I love words. I love writing, I love talking, I love communicating.
I have always loved English. I love breaking words down and getting to the root of them, I love fitting them all together in perfect, cohesive sentences. I love the rules of grammar. I have just always been a word nerd.
I love other languages too. I don’t speak any other language unfortunately but I have always wished that I could speak all the languages so I can communicate with everyone. I hate not being able to communicate with all people. Communication is one of the best things about being a person.
Since learning all the languages in the world is impossible I’ve narrowed it down to the languages I really want to learn and hopefully one day I will be able to speak those languages as well as put them to use.
My grandmother is from the Philippines and can speak Tagalog but she never taught my mom so that means I never got to learn it. Ever since I knew that I was Filipino I wished that I could learn the language. A dream of mine is to go to the Philippines one day and hopefully I’ll be able to speak with the locals.
Where I live and where I’m from, there are a lot of Spanish speaking people. I think everyone who lives where I do should learn some Spanish. I have heard it spoken all my life and while I’ve never really taken the time to learn it I can understand a little bit of it. I can listen to a conversation and get the gist of it. I can’t form a sentence in Spanish but I can pick out certain words and know their meaning. I know it’s because I’ve been around it all the time. I would like to learn it fully so that I can help anyone who can’t fully speak English.
I just love the way the German language sounds. It just sounds so cool! I love watching shows or movies that are in German. One I’ve watched recently is called Dark on Netflix, and it was really good. I would probably just talk to myself in German if I learned the language just because I love to hear it. It is also fun to say. I only know how to say I love you in German but if I hear a phrase I try to repeat it and it’s just fun.
I used to watch a lot of Anime and I preferred to watch most in Japanese, it just felt more authentic that way. It would have been nice to just watch it without subtitles and just know what they were saying. So I want to learn Japanese so I can go back and watch those shows again without subtitles.
I have read a few books that are set in Sweden and the names of the towns are so crazy looking to me I don’t even know where to start trying to pronounce them. I would really like to learn this language for the sole purpose of knowing how to pronounce their words.
What languages do you speak? What languages would you like to learn?