https://www.duolingo.com/NegarMm

Which language and why did you start it? how do you feel about yourself now?

Hey everyone, I'm Negar and I've started French and Korean, first of all, because of migration and second for understanding songs that I listen. But to be honest I don't feel satisfied and happy, because I've got lots of studies and projects to do in my own language, hope to do better in next month! what about you?! and if you have any advice about your duolingo language I'd be happy if you share them! let's have a fun discussion.

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https://www.duolingo.com/KatrinaTheLamia
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I found Duolingo while looking for Klingon courses... unfortunately the Klingon course was not complete--but there was a French course I decided to jump into as I am in Canada, and knowing French would increase employment opportunities... and...

Well, like a normal sane rational person I decided I would want to sign up for ALL of the courses on Duolingo. As a completely normal entirely understandable decision that is not completely ridiculous in the least bit.

I am working on getting through Spanish--as there are two language courses that are only available for Spanish speakers... and that is two more flags next to my forum posts. Bit of a ways away from starting those courses.

Japanese because I really enjoy Super Sentai shows--and I want to watch them with the least hassles around them possible. Spandex, toy looking weapons and giant robots... freaking awesome.

Korean because I keep getting into awkward scenarios with Korean Women--and I want to try to figure out how to not keep coming across as a total freaking ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤ around them.

Swahili, Polish, Welsh, Dutch and Czech I am working on for reasons of me being silly.

High Valyrian I am working on as I started before Klingon was there--and I know a LOT of people into Game of Thrones, and I cannot really be bothered to give a crap about the show. So I figured if I could be really good with High Valyrian I can just mock those people a bit more.

Klingon and German (originally) was for me to scream at random passerbies... the issue is German is not as scary as people say it is. It is ridiculously fluffy and cute and adorable.

Hindi is for two reasons: Bollywood movies look FREAKING AWESOME (all that dancing and the pretty colours)... and I live in a city where people call all exercises "Yoga"--you do pushups somewhere and people are all, "oh, you love Yoga--I know a great class"--and then when I am all, "that does not sound accurate"--if I know Hindi I can prove that they are kind of silly and ridiculous.

Other languages have other reasons that I could say if I went through them... but I'm just going to say that I want to know all of the languages and acquire all of the crowns--including crowns that require Laddering.

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https://www.duolingo.com/NegarMm

wow, you're on fire girl! hope to do your best ^^

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https://www.duolingo.com/kohoutseks
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OMG YES SUPER SENTAI!!!!!!!!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/FredrikVC

There are 6,000 languages being spoken. You're going to be spending a lot of time learning languages.

OK, 2,000 of them only have a thousand speakers or less. That still leaves a goal of learning 4,000 languages. Aim high!

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https://www.duolingo.com/TheLord2k1
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Japanese , bcz i'd like to talk and write without someone understanding what i'm saying
Also Korean for the same reason
me and my GF are doing great things with tht

I'm forced on German bcz of school but once i finish school , i'll leave it

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https://www.duolingo.com/NegarMm

cool reason :) good luck!

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https://www.duolingo.com/kohoutseks
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Don't leave German, knowing more languages is better than leaving one behind!!!!!!!!!!!! I've been to Germany 3 times now and I regret not learning the language for the trips.

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https://www.duolingo.com/TheLord2k1
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but i dont like it

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https://www.duolingo.com/kohoutseks
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Just because you don't like it doesn't mean it won't be useful in the future!! Tons of people learn languages they don't like wether it be for family, job opportunities, etc etc. The more languages you know the better chance you will get a higher paying job!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Judit294350

But it is harder to learn a language you don't like as you are less likely to stick at it. If they really dislike it they won't stick at it.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ampharos64

Challenge accepted. : D See you in five months!

I actually do worse with languages I like, I put too much pressure on myself. It likely does depend on having a strong enough reason to learn the one you don't though.

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https://www.duolingo.com/.bunniment.

Some people learn languages other than for being useful in the future. And also, depending on where TheLord lives, German might not be that useful at all. Also, I second what Judit said.

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https://www.duolingo.com/AStrangeChiald

I started Spanish because my teacher, the rest of my languages because I was interested in seeing what it was and what I could learn of it. I'm afraid to say I haven't learnt much though. I feel I could do better, If I had the time and bothered to get on duo more often.

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https://www.duolingo.com/NegarMm

but you are at good levels. I hope you do better and feel good about yourself!

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https://www.duolingo.com/AStrangeChiald

I haven't been on duo much as of recent ahah

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https://www.duolingo.com/Judit294350

If you have limited time, pick one language and concentrate on that. That way you will be able to achieve something. Otherwise you will be spread too thin and learn very little for your effort.

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https://www.duolingo.com/NegarMm

Yeah actually I focused on French and in the Korean language, I just learned the alphabet! Thank you.

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https://www.duolingo.com/KatrinaTheLamia
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That works for people who are able to concentrate on a single thing. I've uh... tried that in the past... I do not make as much progress as people who are able to concentrate on a single thing... but at least I make some progress.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Lng52-._
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Totally agree. I skipped around for quite a while from one language to another. Then, I realized that one has to "zero in" exclusively on (1) language until proficiency occurs.

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https://www.duolingo.com/FredrikVC

I'm learning French. Here's the thought process I went through to support that decision. (https://travels.fredrikvladimircoulter.com/2019/01/28/what-language-should-you-take-my-two-cents/) However, in reality I picked the language that (a) I spoke fifty five years ago but have since completely lost, and (b) is the official language in more countries than any language other than English.

I'm also starting on the Korean tree. While my summer plans have not been finalized, it is quite possible that I'll be going to South Korea for a couple of weeks. If so, I'll be accelerating my effort in the language between now and this summer. And if not, I'll be dropping that course in favor of increasing my efforts in French.

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https://www.duolingo.com/NegarMm

hope to get what you want. good luck!

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https://www.duolingo.com/GhappynowappT
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French, because everyone else chose Spanish. Still enjoying it. Feel better soon.

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https://www.duolingo.com/kohoutseks
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Everyone chooses Spanish tbh it's so rediciolus but I do understand why.

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https://www.duolingo.com/GhappynowappT
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True - around here, Spanish is slightly more useful than French, but only slightly. There are Haitian people as well (not quite French, but I can pick out bits and pieces of Creole) and a few French expats. Why Polish? Aand that's not Polish...

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https://www.duolingo.com/kohoutseks
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Nope, it is Indonesian. Indonesian does though have a similar flag to Poland and has the same flag as a small country French owns. I am actually a bit Polish on my ma's side but I don't know the language. Indonesian is red on top white on bottom and Poland is white on top red on bottom. Don't worry it confuses me too!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/FredrikVC

You'll be thrilled to know that Haitian Creole is in the Incubator.

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https://www.duolingo.com/GhappynowappT
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Good to know - thank you, FredrikVC.

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https://www.duolingo.com/tannercasa2

Spanish,French,Navajo,Russian,German,Sign Language, because I just want to?

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https://www.duolingo.com/tannercasa2

I’m fluent in Spanish,Sign Language, almost fluent in Navajo,

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https://www.duolingo.com/NegarMm

too many languages, and the reason is fair enough, good luck :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/tannercasa2

Is that a bad thing?

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https://www.duolingo.com/Judit294350

Depends whether you want to use the languages or just say you started studying them. If you want to use them, then it'll take decades before you can use even one. By concentrating on one or two you could get something useful in couple of years, then you can start your next language.

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https://www.duolingo.com/NegarMm

of course not, it's amazing... I wish I had enough time to learn more languages.

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https://www.duolingo.com/tannercasa2

I need to speak all of those perfectly

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https://www.duolingo.com/_DragonFyre_

I started because there was a bunch of people living around me that could only speak Spanish. I started studying in hopes of being able to talk to them, we've moved away. But, I'm not going to just quit.

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https://www.duolingo.com/NegarMm

Happy to read a comment with fighting spirit, hope to do better and feel satisfied with learning. good luck!

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https://www.duolingo.com/thatoneguy132

Japanese because I loved the culture and I wanted to learn the language that goes with it.

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https://www.duolingo.com/NegarMm

I love the Japanese too. especially anime! hope to i can learn it one day!

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https://www.duolingo.com/WillowSkidmore

I'm learning Irish and Japanese. I love the language and culture of Ireland, as well as old myths and things, and I'm learning Japanese because I love anime, and also languages, and myths (again :)). I am satisfied. Don't worry about getting behind, we all do it. The great thing is to approach learning a language as a privilege and not a duty. Remember that we are super lucky to have this great source! You have to make a choice to enjoy it, you'll feel better.

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https://www.duolingo.com/NegarMm

yes, I agree with you .this the whole process must be done with enjoy.

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https://www.duolingo.com/joduji08
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portugesse I love Brasil and wanted to go so started learning

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https://www.duolingo.com/kohoutseks
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I am learning Indonesian, Japanese, and Irish on my own, refreshing Spanish, checking out Korean, and learning Italian in school.

Indonesian mainly because my love for the country, the culture, music, and my desire/dream to one day visit there (See you soon Sylv, I Promise you). Japanese because I thought it was cool and interesting, Irish because of heartige (I am Irish on my ma and dads side but mostly my dads side), Spanish for review because I sucked in the class for two years, and Italian because of location.

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https://www.duolingo.com/NegarMm

wow, love the passion for Indonesia. good luck!

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https://www.duolingo.com/kohoutseks
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Terima kasih banyak!!

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https://www.duolingo.com/isakdottv

Norwegian; because I enjoy Norwegian TV, movies and music. I also have some friends in Norway. I'd like to visit Norway one day also. I also plan to learn Italian or Japanese once I have a good understanding of Norwegian. :)

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https://www.duolingo.com/NegarMm

same feeling about France and Korea.

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https://www.duolingo.com/oliverj990
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I used to study Spanish in school and remember enjoying learning languages so decided to pick up Chinese since apparently it's one of the harder languages out there. It's been a blast experiencing a new language again, especially one so vastly different from English.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Songve

I want to become an American Vietnamese.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Firetrix

I've always been exposed to the Japanese culture in some way and it has developed into a great love for the culture and people. Although I have many reasons, I think this is one of my greatest. I want to communicate with these amazing people and their fascinating culture.

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https://www.duolingo.com/SvartAlg

Swedish, for my father. I’m trying to get into it more because I have been struggling with internal motivation & was stressed with the thought of too little time to do great things and my dad helped me understand that doing a little everyday will help and I did my first two lessons for the first time in a l o n g time today. : )

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https://www.duolingo.com/LaughingLindsey

I'm learning German because my closest friend speaks it! He's a little rough with speaking it now because he also speaks English, Lithuanian, French, Italian, etc. Another reason would be because I've wanted to learn German since I was 6 but because no one knew how to speak it at the slightest I never got to learn. German personally is a BEAUTIFUL and amazing sounding language. I really do enjoy it a lot. I continue learning in hopes to be partially fluent and to feel like I've achieved something while I complete school.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Jen338155
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Turkish and French. I found Duo Lingo when I was about to go to Spain for the first time and wanted to learn a few Spanish words, and got hooked (and proficient enough to be able to struggle through ordering stuff at the restaurant/bar!)

After we came back, I started on the Turkish course, because the company I work for is based partly in Turkey and I thought it was a really unusual and beautiful sounding language. It's flipping hard though!! I've been trying to learn it for coming up to 6 months now, and progress is slow, but rewarding - I was SO proud of myself when standing outside a restaurant, I saw a little group come up to the door with their dog, take a look inside and start talking to eachother in Turkish, and I could work out the conversation was along the lines of "We can't bring the dog in here," followed by "It's okay, I have wine at home, let's get take-out". (I wanted to join in but managed to restrain myself.) When Turkish makes my little brain hurt too much, I switch to learning French - I used to be good at it at school (many moons ago) but nearly two decades of not using it at all made me think I'd lost it all - I was amazed at how quickly it started to come back once I started Duo-ing it! Now, while I wouldn't say I'm proficient, I can understand about 75% of a newspaper, 50% of a spoken news bulletin and can speak enough to tell people I can't speak it very well and could they please switch to English? ;)

My aim is to claw my way to fluency in these two, and then gradually start putting time into Spanish and German (which I also learnt a bit of at school, but lost all of when I left). I'm not expecting any miracles, or a job as a UN Conference interpreter, but I do get a lot of joy being able to understand what people are talking about on the bus or the train - makes the journey go quicker!

Good luck to everybody here on their language adventures, I'm so pleased I discovered Duo last year - it's given me confidence in an area I didn't ever think I'd have. Teşekkürler!

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https://www.duolingo.com/Fuad..
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I started learning Spanish on Duo just for the heck of learning something new. Got to about level 16 and gave up because I lost interest .That's what happens when you pick a random language to learn lol . Researched a bit and fell in love with the language of love. So I hope to conquer the french tree one day .

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Cymas86

I met Brazilians for the first time at my last job and basically fell in love with everything about them. One of my best friends there happened to not be fluent in English; out of respect for him and curiosity about the culture, I started learning Portuguese. I've since moved to a new company with many of my friends from that job and have continued learning.

I'm happy to be learning, but frustrated that speaking is so difficult when it's the skill I want the most. I highly recommend, if you plan on learning a language for fluency or for the purpose of communication, to practice speaking from day 1. Also, don't use DL by itself, especially for speaking and listening.

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https://www.duolingo.com/T4rza
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Started Russian and Esperanto just for fun a few months ago and enjoying both.

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https://www.duolingo.com/Ampharos64

French, for my academic work mostly.

I'm not terribly satisfied with the speed of my progress, I feel quite frustrated, but may just have to accept that I have a chronic illness with fatigue and memory issues and everything takes at least twice as long as it should. >_< I should finally complete my tree soon though, in the next two weeks I hope. Still a long way to go after that.

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