If you could speak FLUENTLY in one language... which would you pick?
I'd choose Chinese or Japanese. I'd love to speak one of them one day but (I wish it was different) I don't think I have enough determination to learn a language where each word has its own symbol.
Man oh man, I think about this all the time. Some days I say Spanish and then I would confidently test for becoming a translator. Other days I would say French, because I try to speak in French to my children, and certain bilingual friends, and this never fails to brighten my mood - it's like some weird sonic auto-induced euphoria. And sometimes I would choose something esoteric - Ukrainian, Hindi, Thai, or any number of other languages that deeply interest me, but would be a head-ache to actually pursue.
Here's a twist on your offer, Winnie. What if you could choose instant fluency in a language, but only by diminishing fluency in your native tongue? Would you make that sacrifice?
I would! russian is very important to me and I know many people that speak russian and english that could help! ;)
It is really hard to pick one, but I would go with Korean or Chinese. I really love the korean language, and also I love watching Kdramas. Chinese is really useful to so either of those probably (:
I am doing the same haha (: I learned hangul on my own and now am using Memrise, a few basic textbooks to help with very very basics, and some helpful websites to learn! I'm happy to see a fellow Korean learner, it is such a wonderful language haha. I can't wait for the course on duo lingo to be ready cx
Hindi or Icelandic. India is important to my religion and Icelandic is extremely difficult but an absolute wonderful country