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What do you plan to do with your new language?

I've only just started to learn it recently and want to be able to read a decent amount of Spanish by the time I do a trip around South America in a couple of years.

4 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Kristibob

I'm not a traveler. I simply cannot afford to roam around the planet. I don't know any native speakers. What am I going to do with my new language? Revel in the fact that I know it and use the internet to speak to others. That will give me the opportunity to make friends from all over the world. Tonight, I went to Memrise and signed up. I also went to 'Learn Russian for Free" so I could learn to read Russian. I learned to say "hello" and "how are you". I don't plan on anything but having a great time learning! :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jamays

this is really inspiring

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.s_Son
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Travel the world like Golden Boy, meet new people, learn new skills, enjoy life Alt text

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlexisLinguist
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You used a meme and listed my reasons. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Ummm.... Hehe

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.s_Son
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=D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Thedutchess1000

I want to be able to communicate with my boyfriends mother.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tbs_
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That sounds like a nice reason, good luck!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/baddums

I am a public school teacher. I'm muddying through Spanish so I can connect with my Spanish speaking ESL students better. They laugh at my terrible pronunciation but are so, so happy getting to help their teacher out with something like this. I plan to study Irish for ME when it comes out though.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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FANFICTION!! In my favorite fandom OTPs Ive read through nearly all of the existing fanfictin on ff.net and Archive of Our Own and several other places for them in English. So i decided to learn another language to access more fanfiction xD Also, I'm shy but I like to be able to say hello or help out and also I'm part of a youth non-profit and in all of these cases language can be a barrier or a chance to connect. So more diversified language skills = bueno in my book ^_^

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EngDodi

I hope one day i can listen to any spanish radio or movie and get it all like english

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Talysaur

I plan on moving to Europe. I know German is better to learn in Europe, but I'm liking French... ^_^

Oh, and here's a Zoidberg. (V) (;,,;) (V)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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Get other perspectives of the world, and not just what the American media machine feeds me. Read news from other countries, and talk to people from all over the world on sites like Verbling. Hopefully visit some countries in Central America and French speaking Canada. Europe and South America would be great but they are very far, and that costs lots of money and vacation time.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RebelBrigid

Meet other Spanish speakers and speak in front of people who don't know what we are saying...he he he. Actually I'm not even joking. My parents are trilingual, they both know a language I don't so they speak in that language when they don't want me to know something. My dream is to find someone who speaks Spanish and be able to talk to them in secret without anyone knowing. No one in my family speaks Spanish. Although my brother wants to learn Spanish, so maybe that could be our secret language.

Also, I love going to Spain, I've been going since I was a child, I would love to be able to speak to natives in Spain and not seem so much like a tourist.

Other plans include help with my future career and make friends with lots of different people from different countries as I intend to learn more languages.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FiveMagicsMaster

I would travel to Brazil! :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kascyo
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You'll be really welcome!!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FiveMagicsMaster

Thanks! I just heard a lot of good stuff about the country and people. It surely will be a nice trip :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/remoonline
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I have always had a fascination for Spanish and wanted to communicate using it. Duolingo gave me a great opportunity to learn it at my own pace and get the initial confidence before I try out other avenues.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MeredithNa
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For me learning Spanish, it's to tick off a "bucket list" item: to be fluent in at least one other language. That and I want to learn about other people and cultures. After I do that, I'm hoping to keep it in my brain. :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/joelhprow

I travel to South America for work (a lot) and am tired of needing a translator, or having people talk in front of me (even when they know English, but just want to talk about me) OR, the worst, when my translator doesn't translate everything or even do so properly. So I will use my new language for work - will also teach it to my daughter, and will wait until the next time I am spoken about...and when they get all done simply say - de verdad, eso es lo que piensas?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/IsaiahGardner_

Hopefully further a career with knowing how to speak Spanish .:)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sallyswan

Help me out with my exam in Spanish next year as I really struggle with it. By the time of the exam I will have been learning French for 5 years but I have to be at that level with Spanish in a 2 year course, one year of which I have completed and can only really speak Spanish because of this course hahahahah

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/la_vida_dura

Duolingo has made me rediscover the joy of learning a new language which I lost in high school, my personal tip for everyone out there is, try to mix it up for yourself. In a sense try to find the easiest possible way for yourself to spend time doing Spanish, and the way to do it is to just find as many different ways to have fun with the language, watch movies in spanish or with spanish subtitles, try different levels of difficulty, try websites, reading, duolingo, cartoons are very nice! and just get interested in all aspects of spanish speaking world :) and before you know it you are spending a lot of time doing spanish subconciously.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Turna13
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Read, a lot! :D Maybe watch some spanish movies/shows to practice. And it'll come in handy if I travel someday.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AJDelude

Once I graduate from college (in two years) I am going to volunteer for a year in Honduras at an orphanage called Amigos de Jesus. (http://amigosdejesus.org/) I also plan to use my Spanish skills in my career, as I plan to be a teacher and it will be useful if I end up teaching in an urban area. (Note: Yes, I am still in college; however, I have only taken two semesters and it seems highly unlikely that I will be able to continue taking Spanish at my school. So that's why I looked for sites that I could continue learning.)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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You might think about getting certified to teach ESL. There is a huge demand for ESL teachers in the southern US.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dagurlgurl
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I want to travel to France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Dozens of other countries! I want to go there and be a missonary there! And help the people who there!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Brianhamilton1

use it for holidays------ i know no spanish people-----is there a site i could even attemp to talk to a Spanish person just starting English?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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You could try espanglishchat.com i havetn been there a while but it was pretty cool :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MeredithNa
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mylanguageexchange.com is great. It costs $6/month for premium subscription but basic subscription is enough to meet new people. I have also heard Skype has a language exchange section to their website, but I have never looked at it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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verbling.com will let you get into a video/audio/text group chat with beginning Spanish speakers from all over the globe. You can disable the video if you like, and in fact most do to preserve bandwidth and improve the audio quality.

ConversationExchange.com will let you search for language partners to text or video chat with one on one.

WeSpeke.com looks good, too, but I haven't yet tried it.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tylerjayy

I have many spanish speaking relatives that i do not get to communicate with very much, so I'm learning so I can get to know the family I will never get to meet!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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Why will you never get to meet them? I would TOTALLY get hold of them and ask if they have a spare sofa/bed/floor you could stay on for a week/month/summer to learn more about your family, their culture, and improve your language skills. The worst they can do is say no and think you're a pushy foreigner. The best that can happen is a summer of amazing growth and enrichment for the price of transportation and a little pocket money.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tylerjayy

Well I actually attempted to do so when I was in middle school, I went down to Boca Raton to stay with my Venezuelan cousins and... it wasn't a great experience.. they were spoiled rich kids and I was the child of a construction worker. While i learned a lot of spanish and enjoyed the best food I have ever tasted. Other than that, I will probably never meet them becuase a majority of them are in fact in Venezuela and there's too much going on there for me to visit anytime soon unfortunately.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lrtward
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Those are pretty good reasons! Sorry the visit turned out to be a negative experience but good job for trying.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tylerjayy

You live and learn, what individual has went to visit some unknown family and didn't have at least one thing go wrong?

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/kiara.ily

so I can speak to my Spanish friends and this new girl in my building who doesn't speak english

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kascyo
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I want to speak English, Spanish and French for a conquest, in my country, to enter in a Diplomatic School. Duo is helping me a lot, I'm learning the main sentences and words all days. I also wish to live in Europe or USA, so, I've to know these. Good luck for us.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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watch football, read news, forums etc.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bellaful

I want to work for http://www.msf.org.uk/

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Francesflsnagan

I am going to Cuba in a few months and would like to make an effort to try and speak to locals even if it is only a small amount .

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MarcAhuevo

I recently made a bunch of Mexican friends with which I keep in touch by phone, so I'd like to be able to speak fluently with them!

Also, you never really know how learning another language can come in handy later on in life. It can make way for lots of opportunities. My sister is studying to become a doctor, and she has been learning Spanish in school, so she volunteers at a health clinic in a nearby Spanish-speaking neighborhood.

4 years ago