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redslasher

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Learning other languages
« on: December 17, 2008, 02:43:40 PM »
What do you think about learning other languages rather than the one(s) you already know? What languages are you interested in?

I think it is great to learn another language because you can learn about the culture, people and customs from different parts of the world at the same time.

I already know Spanish, English, and some of Japanese.

Spanish (Español): My first language by heritage.

English: Learned by all over the years of school, not interested at first and unskillful, but right now I like to practice it on chats with some friends and, of course, @ N Masters too  :D

Japanese (Nihongo): I decided to study Japanese because I saw it like a new challenge for me. I realized that it isn't that difficult as I thought when I studied and practice its writing, you just need to dedicate some of your time (which is not always available for me because of my career demands), also it is important to develop an appreciation of this language (like others).
I'm planning to continue learning more Japanese in a future when time won't be an obstacle.

redslasher

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Re: Learning other languages
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2008, 12:01:51 AM »
The same situation when I learned English at school when I was young, although those lessons weren't that good because I ended up knowing almost nothing  :P

About leaning Italian, it's a good language to learn much about since is a more Spanish-like one. I would like to learn more languages, but I think with those three shall be enough for me.

I said the same right thing about Japanese before taking courses. It seems to be difficult the first time one gets used to read, write and speak in Japanese, then when you advance through the course you notice it isn't that hard after all :).
« Last Edit: December 19, 2008, 12:03:40 AM by Redslasher »

redslasher

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Re: Learning other languages
« Reply #2 on: December 19, 2008, 12:35:15 AM »
But honestly, I haven't started any Japanese studies.  What, in you're opinion, would be the best language to start before Japanese?

IMO, the best language to learn or know(in your case) is English because most of foreign words taken and adapted to the Japanese are most likely English ones.

Examples:
Spain - Supein (same pronunciation)
Cheese - Chiizu
Dragon Ball - Doragon Boru

It is even easier to translate something from Eng to Jap or viceversa than from Spanish to Jap or viceversa.

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Re: Learning other languages
« Reply #3 on: December 31, 2008, 08:53:37 PM »
Well i wont die until i learn these lenguajes......
Japanese
French
German
Italian
Chinese
Arab
And i dont know what lenguage speak in india XD but that one to.


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Re: Learning other languages
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2009, 02:41:19 PM »
Well i wont die until i learn these lenguajes......
Japanese
French
German
Italian
Chinese
Arab
And i dont know what lenguage speak in india XD but that one to.

A lot of languages :o
I suppose you're giving more preference for the ones you mentioned first. Japanese as the first one.

IMO, Chinese looks interesting, but it's even more difficult than Japanese.
You might have a hard time learning lots Chinese symbols (known in Japan as Kanjis, in China I don't remember how they're called.)

 



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