Which language should I learn next?

Maori
6
16%
French
8
22%
Italian
5
14%
Japanese
3
8%
Other (what?)
15
41%
 
Total voters : 37

What Language Should I Learn?

Postby scatter on Tue 26/May/09 5:31pm

So I've decided that I need something else to do with my time so I'm looking at evening classes :)

Why a language? I love learning, and I seem to have picked up what I know of other languages fairly quickly

I can understand (if spoken slowly enough) and read French and I managed to get myself in & out of an Italian hospital intact, whilst being mistaken for a Italian-speaking Spaniard :blink: :lol: Perhaps my accent needs some work!

But then I learnt Japanese to 7th Form level. Five years and I still wasn't able to read a newspaper :huh: I've never used it, maybe I should do a refresher?

Or perhaps Maori? It's fun to gobsmack the Mainlanders when I pronouce Maori names correctly as is.......a little white girl yelling at them in Maori might be even more funny :D

Whaddya reckon?
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Re: What Language Should I Learn?

Postby wachtourak on Tue 26/May/09 5:32pm

German. German is the best language for shouting in.
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Re: What Language Should I Learn?

Postby DropKick on Tue 26/May/09 5:33pm

I enjoy using everyday words like "I'm going to the whare paku"

and "Hey babe, wanna show me your whare te tangata"
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Re: What Language Should I Learn?

Postby bigJIMMY on Tue 26/May/09 5:36pm

japanese. i wish i learnt it. it opens up SO many jobs if you are a european that can speak japanese.
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Re: What Language Should I Learn?

Postby chalky on Tue 26/May/09 5:39pm

Maori is very very easy to learn.
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Re: What Language Should I Learn?

Postby E Dogg Capizzle on Tue 26/May/09 5:40pm

What about Swahili?
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Re: What Language Should I Learn?

Postby happybaboon on Tue 26/May/09 5:42pm

I voted Italian 'cos I'd like to live in Italy.
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Re: What Language Should I Learn?

Postby jo on Tue 26/May/09 5:48pm

Whatever it is, make sure you can get exposed to it frequently to stay in touch with it.
I did japanese up to stage 1 uni, french up to intermediate 1 (Alliance Francaise).
Even the japanese (10 years ago) comes back relatively easily, but you need the exposure to keep it up the top of your brain.

Theres a few sites eg french.about.com, which can help you with weekly emails etc.

I just done bought a french CD and book to try and get the french back. I'd like to go to some sort of conversation group. :cool:
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Re: What Language Should I Learn?

Postby scatter on Tue 26/May/09 5:58pm

E Dogg Capizzle wrote:What about Swahili?

Funny :D
I did actually look at a post-doc position in South Africa :blink:

jo wrote:Whatever it is, make sure you can get exposed to it frequently to stay in touch with it.

Ya, if I go with French, I'd definitely join Alliance Francaise. Plus we get a fair few French students through my place of work :thumbsup:

But Japanese......it's all still there, just need to get it going again :huh:
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Re: What Language Should I Learn?

Postby jo on Tue 26/May/09 5:59pm

My japanese normally comes out when I'm trying to think in french. :D

I have a friend who teaches japanese, and even these small communications help remake those connections. :thumbsup:
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Re: What Language Should I Learn?

Postby nagem on Tue 26/May/09 6:08pm

Spanish. It's pretty common. And fairly easy to pick up.
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Re: What Language Should I Learn?

Postby Oli on Tue 26/May/09 6:18pm

ENGLISH, MOTHERFUCKER - DO YOU SPEAK IT? :hmmm:
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Re: What Language Should I Learn?

Postby scatter on Tue 26/May/09 6:20pm

Oli wrote:ENGLISH, MOTHERFUCKER - DO YOU SPEAK IT? :hmmm:

Je ne comprends pas :eh:
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Re: What Language Should I Learn?

Postby Henry Dorset Case on Tue 26/May/09 6:41pm

Oli wrote:ENGLISH, MOTHERFUCKER - DO YOU SPEAK IT? :hmmm:


SAY WHAT AGAIN, I DARE YOU.

DO THEY SPEAK ENGLISH IN WHAT?


I'd go for French, it is ze language of luuuuuurve.
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Re: What Language Should I Learn?

Postby pushbikerider on Tue 26/May/09 6:45pm

Henry Dorset Case wrote:SAY WHAT AGAIN, I DARE YOU.

DO THEY SPEAK ENGLISH IN WHAT?





what?
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