I wish I could speak Spanish. I mean I can speak a few words, I’ve learned them here and there, but they don’t add up to anything. I know how to curse in Spanish. I mean isn’t that what all young kids do growing up when they are force fed a language? Jump right to the fun part…cursing.
Any rebellion is fun when your a pre-teen.
In high school I had two choices from what I remember. I could have learned Spanish, but I chose French. I took four years of high school French and by the end of senior year could hold my own in a conversation.
One problem, being 17 and having no opportunity to go abroad and use my skills, I’ve lost 90% of the ability I had. But, go me, I have been trying to to tutor myself and get back.
In College I had more language choices to add to the other two. I could have learned either Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, German, or French. I chose Italian.
If I’d chosen French I might be fluent at it by now, but I’m not. I chose Italian, another romance language cause I thought that would be cool.
Technically I’m Trilingual, because I can translate and speak a little bit it French and Italian right now, as well as English.
I have such and urge to learn languages, but I lose any skills I get. I can’t hold on to it without using it.
I do however seem to possess an uncanny ability to translate any language into English if I hear the statements enough. My ex is fluent in German. Well sort of. Anyway he used to speak it in full sentences and I’d translate nearly flawlessly. The boy was baffled.
Here Is What I know, in order of how well I can speak them
What I want to know now…
Spanish (better than I do)
Gaelic ( I’m 75% Irish)
and Something Random like…