what would you pick? And why?
GOLD / wonderful pomegranate / 28905 posts
Japanese or German. I've always wanted to learn Japanese. German because DH is half and we'll like our kids to learn the language.
pomegranate / 3521 posts
Portuguese. Mine is terrible at this point and I would love to work on it again.
pineapple / 12566 posts
@regberadaisy: I'm thisclose to signing up for German this fall. Obviously it would be useful where I'm currently living.
@lamariniere: how much longer do you think you'll be in that country? Would you move somewhere afterwards where German would be useful?
@regberadaisy: we have definitely 2 more years here and a possibility of 2 more after that (!). We could end up in another German speaking country, but it's all up in the air right now.
cantaloupe / 6171 posts
So I've learned bits of several languages (Latin ffor 6 years, italian for 2 years, Portuguese french and Spanish for 1 semester each) before, so if I was to take a language class, I'd want to continue learning one (most likely french) rather than starting all over
@lamariniere: then I think German makes a lot of sense! I really hope to visit one day...hopefully while you're still there!
wonderful pear / 26210 posts
Japanese or Russian. My husband and I always say that we need a language that the two of us only understand because we can't converse in English, German or Italian without somone understanding.
I really loved studying German. My son, on the other hand, does not like it when I use his father's words, as he calls them.
GOLD / wonderful pea / 17697 posts
Spanish, because it would be helpful for my job.
watermelon / 14467 posts
I'd love to start taking French!
pomelo / 5678 posts
Hmm... I love Spanish and know a bit. Past that, Italian, French , or Japanese!
pomelo / 5524 posts
I think French! While I have some Spanish, it's very rusty and I could use a good refresher, but I would want to learn something completely new!
pineapple / 12802 posts
I know very little Japanese. I have a great app that teaches it, but I just haven't taken the time to sit down and actually study and listen and do the exercises. I would LOVE to learn Japanese.
I would also love to learn Finnish, Swedish or Norwegian. I have Nordic blood, so I'd really like to pretend to be a viking sometimes.
pomegranate / 3244 posts
I've told myself I wanted to learn Portuguese for the past 15 years! About a year ago I used Duolingo to practice for ~20 minutes a day--I had a 60+ day streak going, and then I missed a day and haven't touched it since, and it's been more than a year. Whoops. I should get back on that!!
nectarine / 2054 posts
Spanish, because DS is starting to learn Spanish in preschool this year, and I'd love to be able to use that as a good excuse to finally learn.
nectarine / 2797 posts
German as a huge number of my colleagues are native speakers and I'd love to understand and use it when I travel there.
GOLD / wonderful coffee bean / 18478 posts
I hope to learn some German, too!
admin / watermelon / 14210 posts
tagalog! will start studying it once we move.
eggplant / 11824 posts
Spanish or Italian.
Spanish because it would be useful and practical to have even at a conversation-level.
Italian just because
@looch: @Greentea: @.twist.: In another lifetime I want to learn Japanese! One of my favorite authors is Murakami and I would love to be able to read him in Japanese.
@Mrs. Bee: Does Mr. Bee speak it?
@lamariniere: no he is japanese/american.
nectarine / 2148 posts
I would like to spend time improving my mandarin. I've learned bits of many languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, chinese, Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, signing) and that one is my favorite.
blogger / wonderful cherry / 21616 posts
It's very practical, particularly for where I live and the workforce I'm in. There have been so many instances I've wished I knew spanish! Additionally, I have a couple in-laws who are from South America, and there are now a lot of bilinguals in our family.
I'm actually hoping to take a spanish for medical professionals course once I graduate.
pear / 1852 posts
I'm teaching in a Muslim School, and there are several ESL students, and some staff who are not native English Speakers, so learning some of their tongue could only help relations, right?
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