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Poll: Languages

I'm a little bored and Irene's post got me thinking.-How many of you speak another language? And if so, which ones?-If you don't speak another language what would you learn if you could?

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Re: Poll: Languages

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    edited December 2011
    I speak Italian, would love to learn German
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    edited December 2011
    I don't speak any others but English. But I would love to learn Spanish (so I could communicate with FI's family), Italian (because I am Italian and would like to go to Italy one day), and/or French (because I think its beautiful).

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    Angie550Angie550 member
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    edited December 2011
    I would love to learn Spanish so I could communicate with my Dad easier.  I understand it, but can't speak it too well.  I bought Rosetta Stone and everything...just so unmotivated :(
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    tvlirenetvlirene member
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    edited December 2011
    I would love to learn Italian. Mh speaks it fluently and his relatives come and stay with us and it would be so helpful to be able to communicate. I do speak Russian.
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    tvlirenetvlirene member
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    edited December 2011
    Angie, how is Rosetta Stone? It's so expensive, I was thinking of getting it for italian,
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    uppereastgirluppereastgirl member
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    edited December 2011
    I was a Spanish major-- I haven't used it in like 8 years though.  Very sad because I used to be fluent and am really rusty now.I can speak a tiny bit of Italian and French because I took those too... I wish I could speak them better.  Probably French over Italian because it seems to come up more for me.
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    acablitasacablitas member
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    edited December 2011
    I took Spanish in grammar/high school.  Sometimes I wish I remembered and really absorbed it so I could speak it. I would probably learn dialects from the Philippines since FI and I are both Filipino.  I would love to be able to speak the major dialect as well as my parents' dialect to my children... But I don't see that happening.  The most I'll pass on to them would probably be the culture through cooking, dancing, and visiting there since I have relatives there still.
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    dominoe611dominoe611 member
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    edited December 2011
    i don't speak another language.  i took french for years in hs and college and i feel like my brain just does not work that way.  my brother took german in hs and college and he can speak and write pretty fluently. i really would love to learn italian or spanish
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    Angie550Angie550 member
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    edited December 2011
    Hi Irene!  It is actually really good.  It is a very visual way of learning, similar to how we learned when we were little.  It does not do word association like "Hello=Hola", that can get tricky because not everything has an equal match.  They say if you do an hour a day and listen to the language in either tv or radio form you will be fluent in 6 months.  That is just the last thing I want to do when I get home from work though.  I was thinking about doing it at work, but you have to wear a headset and speak the words back the program...I think my co-workers would be scared I was going crazy.  They can be a little pricey, I think the spanish was the most $ and it was a little over $600.  If I get any coupons I will pass them along to you.
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    Angie550Angie550 member
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    edited December 2011
    I just found a Rosetta Stone coupon in my trash box.  It is 15% off certain languages.  Let me know if you guys want it.
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    tvlirenetvlirene member
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    edited December 2011
    Thanks Ang. I had a visual of you doing that at work. LOL!
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    edited December 2011
    I speak Portuguese. I took French in elem, middle, and high school. You would think that I should be fluent. Nope. I only remember the words for "dare-devil" and "hunchback." Angie, can you pass along the coupon?? My email is LINQDZ@aol.com.
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    dmoney79dmoney79 member
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    edited December 2011
    just english....and little spanish, i took up to spanish 4 in high school (didn't take my senior year) but i don't speak it very well, i can understand it much better than speak... i'd like to learn spanish so i can talk to fi's family....they all speak english, but there are times they all speak in spanish....fi had wanted to get the rosetta stone (he speaks spanish, but not 100%) before the wedding since his cousin from uruguay is going to be here (he's a groomsman) and he doesn't speak english....i'm hoping his girlfriend, who is studying english, is helping him learn a little...it'll definately be interesting....hopefully i can learn enough before our first trip to uruguay....
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    edited December 2011
    took spanish in high school and college, want to learn italian, but too much on my plate right now already
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    edited December 2011
    I used to be able to understand Italian. I thought about learning Italian but my family who is still in Italy speaks a dialect so the Italian I would learn it is not even close to what my older family members speak.
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    edited December 2011
    I speak spanish and am almost fluent in sign language.
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    edited December 2011
    I would loove to learn Sign Language!
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    edited December 2011
    I took 4 years of Spanish between high school and college. I also took 4 years of French and a semester of Italian.
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    viviannacviviannac member
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    edited December 2011
    I am fully fluent in Spanish and speak a little French (took that in HS).  I would love to learn other languages but I don't have the time to do it now. 
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    edited December 2011
    how much is Rosetta stone someone at work said $500, but that sounds insane, I figured it would be like $100-150, but I have no idea.
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    edited December 2011
    I'm fluent in Greek & French, so-so with Italian & Spanish (would like to achieve more fluency with those two).I'm currently learning Turkish; I love it.
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    edited December 2011
    I used to know French quite well but lost it after I moved from Montreal. Starting to learn Hebrew--FI and his family are Israeli.
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    alliecarrie41alliecarrie41 member
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    edited December 2011
    i know french but am not fluent; would like to learn spanish (so that i can more than just read a menu and ask for directions and actually know what people are saying behind my backs everyday)
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    Partymixx27Partymixx27 member
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    I speak German, though not fluently, and very little Spanish. I took 3 years of Spanish in HS and 4 years of German in college, but unfortunately I got very rusty since I haven't used my German in many years.  I'd love to learn to speak both fluently.
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    inthelove03inthelove03 member
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    edited December 2011
    i'm fluent in spanish.. would love to learn sign and french. they're both beautiful!
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    fish606fish606 member
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    edited December 2011
    I am fluent in sign language.  I have been doing it my whole life because my parents are deaf.  I would love to learn Japanese and Spanish.
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    edited December 2011
    I only speak English.  I'd love to learn Portuguese so I could understand my FI's family.  If you buy Rosetta Stone thru Barnes & Noble, and you either get or have a membership card ($25/year) you get 10% off.  If don't have one, it basically pays for itself on that purchase alone and then you get a discount on books for 12 months.  (Apparently I spent a few too many months working for BN cause I'm suggesting their membership card even though I no longer work there - sorry!)  Personally, I didn't really like Rosetta though.
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    edited December 2011
    I took Italian in high school and college but don't remember anything.  Sometimes I can understand a few words when I hear them.I wish I knew French.  It's a beautiful language.  My grandmother was fluent and I wish I had learned more than just a few words.
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    edited December 2011
    I speak Spanish...majored in it in college and lived abroad for some time.  Now I teach it to little ones!
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    edited December 2011
    Spanish was actually my first language as a baby because my family is from Cuba.
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