https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LemonLime81

Learning Spanish Purely for the Joy of Knowledge

I'm wondering if there's anyone else here learning Spanish simply because they love wisdom and knowledge. I don't have any immediate plans to travel to Spain or Latin America (though it would be nice to do that some day). I'm simply doing it because I love learning/languages and want to pursue as many intellectual endeavors as I can before I die. Thanks for reading.

April 5, 2016

24 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BillCarrol1

I am mainly learning for the sake of learning, but I do live in California where there is a lot of Spanish. "Burrito de pollo por favor, con todo pero no cebollas."

April 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AerikJacobs

Chicken burrito please, with all but no onions? Is that what that means?

April 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BillCarrol1

Chicken burrito please, with everything but no onions. :)

April 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AerikJacobs

Oh okay. Chido

April 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MTAllenby

I am nearly 50, and have failed to learn French, German, and Polish over the past 40 years. I really think every intelligent person should have at least one other language apart from the one they learned as a child. I can almost read very basic Spanish (after 300 consecutive days practice) and think that my this time next year I might be able to consider planning a holiday in Spain.

April 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/techbrenda

The school my daughter will attend teaches Spanish in kindergarten so I figured I would learn it now even she is only a toddler. I'm also saving for a piano so I can learn that and then teach her how to play (music is like another language). I like the idea of learning to pass on the skill. And it's fun!

April 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/redneckray

Don't buy a piano, buy an electronic keyboard, cheap, doesn't need re tuning and have lotsa rhythms built in.

I think you may know the susuki method of learning, if you don't, congratulations you have struck the goldmine of learning.

Google it.

April 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/techbrenda

I'm getting a keyboard, but with the full 88 keys. Thanks for the suggestion about the Susuki method. That sounds very interesting.

April 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/redneckray

Buy a cheap one first and get one with a jack for headphones and sustain pedal.

Since I have cats I have one that closes.

66 key keyboards fit nicely on a lap.

I just reread this and it sounds like I'm being too pushy.

Sorry. You may ❤❤❤❤❤ at me after my wife finishes.

Geez.

April 8, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tx_belle

my father has Alzheimer's there have been studies that the best way to delay the onset if to learn a new language so I found duolingo and I'm plugging away a little bit each day :)

April 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Golden_Owl

Not Spanish cause I am a native speaker but I did learn English for the same reason

April 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ionasky

Yep! I am pretty much unable to travel but its not stopping me from collecting all those lovely languages. Keep on doing your thing , there is a lot of stuff out there

April 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/GabrielRod0711

We're same. I love learning language.

April 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MichaelHallbck

Same here I guess, I would like to rationalize the excessive amount of time I spend doing this, but end up having to admit to myself I'm just having fun instead of doing something more productive and boring.

I would be better off improving my Finnish, but haven't found any fun way of learning it online.

April 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/redneckray

I'm old, I remember when dirt was invented. I know everything.

Really, just ask me, I know everything. Everything but languages.

So I humbly allowed myself to be a student here.

When asked why, I answered :

<pre>So I could order tapas and flirt with the waitress. So I could tell the kids to get out of my yard. So I could know what's going on the next time Honduras has a revolution. </pre>

But after more than a year here I can tell you I'm here: So I can order tapas and flirt with the waitress. So I can tell the kids to get out of my yard. So I can know what's going on the next time Honduras has a revolution.

As a side benefit, ordering from local restaurants in Spanish will assures me the best service.

April 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elagui

I did take up Portuguese just to understand what's being said in a few scenes from Phenomenon - but aside from that, I have no travel plans to either Portugal or Brazil and I don't expect to run into anyone who speak Portuguese in this neck of the woods.

April 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/altland

same for me with spanish and italian

April 5, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/paulampwrs

I never studied Spanish in school, but I thought I would enjoy learning it and it has turned out to be a wonderful experience which I plan to pursue in depth just for the fun of it. I suspect there are a lot of people like us out there in the Duo community :-) Good luck with your Spanish studies!

April 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RakelMateLopez

Me too

April 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Vernunftstimme

That's exactly why I learn German. Lingot for you!

April 6, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tammythree

I'm with you . I'm not sure I'll travel to a Spanish speaking country, but I enjoy learning languages. I enjoy the intellectual pursuit. As a child I always wanted to speak several languages. I even had a computer toy to learn and that was back in the 60s. I took Spanish and French in high school, but never became fluent. It's now or never and I'm determine to learn it this time.

April 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/betsypa

I also am "trying" to learn Spanish simply because I also just love to learn something new every day. Also I have visited Mexico a couple of times and would love to speak to the wonderful Mexican people I have met in their own language!

April 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Captincubbs82

You can go to latin

April 7, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ShirleyLittleton

I am with you on this. I am learning just for the fun of it.

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