Learning Languages than Mother tongue

India
August 30, 2011 3:11am CST
Hi Friends !! Seeing you all after a long time. Hope you all are fine.. Well !! I am more interested in learning Telugu language for a past 10 days. I am very much interested in it. Also i have purchased a Telugu learning book. I am listening Telugu songs now a days a lot. Also i am going to watch Telugu movies in my leisure time by going to theaters which are in Andhra Pradesh state. In my busy atmosphere its quite difficult to watch movies in theaters, But i will spend my time in Government holidays. Also i am not having the patience to watch movies in my Laptop or in TV. I am speaking Telugu now a days even to my Tamil friends.. They helping me to learn the language as well. Do you have interest like learning other languages than mother tongue. Feel free to share with me
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@maximax8 (28560)
• United Kingdom
30 Aug 11
I learned French for five years when I was at secondary school. A couple of years ago I went to a Spanish language class. I was pregnant at that time so that wasn't the right time to do the second level. I am keen on carrying on with learning Spanish that is Latin American Spanish rather than European Spanish. My mother tongue language is English. Good luck with your learning of Telugu.
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• India
31 Aug 11
Thanks for your response. Good to know that you are much interested in learning Spanish. I have noted that many people are much interested in learning other languages than mother tongue.. I am interested in foreign languages also, But it is quite difficult at this time to learn. My best wishes to you
@apsara60 (6612)
• Israel
30 Aug 11
hello Balaji85in, It is good that you have successfully learned a language other than your mother tongue. It all depends on how much interest one has in learning new languages. I too have interest in learning different languages. I want to learn French, but have not stared it yet. I have recently read that if you want your brain to keep working actively and avoid memory loss in old age, then you should keep learning new languages. It keeps your brain active and new cells keep forming inside brain which is good for health.
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• India
31 Aug 11
Hi apsara60. Thanks for your reply. I have not yet learnt fully. I am learning successfully French is also a nice language. I have interest to learn French too. Some of my friends knows French very well and some are learning now. Thanks for the nice information which you came up with this discussion that learning new languages helps us to keep active our brain in our old age
@hora_fugit (5432)
• India
31 Aug 11
Right now I'm trying to learn Spanish and French. Actually I started both of these a long time ago, but had no time to dedicate here. Now-a-days I'm relatively free. A lot of languages are doing round in my home, but I think it's better to stick to what you have already started. Otherwise who knows what I would start speaking in - a cocktail of Spanish, French, Russian, German, Korean, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Bangla and whatnot. Mind you, I'm learning only two of these! Hmm.... English is not my mother tongue, but I assume it doesn't count! Maybe I started learning this language before I could even consider whether to like it or not....
• India
16 Sep 11
Hi hora. Thanks for the response. Even i also had no time to dedicate. My first language is Tamil ( Mother tongue ) 2ND one is English.. But sometimes i feel its difficult to me.. But its not an issue now a days, and going everything good.
@aprilsong (1886)
• China
31 Aug 11
So good to see you have passion in learning. I feel learning another language is full of fun and which can really enrich our life. English is my second language, and through learning it, i have known lots of things and made lots of friends. Without it, i can't raise posts and discussions and communicate with mylot friends. I think to learn a new language it is very important to keep learning every day and don't put it away, because it is not like other things, if you put it down for some days, some words and expressions will be rusty. And having friends who talk such a language is also important, especially when you are learning spoken language.
• India
31 Aug 11
Hi aprilsong. Thanks for your reply. Yes learning other language is really full of fun and also it helps us in many ways. Even my second language is also English like yours.. I am not most familiar with English. But i can understand, read, write, speak as well in English. But still i am learner in my second language. Fortunately, i have Telugu friends who helps me when i am speaking with them. My second language English also being more comfortable now a days while communicating with my online friends.
@HeartROB (434)
• Philippines
31 Aug 11
In my case, there are a lot of languages that i really wanted to learn. I want to become a multi-lingual person. It is fun to learn another languages than our native language. It is fun if you were able to learn it and it is more fun to be able to communicate with the other people of the other part of the world with their native languages. Hope I can learn other language so fast.
• India
31 Aug 11
Thanks for your response. You seems new to myLot. I would like to welcome you . Yes you will become a multi-lingual person as you like. Interest and Involvement makes you to become one in the near soon. So please keep learning daily at-least few words from other languages. It seems like a drop today, But tomorrow its an ocean.. Yes as you correctly said, Also its more fun to be able to communicate with the other people of the other part of the world with their native languages. My best wishes to you