Has anyone tried learning another launguage

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  1. JDMopar

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    I took French in the 11th grade. 17 years later I married the girl who sat behind me in class, and let me cheat off her papers enough to get by with a D- :eek::D. I never could get it, and my Appalachian American accent butchered the hell out of the French language. Instead of "Oui monsieur!", it came out as "Wee mown sewer".


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    • dart4forte

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      When I PCS’d to Berlin in 1979 I had to attend 6 weeks of conversational German. All NCOS AND Officers were required to attend. The Germans looked at us as visitors in their country and would be insulted if we started speaking English. Always asked them in German if they would speak English. It was considered polite by the Germans.
       
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        I took Spanish throughout middle and high school, I earned 18 credits in AP. I was fluent in Spanish and got a minor in it in college, then taught ESL for several years. After 20 years I can still speak, read and write in it, but its gotten harder and harder as I get older and use it less.
        Just wanna say is that if you can speak/understand some Spanish you can get along in Italy as well. Both are romance languages, French is supposedly one, but to me its gobbly-gook lol.
         
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        English
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        Pig Latin
         
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        Yep. Here you go.
         
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        • rumblefish360

          rumblefish360 So close, yet so far away FABO Gold Member

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          Ditto, except I didn’t learn how to get out of jail....
           
        • Valiant63

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          I am wanting to learn some Spanish that I can communicate better with some of my female friends, but it seems that we can communicate well enough for what we do together.
           
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            I have taken Spainish and french conversation in junior high school. I remember " como talle vous"= How are you
             
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            diymirage HP@idle > hondaHP@redline

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            oh now you got this stupid song stuck in my head again...jerk

             
          • Dartnut

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            I love and adore you and want to be with you more and more.
             
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              I'd like to learn sign language
               
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                I use the Duolingo app. Recommended by a European friend. It is free and have relearned some German from my childhood but switched to Norwegian as ancestors did. Have just started. Good luck Rani
                 
              • 44070dart

                44070dart How the hell did I get this old

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                I learned Italian from my grandparents as a kid, and spoke with them and my father. My mother understood enough to know what you were saying, but couldn't speak it. Now I'm older and just about everyone who spoke Italian has passed. I seldom have occasion to speak it other than with a couple cousins, when we are alone, it comes out sometimes. I'm losing the ability to carry on a conversation. Weird thing is because I seldom speak it, I now find myself translating in my head, and that does not make for a fluid conversation. Think I need a few months in Italy :)... I also attend Latin mass so I can recite the prayers in Latin, not speak it. It is also a beautiful language.
                 
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                I shouldn't laugh at it, but....
                I always found it funny that the lip reader from Seinfeld signed the national anthem at the super bowl.
                Just sayin'
                 
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                TERRIBLE !----------------------------------- BUT I LAUGHED ALL THE WAY THRU IT !
                 
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                • Princess Valiant

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                  Starting my third month with babbel and I can say it's a bit different than I expected but I am moving along.

                  I can speak only the basic phrases but im starting to put sentences together slowly. More importantly I'm starting to recognize words and understand French more than ever.
                   
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                    I am bilingual. I speak fluent Redneck, Missouri hillbilly, Ridgerunner, and some Flatlander, also speak Cajun (also known as CoonAss), some NE Yankee, and a little Wisconson, still working in Canute!! I also know most all the bad words in Spanish.
                    Having been raised in SW Ga, I speak most dialects related to Black folk. And I know what words to NOT use too. lol
                     
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                      What woulda made it better is if the Patriots were playing.
                       
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                      • john dodge

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                        U can master any language.....if u master Aussie first...
                        No wuccas
                         
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