What language do you wish you speak?

Philippines
May 10, 2009 10:05am CST
Imagine that you've been given a chance to choose your own lingo. What would it be? Would you speak the romantic French? Or maybe the fast and inrticate Mandarin? Would you rather speak the simple and expressive Filipino or the cute and modest Nihongo (Japanese)instead? Take your pick or add your own. It wouldn't hurt. Who knows, maybe someday, or as early as today, you can!
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8 responses
• United States
10 May 09
I've always been fascinated by Japanese. I'm a gamer, and I remember I played a demo for Megaman X7, and it was the first time I ever heard Japanese. Eventually I started taking Japanese courses. However, I don't have access to those courses anymore. It's sad, because Japanese is such a wonderful language, but not enough people want to learn it.
• Philippines
10 May 09
oh..well, I do like to learn Japanese too... hontoni, hontoni, tomadachi! I learned to like Japanese through animes...and some of the words I knew came from it too. I do not have any formal lessons, though.
• Philippines
10 May 09
I wish to be able to speak a lot of languages some of which are French, Spanish, Mandarin, German, and Gaelic. I'm doing it one language at a time. I used to study French with a French teacher, but I found it too fast for me. My tongue was literally in a knot. lol! I've found a great website that can teach you any language you want it's http://www.livemocha.com I'm currently studying Spanish since most of my relatives on my mother's side are all of Spanish descent and therefore talks in Spanish. If you join, maybe you can look me up :) my username there is foxgloves88. Although you must also keep in mind that in order for you to learn the language you wish to speak, you have to try to speak the language everyday. It's better if you find a friend online who is fluent in the language you're learning and talk with them (through skype probably) for at least 15 to 30 mins. you can talk about anything under the sun. You can also get an e-pal from a certain country to help you out.
• Philippines
10 May 09
thanks for your wonderful advice. :D
@nashlix (186)
• Singapore
10 May 09
i am from singapore and i speak english, mandarin, my dialect Hokkien and cantonese. i cant choose my lingo but i can choose which i would love to learn haha. i would definitely love to be able to speak spanish as i have just watched spanglish and french is definitely nice too. the idea of it is just good haha. i am planning to learn the malay language too as it is a common language here in singapore too. so i guess... i am not realy giving you an answer but i guess another language wouldn't kill!!! :)
• Philippines
10 May 09
that's nice that you know so many language...:D and aspiring to know more is nicer!
• United States
10 Jun 09
For awhile, I really wanted to learn Japanese. My high school offered it, but only for two years so I only had time to get some conversational stuff down and two of the written languages. It's a fun language though. What I really, really want to learn now is Gaelic! My great grandparents were from Galway, Ireland. The way the language is written is so neat, and it's a pretty language to hear too (especially in the incredibly sexy Irish brogue, haha).
@felelis (96)
• Thailand
1 Jun 09
Japanese and German! I'm impress with Japanese since my favorite music band is Japanese. And I really like to watch Japanese animation and reading comics. So I thought it would be great if someday I could understand more about what the song said and wish that someday I could live in Japan. For German, I think it's perfect country to go for study science and technology. In my opinion. I thought they are so good at that. Another language is Elven language from The Lord Of The Rings, Sindarin and Quenya. But because it's JRR Tokien who made this language up by himself. It's really hard to find the place to study. Some said that this two is even harder than English, but still I want to. It's very interesting for me.
• Malaysia
12 May 09
i wish i know how to speak mandarin. i quite like to watch mandarin series and listen to some songs although i dont know the language
@youless (93703)
• Guangzhou, China
11 May 09
I wish I could say French. Because there are some countries use French and it seems it's an elegant language. Besides, English and French are somewhat similar. So perhaps it's better to learn it. I love China
@SuzyLong (775)
10 May 09
I'd love to learn Finnish, it's such a complicated language that it would be great to master it.