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