What caused you to want to learn French?
Honestly....? Uhm... 1. EVERYBODY in my school are required to learn at least 2 years of a different language or we don't graduate 2. I enjoy the language and very few people actually sign up because it's the hardest class to attend. 3. I would be the first bilingual person in my family. 4. I can curse at people and when they ask what I said I just smile and walk away. :D
1. In high school, everyone else took French (I took Spanish) and sadly I am subject to peer pressure.
2. The way it sounds!!!
3. The fact that it is spoken in so many different countries, including Canada which shares a border with the USA. I tend to want to study languages in the hopes of visiting a place where I can actually speak the language. This is my primary motivation.
I’ve purchased a so called BD intégrale (a comic which has multiple parts of a story in one book) which was only ever released in french, but the first part was also printed in german (which i received as a gift). My curiosity made me purchase the complete story ;-) The story itself is called „Tombelaine“ btw. and it takes places mostly in Bejing around 1900‘s boxer revolt.
I hated being monolingual, especially after learning about countries where children are raised speaking two or even more languages. Being monolingual just feels so limiting these days.
As for French in particular, I like the sound of the language and there are many francophone countries.
My husband and I travelled through Africa by Land Rover in 1986. When I came home, I was determined to return so started learning the most spoken language, French. I have continued to learn it on and off and, even though those plans of returning are totally shot to pieces due to my husband's health issues, I am still enamoured of the language.