japanese and French. I dunno. I just like them and in case I have to travel to Spain, Japan or France, at least, I know how to speak their native language and would easily blend in to the crowd
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
7 Mar 09
right learning many languages has big advantage to the travellers
@TnWoman (1896)
• United States
7 Mar 09
hello bombshell if you speak English, do you still wish to learn any language? yes, i would like to learn how to speak Spanish. when i was in high school years ago, i took Spanish one and i do not remember much of what that i had learned in that class these days at all. lol and learning a foriegn language like that would just be lots more knowledge of something different that a person is able to learn. then if i knew how to speak or understand a different language like that, when that i might happen to be out and about travelling somewhere or even shopping or being out in public somewhere, i would be able to pick up on a conversation, which otherwise, i haven't a clue as to what somebody else might be saying in their native language. take care and have a beautiful afternoon.
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
7 Mar 09
TnWoman yes learning many languages is very advantage speacialy if you are a travellers very usefull
@zandi458 (27954)
• Malaysia
7 Mar 09
I am quite a linguist bombshell, Besides my local dialects and our national language I do speak few chinese dialects very well.
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
7 Mar 09
wowww hubby is dreaming that our little girl will speak chinise because china is the future.
@dvrtmcc (176)
• Eritrea
7 Mar 09
I have downloaded audio Chinese learning book. Something about flying and all I have remembered is to how to say hallo-nihao, 1-yi, 3-sun. German is much easier.
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
7 Mar 09
agree german is a lot easier compare to chinise.chinise is difficult to write and difficult to speak.but i am now 9 yrs in germany but dont speak a lot because hubby speak english to me.
@angel2009 (210)
• India
7 Mar 09
Yes I do.. I wish to learn many languages like Spanish, Italian, German, French and Chinese.
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
7 Mar 09
good luck and theres no harm in trying go girl
• Romania
7 Mar 09
It's important to know as many language as possible . The knowledge you know represent you and if you know many language it's nothing bad . The important think is to know english i think almost all the people knows to speak in english , not good , but they understand english . If you are in a new country and you dont know english , what do you do ? You can ask for help , because nobody understand you . As many language you know as much better .
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
7 Mar 09
righti agree with you just like in germany so many dont speak english and that time i dont have a word of german so since we dont understand each other we use signed and it works!hahaha
@riyasam (16582)
• India
7 Mar 09
i donot have any special preferance but since we (myself and hubby) cant speak anything without the kids butting in,i would like to learn a language they donot know.
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
7 Mar 09
ohh riyah! what do you mean buy they dont know hehehe.
@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
7 Mar 09
english is my first language and i also speak spanish. but i would definitely love to learn another language. there's no harm in it, in the long run it could be very beneficial for you!
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
7 Mar 09
good idea hehehe.
@jamsam (70)
• Uruguay
7 Mar 09
Hi, I speak english and i would love to learn french and i love to learn as many languages as i can.
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
7 Mar 09
wow french also dificult good luck
• Malaysia
7 Mar 09
yes i do! i am currently learning how to converse in mandarin
@bombshell (11268)
• Germany
7 Mar 09
mandarin is difficult,in writing and reading right
@chiyosan (29388)
• Philippines
9 Apr 09
i speak english, speak chinese (fookien only) and i would still like to learn nihongo and mandarin. :)
@emilie2300 (1892)
• United States
5 Apr 09
I speak English and I am interested in learning Italian and maybe Spanish.