Which language would you choose as second language?
November 5, 2008 9:30pm CST
I live in Malaysia and our education system gives us a chance to learn Malay, English and Chinese (Mother tongue). I chose to learn japanese (though I'm still very weak) because it is related to Chinese in many ways and I find it very interesting. What about you? What are your native language(s) and which language would you choose to learn if you have the chance?
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6 Nov 08
I will still choose ENGLISH because it is the language that MOST people use and understand but other than that.. I wish to learn different languages as well... Like last semester... I attended Japanese class and was able to know a lil bit about how to speak Japanese. :)
6 Nov 08
Well...as far as I know Chinese should be more widely spoken globally than English. In fact, it is the MOST WIDELY SPOKEN LANGUAGE till date. Summer Institute of Linguistics(SIL) Ethnologue (1999) estimates that there are about 1,205 million people speaking Chinese and 309.4 million people speaking English (ranked #3, one place before Spanish). Check out this link if you are interested to know more: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ethnologue_list_of_most_spoken_languages By the way, Japanese is really interesting, I've began learning it a year ago. Still enjoying it.
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12 Nov 08
Probably Spanish although I know a lot of it already. I would like to be able to go to Mexico and travel anywhere I would like there. I don't really like to fly so South America is really my only option for foreign travel. My wife keeps pushing to go to Italy some day though. I might do that for her but not looking forward to the flying. But if she wants to go she will have to be the one to learn the language.
13 Dec 08
I dream of going to Italy like your wife. I seldom travel far from home (Malaysia), the furthest I went was merely Singapore when I was still very very young. Rom seems to be a great city to visit, I've seen a lot of it on TV. If I really have the chance to go there, I'll surely learn the local language. It would much less interesting going to a place where you can't communicate well.