https://www.duolingo.com/Dawn_Jennifer02

Do you like Italian?(What languages do you like)

I love Italian how about you.

April 28, 2014

52 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/lucamessa

I <3 italian also.I like it because I'm brazillian,and I'm ashamed of this idiot place.Government steals and lies,people live in bad conditions,the law isn't followed and,besides all this,people still says this is a happy place just because of the soccer,beer and women.So,how I have an Italian family(in the last century,they came here for the work in the coffee bean farms),I love Italy,and also thanks to that I started to learn Italian.LOL.Pretty long story,huh?

April 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/MarkDjinaj

Government steals and lies,people live in bad conditions,the law isn't followed and,besides all this, people still says this is a happy place just because of the soccer,beer and women

I swear to you that I'd have described Italy (substantially) in the same way.

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dawn_Jennifer02

Really, I have never been to Italy and did not think that it would be like here.

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Danman_84

Gotta agree with you on that one. I lived in Italy for almost 7 years, and the government is just as worthless and corrupt.

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Chuckstarrrr

Power breeds corruption. I'm afraid you'll be hard put to find any governing body without corrupt types, anywhere in the world. What is it they say, one rotten egg ...

Anyway, my family have had no issues. All good with them. They are in around Salerno, but primarily from Contursi.

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CecilieO.

agreed, except I would say "wine, food and men/women".

It's possible to like the language without liking the culture or politics of the country very much. I'm tempted to start russian at some point because I love the sound of the language, this doesn't mean that I agree with russian politics at all...

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dawn_Jennifer02

I don't think it's a long story I love that story. What state do you live in? I probably sound rude but what is Italy like, I want to go there some day.

April 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/alexisdel79

The government in Italy is not so far from a Brazilian or Argentinian (i am argentinian) ones... but the language in itself is amazing, super rich in vocabulary (Y)

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/PopTartTastic

Other than some of the wealthier cities like São Luís, Brazil isn't the best place to live.

May 3, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Chidi.Speaks

Italian lover here ^.^ I find the language beautiful (and while everyone else is speaking Spanish and French, there'll be me in the background, Ciao)

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/AernJardos

I'm fond of Italian, Irish, Russian, Arabic, Hindi, Classical Greek, and English. Probably many more that I am forgetting at the moment. I am so glad Duolingo has Italian, I never got around to learning it when I was younger, and now I have no excuses. :D

I'm really excited to see so many languages show up in the Incubator, it's going to be tough choosing what to learn next.

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dawn_Jennifer02

I know I so love learning new languages.

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/SD-77

This is weird, I used to like Italian and think it sounded so good, but now I actually don't like it. But I'm going to Italy in the summer, so I'm going to practice it a lot and hopefully get to like it :)

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/CecilieO.

I like italian, and I love learning it. BUT I don't understand why some people love the sound of the language or just plain love it.

It's interesting seeing the connections to other languages and cultures, it's fascinating to learn some history around it and how it developed. But I'm not one of the people that get weak at the knees the moment someone speaks italian... I'm too busy trying to understand what they are saying ;)

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Chuckstarrrr

I'm half Italian (mother's side), so finally getting down and learning the language, thanks to DL :-)

Next year I'll learn French (I have friends and family in France - and Canada), then German (year after). Not sure after that, maybe Spanish, but I'd also like to learn Japanese (I was in the Japanese society at Uni).

I'm focusing on one language at a time, and getting that to the point where I can read a novel and watch and listen to television shows and films, before moving on to another language.

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dawn_Jennifer02

That is really a good idea....maybe I should try that.

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Chuckstarrrr

Thanks :-)

It's very easy to go OTT, and jump into many languages, but I find I end up not getting very far with them. Some people can do that, but I can't, so best for me to just focus on one.

I'd LOVE to start the French tree, and already having some knowledge of the language (school/friends/family(via marriage - bro-inlaw's family)) and it's just gnawing away at me, the desire to dive in, but I know that if I am sensible, I'll have a decent level of fluency in Italian by year's end, and French by the end of 2015. Then I'll be able to watch those excellent films out there, without subtitles :D

Loving YouTube right now. I just found Italian dubbed Rat Man, totally hilarious. Plus the Cocco Bill cartoons mentioned in another thread here, and I found Italian dubbed Asterix (key in "Asterix Italiano" in YouTube).

If available ("captions" option at the bottom right of the vid), I activate Italian subtitles on YouTube, which makes it easier to understand, plus you get to learn both spoken and written Italian (or whatever language) :-)

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/marlyce52

One day, I want to visit Italy. Also, I heard if you learn one latin base language it will be easier to learn other latin based languages.

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/alexisdel79

Yes, that's correct Marlyce

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Xneb

Personally, I couldn't get into Italian. I've never really understood the hype of the sound of the Romance languages. But I think I just tend to stick to what I know and working my way through the Germanic languages. Very into the Nordic languages. I was introduced to Danish by my girlfriend and then my interest grew from there. Their closeness to English makes it feel a bit easier to learn the basic words such as the pronouns and the basic sentence structure. Currently, I'm only learning German (on here) and Danish, but I'll hopefully eventually branch out into either Icelandic or Faroese or something along those lines.

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Nozmurage

I love italian, i'm native spanish speaker, so it's easy to learn italian for me. Now i'm learning english and portuguese but coming soon will be available the italian course for spanish speakers :D

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Samsta

I can correct you:

I love Italian. I'm a native Spanish speaker, so it's easy to learn Italian for me. Now I'm learning English and Portuguese, but the Italian for Spanish speakers course is coming soon.

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Nozmurage

Thank you! :D

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/alexisdel79

totally! im Argentinian so italian language is not that hard, but when it's about verbs is when i make a mess!! so that's why i am here now :)

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Nozmurage

¿My english is bad? lol

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Chuckstarrrr

It's ok :) Not perfect, but easy to understand :-)

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dawn_Jennifer02

I agree with Chuckstarrrr

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dawn_Jennifer02

That neat how you know different languages, how much english have you learned?

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Mazzorano

Oh man... I like so many languages... Italian, French, Hindi, Arabic, Hebrew, Russian, Swedish...

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dawn_Jennifer02

Me too.:P

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/NassifNajdat

I really love Italian..

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/macksollie

I've only just started on this website and ploughing my way through; I went for Italian and I'm loving it! ♥

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/alexisdel79

it's so much better being in Italy to really learn the language, now i am living in Venice and it's amazing... ok to me it's so much easier because i am Argentinian and there are similar words and expressions but i want to learn it for real, it's a really rich language <3

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/leopardardor

I am 1/3 Italian, 1/3 Greek and 1/3 English. I know English fluently and some Italian. Learning more Italian now and would absolutely LOVE to learn some Greek. Since I also love Anime I have been doing some Japanese as well!

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Chuckstarrrr

Ah yeah, Anime is definitely a good reason to learn Japanese :)

Maybe take a leaf out of Dean Winchester's book, and check out some Hentai too ;) lol

Funny, it's the watching of films/TV and the reading of books/comics that spurns me on to learn other languages, rather than the communicating with real people!

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/asdfjasmine

I like Italian because I am also learning French (my first language is English) and they are quite similar :)

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/audacieux7

I like Russian and Greek because of the completely different alphabets. They sound pretty cool when spoken too. Can't wait for the Duo courses to become available.

May 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Elen-ka

I have the same feelings for Greek (I am native Russian, so Russian alphabet is not so fun for me any more), the alphabet is sooo fascinating... I will go for holidays in Greece at least twice during this summer, so my plan is to learn at least the alphabet and some basics before I go :)

May 28, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/onironauta95

I'm italian and I'm enjoying discovering the similiarities with other romance languages like portuguese and french. By the way, Duolingo's italian voice is weird, it barely sounds italian.

May 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/TanagerMoonmist

I like Italian, a lot more than I thought I would when I had to study it in high school. I'd studied French before because my mother made me, and I hated it with a passion - I'd wanted to learn German instead, but she wouldn't let me; I was afraid I'd feel the same way about Italian because they're pretty similar. In high school, I actually got to choose between German and Italian as my second foreign language, but the German teacher that worked there was terrible, so i ended up choosing Italian. I guess me and German were just not meant to be. Maybe I'll learn it some day on Duolingo. :P But I'm happy that I got to study Italian; it's a nice language and not too difficult to learn. :)

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Garrl

I'd say right now that I like German, French and Italian equally. But I did try some Spanish and Portuguese and absolutely could not stand them, especially the Portuguese pronunciation.

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Dawn_Jennifer02

Some languages are hard and you just have to practice them a lot.

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/annie1031

Spanish and Italian are very realted, if you learn one of those languages you might be able to understand most of the other. Spanish is my first language which makes it a lot easier to learn Italian, but it's still fustrating because Italian has many more rules on how to speak. I'd suggest to practice all the time, even in your head. I make the craziest connections in order to remember pronounciation.

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/kriskross4

I wish to learn and understand and one day to be able to speak Dutch and Arabic. I can hear these languages often when I watch a soccer game via stream and they sound very very interesting to me. The Arabic commentators are the best!!! I'd also like to learn Yiddish and Hebrew.

April 29, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/annie1031

I love Italian. I've always been fasinated with the Italian culture. When I found out my great-great grandfather was Italian and I figured it would be pretty cool to learn a language that has been erased from my family tree.

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/deguo

I speak Spanish and Chinese, and I'm learning Portuguese, but I think Italian sounds beautiful. Although it's "low-priority" for me on the list of languages I want to learn, it would still be a very nice language to know. I really want to learn Russian, Hindi, Swedish, Indonesian, and Polish, but my guess is I'll only get to one or two of those.

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/KateM303

I'm really enjoying Italian so far. I did German for the language requirement in high school and college, but I did it without my hearing aid and really struggled. I decided to start from scratch with a learning a language with Italian since, like German, it is used a ton in music. I do want to get back to German as I have cousin-in-laws from Germany, as well as a few friends who are from Germany. However, I also want to learn Polish and/or Hungarian to connect with my heritage or Chinese since I went to China and loved it.

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/LawlessBrooke

i love italian, french and spanish! All beautiful languages and is so worth the time to learn them.

April 30, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Joelle-Mousa

I love Italian too!

May 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/OldiesGirl

Love it! My native language is english, but my family is Italian. My goal is to learn French, Italian, German, and Irish Gaelic. I'm learning French and Italian currently.

May 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Rodrigo7f7s

I like many languages but i don't have enough time to learn them. I am new on Duolingo and it is very exciting. I am brazilian and I hope improve my English and learn Italian!

May 1, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/Kejttk

Love it!

May 1, 2014
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