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Old September 4th, 2009, 8:16 pm
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Re: If you could learn another language, which would it be?

I just realised a couple of days ago how awesome Hungarian sounds. I would love to learn Hungarian, but my interest for northern Germanic languages expressed above is still strong.

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Old September 4th, 2009, 8:20 pm
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Romanian. It's a really beautiful language, one I tried to learn a while ago but after slacking off for too long, it's hard to pick it up again!


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Old September 4th, 2009, 8:31 pm
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German, I'd love to be able to speak it. It's my favourite language.


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Old September 4th, 2009, 8:56 pm
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Romanian. It's a really beautiful language, one I tried to learn a while ago but after slacking off for too long, it's hard to pick it up again!
It's such a compliment for me to see my native language mentioned on this thread . I wasn't expecting to.


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Old September 4th, 2009, 10:12 pm
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Um maybe Chinese ... Chinese just sounds awesome and maybe Arabic, I know abit but I would love to speak it fluently


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Old September 4th, 2009, 10:41 pm
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I'd like to learn French, I know a little already but I would like to be able to speak it fluently.


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Old September 5th, 2009, 2:45 pm
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It's such a compliment for me to see my native language mentioned on this thread . I wasn't expecting to.
YAY! I didn't expect to find a Romanian person here!

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Old September 8th, 2009, 8:21 pm
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Re: If you could learn another language, which would it be?

I already know a bit of German... but I would love to become fluent in it. I would also like to learn Arabic (It just looks so cool!) and I love listening to French so I wouldn't mind learning that aswell.


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Old September 10th, 2009, 1:27 am
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I would like to learn Spanish, or Arabic. I know how to count in Arabic fairly well.


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Old September 11th, 2009, 5:52 pm
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My first language is Portuguese(Brazilian) and I already know English, Spanish and I'm learning French, but I would also love to learn Japanese.


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Old September 11th, 2009, 11:39 pm
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I wouldn't turn down the opportunity to learn any language. At the top of my list are Thai, Arabic, and French.


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Old September 13th, 2009, 2:52 am
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My first language is Portuguese(Brazilian) and I already know English, Spanish and I'm learning French, but I would also love to learn Japanese.
Well, you've earned my respect. How could you learn that many languages? I know that the languages you listed are all similar to each other but that is an amazing accomplishment...

I find it difficult to learn any languages, English comes naturally but other languages are difficult. Maybe I should try to learn something like Spanish, it would be much easier than Arabic.


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Old September 19th, 2009, 8:42 pm
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I just realised a couple of days ago how awesome Hungarian sounds.
It sounds really good. It's got character, for sure. I can only swear in Hungarian though, so i'm not going to share the little knowledge i have.

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I wouldn't turn down the opportunity to learn any language. At the top of my list are Thai, Arabic, and French.
Used to share a house with a Thai girl and she was on the phone with her mum or bf every night for hours - tried to learn a bit but again i'm really rubbish at it - can only say "hello".


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Re: If you could learn another language, which would it be?

I would love to learn Swedish and/or Norwegian... does anybody know if they're at all similar? I'm going to go around Scandinavia next year so should learn a few phrases at least.

I'm also planning on learning Japanese over my Summer holidays


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@Hysteria: yes, they are similar! Faroese, Norwegian, Swedish Icelandic and Danish are related languages, Northern Germanic Scandinavian languages. I once heard some girls talking to each other and since I speak some Icelandic I realised that they were speaking a Scandinavian language and I asked them whether it was Norwegian or Swedish and they were really amazed: One was speaking Swedish, her friend was speaking Norwegian and they could understand each other!

Finnish is the odd one out in Scandinavia, that language bears no resemblance to the others at all.


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Old September 22nd, 2009, 9:19 am
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^ Oh wow that's great! Danish was my first language but unfortunately I've forgotten a lot, but I'm hoping some will come back when I start learning again. If they're all related would there be one that's more useful to learn than the others? Or easier to start with?


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Old September 22nd, 2009, 10:40 am
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I've just gotten back into teaching myself Irish, more for personal enjoyment than anything else. I used to know a little bit of German but I've forgotten most of it.


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Old September 22nd, 2009, 12:20 pm
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@Hysteria: As far as I know Swedish is relatively easy, but the others should not be much harder. Icelandic and Faroese are supposed to be the most difficult ones as they are so ancient, being isolated from the others, they have maintained old grammatical structures that they others have dropped. Do you speak any German? Being a linguist and speaking soem Icelandic and German (I am German) I can undertstand written Swedish reasonably well. But if you have spoken Danish beforehand I think you should go for that one. It's probably the most useful Scandinavian langue, not sure if any of them are useful, they all speak English!


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Old September 22nd, 2009, 2:43 pm
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Thanks for your help Titania I understand a bit of German but cant speak it very well. I think I'll give Danish a try. If all else fails my father can help.


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Old September 22nd, 2009, 3:06 pm
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@Hysteria: Let me know how you get on. Do you live in a big city? Here in London there is a big Danish church and people don't just go there because of religious reasons, but it is also a place to socialise, there is a cafe attached and a library and they organise various events. If you have such an expat community where you are you might want to give that a try.


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