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Title: Hey everyone- I'm teaching myself Italian
Post by: Atlantische Zeiler on March 09, 2013, 08:43:42 PM
Anyone else teaching themselves languages?
Title: Re: Hey everyone- I'm teaching myself Italian
Post by: Aerlingus1916 on March 10, 2013, 08:50:45 AM
French and italian. Im fluent in french but quite rusty in italian. ;)
Title: Re: Hey everyone- I'm teaching myself Italian
Post by: Infinity on March 10, 2013, 10:29:36 AM
I am currently learning Japanese in self study, but I find the progress to be extremely slow without a tutor. I did it for a half year now, and would barely be able to hold a conversation.
Title: Re: Hey everyone- I'm teaching myself Italian
Post by: mtnlion on March 10, 2013, 04:41:33 PM
Japanese as self-study (kanas). Russian in the university among the other courses. Then I'll later on continue my Chinese studies since at the moment I only know the basics. In addition I know Finnish, Swedish, English and the basics of Spanish.

Also next summer I'll start Korean as self-study since I am going to an university exchange in Seoul next fall.  ;D

It's fun to learn new languages and especially new writing systems. Imagine being able to converse in Chinese, Russian, Japanese and Korean.  :o I'd hire myself.  ;D
Title: Re: Hey everyone- I'm teaching myself Italian
Post by: Dasha on March 10, 2013, 06:05:02 PM
I taught myself Dutch and English and Ukrainian and Swedish (a bit)

Except Swedish they were all rather easy.
Title: Re: Hey everyone- I'm teaching myself Italian
Post by: [SC] - King Kong on March 10, 2013, 08:01:38 PM
I taught myself Dutch and English and Ukrainian and Swedish (a bit)

Except Swedish they were all rather easy.

I've always heard that Dutch is one of the hardest languages to learn as a foreigner to the strange grammar and unregular verbs
Title: Re: Hey everyone- I'm teaching myself Italian
Post by: Alberto on March 10, 2013, 08:50:12 PM
Anybody here fluent in Danish or Armenian, I'd love to have a chat with you. I want to learn aviation-related terms! :)
Title: Re: Hey everyone- I'm teaching myself Italian
Post by: Infinity on March 10, 2013, 09:27:30 PM
I've always heard that Dutch is one of the hardest languages to learn as a foreigner to the strange grammar and unregular verbs

I think most languages have something that makes them hard to learn for foreigners. Japanese for example has extremely simple grammar, but it becomes difficult by the fact that there are like 10 different ways to say something and you got to assess which is the right one taking into account how you stand to the person you are conversing with etc.
Title: Re: Hey everyone- I'm teaching myself Italian
Post by: Dasha on March 10, 2013, 10:08:56 PM
I've always heard that Dutch is one of the hardest languages to learn as a foreigner to the strange grammar and unregular verbs

Yes and no.

The grammar is very weird but once you got it, it all makes sense. Secondly, because it's so hard to learn for foreigners many people have adopted an 'anything goes' sort of approach.

That is at least my experience in the three years I've lived there.