Languages...

@MrDenata (2916)
Indonesia
September 22, 2022 3:09am CST
Hola Mylot, its me again, how are you? Its 2:43 PM here and the weather is really good. Last night, we got heavy rain, and i got 7 hours of sleep. I told you before that last week i got a day off and spend whole day with my daughter. And i got interesting feedback that everyone here love to learn new languages. I'm from Indonesia and i can speak 4 languages (Minang, Indonesian, English and Malay) and i can understand 2 other local languages (Sundanese and Javanese). To be honest, i still have Korean, Chinese, Spanish and Japanese on the list but i dont have time to learn about it, yet FYI, Indonesian people at least mastering 2 languages (their local language and National Language/Indonesian). At early age, i used to speak in Minang language and Indonesian without trying so hard to learn, because my parents speak with both language and i'm learning English since 12 years old (Junior High School). After graduate from College, I Moved to Bandung, West Java to persue another dream and in this city i learned Sundanese and Javanese. I met some Sundanese and Javanese friends and i asked them to teach me their language. I lived in Bandung for 6,5 years before moved to Jakarta. In Jakarta i try to improve my English skill (again and again) because my job require that. Now, i'm back to my hometown and trying to learn English (again) with all of you in mylot. How about you guys? How many language do you speak? Or what others languages do you wanna learn? Have a great day guys
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• Surabaya, Indonesia
22 Sep
Hey, I'm Indonesian too. ??
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
22 Sep
Hello fellow Indonesian have a great day
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• Surabaya, Indonesia
22 Sep
@ianslash I'm so tired today. How are you?
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• Indonesia
22 Sep
hey how are you brother ??
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@DaddyEvil (95655)
• United States
22 Sep
Most people in the US only know English... and some of them don't even know English very well... I learned French when I was in high school and used it for a few years when I worked at a motel, talking with French Canadians when they were on vacation in the US. But, I haven't used it very much for a lot of years so have forgotten most of it. *shrug* I know a little bit of Spanish, a little bit of Chinese and a little bit of Japanese. I only know those little bits because friends speak those languages and I picked up some from them.
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@DaddyEvil (95655)
• United States
22 Sep
@MrDenata I've never heard of that movie. So you cheated to learn those languages.
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
22 Sep
@DaddyEvil cheated? How come? Learning new languages cant be cheated, right. You have to understand it
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
22 Sep
Yeahhh, French is on my list too, i watched "Emily In Paris" on Netflix and really want to learn France after that but i know, its hard tho Indonesian, Minang and Malay are so similar some words, so i can understand 3 of them. My wife is Sundanese so when we were in her hometown we speak her language but if i'm not understand how to say some words i will use Indonesian (Thank God, we have national language)
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@sjvg1976 (37814)
• Delhi, India
22 Sep
I know only two languages Hindi and English. Though there are several regional languages spoken in the country I don't know anyone of them. Isn't it strange? I always wanted to learn foreign languages like French, German, Spanish, and Japanese. I wanted to be an "interpreter" as I know it's a good and easy job. We have people here in the office who knows to speak in Japanese and when Japanese delegates come they are asked to interact with them and are paid incentives for it.
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@sjvg1976 (37814)
• Delhi, India
22 Sep
@MrDenata that's true, don't people get confused when they know so many languages?
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
22 Sep
Yeah, i know some Japanese Interpreter who got paid really good In Jakarta. Its really nice knowing so many languages, Sanjeev
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
22 Sep
@sjvg1976 sometimes, when i have to speak another language, i have to be silent for a while and after that i will speak another language.
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@LadyDuck (409282)
• Switzerland
22 Sep
I am Italian, my native language is Italian, I speak French, English, Spanish, a bit of Portuguese and German and Italian of course.
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@LadyDuck (409282)
• Switzerland
22 Sep
@MrDenata I went to the language school when I was young, then I lived many years in France, so French is the language I speak better after Italian.
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
22 Sep
French, oh i wish i could speak French and Spanish too. How you learn that languages, Anna?
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
22 Sep
@LadyDuck i see, no wonder, now youre in Switzerland, which language that you speak there, Anna?
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@Neil43 (1651)
24 Sep
I have an Indonesian friend and colleagues.
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
25 Sep
And you can speak Indonesian, Neil?
@ianslash (51)
• Indonesia
22 Sep
your languange skill is very impressive brother....kumaha? damang ??
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
22 Sep
@ianslash same here, lets learn together, the more the merrier (ceunah kitu kang)
@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
22 Sep
Sae kang, since we must write in English here, glad to know another fellow Indonesian here.
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• Indonesia
22 Sep
@MrDenata i'm glad to meet another indonesian here too....nice to meet you...sorry that my english is not that good..(still trying to learn)
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@snowy22315 (143474)
• United States
22 Sep
I don't speak any other language, but I understand some Spanish, and a little bit of French. You know a lot of languages.
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
22 Sep
Yes, i love learning new languages, maybe because i used to speak in many languages then, i want to learn more but these days i dont have time to do that, yet. Thank you for sharing
@RebeccasFarm (74147)
• United States
29 Sep
Hola, I only know English fluently, but I know some Irish and Sicilian language from my people.
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
29 Sep
Becccc, where have you been? I miss youuuu
@jstory07 (124866)
• Roseburg, Oregon
23 Sep
I am happy just knowing English and no other language. That is great that you have a big interest in other languages. Good luck on learning more.
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
23 Sep
Thank you, Judy
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@MALUSE (69169)
• Germany
22 Sep
My native language is German. The foreign languages I know are English, Italian and Russian.
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
22 Sep
Great, Italian and Russian, which ones is the hardest to learn?
@MALUSE (69169)
• Germany
22 Sep
@MrDenata At the beginning, Russian is a bit tricky, because it uses the cyrillic alphabet. But after a while this is no problem any more.
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
22 Sep
@MALUSE i cant read cyrillic alphabet, i wish i could
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@sol_cee (32769)
• Philippines
22 Sep
I speak fluent trucker with a sailor dialect and construction worker accent when I’m angry
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
22 Sep
You did? I can imagine that, i dont wanna make you mad at me here
@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Sep
I speak English, Spanish, French a little Tagalog, Tausug, Muslim language, Waray, Bisaya. I could understand Mandarin and Nepongo. Watachiwa anatuwa I se mas. Sulah!
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@cacay1 (75537)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
23 Sep
@MrDenata yes hehe they have their own language.
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
23 Sep
@cacay1 i see, you really good at languages. Bravoooo
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
23 Sep
Wait, muslim language? I never heard that? You mean arabic?
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@magallon (18848)
• Philippines
22 Sep
That is so nice speaking different languages. Here in the Philippines we actually have 3 languages, one is English, next is Filipino and then we have our native dialect. Our native or local dialect depends on the Province or hometown where we came from. We can also learn other languages if we take it from school or universities.
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
22 Sep
Yes, thats so nice knowing different languages, In Indonesia we have so many Languages (more than 700 languages). I'm really excited knowing others languages but i dont make time for that, yet
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• Bosnia And Herzegovina
22 Sep
that's interesting. are these languages similar? i like languages too haha Bosnian, Croatian and Serbian and very similar (basically the same) except for few words and accent. oh and the writing - Cyrillic script is used in Serbia, but luckily we learn both Cyrillic and Latin and i can read it. i started learing English when i was a child and then also in school - so i speak English and i'm trying to improve it. except that, we also learn German in our schools so i can speak and understand some of it too. i took Turkish classes, but honestly i don't remember much of that language. but i think it's nice and i'd like to remember more of it. i also had Italian in school and i want to learn it because it's simple, i only remember few words and phrases. i was learning Russian during last summer...or summer before that one and it was easy because it had some similar words to my native language, but it was also difficult because of its grammar. i can read Arabic, but i don't speak it. and i remember some of Hiragana when i wanted to learn Japanese (i remember only phrases i hear in anime haha). wow, oversharing again
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
22 Sep
Minang, Indonesian and Malay have similarity in some words, but some others not. I can read Arabic too (i'm moslem so i have to able to read quran (in Arabic) but i cant understand all words in Arabic just some words. No, youre not oversharing, i like reading yours, because i love learning new languages too. Its glad to know i have friends in this. Thank you for Sharing
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• Bosnia And Herzegovina
23 Sep
@MrDenata good luck with your learning. are you using any apps for it?
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@MrDenata (2916)
• Indonesia
23 Sep
@aureategloom just learning by youtube video
@jobelbojel (32596)
• Philippines
27 Sep
You speak more languages that local and national. I know a bit of Indonesian words Nasi = rice; in local language Kapampangan they call rice as nasi Nasi Goreng = fried rice Aku = me; in Filipino we say Ako Kami = We; in Filipino we say Kami Empat = Four; we say Apat in Filipino Otak = Brain; say Utak in Filipino Bayar = Pay; in my native language (Pangasinan), we say Bayar as well And the list goes on I believe we are long lost brothers the Filipino and Indonesian.