Life Of A Blogger: Languages

Life of a Blogger

Welcome to Life of a Blogger, a weekly meme hosted by Jessi @ Novel Heartbeats! This is where you get the chance to know the blogger behind the blog, aka: What we do when we’re not blogging! Every week there will be a new topic; mainly non-bookish, where I’ll share a little bit of life with you guys (:

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This week’s topic is: Languages! (that I speak!)

Yeah, languages! I love languages and I’m grateful that I am multilingual (even if it’s kinda terrible sometimes – my skills…not the languages.)

So, I speak English. (Well is debatable) That’s probably considered my first language.
Though, the first language I actually learned to speak was Vietnamese. Unfortunately, as soon as kindergarten started, that skill drifted away. Thankfully, I loved nothing more than watching (Vietnamese dubbed) Asian drama with my mom, so I did managed to retain a bunch of it. It’s fluent enough to get me by!…Oh and maybe the 10 years of Vietnamese school had to do something with it (no…it was probably mostly the dramas).

Raymond Lam - accidental hug
Yay for (dubbed) TVB dramas! …I love Raymond Lam.

I also did 10 years of Chinese school (Cantonese). But that for the life of me just did noooooooooot stick. My Cantonese is terrible. I can kind of watching movies and that’s about it (because life is easier when everything’s in context!)

I learnt French in high school, so I know really basic French. I can order food and that’s the most important thing! I’ve been using Duolingo in an attempt to regain my French!

B&theB - bonjour
Oui! Je sais parler Français!

I also spent some time learning conversational Japanese! Which I actually got to use in japan and people understood me! Unfortunately I haven’t been practicing/keep up with it, so it’s super terrible right now.

Potter Puppet Pal - Sad Snape
日本語を よく 話せません …anymore. (I don’t speak Japanese well…anymore ): )

I attempted to learn Korean once. So I would watch dramas. I know how to say things like: Hi, good bye, family members, I love you!, WHYYYY! and whaaaaat (all the important things you need to know for dramas!).

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So what languages can you guys speak? Is there any you really want to learn or thinking about learning? Ones that you tired and just didn’t stick? Or languages you tired to learn for one specific thing! (Before I ever even wanted to go to japan, I thought about learning it so I would watch this Japanese drama that reeeeaaaallly wanted to watch, ha)

Author: Cyn

noun. a bum a student again. A master’s student…oooh. procrastinator. reader. eater. sleeper. music listen-er. movie go-er. Loves food too much.

0 Replies to “Life Of A Blogger: Languages”

  1. High-five for basic French! I really need to check out this Duolingo you speak of XD I’ve never really tried learning other languages except French (love how it sounds), although there was this time I went on a school trip to Vienna and attempted to fill a notebook with touristy German phrases, which I ended up not using at all, haha! Great post 😀

    Sherlyn @ Mermaid With A Book

  2. Oh gosh, you are talented! I can barely speak English. I just…usually (talking out loud anyway, lol) I end up mumbling incomprehensible sentences. But I DID attempt to learn French! I was self-taught and my pronunciation was rubbish, but I could read a lot of basic stuff. I would actually like to continue it one day…just, you know, because I really really want to go to Paris one day and eat good food and take pictures of interesting things. Paris = ultimate dream.

  3. I know how to curse like a sailor in almost every language and ask for coffee..beyond that forget it 🙂

  4. I’ve been truly fascinated by Japanese lately (mostly because of my sister and her passion for all things Japan), and I would love to learn it! Of course, that may take a while…like a really long time but, hey, I’m full of good intentions!! 😉

    Those are the languages I know.

  5. WOWOW Cyn you are multi-talented! I can speak English, Cantonese and Mandarin but nothing outside of that. I learnt Italian at school but it’s definitely gone now. How good are those asian dramas to help us understand it haha XD I would love to learn Japanese one day, but it’s so complicated!

  6. I’m fluent in English and Spanish, basically learned them both at the same time from school. I know enough Italian to be able to follow a movie if I’m paying attention, and can read it and understand it, but natives speak it way too fast for me to follow and the actual talking is a no go for the most part lol. I can also read Portuguese and understand the gist of it since it’s so similar to Spanish. I want to learn German – been trying with both Duolingo and Memrize and I actually like Memrize better, you should check it out -, Russian, and Japanese – for the animes, dux lol – xD

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