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Are you studying a foreign language these days?

I have worked for a foreign company and there are lots of people who are bilingual or trilingual in my company. Recently, learning foreign languages came to be the fashion. One of my coworkers is learning Korean and french now because she wants to understand K-pop songs and to communicate with her french boyfriend. Whatever the reason may be, I think learning languages is challenging and intriguing. I have a plan to study German or Chinese I heard both of languages are very difficult to learn but i'd like to study hard to master it.



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  • CrunchyrunchyCrunchyrunchy Posts: 642Member

    IDOL

    Spanish currently. Might go to Chinese in the future.
  • xchinkxchink ^~^ canadaPosts: 3,059Member

    IDOL

    actually studying 3 if I count English, since its required.
    I'm Chinese, but i don't know the grammar aspects
    of it; therefore I'm studying mandarin.
    I am also studying Japanese.
    I do agree that they are intriguing or why would I be studying so many.
  • SunniRiseSunniRise Someone... feed me. Baker StreetPosts: 3,300Member

    SUPERSTAR

    Yes I'm studying Bird. Sometimes I'd like to know what they sing about.

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    Jk no I'm studying Korean because I want to move there some day.
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  • HERMITHERMIT Posts: 10,604Friend of Soompi

    EXALTED ONE

    My friend and I are seriously thinking of studying Greek because that seems to be the language that unlocks the key to everything and you become more knowledgeable.
    But right now, we don't know jack and it's mainly because it's all Greek to the both of us.

  • CrunchyrunchyCrunchyrunchy Posts: 642Member

    IDOL

    xchink wrote on 30 January 2012 - 01:35 AM:

    actually studying 3 if I count English, since its required.
    I'm Chinese, but i don't know the grammar aspects
    of it; therefore I'm studying mandarin.
    I am also studying Japanese.
    I do agree that they are intriguing or why would I be studying so many.


    is it true that studying languages sharpens your mind?
  • 2partsvodka2partsvodka NanaXRen Posts: 3,832Friend of Soompi
    studying Japanese, Spanish, Thai, and Korean.

    I want to learn Latin. :D
  • toomanytruckstoomanytrucks NYPosts: 150Member
    I'm studying Russian currently, not easy!!
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  • JustyJusty Posts: 93Member
    edited January 2012
    I'm already bilingual in English and Lao/Thai (If you know to speak one one, you'll to speak the other). I'm currently studying French, because I NEED 2 years of a language to graduate. Anyway, learning a language fascinates me because it's unfamiliar territory. Once you start learning the language, you start absorbing the culture. 

    Studying French has it's uses too, which would be the other reasons why I'm studying it. French is the 2nd most used language in the business world (which will be a field I'll be majoring in), over 50% of English comes from French. If I know my French, it'll help me greatly with SAT and other standardize tests, which use a higher level of vocabulary and most of those words derive from French. 
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  • 58805880 Local Misanthrope CaliforniaPosts: 634Member

    IDOL

    I'm studying Japanese, because the upper management of my work place are all native born Japanese. They understand English fine, but responding is difficult.

    Studying Japanese also reminded me of how poor my reading abilities in Chinese are, so I've also come to start brushing up on that too. You can only imagine the difficulties in learning kanji and hanzi, it's like every word you learn has 3+ pronunciations and meanings :sweatingbullets:
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  • Dara-chanDara-chan Posts: 185Member
    Currently studying Korean :D
  • YooAmieYooAmie Posts: 163Member

    ROOKIE

    Currently studying Korean, might study Japanese after :)
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  • ShrimpKidShrimpKid Posts: 3New Member

    TRAINEE

    edited August 2013
  • nobody knowsnobody knows what I think outof thisworldPosts: 13,094Member

    IDOL

    I already can speak Mandarin, but I'm working on learning how to read and write it right now because I wanna be able to survive in Taiwan without my mom holding my hand lmao OTL
  • xstarBURSTxstarBURST no. somewhere in a box.Posts: 4,726Member

    IDOL

    I was studying german but I stopped since the grammar was too difficult for me and pronounciation of certain words was hard since I have a hearing disability
  • dreamy_rainbowdreamy_rainbow Posts: 3New Member

    TRAINEE

    Not at the moment, But wanted to study: 
    Mandarin 
    Korean
    Japanese 
  • ZenitramZenitram Posts: 3New Member
    I'd like to try and learn another language, but I failed at Spanish so hard in high school that I'm worried about how I'd do. -_-
  • followyourdreams.followyourdreams. Posts: 277Member

    ROOKIE

    I've been studying Japanese for 7 years orz. I wanna learn Korean next.
    are you flying like you want to?

  • Yishi_xYishi_x Posts: 56Member
    edited February 2012
    I learned French and German in school up to GCSE level.

    I'm Mandarin, but my skills are pretty appalling so at the moment, I've started to learn Korean - since it has an alphabet and is phonetic, I'm finding it SO much easier than learning Chinese! T_T
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  • haydefhaydef Posts: 65Member

    ROOKIE

    I'm naturally trilingual. Well, now only bilingual ever since I dropped one a few years ago. I've been studying Japanese for almost 3 years & I'm planning to sit for JLPT this year, if possible. Also, I started to gain interest in Korean language since I visited the country about a year ago. My mum would like me to study Mandarin & I'm also planning to pick up French, German & Spanish.

  • mischiefphomischiefpho Toronto CanadaPosts: 52Member
    Trying to study Korean, and then maybe want to try  to study Dutch so I can talk to my cousin back in Holland
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