Hey!/Oi!/Salut! Why do you like it?
I thought it would be interesting for anyone that wants to do this to say in the language(s) they are learning, why they are learning it. Even if you don't know enough to explain fully why, you can even say "because i like it". I'm doing this to inspire others as well as to help me in writing/thinking in the language and also, whatever you write can inspire others into learning the language(s). If you do read what someone writes you can use this self-assessment grid to see where you stand in what you're reading as well as writing. I will most likely have mistakes in what I write and if anyone wants to make corrections, please feel free to :D. http://www.linguanet-europa.org/pdfs/self-assessment-grid-en.pdf. I'll be posting in not too long why I like the languages I'm learning.
(Portuguese) Eu gosto de aprender português porque minha esposa é uma brasileira e eu queria falar a famlia dela. Agora eu ainda estou estudando portuguese mas eu estou usando para aprender francais. Isso é minha primeira idioma eu estudo exceto quando eu estava mais jovem em escola, eu estudei frances mas eu nunca fiquei com ele. Uma coisa eu lembro é que quando eu perguntei os pais dela se eu posso casar ela e se eles aceitam (EM PORTUGUESE). Portuguese é uma bonita idioma, a cultura, a ambiente, e definitivamente AS FESTAS sao maravilhosas aqui! muitas pessoas aqui são muito amigáveis, e gostam de falar comigo em portuguese. Se voce tem a chance ir para o Brasil, Eu recomendo-lo!
I will to make some corrections. I am Brazilian and be learning English with Duolingo. I hope to help. - Eu gosto de aprender português porque minha esposa é uma brasileira e eu queria falar com a famlia dela. Agora eu ainda estou estudando português mas eu estou usando para aprender francês. É o primeiro idioma que eu estudo exceto quando eu era mais jovem na escola, eu estudei francês mas eu nunca usei ele. Uma coisa eu lembro é que quando eu perguntei aos pais dela se eu poderia casar com ela e se eles aceitavam (EM PORTUGUÊS). Português é um idioma bonito, a cultura, o ambiente, e definitivamente AS FESTAS são maravilhosas aqui! muitas pessoas aqui são muito amigáveis, e gostam de falar comigo em português. Se você tem a chance ir para o Brasil, Eu recomendo!
I have very afraid of to practice my English with outher peoples and I think your initiative incredible!
We learn from our mistakes! Especially when speaking in another language.
(French) J'adore la langue française. Mais je ne peux parler/écrire trop. Je peux lire mieux que les deux autres mais je pense que en raison de la portugaise. Un jour, je l'espère pour visiter la France et de parler français même si elle ne suffit pas pour une conversation. Mon Objectif pour toutes les langues j'apprends à lire certains livres dans la langue et de parler avec des personnes. Je voudrais parler en français si vous voulez parler avec moi. Merci pour la lecture de ce que je l'ai écrit.
Well, I'll try this but I'm not the best speaker of each language, so I'll do the five I know best at the level I understand them;
Spanish: Español es el segundo idioma en el mundo que tiene más hablantes en total. Creo si adprendo ese idioma es muy útil y puedo viajar a muchos países. Apprendo español en ese sito y en mi escuela secundaria. Hay muchas culturas que hablar ese idioma, y más que vientidos países (inlcyuden en áfrica) tiene una populación larga que habla español.
Swedish: Svenska är ett vackert språk. Jag tycker det om, jag talar en lite sveska och jag vill ha tala mycket av det.
Italian: Io capisco un po' di italino perché io so spagnolo. Volgio sapere più.
Welsh: Dw i'n hoffi Cymraeg. Cymraeg dw i, a dw i'n hoffi draigiau. (I don't know really how to say this in Welsh, but my family is part Welsh.)
Portuguese: Eu aprendo português para o mesmo razão como italiano. É bonito.
Knowing the topic of what you had written, I could understand what you wrote in Spanish and Italian. It's definitely nice to know a Latin language to help with understanding a little of the other languages in the same tree! So out of all of the languages you have studied, which one do you think sounds the nicest to you? Personally I really like the sound of German but I only know basic sentences and some German songs.
Hmm, I like the sound of all the languages I am studying. I think Swedish sounds absolutely beautiful though; it sounds a little bit like a light sing-song. And apart from my native language and Spanish it's the language I know best, but I still haven't learnt that much. I can understand the Portuguese you wrote, and a little bit of the French (I have dyslexia so I can't read French too well but I can understand basic French a lot better when spoken because of my Spanish).
That's cool, so all of the languages that you have on your profile. Are those going to be pursued in time or were you seeing how they sounds and if you would enjoy learning them?
I don't know yet. Some I like a lot but I don't know if I would make a point to learn them, others I was just seeing what they sound like and messing around with, and some I plan to learn but not quite yet. I've been busy making my Spanish tree golden and learning quite a bit of languages both inside and outside of Duolingo.
I'm actually learning german because i think it's a good way to spend my time. And i like the feel when i understand something that i didn't some days before. Communicating to different people and having access to different information is great too. I didn't wrote this text on german because my grammar is very poor still. I'm having some difficulties, especially learning pronouns, that haves a lot of varieties.
The first language that i learned, it's english. Not because i wanted, but because a needed to. I always liked to play videogames and read books, and some of these games years ago only had english/spanish and other languages but no portuguese. I learned mostly of what i know now by myself. Some words i ask to my father what it means and others i search in a dictionary or a online translator.
And nowadays learning another language, especially english and spanish is very important. Almost anyone in north America or Europe knows at least a little of english.
If you have seen an error in my text, feel free to do the correction.
That's awesome that you learned most of it by yourself. Many people do not have such a trait to doing things on there on and especially when they say that they've done it by them self, it's truly awe inspiring! Good work!
Hi, how do you use the portuguese to learn french? Do you think the languages are similar?
Whenever you select a language that you want to learn on the top right corner of the language selection page it'll say "I Speak _" I select that i speak Portuguese and i want to learn French, I'm still waiting for them to release Portuguese for French speakers to practice more but it's still only at %60. They are similar but this doesn't give me any problems with learning. I actually prefer not to go back to learning using English because I feel almost as if i'm taking steps backwards instead of forwards. The main problem I have with French is the spelling of the word, Whenever i hear the word being said I make errors writing it correct, but with practice and repetition i'm getting better at it.
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