reason to learn

everybody must have very interesting reason to learn different language .I am curious to know your reasons friends .So if you guys are interested ,you can share with your this friend . I join duolingo and choose korean language because I want to visit SEOUL and i wish that I can talk to its citizens in their own language .I wish my this dream come true .Not even my dream I wish everybody's dream come true .good luck guys I am waiting to read your reasons .

February 9, 2018


I am learning Tagalog because my girlfriend is Filipina. I want to learn to speak to her in her language because I believe it will help us to be closer in our relationship. I also want to be able to talk to her family and friends in their language. Most of them know English, but sometimes they speak Tagalog and I want to be able to participate in their conversations. And, I believe it shows respect to them for me to learn their language.

I decided to learn Korean partly because my girlfriend likes to watch Korean movies and she knows Korean a little bit. I thought it would be fun if I can learn some Korean and say a few basic phrases to her.

Also, the other reason is last night I watched the opening ceremony of the Olympics on TV, and I heard Korean being spoken. It sounds similar to Japanese. They said Japan controlled Korea from 1910 to 1940, so it sounds like there is a Japanese influence in Korea. I already had plans to learn Japanese, so last night I decided why not add Korean to my list. (Yes I'm addicted to learning languages.)

So today, about 30 minutes ago, I started learning Korean. It's fun and I enjoy it very much. The alphabet seems easy to learn. It's simple enough that I can relate the shapes to the sounds. My first priority is to learn Tagalog, but I will continue to dabble with Korean and I look forward to seeing how my learning progresses.

February 10, 2018

Something tells me that it is going be quite fun from time to time if you amaze, surprise her with some Korean skills lol

Can fully understand your girlfriend as some Korean TV shows are quite fun to watch regardless of where one is from in these days. ;)

P.S: What is your native language? Also noticed that your progress is fast for a beginner. I mean some people are more gifted in language learning, I think.

February 11, 2018

My native language is American English. I studied Spanish in college many years ago but didn't use it and forgot. About 6 years ago I decided to relearn Spanish because there are a lot of Spanish-speakers at the church I attend. I bought courses and books but did not have the discipline to use them. Then in 2014 I found Duolingo and it was exactly what I needed. I studied every day and completed the Spanish tree in 9 months. Now I'm semi-fluent in Spanish. I'm not great at conversation but at least I can talk on a basic level now.

I wouldn't say I'm gifted at language learning. I think I'm just stubborn and once I set a goal I don't want to quit. ;)

But learning Spanish gave me the experience of knowing what it is like to learn a language. It rewired my brain to open up to think in another language. And using Duolingo taught me the discipline to study every day. I've also watched videos by well-known polyglots on how they learn languages. So now I know it's possible, I know how to do it, and I know it's simply a matter of time as long as I study every day. Plus I'm very motivated. I want to be able to speak my girlfriend's languages. :)

February 11, 2018

Actually, they both take words from Chinese.

February 12, 2018

I'm learning Korean because I like the culture, the food, the language, the beautiful scenery, the music, and everything else the place has to offer. Same thing goes for the other languages I'm trying to learn.

February 14, 2018

Most people here probably just want to learn Korean because they like k-pop. Personally I'm not a fan of k-pop or anything else from korea, I chose korean mostly because I think the language sounds cute.

February 10, 2018
February 11, 2018

its quite interesting to read the different reasons for learning same thing

February 11, 2018

I'm learning Korean because I'm interested in the culture and people, and I'd like to be an English teacher there.

February 11, 2018

you have quite interesting reason .culture study is very much exciting . I also like the traditional outfits of different countries .

February 12, 2018

I would like to work in America because you know, America is the center of the world. That`s the reason why i'm learning Enlgish. and if i can speak english well, i can work not only in america but also in all over the world. We live earth,, but living in a country is boring . i would like to experience many things i have never seen before. I want to learn english and spanish, japanese, chinese.

February 10, 2018

great selection of languages .I wish you experience the varity of cultures with your selection . good luck

February 10, 2018

Thank you very much!! :D

February 10, 2018

I'm learning Korean because I lived in Korea in the early 1980's and adopted a Korean baby. She's now a mom, and we're going to go see her birth family! We found them, through the adoption agency, a few years ago, and went to see them for a week. What an experience! So much emotion, and no language to express or explain. Lots of tears, lots of hugs, amazing cultural events, the best food on earth. We're going back this summer, with my two granddaughters. Since that visit, both fathers passed away, 6 months apart to the day, and grandbabies were born on both sides. Now all these cousins will get to know each other! I hope the older kids learn English in school! I have no illusions about becoming fluent, but I'm going to try my darndest!

April 17, 2018

Congratulations on the grandbabies! Good luck! It's true, one effective way of demonstrating that you truly care for someone is being willing to put in the effort to learn their language to communicate with them, even though not perfectly.

November 12, 2018
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