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    I speak japanese and Spanish. But sometimes I jumble words. By speak. I mean 3rd grade level..

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    Quote Originally Posted by driftz240 View Post
    I speak japanese and Spanish. But sometimes I jumble words. By speak. I mean 3rd grade level..
    I had lived in Bulgaria. Went to the Army and was in a room with Native Russian speakers. A had to call the Bulgarian Embassy here in the U.S.. I hadn't spoken Bulgarian in a number of Years, But slang Russian oh yeah...The guy at the Embassy was like I speak Bulgarain and Russian. Please pick just one!!!
    I would have to live in country for a few months to get it back. You know a silent bed parnter is the best way to learn a language!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by finris View Post
    I had lived in Bulgaria. Went to the Army and was in a room with Native Russian speakers. A had to call the Bulgarian Embassy here in the U.S.. I hadn't spoken Bulgarian in a number of Years, But slang Russian oh yeah...The guy at the Embassy was like I speak Bulgarain and Russian. Please pick just one!!!
    I would have to live in country for a few months to get it back. You know a silent bed parnter is the best way to learn a language!!!
    Ah, learning a language with benefits....

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    I learned to speak Russian at home, with some pigeon Turkish. When I went to Vietnam, I learned the language and could hold my own. That was self-defense and it came in handy on a number of occasions. I never could wrap my head around Thai and Chinese. When I married my wife, she taught me Japanese, and a little Korean. We spent some time in Japan, and it was nice to be able to speak the language. Along the way I learned French, German and Portuguese. Computer languages, sign languages, Morse Code, Mathematics. It's all the same . I pick them up equally well. It's how my mind works.

    Which one is best? It depends. If I don't want you to know what I am saying, I have a wide variety to choose from. If I want you to know what I am saying, I have a wide variety to choose from. Languages will definitely keep your mind going. What ever language you choose, DO NOT TRANSLATE. EVER. If you do, you will always think in English, translate to the language and when it comes out, it will sound like a foreigner failing miserably to speak the language, because the syntax will be wrong and the words will not flow. Example: When you look at a glass of water, you say "glass of water". You don't translate it. The thing has words associated with it. That is what you need to be able to do with any language you take on. When speaking Russian, it is cтакан воды... stakan vodi. It would never occur to me to look at it as a glass of water and translate into Russian.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Winni View Post
    Most of the kids these days, need a handle on English, good place to start.
    I LOL'ed a bit but this is on point!

    Well thanks for the reply guys. I'll probably study Hiragana as I loved Japanese and anime!

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    Spanish is my choice but I'm down on the border between Mexico and almost Mexico. If I went for a third it would probably be Ebonics, so I could figure out what was so bad about any lyrics pointed out to me.

    Seriously, we share a continent and are connected to another that speak a dialect of Spanish except for Portugese in Brasil. Just seems like the language to learn.
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    Personally I think Spanish would be the most logical second language. It is the second most spoken language in the world. Mandarin being first and English 3rd.
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    Which country do you think Biden would invite over to take over policing here if he is "selected" to the Whitehouse? That would seem to be the most logical language to learn.

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    Good point Beo Can ease into a new language by trying Jamaican English and add a twist of constant lying.

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    Spanish would definitely then be my second to learn, that's if my brain can still keep up after Hiragana lol

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