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Posted: 2/23/2010 6:18:41 PM EDT
Which foreign languages would you most like to learn?
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:19:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2010 6:19:46 PM EDT by BUCC_Guy]
German for fun.


Arabic for a job.


- BG
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:19:44 PM EDT
Wish I was better at Spanish.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:20:03 PM EDT
Better French.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:20:31 PM EDT
Spanish, French, German and Russian

Should be able to communicate with everyone except Asians and Arabs
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:20:51 PM EDT
Russian and Czech
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:21:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By JohnMikerson:
Spanish, French, German and Russian

Should be able to communicate with everyone except Asians and Arabs

Near everyone who speaks german speaks english so german is pretty useless.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:22:36 PM EDT
Mandarin
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:23:17 PM EDT
I'd add Russian, Arabic and Mandarin Chinese to my English, French, and Spanish.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:23:21 PM EDT
Basque, and the dialect of Spanish spoken around here, i.e Mexican.....
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:24:58 PM EDT
Spanish, Russian, and Chinese. In that order.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:25:18 PM EDT
I speak spanish (learned it at 12 years old while living in PR and DR).
Would like to speak German.

Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:25:42 PM EDT
Around here, Spanish would be the most useful.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:26:09 PM EDT
Spanish or Arabic for a job.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:26:16 PM EDT
Spanish for practicality, Italian for fun.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:26:25 PM EDT
eesti keel
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:26:32 PM EDT
Russian, but I think I will take German classes instead, much easier to learn
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:26:41 PM EDT
I speak Latin in addition to English, (moderately good or bad, depending on subject ) and I am learning Russian, Greek, and Italian
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:27:28 PM EDT
I would like to learn japanese.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:27:30 PM EDT
Korean, most definitely.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:28:17 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2010 6:28:50 PM EDT by myitinaw]
Other than English, I can speak:

Vietnamese
Putonghua
Spanish
Italian


That's enough....




Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:28:28 PM EDT
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:29:56 PM EDT
I would like to learn how to speak woman.

I've never quite been able to comprehend or understand a damn thing they say.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:32:18 PM EDT
Still working on Tagalog.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:32:41 PM EDT
Well,I am half kraut,so I guess german,at least then I could make some sense of that whole ramstien mess.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:39:59 PM EDT
In most U.S. high schools the choices are French, Spanish, Latin and German right?
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:42:13 PM EDT

Originally Posted By femgungirl:
In most U.S. high schools the choices are French, Spanish, Latin and German right?

My high school stopped teaching german due to low enrollment.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:44:21 PM EDT
Thai.

The fiancee got us Rosetta Stone for Christmas. It's fun, but we haven't had a lot of time to work on it yet.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:44:54 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Pangea:
Better French.


Ditto. And maybe learn German too.

LC
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:47:21 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2010 6:49:06 PM EDT by stockshift]
My father speaks English, Mandarin, Taiwanese, Japanese, some German and some Russian.

He grew up during WW2, can you tell? Know your enemy!

English is my first language, and I have poor proficiency in Spanish and Mandarin. I also studied Latin for two years in high school.

I voted Arabic. Same thing about knowing your enemy; it's the same deal but the language has changed.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:47:24 PM EDT
I want to get much better at German and Russian than I was, much less better than I am. I'd also like to learn Finnish, mainly for a lark, and Arabic and/or Farsi for a potential job skill.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:47:30 PM EDT
Originally Posted By arowneragain:
Thai.

The fiancee got us Rosetta Stone for Christmas. It's fun, but we haven't had a lot of time to work on it yet.


Nice!
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:53:00 PM EDT
I've always had a fascination with Russia and Cold War history. I would love to be able to read and speak Russian.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:58:36 PM EDT
Have Russian and Portuguese down. Working on Farsi.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 6:58:58 PM EDT
German
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 7:01:38 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2010 7:08:36 PM EDT by Theoderich]
The only other language I speak (or read) with any real competency is German: More reading than speaking.
I would like to (and am working on) Japanese....although whoever came up with the Kanji can go to hell.


EDIT: Kanji isn't nearly as bad to learn as Arabic script.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 7:01:39 PM EDT
Spanish would be useful, Gaelic would be interesting
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 7:04:19 PM EDT
Originally Posted By RI0T:
I would like to learn how to speak woman.

I've never quite been able to comprehend or understand a damn thing they say.


+1

OP: Russian. Have learner's dictionary and CD-rom just haven't had time to sit and try it. I took German in Highschool, and still talk to a few Austrian friends with it.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 7:05:11 PM EDT
Originally Posted By BUCC_Guy:
German for fun.


Arabic for a job.


- BG


This. Did German in undergrad.
Arabic would be quite useful.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 7:05:26 PM EDT
This is going to sound stupid, but all of them.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 7:05:32 PM EDT
I have bought a couple of books and CD's on how to speak German, and one day
would love to have the Rosetta Stone German language course.

I want to go to Oktoberfest one day and it would be great to be able to ask some fraulein in her native language
"Where is the bathroom......I gotta piss like a racehorse"?



Link Posted: 2/23/2010 7:06:45 PM EDT
I'd like to become more fluent in Spanish and to learn Croatian and Italian.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 7:06:54 PM EDT
Pashtun or Farsi.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 7:06:56 PM EDT
La mia estremità, vorrei rompere l'italiano.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 7:08:09 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/23/2010 7:09:50 PM EDT by Buckeye67]
Irish gaelic and/or Galego would be the top two on my list to learn.

I already speak/read/write russian courtesy of your tax dollars (circa 1986). I'd like to brush up on it a bit better though.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 7:08:21 PM EDT
Welsh. It's the Mandarin of the future.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 7:10:15 PM EDT
French so I could have a chance to join the French Legionaires
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 7:11:58 PM EDT
Better Italian (I speak and understand Tarzan Italian now )
German
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 7:12:08 PM EDT
In reality Spanish would probably be most useful to me.

But I could get a cool job if I spoke fluent Arabic (or Farsi)

I would have to be good enough not to let the "GURGLE GURGLE" affect my translation.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 7:13:22 PM EDT

Originally Posted By DienBienPhu54:
French so I could have a chance to join the French Legionaires

No need. But you WILL learn it during indoctrination. Just do it.
Link Posted: 2/23/2010 7:14:32 PM EDT
Korean
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