Speak:If you could instantly be fluent in one other language, which would it be?

@brokentia (10396)
United States
November 28, 2006 9:17pm CST
If you could instantly be fluent in one other language, which would it be? I would speak French. Because you can cuss someone out in French and it would still be pretty. I have tried to learn it some...but even the numbers are confusing.
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• United States
29 Nov 06
I would love to speak Italian, because my Grandpa spoke it, and it sounded so nice to me.
• United States
1 Dec 06
Tia, this one is easy for me. I am married to a Dutchman and the only Dutch words I know are the bad ones! Dutch is not an easy language to learn. It all sounds gutteral to me. When my husband is talking to his Dutch friends online, I can understand some of the conversation, but not always and not the entire conversation. This is frustrating to say the least. When our friends came over to visit us from the Netherlands it drove me crazy!!!!! I wanted to scream at them to make them speak English!!!! They did translate sometimes, but it wasn't as often as I would have liked it to be. I am told that if I lived in Holland I would pick up the language quicker because when you hear it all the time you are more apt to pick it up. My husband speaks English, but uses Dutch when he gets angry or can't find the English words. I laugh and swear back at him in Dutch and English.
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
2 Dec 06
LOL That's great that you can swear back at him in his own language. I am sure that it gets your point across. LOL Great answer!
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• United States
2 Jan 07
My grandson now knows when my husband is using the wrong words in Dutch. He says, uh oh, he is saying the "f" words in Dutch.
@kgwat70 (13398)
• United States
29 Nov 06
If I could be fluent in one other language it would be spanish since there are many more spanish speaking people here in the states than there used to be. It would be nice to know and speak in spanish and know what they are saying.
@medooley (1875)
• United States
29 Nov 06
This is a very good point. Can I change my vote? I also would like to be able to speak spanish now, for the same reasons listed above.
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Oh, ok...fine. You can change your vote. But no changing it back. OK? LOL
@theyaume (197)
• Canada
2 Dec 06
Becoming fluent in English would greatly help me to progress i n my career as an engineer. I am a native french (I come from Quebec) and speaking english is almost a necessity nowadays. Also, our school books and articles are most of time written in English.
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
2 Dec 06
It looks like you are doing great to me!!!
@magikrose (5425)
• United States
2 Dec 06
Hmmm this is a hard one for me. I guess I would have to say French because I am part Canadian French. I can only say thank you very much in french and do you speak french? That is all I can say. I would love to learn more.
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
2 Dec 06
ha ha ha ha ha That most of what I know in French too. Although since my child has started taking French, I have learned the aphabet and now to count to twenty. But if I do not keep using it, I am sure that I will brain dump it. LOL
@jewel76 (2305)
• Canada
29 Nov 06
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I'd love to speak Portuguese fluently because my husband is portuguese. I do understand it and speak it a bit, but not enough to strike a whole conversation with my in-laws. Good thing they speak french too, even though it's sometimes hard to understand them
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
29 Nov 06
That would be a great reason! Thanks for sharing!!!!
@soldenski (2504)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I would love to speak Italian, but it would be better to learn Vietnamis because that way I know what the girl's are saying when they are doing my nails
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
29 Nov 06
That's hiliarious!!!
@medooley (1875)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Chinesse... I think with all the chinesse people it would be nice to be able to comunicate with a large portion of them.
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• Canada
20 Jan 07
u mean when they screech at the top of thier lungs it means something?...lol...no thnx
• United States
29 Nov 06
Mine would be French too. I've always wanted to learn it, but never have, so it would be perfect to be able to just fling it out there lol
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@brokentia (10396)
• United States
29 Nov 06
It would probably sound pretty just asking where the bathroom is. ha ha
@patootie (3593)
2 Jan 07
I'd love to be able to speak Spanish ... years ago I used to be able to get by to order food and drink on holiday .. but I had the most awful accent and often said things the wrong way round, much to the amusement of our Spanish hosts ... I have tried learning with those self help tapes and books .. but they always have such daft sentences that I either end up laughing so much I can't learn anything or get bored and start skipping to the next chapter ... then I can't understand what they are on about as I've missed big chunks So Spanish is the language for me ..
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@Idlewild (6105)
• United States
1 Jan 07
For me it would be German, since I've studied it before because I've always wanted to travel to Germany and Austria. But maybe Spanish would be a more practical choice, because the Spanish-speaking population in the U.S. is growing quickly (especially where I live) and it would be a good language to learn for my career.
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@toonatoons (3740)
• Philippines
29 Nov 06
french! gosh, it just sounds so classy!
• United States
2 Jan 07
French hmmmm.... the language or love. My eldest daughter was learning that in school last year. It is such a beautiful language. Mee I do not know probabally dog so that I can figure out what the hell my dog is saying and thinking when he does his weird stuff. But I guess that would not be a language would it so probabally a latin based language so that i could understand many different languages like spanish, latin, portiguies (sp), ect... alot of different people speak a latin language, not to mention there are alot of migrant workers that come up here to work the fields. Bye........
@brokentia (10396)
• United States
2 Jan 07
I don't see why dog would not be considered a language. I didn't state in the discussion it had to be a human language. So I guess that would be thinking outside of the box and I am all for that! But Latin is good too. You make some valid points about Latin. :)
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• United States
2 Jan 07
At times my friend I have my strokes of geneous but they are merely a single stroke work of art!!! Thank you for the reply!!! :-P
@Argonaut (260)
• United States
7 Dec 06
German. I have always thought that German is a very sensuous language. Then Italian. My dad and grandparents spoke Italian.
@Ravenladyj (22992)
• United States
14 Dec 06
Two of my nieces are learning German and my son wants to as well...I'd love to learn Italian I think its so beautiful...spanish as well is a gorgeous language...
• India
20 Jan 07
ya i can speak Hindi(indian language ) fluently and also the english language and my native language is punjabi(indian)
@yuki87 (607)
• Italy
19 Jan 07
Japanese! I'm studying it but it's very difficult. X_X It'd be nice if I could speak it fluently already. :)
@canadabis1 (1955)
• Canada
19 Jan 07
Espanol!....I wanna ablo espanol...I thought it was italian...but I realized I could learn spanish a lil easier...I pick up bits n peices...but alot of them..lol
• United States
19 Jan 07
Spanish, so that I would be able to properly communicate with the new US demographic...
@ambi_ash (51)
• India
11 Jan 07
it would be german for me as the language has always intrigued me in a weird sort of way whenever my brother used to speak it...
@thekiwi (588)
• United States
10 Jan 07
Danish! It would HAVE to be danish! My grandmother was danish, and is till have family members living in denmark! So if i could be fluent in one other language, it would be danish so i could fly over there and live there and communicate with people.