I'm Beginning To Understand Croatian!

Canada
November 30, 2010 1:54am CST
I have always really enjoyed Croatian music, and evidently, I'm listening to so much of it, that I'm starting to pick up words here and there! It's wonderful. I was listening to some of my favourite songs tonight, and I realized that every day I'm understanding more and more of it. For those who know Croatian/Serbian, how easy is the language to pick up? For others, what language are you learning, and are you suddenly understanding words that you didn't understand yesterday? :)
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• United States
29 Dec 10
That's great! I'm learning to speak Hebrew. I don't understand much of what I'm reading, and I can't understand a bit without the transliteration. However, my pronunciation is getting better (I think). I'm also beginning to refresh my Spanish a tiny bit, since I'm now in an area where there is more reason to do so. I am hopelessly rusty, though; plus, I never did learn much in the first place.
@Hatley (164670)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Dec 10
hi danishcanadian I live in the US but here in G old crest most all of the staff and caregivers are Mexican so I have picked up on so many words that I had forgotten from my college Spanish course.The residents in the table behind ours in the dining room speak both English and Spanish so am picking up things like good morning, good after noon and other tibits. this brings back a lot of what I had learned years back.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
1 Dec 10
That's great! I'm studying Spanish. When I used to work at the market, I learned a lot of Spanish from my friends and co-workers from Mexico. But when I went to college to study it after, it got confusing! It's sometimes better to pick up words instead of getting the technicalities. My goal for 2011 is to learn Arabic.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
1 Dec 10
German....I am going...not next year but the year after. My daughter lives there now. I do understand alot of it as my mom's parents came from Germany and still talked alot in German....so since I was very little I have been around it....when I went to the Netherlands I learned some Dutch..it was pretty easy to pick up as German and Dutch are very similar...so wish me luck. I would love to be fluent when I go!
@piya84 (2591)
• India
30 Nov 10
I live far away in India.I have came across very few Croatian people and that too online only so haven't got much chance to learn language.There was this girl on another forum who has married to Croatian person and was learning language because of it.She has translated few words in to English form Croatian language.I tried to remember but looks like i forgot.Need to go back and read those words once again. I love to learn new things and i myself know three languages fluently and other little bit.English and Hindi are common languages in India so i know them and Marathi is my mother tongue.I am learning Nepali languages by seeing Nepali channel.I have learn few words and loving it.
• United States
30 Nov 10
That's fantastic! I think it is time fir you to get Rosetta Stone Croatian! The one language that i can understand More than speak or even write is Spanish, Mexican Spanish.I found the Spanish channel on my cable and I would see the soaps. After a while I picked up enough to follow the storyline. So now I can understand Some spoken Spanish.
@hseno1 (1)
• Germany
30 Nov 10
Hi, it is very interesting that you are starting to understand some croatian words by listening croatian music. I'm bosnian and could speak croatian because our languages are very similar, and I can tell you that croatian is very difficult for english speakers but is not impossible to learn. I learn english as my first language is bosnian, and as you could see now a can understand your comment and could replay on it, maybe with mistakes but I hope you could understand my comment. I'm learning arabic as well and it is very difficult language but if you persistent enough you can learn anything you want
• Australia
30 Nov 10
I am working as a waitress in an Italian restaurant & my boss is Sicilian & when he has Italian friends or relatives in the shop, I hear him speak Itlalian & because I learned Spanish in primary/elementary school, I an kinda unerstand what he is saying as both languages are similar but I am starting to pick up on the Italian words that I didn't understand previously. In high school & university, I studied Japanese & my high school best friend is Japanese so when we were on lunch, I would pick up more Japanese words as well as the slang from being with the Japanese girls.
@mustread (225)
• Bulgaria
30 Nov 10
Try other Balkan languages - like Bulgarian, Romanian or Macedonian . It's a great thing you want to learn more and more . Serbian/Croatian is quite hard for English people I think and you might have to take some lessons to learn it ,but if you really want I am sure you will succeed .If you learn Serbian you will have no trouble understanding other Balkan languages , because they all are alike.