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https://www.duolingo.com/BettyShort

Why did you chose a certain language?

Why do you want to learn a certain language? Are you going to go on a trip to a country, where it is spoken? Do you refresh it? Do you improve it for school? Or is it just the interest in a specific language?

I would like to know, which language you learn, and if it is out of a special reason :)

I am a German student of archaeology. I am specialising on the classical archaeology, which deals with the ancient Greek and Roman archaeology. A lot of literature is in English or German or French. But most of the literature I need to study is in Italian, so it helps me a lot to learn this beautiful language, the grammer and vocab. Furthermore, I will go on a trip to Naples/Pompei next year for my bachelor thesis - and I felt the urge to learn the most important phrases, so I am able to communicate in Italian.

So, now tell me! I am very curious. :)

-- Betty

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta
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Well I started learning Spanish on Duolingo and thought it was really fun (I had been learning with some other program, but didn't make much progress). I eventually stopped probably because it became boring for me, I guess. Soon after, my mom told me that we could have a Spanish kid (who was my age) stay at our house for three weeks (during the summer). He had a house to stay at, but it was canceled only a week before, so it was kind of urgent that they got someone. We became pretty good friends and I started doing Duolingo again while he was with my family (that's when my current streak started). It was really sad when he left, because everyone in my family liked him a lot. They had offered that I could go to Spain to stay with them the next year. It took a while to finally make it "official" for some reason, but now it's for sure. I'm really excited to go, and I talked with him on Skype (in Spanish!) last weekend.

So there's my little "story"!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nat-aly

I'm learning Italian. I started to learn it two years ago by myself and then I attended a course. In fact, I don't know why I took it up, I just liked the language. This summer while I was spending holiday in Italy, I realized I understand the people and it gave me this great feeling I know something. Italy is beautiful and I feel good I can communicate with Italians and that I speak a foreign language (besides English). So now, this is why I am learning Italian. I hope one day I'll come back there and I want to speak even better ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nitram.
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As a native Hungarian my first language to learn was English. I had the possibilty to choose German instead of English, but for some reason I chose English. And I didn't regret it. :) If I hadn't chosen English I wouldn't have been able to learn other languages.

As strange as it may sound, I was never really interested in English. I didn't have to learn English as I simply... spoke it. When I was 13 I started learning Italian. I didn't know much about Italian back then, only that it is a magnificent language. For about two years I learned Italian at Busuu.com. It was an amazing site but I hadn't heard of Duolingo back then.

Duolingo was a totally different experience. I've made greater progress here than anywhere else on the web. I improved my Italian here a lot and I also picked up a good amount of French: i was even capable to speak with real and living Frenchmen! We started to learn German at school this year and I can't really say I like it but with Duolingo even German is interesting! I would have never said that without Duolingo...

The reason I started Italian is an unconcious feeling of an old Italian ancestry. I might be even right according to my research and the research of my mother: my family is likely a descendant of a Venetian family that lived in Dalmatia. I know I always loved Italy, the Romans, the Renaissance culture and art and everything, the Mediterranean climate, lifestyle and of course gastronomy. When I'vebeen to Italy this summer I could finally realize that my 3 years of extensive Italian study was not worthless. :)

Now I study Japanese. (It is my 5th language excluding my native). Japan was the other country I always loved and the only Asian country I would happily visit. Their language is tough but not impossible to learn. I've never been to Japan but I definitely plan visiting it one day.... Wish me luck! :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Esther-san

You should go (to Japan). I will be going for the 4th time in just a month and cannot wait ! It's more wonderful that anything you could have heard about it. IMHO the language is one of the most beautiful ever. And indeed not impossible to learn especially if you like the culture and can keep watching movies, listening to movies etc. Good luck !

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nitram.
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ありがとうございました、エスターさん!:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Esther-san

どういたしまして。 ^_^

4 years ago

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"Japan was the only asian country I would happily visit", somehow when I read these lines, I was very curious about the why it was the only country in Asia that attracted you so much

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nitram.
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I don't know. I have an unconscious feeling about it. Perhaps not the only one in Asia that I would visit, sure I admit... but the one in Asia that i'm most interested in. I personally would never visit any Middle Eastern country, and I'm not interested in China and Korea either. India / Malaysia could be nice places, but still both of them are a lot behind Japan for me. :) But that's only my personal opinion, i hope it didn't offend you, or anyone else.

4 years ago

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Well don't say no to countries like that, they have something that u dont know yet. China surely has a lot of places to visit (Even though I do not like chinese very much but I still want to go there). And you cannot leave out South east asia like that

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nitram.
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Well that's it. I'm an ignorant European ;) Joking aside, I have no quarrel with the rest of Asia too, I'm simply not interested in them. This is not because they're Asian countries, there are other countries too that I don't care about like Germany, Sweden, Ireland, or even the UK. I think many people feel the same about Hungary (if they even heard about it).

4 years ago

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Oh I see, but it's impressive that u know so many languages

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Esther-san

Follow your intuition ;-) By the way I am interested in Hungary for 2 reasons. A friend of mine visited Budapest recently and showed me pictures. Wow ! And I didn't know you have onsens in Hungary ! The second reason is far less attractive. Apparently there are horrible things happening in your country just now. Is it perceptible for ordinary people ?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Nitram.
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@Esther-san: I don't really see what "horrible things" you're talking about. That is a vaaast topic regarding Hungary :D We have poverty, crime, corruption, homelessness, unemployment, economical crisis, debt crisis, population decrease, brain drain, emigration, shall I continue? In my opinion the most perceptible of all these problems is poverty. It affects the majority of the population. But unlike the common westerner thinking, Hungary is not just trouble and poverty. Most people still love it, and not just because of blind nationalism (which is super strong in my country), there is real national value behind it. It is always a pleasure when foreigners tell their opinion about our country. Even if it's negative criticism, it might be able to help in the future.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/michisjourdi
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I studied Spanish in middle school after meeting a best friend who moved to the USA from Mexico and was completely bilingual. I hate to say it, but I was more than a little jealous of her abilities. I studied Spanish until I was 16 or 17 and hit a personal plateau that I couldn't seem to overcome. I guess I'd lost interest in the language. Move the clock forward and at 20 I studied Japanese and then later German on LiveMocha (now Legacy LiveMocha) and still couldn't bring my attention back to Spanish.

Once I started working I saw the need for bilingual (Spanish-English) employees in my area, not to mention the need for Spanish-English children's literature. So I began brushing up on Spanish again hoping to eventually attain fluency and write books in Spanish. I've written one book in Spanish, but it's not published yet. It still has to be illustrated, but I'm happy with it.

If I hadn't stumbled across Duolingo (which I can't remember how I found for some reason, but I think someone mentioned in the Memrise forums), I would probably not have picked Spanish back up again. This is the only program I have used that actually taught the grammar and didn't make it extremely boring.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zenolee
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To pick up chicks ;)

4 years ago

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That explains why you study all the languages here on duolinguo :)) Nice choice dude

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BettyShort

That's definitely the best reason :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ezegram

haha, Good Luck... to me. =]

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Don_Cristian
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I also picks the chicks ! me very big seducer here in khazarmenistan and I also hoping to be the United Nations grand master some sexy day ;)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mitchell_MT
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The reasons I chose to learn Italian and Portuguese are... 1. Not that many people are learning these languages in school. It's incredibly rare to find an Italian or Portuguese class. 2. They're easy. Both of these languages are from the Romance family. It is one of my favorite language families. 3. They're close to Spanish. I'm learning Spanish in school and learning these languages makes it a lot easier. 4. The sound of the language. I particularly enjoy the sounds of these languages. The rhythm of the languages is unique. 5. The similarities of English. Some words in both languages are very close to English. 6. The differences of English. The different words make it interesting. (My favorite Portuguese word is "Abacaxi" meaning pineapple.) 7. Musical terms include a lot of Italian. Most musical terms are in Italian. I play the piano, making it easier to understand the musical terms

4 years ago

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Yeah I can understand that. My Italian classes here was cancelled twice and delayed a lot of time. I could not find any materials about Italian in bookstores here. So all I can do now is studying online

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Creativebeaver

I just wanna be cool, yo.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElOtroMiqui
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I'm learning Italian because I really like how it sounds, and for me, it is really easy because I'm a native Spanish speaker, and both languages are really, really similar.

I don't have any particular reason to be learning Italian, I just think it is a beautiful language :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/junair
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Italian sounds really wonderful

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shoeymcmooey

Has it taken you long to start speaking Italian well since you've stared learning? It's just that I'm thinking about doing Italian and Spanish after French since the transition should be easier

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElOtroMiqui
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Not that much. Italian and Spanish have a lot in common :D And as I know, if you learn French, the romanic languages will be a lot easier for you due to the fact that French is harder than Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TTANTAWY
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Strangely, I used to actually dislike the way French sounds when I was younger but I somehow grew to like it a lot over the past couple of years. Lots of interesting French speaking people out there to miss out. I also found many similarities between Egyptian Arabic (my mother tongue) and French and between Egypt and France in general, which is fascinating (this might seem weird to some but the two countries has actually had a lot of contact over the years). Also, I have 2 years of high school French under my belt already, so I think I have a better chance getting it to a higher intermediate or even advanced level relatively sooner than any other language. [Alert: shallow reasons ahead!] I've really come to appreciate the prestigious status that the French language enjoys around the world. I also absolutely go Rachel from Friends over attractive French and/or French speaking ladies! My biggest motivation is any non-native French speaker who speaks the language fairly well- specifically, bilingual English-French and Arabic-French people.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickM98
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I started learning Portuguese because I had learned some when I was in Brazil, but had many grammatical errors, and, as I go quite often to Brazil, I wanted to learned to speak it better.

And French because I think it's a nice language, though really hard, and wanted to learn at least the most basic stuff.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/revdolphin
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I was fluent in Spanish when I was a child, but after moving to a different neighborhood I lost it due to lack of use. Now that I'm getting my Masters degree in ESL instruction I decided to take it a step further and get my Spanish back so that I can go for the bilingual endorsement on top of the ESL.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/hrelinho

Long story short, I'm from Croatia and i went to Portugal for Erasmus. There i met Brazilian girl that is my girlfriend now. I'm moving to Brasil soon so i wanna learn language. Duolingo helped me a lot!! Muito obrigado!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GeneMcCulley
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I'm learning all five that are available to me as a speaker of English. I didn't set out to do that. One weekend morning I did them all and then the next day decided to keep the streak going. Now I'm pursuing it as a ridiculous challenge to see what happens.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kaybird13

I started Spanish as a school elective, with the idea that knowing it might prove useful in the future, but never really liked it (probably because the curriculum we took didn't explain important things, like verbs, and it was frustrating). I'm really starting to enjoy Spanish now, though, since its a lot more vocab and less drilling on sentence structure and the like. Even thinking about starting French in a bit. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ckyle8
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There are three countries I long to travel to: Ireland, Japan, and Italy. So, I decided to learn Italian on this site. If we ever get Japanese from English, you can bet I'll learn that, too.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MThoriqMalano
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Well, I started learning French on Duolingo and it was really fun. I learn French because everytime I ask people (in my city) what language do they want to learn, most of them say French. So, I'm kind of curious about it and I tried my best to find free-French-learning websites. I've tried other websites out there, but they're just not suitable for me. My Skype friend recommended Duolingo, and since that day, I've learnt French for like super motivated. Learning another language is like widening my perspective, I've never heard of conjugations, liaisons, articles with genders, etc. My eyes were like opened after I learnt some basic French. Since my 2nd language is English, I thought the other language was just like English. But, it all changed after I learn French. I was dumbfounded by it, I'm glad I learn another language. "If you speak one language, you are a person. If you speak two languages, you are two people". - *I forgot his name but that's what he said"

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wdfield

Due to a few quirks in the German school system, when I changed schools in seventh grade, I suddenly had to take a second foreign language that my classmates started learning a year earlier. The formal options were French, Russian and Latin, but I was stuck "learning" Russian because it's my native tongue. I basically just started to learn French because I was jealous.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Being mostly home bound via illness for the last four years has left me with a shortage of reading materials. (I have been known to finish off 17 books in a month.) More languages means more books and more fanfiction. And, if I am suddenly better one day, being able to speak many different languages will be something interesting I can share about myself. ^_^

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/emmar.648
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Cool! (Not about the illness. Sorry:( About the books!) I don't keep track, but my record is probably about 13/month:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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That's excellent! :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/emmar.648
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Thanks:) Your's is better though!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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I try to stay constantly occupied to keep from being sad and bitter. And I had yet to discover Duolingo (which has made a world of difference to me) ^_~

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/emmar.648
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Ahh...

4 years ago

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I always want to study another language, besides english, because the more language u know, the better ur brain works. It helps delay aging somehow and train us to think logically. I chose Italian because I was attracted to the culture and the history of the language Let's start with the country One critical difference was that, for the longest time, Italy wasn’t even a country. It didn’t get itself unified until quite late in 1861. Parts of Italy belonged to France, parts to Spain, parts to the Church and other powers.. so for centuries, Italians wrote and spoke in local dialects and later Italians found that this was such an absurd. They felt the urge to find the most beautiful dialect ever spoken in Italy to make it the national language and they chose the personal language of the great Florentine poet Dante No other EU languages have such aritistic history of language What happened in France, Portugal and Spain was totally different while the dialect of the most prominent city gradually became the accepted language of the whole region. For French it is really a version of Parisian. Portuguese is really Lisboan. Spanish is essentially Madrid. Besides I love boots and Italian coincidentally has the shape of its country like a boot!!! How cool that is haha :))

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nortino

Another reason to learn Italian - opera! I never knew much about nor did I appreciate opera when I was younger. Then as I got older I got exposed to classical music. Mozart's greatest works are his operas. And they are, of course, sung in the Italian language.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Haestings
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I have chosen Spanish on Duolingo in order to refresh and expand my knowledge of the language. I took Spanish for 3 years in High School so it shouldn't be too difficult to finish it off (hopefully). I also live in Texas so knowing Spanish is always useful. I'm also trying to learn German because I really want to visit Germany, and some of the Scandinavian countries in the future, and I also really just want to know how to understand the language, it's cool! I'm currently dabbling around in French to see if it would interest me, but also so that I can improve my pronunciation of French words that I come across in conversations (names, places, nouns representing theorems, etc) and not embarrass myself so badly when I try to speak it.

I would love it if Duolingo would add Russian for English speakers so that I could begin learning Russian, Russian is a language that I've long held a fondness for, and I really do wish to be able to understand and speak it with fluent ease.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Alipaulam
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I'd like to do Russian from English as well. I did three years at school, and got quite competent - I wouldn't say fluent as we barely spoke it. But that was - ahem- rather a long time ago, and I've pretty much forgotten it, except for a few romantic poems that I learned by heart aged 17! and I'd like to refresh it.

I speak Italian and French already and came to Duo in particular to refresh my Italian, which I learned fairly recently when I lived there for a couple of years, but which is now rusty and unused, and in which I've never read or written much. My French is better embedded, but it's always useful to get practice. And I just love translating - I did a course in translation from French a few years ago, and I found the challenge of researching the subject matter and finding the most elegant way of putting the meaning across in English really absorbing.

And then I thought, it's pathetic that I don't speak a word of German, so I started that too. But I admit to finding it hard going, and I'm not motivated by a knowledge of the country, so I'd always rather spend the available time on Italian or French.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/emmar.648
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There's a little but of French in my skill tree, but that's to review my schoolwork. I decided to learn Italian because a couple people who are close to me have been talking about it for a couple years, but never did. I wanted to start learning a language anyway, and I motivated my best friend to get an account on DuoLingo too! I'm working on convincing my cousin:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BobbieL
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I wanted to learn a second language in general. I've studied a couple in the past, but never felt like I really understood much (even after 4 years of high school + a semester of college for French).

I was tempted to stick with that and try to build on whatever remained of my skills when I started using Duolingo. Spanish won out, though, on the theory that the best language for me to learn would be whichever I could most easily keep usable once I'd learned a bit. There are Latin American shows and Spanish movies available on television far more around here than other languages. Hulu has a Latin section. Netflix seems to have far more Spanish content than other languages. Amazon has a larger Spanish ebook section than other languages available in the U.S.

It just seemed like the way to give myself the best possible odds of actually learning it to the point where it could be useful, and then being able to find enough material that interests me to keep it that way.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CTavino

I am learning Korean because I hope to move to the Republic of Korea someday, and study in Seoul National University (or Yonsei), not to mention that this "hard" language is MUCH more organised and less irregular than English. The hardest part has to be the ㅡ vowel, but with a little practice, I got it down. Anyways, on Duolingo, I am studying Portuguese because my maternal family is practically ALL Brazilian. I will learn Portuguese next so I can communicate with them.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JackedTortoise

I am studying spanish in preparation of a trip to Ecuador next summer. I had taken 3 years of spanish in High School, but at the time I did not find it particular important and in the end retained very little. Now I want to learn again, and it's crazy how much I've learned here compared to 3 years of class (of course, I didn't applied myself much but still). Also, it's such a beautiful and practical language. I already speak French, English, so it'd be cool to become officially trilingual!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/nortino

I took 2 years of Spanish in high school and and it was very, very slow paced. We mainly covered the present tense of verbs and barely touched on any others. Looking back, I am shocked by how little I learned. I learned more in one semester of college Spanish than 4 semesters of high school. And learning on one's own? The pace can go much faster!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mrawlingson

Mostly to broaden my horizons and open up new doors, but also because I am Canadian and figure I should know french. I realize the french taught here isn't Français Québécoi - but I figure it'll give me a good base to work from and, over time, learn the differences between the two dialects. Eventually I'd like to take a trip to France and actually speak the language with the locals without looking like an idiot - I think it would be a trip. But being able to speak both of my national languages and being able to talk to people when I go to Quebec would be equally awesome.

I also understand that french is quite similar to Spanish which is my brother in law's native tongue and will be my next endeavor. So I'm certain the knowledge I am acquiring of french will assist with that as well.

4 years ago

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I thought that in Canada, French was an compulsory subject at school? No?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/mrawlingson

Yeah, it is compulsory from grades 4-9, and then it is elective afterwards. But it's like anything you take in school really - just because you were forced to take it doesn't mean you were interested in it and therefore you probably didn't learn a whole lot from it. I remember only tiny bits and pieces of 5 years worth of french classes, mostly because I didn't care to learn the language back then.

Most kids don't care to learn it, and then a few of us grow up and regret not taking it more seriously and paying attention when we were still young and had the opportunity to learn - and we wind up in places like this!

4 years ago

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It is a compulsory for my class at high school too, but yeah like you said, I never really liked it. And now I think I am planning to study it all over again.

4 years ago

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I am learning Spanish for the rewards of knowing it. It's a requirement in my computer homeschool to learn a foreign language, and my mom used to work in a building where the man who earned the most money knew both English and Spanish, because everyone else who got a Spanish call transferred it to him. Thus my mom encouraged me to learn Spanish. Also, the prospect of being bilingual interested me, and I was delighted to find the perfect learning site: Duolingo!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Chris123456

I started learning Italian because I held a false belief about myself for way too long. That was that I was no good at learning languages. I had held that belief for nearly forty years since I was a kid at school and struggled doing French. For forty years I did not go near a foreign language, and then I went to Italy, fell in love with the country, and felt a prat that I could not speak a single word. So I began learning. Now I am learning German too, because I need to travel through Germany to travel to Italy and I don't want to feel like a prat in Germany, which I am also coming to love, also because I am still avoiding France, not France itself but French the language. But will I ever be able to challenge the trauma of those French lessons all those years ago?? Learn French and not have to rush to make it to a Germanic border? Maybe one day....

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Esther-san

I am studying Japanese because I love it. That is not only the language but the country, the culture and the people. As I adore Berlin, I try to speak some German too, even if everybody there speaks English. I have always picked up a language to learn because I was fascinated by the local culture. If it was only for practical reasons, well, results were much less spectacular to put it mildly. It took me years to learn English and only months to learn Italian. And I still enjoy more speaking the latter ;-)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/silent_turtle

Just out of curiosity as I live there for some time now ... what is it that you like about Berlin?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Esther-san

Everything :-) In something like 12 visits within the last 3 years, I have never found anything to criticize. People are adorable and welcoming. The city is dynamic, yet full of history. There are fantastic museums and great cultural events and it's never boring. Accomodation is cheap and so is the food (which is so much better that what people dare to qualify as food in the UK, lol ;-) I am a big fan of Berliner Weisse and I Iike cafés and cakes. I also love the fact that Berlin is so green and cool, people seem less stressed then in other big cities. Besides it's not that big which is another advantage as it's possible to walk nearly everywhere. They also have the best transport in Europe (and second in the world but it is difficult to beat Japanese on that one ;-) And then there are fantastic surroundings: Potsdam, Babelsberg, Wannsee :-) It's a pleasure to stay in a lovely place when things just work and all is reliable. Of course, everything is relatif but compared to other European capitals, this is my favorite one.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stormclouds101

I'm studying spanish, because it's very useful and very pretty to speak. I want to learn another language... maybe Italian or French, German is a little hard, but I'm not sure yet. When I talk I want to speak in spanish, but some words I don't know, so I keep on going with espanol. I love learning languages even know everyone else isn't very ethusiastic about it. :))

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbdelrahmanEl

i learn German as i'm a medical student and about to graduate so i heard that there are many opportunities or such field...leave a comment please

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rymellle

As a French speaker from Canada, I had to learn English at school... Became an English teacher! Now, I would like to speak Spanish too, first for the fun of it, then to travel. I'm a kitesurfing and surf lover, South and Central America have great places to explore so it will be much more easier for me to go around. When I'll feel confident enough with my Spanish, I'll probably add another language, just for the fun of it!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkosGoulet

A família da minha namorada falam português. Ainda tem algumas oportunidades para eu imergir na língua, então pareceu ser a lígua perfeita para eu aprender.

Did I write that correctly?

4 years ago

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No. Here's some help...

"A família da minha namorada"[$dela] falam Português. Ainda tem ... imergir, .. lígua .

$That's a hint to show you the right way to write it.

I'll try to loosely(literally) translate it back to English:

The family of my girlfriend speak Portuguese. Still are some opportunities for me to immerse in the language, so it seemed to be the perfect language for me to learn.

Hope it helps.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkosGoulet

Are the bold words the incorrect ones? The sentence I'm trying saying to say is, "My girlfriends family speaks Portuguese. There are still some opportunities for me to immerse in the language, so it seemed to be the perfect language for me to learn."

4 years ago

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Yes, the bold ones are incorrect. Here is one more hint, one is wrong verb conjugation. Feel free to try again, and post it to portuguese section, or my stream. I won't tell you the answer but I'll help you get there. We learn better that way.

By the way your display message is also grammatically incorrect.

P.S. Hope you don't take that the wrong way!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BettyShort

I unfortunately do not understand Portuguese, but I hope Dessamator translated it correctly, so I can understand it as well :p

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/silent_turtle

When I stumbled upon duolingo I started out to refresh my high-school Spanish as my significant other might work in a Spanish speaking country in the near future and I would like to be able to speak some Spanish if I go for a visit.

But then a one week trip to France over New Years Eve was dropped into my lap! I only speak English and German and have some prejudices about the French people and their willingness to communication in a language besides French so I started learning French on duolingo to prepare myself for that trip.

I will probably go back to Spanish at some point but for now I stay with French - learning both languages at the same time seems to be really difficult as they are so similar.

4 years ago