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Have You Ever Been Asked.....

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because you study a foriegn language?
"Are you [insert nationality of language your learning]?"

I know it really makes no since...but I constantly am being asked "Are you part Japanese?" because they ask what language I am learning..

I guess they figure only Japanese people learn Japanese?? I really don't get it..but does this happen to anyone else?

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I speak German, French, Korean(my nationality) and English.

Yes, I've been asked if I was part French or part German just because I spoke the language.

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yeah i have... just recently =P my friends asked me what elective i was taking next year and i told them i was going to take Japanese and they asked me if i was Japanese or something. -__-^ i thought they knew me by noww~

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I'm taking French in school. No one's asked me if I'm part French just because I'm taking it. They've only asked "Why are you taking French? Why aren't you taking Spanish like all the other Asians?"

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lol i've only taken Mandarin (College) and Spanish (High School)... and I'm a taiwanese guy... so noone has ever asked me if i'm part hispanic or anything lol -.-

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yeah, they are so stupid.

they ask me "are you spanish?"

like of course not. do i look spanish?

i know i can be spanish but still..

so weird ._.

-Bee.

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Haha. When I took Spanish, no one asked me that.. but they have asked why didn't I go take French or Latin like all of the other nerdy little goody Asians before! :(

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it could be a legitimate question in some cases...even if someone was part chinese/jpnese etc...they might not know how to speak it, and one would perhaps want to get to know their own culture more.. by learning how to speak a language that they are a part of.

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Hha, never!(:

I'm taking French.

And yeah, no one asks.

I don't think anyone asks at my school(x

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No, that never happened to me before.

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When I was taking Spanish I did get asked sometimes if I was part Hispanic or something even though it's a really common language to study in high school in the States, but I've never been asked if I'm part Korean since I started studying Korean. I think because it's more visually obvious, so I've been asked a million times why I'm studying Korean but never if I am Korean.

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Yes. =_= My Spanish teacher (of all people...) asked me because supposedly my first name is Hispanic.

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Ooh... I got that when I started to learn Cantonese... but I am chinese, so I don't know if that counts.

But in my school, everyone is forced to take French and Spanish/German until GCSE year...

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but I've never been asked if I'm part Korean since I started studying Korean. I think because it's more visually obvious, so I've been asked a million times why I'm studying Korean but never if I am Korean.

Same here haha. When I was taking french no one asked if I was part french, because I lived in Ontario [Canada], and it was mandatory to take french until grade 9. So when I took it after grade 9 everyone was like "Why are you still taking french? ew haha".

But for Korean, I definately never have been asked if I'm part Korean haha. They're just like "You're taking Korean? o___0 Why?" Like joogrlpekaun said, visually it's pretty much extremely obvious I am neither Korean, nor Asian at all, sooo never been asked that haha

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I've only gotten that question form FOB students I know :mellow:

I guess it's just out of curiosity.

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LOL. I don't ever get it when i studied French, of course. :unsure: ..

I've gotten it about Korean, but it really makes no sense.. Anyone can take it.

And for Hmong.. well, everyone was Hmong who took it w/ me.. It was pretty obvious. :P

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When I'm in my korean class, people just assume that I'm korean.

When I'm in my chinese class, people just assume that I'm chinese.

No one has asked me, they just assume. :)

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I've taken Spanish and French... but I look Asian.. so no one has ever bothered asking.

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I'm Caucasian, but i'm learning Japanese.

and i still get those occasionally people asking me if i am Japanese T.T

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nop, never happened.

I study french but no one has ever asked me that before, :vicx:

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