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Would you like to speak a foreign language?

Asked at language on January 5, 2009

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“Yes, because I think it’d be cool to go to that country and learn how to talk to people.”

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“Yes, because it would help me in life and it would be interesting.”

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“Yes, because you could go anywhere and if you learned the language, you could talk.”

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“Yes. I think it’d be cool because if I went there, I could speak it.”

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“Yes. If you ever wanted to say something to somebody in that language, they would really know what you’re saying.”

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“Yes, because if I happen to move to a different country, I’d like to know how to speak their language.”

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mom_of_three 9 years ago

I wanted to learn a foreign language in school, but Algebra II was easier for me, so I did that instead.

Maddy Griffin 9 years ago

I'd like to learn French so I could communicate better with 2 granddaughters in France. I took German for 1 year in high school cus I thought it sounded like I was "talking dirty" all the time. Don't remember much but how to count to 10.

classclown 9 years ago

Stick around long enough and English might become the foreign language allowing you to achieve your goal of speaking a foreign language.

Aisling 9 years ago

oh and I also speak Iowegian and sometimes candienne-eh.

Flap Doodle 9 years ago

"Ein beir, bitte. ""Wos ist das Null-Null?" That's about the extent of my German language ability these days.(null-null was a slang term for bathroom)

Jennifer Forth 9 years ago

Stick around long enough and English might become the foreign language allowing you to achieve your goal of speaking a foreign language.-----With lingua francas each lasting a few hundred years, and English only being the latest, I think you might be exaggerating a bit. English is here to stay for a long time. I am fluent in French and recommend a second language for anyone with a sense of adventure. I think I may have to learn Chinese though as my ten-year-old son is showing an interest in martial arts movies (the source of the Slayer's powers!).

Mixolydian 9 years ago

I've been to about 30 countries, and there's really only two phrases to learn before traveling:(1) I'd like a beer(2) Where's is the bathroom.Everything else can be hand gestures.

jonas_opines 9 years ago

Wo de kanfa shi yi xie wiayu xuexi dui ni de shenghuo shuiping you haochu.

John Hamm 9 years ago

Sure wouldn't hurt to learn Spanish or Chinese the way Amerika's headed.

Jennifer Forth 9 years ago

Layogenic: Filipino for someone good-looking from afar but ugly up close - a full-blown Monet in English.

Deja Coffin 9 years ago

I took Spanish for 4 years in high school but still can only have basic Spanish conversations. I would love to be more fluent because I feel like nowadays to live here you gotta learn it. I really want to learn Italian because I think it'd probably make me even hotter when I spoke it. Hopefully I'll take a trip to Italy and have an excuse to learn it.

Kirk Larson 9 years ago

I took Latin in high school and college. It improved my English and made it easier to later learn Swahili. Latin is like that. The rules are so established, it helps you know what you need to learn when picking up a new language. It was also very helpful in biology.

AjiDeGallina 9 years ago

I speak English, Spanish and American Sign Language.It has made my life better in many ways.

tangential_reasoners_anonymous 9 years ago

Though not exactly a foreign language,a friend and I are learning twinspeak.We're teaching each other.

AjiDeGallina 9 years ago

Marion, you are the natural born liar, you have shamed your family name over and over with your anti-semite sentiments and worse, your lies.You have fallen from society and have become nothing more than an example of what happens when your brain rots.

VTHawk 9 years ago


bd 9 years ago

Do we live in ENGLAND??NO, so is english a foriegn language????

ms_canada 9 years ago

I thoroughly enjoyed learning Spanish and Portuguese. And it made travel in Europe much more interesting. Trying to speak in those countries was fun and I found that the people really appreciated the attempt. I even managed a bit of Italian in Italy. I could order a meal and ask directions. And of course for we Canadians the study of French in High School is required if we are taking a University Entrance course.

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