Thursday, April 2, 2015

Question: Can You Speak More Than One Language?

I took two German classes in high school, and I learned some basic Japanese on my own a few years ago. I liked learning German though some of the grammar got too hard for me, at least to be graded on in my senior year. German is a sister-language to English, but Japanese is totally different besides a few words borrowed from English in a post-WWII Japan. I liked the challenge, but I have been a bit lazy recently trying to learn it. I wish I was fluent or even close to fluent in either German or Japanese. Learning a new language is far from easy. 

Can you speak another language, or have knowledge in another?

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Pig Latin

Theresa Mahoney said...

I took a few years in French and am self teaching myself Spanish. I am in no way fluent in either though.

Christine said...

I took some university level French but that was a long time ago.

Maude Lynn said...

A bit of German, a bit of Spanish.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

I speak, read and write Greek.

Mary Kirkland said...

I cannot. I took 3 semesters of Spanish when I was in high school and while I know a few words and phrases, most times I can't understand what someone is trying to say to me. It was hard trying to learn another language.

stephen Hayes said...

I took eight years of Latin, which I wouldn't recommend since no one speaks Latin. I tried in the Vatican, once, and the priests just stared at me.

Holy Ghost Writer said...

I speak a few

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I learn Japanese for 3 years when I was living in NYC, I can read and write but the conversation part just not making great progress as i do not have the environment to practice, my dream is to live in Japan for at least 6 months in the near future, so I could practice. I also speak Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, Teochew, Hokkien, Minnan yu (Taiwanese), Malay, and Bahasa Indonesia besides English, how's that?

Lauren Farrow said...

Watashi wa nihongo o hanashimasu.
I lived in Japan as an exchange student in highschool. I can say a lot of very bad words in Japanese.

Huggybear said...

I did Latin and French at College. Latin is very helpful with English - so many English words have Latin roots.
French - very basic - enough for being a tourist I suppose for information!
My pronunciation is atrocious.
However I can read French and that helps.
And I can say "Ein bier bitte" (??) in German - ha ha - and then danke!
Cheers
Colin (Australia)

Gloria Baker said...

I learned French at school and use a lot in recipes and with some bloggers.
Well and english you know is my second languaje .
I would like learn german!!

Anna-Alina said...

I speak Ukrainian and Russian, also I know English, but itsn't so good.
When I was younger I learned Italian, but probably I already forgot everything, now I learn Swedish sometimes.

DEZMOND said...

I speak about five or six... some excellent, some less so :) But in my country everybody speaks at least two...

bj said...

Only one, for me...and I have a hard time with that one sometimes....:)