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    If you could completely learn one language instantly, which one would it be and why? It can be fictional or not.

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    Instantaneous knowledge? Thats a hard one.

    I've got a bit of a background in German. I've tried learning both Irish Gaelic and Chinese Mandarin before. The military wants me to learn Urdu.

    I'd probably go with Urdu out of ease. Or maybe Spanish, that would me much more useful to me. Mmmm, tacos.

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    Either Japanese or Russian. Japanese because I already know a bit and would like to finally be communicative in it, and Russian because the similarities between that language and mine are not big enough to make it easy to learn, but are just enough in the right places to cause incredible confusion. And I think it might come in handy one day. It also doesn't help that all the older generations here speak at least a bit of Russian. I don't like to be the person who doesn't know a language.

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    Spanish to help with jobs and such

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    Japanese for sure. I'm learning it, but the idea of knowing the ins and outs of it instantly is an offer too tempting to let go. Even just the idea of reading Subarashiki Hibi right now is intoxicating.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karifean View Post
    Japanese for sure. I'm learning it, but the idea of knowing the ins and outs of it instantly is an offer too tempting to let go. Even just the idea of reading Subarashiki Hibi right now is intoxicating.
    私も!!!

    I spend a minimum of an hour a day learning Japanese. Been at it for about 20 months now and... it's getting there. My listening still needs a lot of work. If I could learn it instantly, that would be a hell of a lot of extra time to play video games. Or maybe get a social life? Maybe make some Japanese friends given my new found language skills!

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    Mmm I've learnt Japanese before (though it's so rusty now, my talent could fall apart if I tried to use it) and I really enjoy the language but being honest the language I'm currently interested in learning and which seems hard as smurf for me to get my pronunciation right in is Norwegian. My reasons for learning this language is because having visited the country, I'd love to go back more and more. Although many are fluent in English, it'd be nice to go there and understand all the things I see and hear and people I meet without having to inconvenience them by asking "Sorry, could you please repeat that in English?" to them.

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    Elvish.

    Doesn't matter which Elvish because I know there's several (Tolkien, Warcraft, Dragon Age...)

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    I would love to master Japanese.
    I know some of that language already - enough to understand spoken dialogues in old-school RPGs without too much problems - but it would be really awesome to truly be proficient in that language.
    Guess I will just have to keep studying.

    When I try to learn a new language, I just familiarise myself a bit with the grammar and then jump right in and start reading books and simpler texts, and look up any words that I don't understand.
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    Norwegian. I've been trying to learn but it's been a slow and painful process and sometimes I just fall out of habit of learning it and I forget everything I learned. It's quite discouraging tbh.

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    I've also tried to learn French but tbh I've found it much, much harder than Japanese.

    It's a point of shame for me having grown up in Guernsey. I mean I could see Cherbourg from the end of my road.

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    Modern Greek cuz of my boyfriend.


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    German, so I can finally talk to my in-laws without sounding like a toddler.

    Tolkien Elvish would be awesome too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Depression Moon View Post
    Fox, Peter, Steve, and Karifean are weeaboos.
    You know you can become one yourself if you want. ^^

    Actually, Japanese is a highly satisfying language to learn;
    I always found that "Tae Kim Japanese Grammar" site to be highly valuable for that purpose.

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