By Ric Angelo
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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• United States
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.
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)
• Delhi, India
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.
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.
• Bosnia And Herzegovina
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
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
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.