Have you ever studied a foreign language?

@annierose (17690)
Philippines
April 14, 2018 9:57pm CST
The foreign language that I am studying now is Korean. I started studying it last year and it has been 6 months I guess that I am learning it. I used apps and books and chats with Koreans to improve my Korean. If I still have time, I also published some Korean words, sentences, phrases, and songs in my blog (Roads and Pages) and I translated it in English. I asked my Korean friends to check if those are correct. I don't know how long will it takes because I can have even a short conversation using a Korean language but I hope at the end of this year, I can achieve my goals in my target foreign language. Have you ever studied a foreign language? What were your strategies?
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@Freelanzer (8287)
• Canada
15 Apr
Studied Spanish and French. I actually went to classes and engaged in conversations with other students.
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@Datecs (108)
• Kenya
15 Apr
I am interested in learn basic french online,
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
15 Apr
@Freelanzer Wow! You are lucky for having an opportunity like that. I wish I could have a real conversation with Koreans too. I plan to visit Korea after I graduated from my studies.
@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
15 Apr
@Datecs I also do my studies of Korean mostly online. Is there a particular site where you study French?
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@youless (90304)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Apr
Here it is necessary to study English. Actually the children start to learn it from kindergarten and they start to learn it officially from primary school. This is why I learn English. Besides, I learned a little bit French but it is not good enough anyway. It is much more difficult than English in my opinion.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
15 Apr
@youless What makes you interested in French? I think it is difficult but many are interested to learn it.
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@youless (90304)
• Guangzhou, China
15 Apr
@annierose I heard French is the most beautiful language
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
15 Apr
@youless Same here. I have heard it too.
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@Jessabuma (13319)
• Baguio, Philippines
15 Apr
Yes, I studied Urdu language before.. but I forgot to speak Urdu language again. It's been a long time.. I focus now on English. I want to improve it more..
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
15 Apr
@Jessabum That is the reality. If we failed to practice the language, then we might forget it. I keep on studying Korean even I am busy. That is the reason, I also included it in my blog to remind myself to push with my Korean study.
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@Jessabuma (13319)
• Baguio, Philippines
15 Apr
@annierose hehehe!!! Yes that's right.. dear friend. I want to study Korean language, so sometimes I watched Korean dramas with English subtitles in Viu app
@Thewings (637)
16 Apr
Great dear urdu is nice language.
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@Tinissome (305)
• Indonesia
15 Apr
I am studying English here in mylot.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
15 Apr
@Tinissome Hi Tinis! So, you are from Indonesia. I was there last year and people there are very hospitable. I agree with you, we can also study English here in Mylot.
• Indonesia
15 Apr
@annierose hi,yes I am from indonesia.nice to hear that.where are you come from? Yes of course
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
15 Apr
@Tinissome I am from Philippines. I wrote in my blog the places where we went when we visited Indonesia. If you are interested you can see the link of my blog on my profile page. I haven't written another article about Semarang but I will soon. Where do you stay in Indonesia?
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@JudyEv (118731)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Apr
I learnt French and German at school and tried to brush up my French on Duolingo. I haven't done anything else to improve my French.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
15 Apr
@JudyEv They said that duolingo is a very good app. Could you speak with other people using French or German only?
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@JudyEv (118731)
• Bunbury, Australia
15 Apr
@annierose I can get along in French but my German is very basic.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
15 Apr
@JudyEv Wow! How did you find studying French? Would you like to study German again?
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• United States
15 Apr
Yes, I took 3 years of Spanish. It was a requirement to take at least 2 years of language to graduate high school but turned out you really didn't have to. Flash cards helped me study.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
15 Apr
@infatuatedbby, I wish I had a Spanish class before. It is such a romantic language.
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• United States
16 Apr
@annierose I do not know much of it though. :) Many say Spanish and Tagalog are familiar.
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@Datecs (108)
• Kenya
16 Apr
@annierose I agree, spanish is so nice, I like listening to Mark Antonio Solis
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@LadyDuck (147357)
• Switzerland
15 Apr
My native language is Italian, I studied English, French and Spanish when I went to school. The best to learn a language is to speak with native speaking, listen to movies and TV shows.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
15 Apr
@LadyDuck Hi Anna! I agree with you. I have been trying to do all those things to improve my Korean. Could you still speak with those foreign languages that you studied?
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@LadyDuck (147357)
• Switzerland
16 Apr
@annierose I lived in France 30 years, French has become my second language, no difference for me to speak French or Italian. I use English every day, we speak Italian here in the south of Switzerland, Spanish is so easy for an Italian, no problem with that language.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
16 Apr
@LadyDuck That is nice. I hope I can live in Korean for many years to be fluent in Korean.
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@Shavkat (56701)
• Philippines
16 Apr
I learned Basic Chinese, Russian and Tajik languages. It is just self-taught.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
16 Apr
@Shavkat That is nice! This is the first time I have heard of Tajik language. What country speaks Tajik language?
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@Shavkat (56701)
• Philippines
16 Apr
@annierose It is one of the countries in Central Asia. The country's name is Tajikistan.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
16 Apr
@Shavkat I see. I get curious now about it.
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@caopaopao (5351)
• China
15 Apr
English is my foreign language. I want to improve my English. This is the reason I come here.lol
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
15 Apr
@caopaopao You are in the right track. Reading and participating here in Mylot can practice your English skills. I also recommend for you to look for sites where you can also meet a language exchange partner. That will be a big help.
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@caopaopao (5351)
• China
15 Apr
@annierose Thanks for your suggestion, dear friend.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
15 Apr
@caopaopao You are welcome! :)
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@sw8sincere (2754)
• Philippines
15 Apr
I have started studying Chinese and Spanish these days.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
15 Apr
@sw8sincere That's nice. I find it hard to study 2 foreign languages at the same time. What is your technique?
• Philippines
15 Apr
@annierose you just got to love what you are doing so you will learn faster than you expect.
@chavezrmc (4087)
• Philippines
15 Apr
I studied Spanish and French, Now i only remember few words. If i have to study again i would love to learn Italian. But when you study you have to use it to practice, otherwise you will soon forget. English will always be in our curriculum.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
15 Apr
@chavezrmc That is true. I don't know how true it is that Korean language will be included in our curriculum. By the way, would you like to travel to places where French and Spanish are used?
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@chavezrmc (4087)
• Philippines
15 Apr
@annierose no, it was part of the curriculum of the course that i studied.
@Icydoll (13162)
• India
15 Apr
No I haven't tried learning foreign language..but I like to
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
15 Apr
@Icydoll I am fascinated with foreign languages since I was a kid. My father sometimes speaks Spanish and when I was a kid, my older brother taught me some chinese words because he planned to go to Taiwan that time.
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• Philippines
15 Apr
I took up Nihonggo and Spanish as required courses in high school. I didn't achieve proficiency level. I'm thinking of studying them again. Just books and the teacher for us. So nice that people can now learn languages w the help of these apps.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
15 Apr
@almostoveryou Hi Connie! We did not have Nihonggo and Spanish when I was in high school . I am very interested in foreign languages. I know a little bit of Spanish but I prioritized to study Korean because of my boyfriend.
@iridion9 (6277)
• Philippines
15 Apr
English is enough for me right now.
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@annierose (17690)
• Philippines
15 Apr
@iridion9 I also study English. I would like to expand my vocabulary and I love reading emails, blogs, and English books to improve my English vocabulary more.
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@Hate2Iron (7663)
• Canada
16 Apr
Studying French and my strategies are flash cards. They are on the table all through breakfast every morning lol!!
@Thewings (637)
16 Apr
I never studied a foreign language but I want to learn franch or Japanese.
@allen0187 (32597)
• Philippines
16 Apr
Tried studying Spanish using DuoLingo. Never got anywhere.