When I was a teenager I had the idea of learning how to understand, speak, and write in other languages. It did not matter which one. I wanted to learn all. I guess the driving force was about understanding other people and being able to communicate with them. The internet did not exist then. Then life became busy.
Recently, I discovered an online site where you can learn other languages, and you can do so for free. The premium/paid portion can let you do more like download lessons. I need not go for the premium. The free portion is more than enough for me.
Welcome to Duolingo! Currently I am learning 3 languages: Mandarin, Russian, and Japanese. I thought of Chinese first because there’s just too many Chinese around me. I am very much interested with the written characters. I would like to be able to understand what the signs are if I ever come across them, or read a newspaper if ever I get to visit Hongkong, maybe.
What prompted me to learn Russian is the ability to read crochet patterns. Russian crochet designers are real good! I even added a Russian keyboard
to be able to learn the lessons.
As for the Japanese, there are knitting and tatting books in Japanese and they are ohhh so nice! I also have friends who are Japanese but we only communicate in English. One day I would like to go to Japan and be able to speak and understand the language fluidly.
Another language I will add soon is German. I have the blood in my veins through my father. Yet two more languages I am interested in are Hebrew and Greek…because of the Bible.
I also had the childhood dream (rather, a bucket list item) of visiting all the countries in the world and it would be nice to understand and be understood.
It will not be easy but I have the opportunity. 🙂 When you find yourself signing up, you can find and add me. 🙂