What is your favorite foreign language?

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09 Jul 2012, 4:38 pm

I have now been on this lovely planet for 1 month or so. I have tried not to talk to much about my AS speciel interest. But now I cannot hold it back anymore :? so please allow me to ask you which foreign language is your favorite? Mine is without doubt, farsi/persian.



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09 Jul 2012, 5:53 pm

My favourite foreign language is French.

I have family in Switzerland and they speak French.



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09 Jul 2012, 5:56 pm

ENGLISH! ...Hur-de-hur-de-hurr-hurr... :P

Nah, I'm just kidding. I can't stand English! :evil:

Seriously, though, my favourite is probably Portuguese. I don't understand it when it's spoken, but I enjoy hearing it very much. I favour the Portuguese spoken in Portugal to Brazilian, but I think Brazilian Portuguese is beautiful as well. I can read a fair bit of Portuguese, though.

I'm also fond of a couple of Asian languages. Mandarin is my favourite Chinese language; at this point I can follow a LITTLE bit of Mandarin when I hear it, though reading the characters is a no-no as of yet. Mandarin, like Portuguese, has this 'soft' quality, because it uses a lot of fricatives (sh, h, f, s, etc.) beside its plosives. Cantonese and Spanish are a bit more... harsh. Certainly not unpleasing to the ear, but I personally prefer Mandarin.
I like Japanese, though I can only understand a couple of words and can barely make out any sentences, despite my constant viewing of subbed anime in the original Japanese.
Korean is cool as well.

I've developed an affinity for Indonesian, as part of my quest to learn more about my Indonesian roots, and I've arrived at a point where I can understand most of Indonesian, written as well as spoken (at least, when they're not speaking to fast).


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09 Jul 2012, 5:58 pm

AJ89 wrote:
My favourite foreign language is French.

I have family in Switzerland and they speak French.


Wait, you're Canadian! French is one of your country's official languages, even if you're not a native speaker yourself! :P


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09 Jul 2012, 6:01 pm

Spanish

French

Portuguese


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09 Jul 2012, 8:47 pm

I'd pick Klingon if it counts & I have none if it doesn't


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09 Jul 2012, 9:02 pm

I dunno. Finnish, Norwegian or Japanese.

Russian is pretty cool, too.



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09 Jul 2012, 9:11 pm

I like all the romance languages and took two years of Japanese as well (though I forgot much of the Japanese)



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09 Jul 2012, 9:16 pm

Finnish and Russian.


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10 Jul 2012, 1:17 am

nick007 wrote:
I'd pick Klingon if it counts & I have none if it doesn't


Yes. Klingon, navi, dothraki etc. all counts



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10 Jul 2012, 1:21 am

well, considering i have 2 native tounges either could be foreign. Non surprisingly id say i do quite like german. it avoids a lot of silly things other languages do. But it has a lot of words to learn 8O



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10 Jul 2012, 2:09 am

English because my native language is not English xD



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10 Jul 2012, 2:19 am

Moonhawk wrote:
English because my native language is not English xD


Please enlighten me/us. What is your native language ? Mine is danish..



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10 Jul 2012, 2:19 am

Mandarin.


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10 Jul 2012, 2:25 am

Spanish & Portuguese, mmm...