I’m learning Spanish πŸ˜‚ Which languages have you learnt? Or intend to learn?

πŸ˜‚so I decided to learn Spanish. I just love the language πŸ˜‚

I was born into English language, so that’s not a problem for me πŸ˜‚

Then I got to school and French was a necessity. I don’t know how on earth I couldn’t get so well with French πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚I’m still wondering and a little regretful that I should have paid more attention to French.

But then I have a favorite player who happens to be the best player in the world (you are free to argueπŸ˜‚).

Lionel Messi. πŸ˜ƒAnd my favorite team is Barcelona.

And now, I’m learning Spanish πŸ˜ƒ

Can you see the connection there? πŸ˜…

Anyways, which language do you love so much apart from your native language? πŸ˜ƒ

If you can speak Spanish in the house, let me see your hands up!!!!!!!!!!!πŸ‘‹πŸΌπŸ™ŒπŸ½πŸ‘πŸΌ

Como estasΒΏ πŸ˜ƒ -how are you?

Encantado πŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺπŸ€ͺ


Now, this is the funny part πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

After I’ve learnt Spanish to a particular level of satisfaction, I decided to go watch the La Liga (A soccer league)

I wanted to interpret what the interviewers were saying, at least, to sharpen my language skill.

I gave up! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚they were too fast for me. Their mouths were just moving like razors and I couldn’t even pick out a word that I’ve learnt from what they were saying πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

I use the Duolingo app and one other app that I can’t remember it’s name.

You can be using some of your native languages in our conversation. So I ask β€œwhat does it mean?” And you tell me! πŸ˜ƒ and vice versa.

That way, we are learning together.

What do you think? πŸ˜ƒ


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199 thoughts on “I’m learning Spanish πŸ˜‚ Which languages have you learnt? Or intend to learn?

      1. Yeah πŸ˜ƒ

        We have 3 major languages

        Yoruba, Igbo and Hausa.

        I’m Yoruba by origin.

        But we have English as our official language.

        We were colonized by Britain. So English becomes our official language

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      2. Ironically, the word hindi itself is foreign to India. πŸ˜ƒ
        The language was formed after India was invaded by Arabs Turks etc. And there was mixing of languages. Before that Sanskrit was spoken

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      3. Hindi is not foreign to India. It was created in India after mixing of local languages, sankrit, and arabic.

        The word Hindi is derived from Hindu. Hindu refers to a person living in Hindustan. Hindustan was the name given to India by Persians. (Because of Sindhu river).

        When the foreign rulers came they referred to India and Indians by this name.

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      4. Now, this is enlightening πŸ˜ƒ

        Just wow 🀩

        I didn’t have a cue of these facts! And now, I’m glad you’ve said it.

        Thanks a lot Ishaan πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒπŸ™πŸ™

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      5. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜πŸ‘
        Why Giants?
        So I was reading about African millitaries on quora and someone said SA is the best. The Nigerians in the comments tore him apart πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

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      6. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚that’s the name we earned for ourselves πŸ˜‚I was born and boom! I knew the name πŸ˜‚Giants of Africa.

        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚they will surely tear him apart

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      7. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚I don’t really know my height, but let me see πŸ€”

        I don’t really know, but I’m quite tall πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        I don’t even know what to compare with

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      8. Surprisingly, google says that the average nigerian man is 5 feet 4.5 inches.

        But I don’t trust statistics. They say Indian men are on average 5 feet 5 inches . I am sure that is less than reality

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      9. Yeah πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚I told him that I had something to show him. A poemπŸ˜‚

        It was nighttime

        But he said no πŸ˜‚
        He asked that β€œis it love?”

        I nope πŸ˜‚

        He was scared and didn’t want to read it πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        But I will use another method to try to get him to read it πŸ˜‚

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      10. But I think, it would be best to come see for yourself. Nigeria is truly the most Nationalistic African nation πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

        Don’t worry, one day, you will come experience it yourself

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  1. I’m learning Turkish on Duolingo. And Arabic. I did Spanish a while back. I know a few sentences and things πŸ€—πŸ€—
    All the best with your journey to learning Spanish! I like Barcelona too! πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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    1. πŸ˜ƒseems like you love Turkey πŸ‡ΉπŸ‡·

      I see that you have great interest in Turkey and it’s components. Remember how you got that your towerπŸ˜ƒ

      That’s nice, if you find something interesting and engaging, you can always feel free to gist and talk about it with me😊

      πŸ˜…πŸ˜…the country or the club?

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      1. I was thinking of showing your story to my friend.

        wow! So it was Mrs Collins that killed her daughter? I loved how you bring everything together

        Leaving your reader in suspense until the last lines.

        And is Miss Tracey her daughter? Or is it some horror stuff happening to Mrs Collins? πŸ˜‚

        I think this story needs a part two. You have created the needed engagement with this first story, we will definitely want to know the part two.

        I’m eagerly waiting for it, if you would do it

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  2. Well I wish I could speak German but I don’t even know a thing about the language. Haha! It’s all in my head.
    I recommend watching Spanish movies so you groom your skills, you can also watch Spanish vocabulary videos on YouTube.

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚I saw their writings once, ahhhh, it’s like giving a baby pen to write πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ it looks hard. And Russian also.

      Yeah, I will put that into consideration. Thanks man πŸ˜ƒ

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  3. Hombre aprender EspaΓ±ol estΓ‘ muy fΓ‘cil 😁 tΓΊ vas a hacerlo sin problemas πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ» I decided I better learn Spanish when I came here four years ago and couldn’t speak to anyone πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

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      1. Estoy muy bien, gracias! If you know anyone who speaks Spanish, try to practice with them. It’s very easy for me to practice because I live in Spain πŸ˜‚

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      2. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚it’s only β€œgracias” I can understand, in what you’ve saidπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚it’s very hard to find people who speak it at my side.

        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚now that’s why it’s easier for you

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      3. ‘I am very well, thank you.’ πŸ™‚ Maybe you can find some Spanish TV shows to watch on the internet…it is a really cool language though – good luck with it!

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      1. I want to learn Sanskrit too. It is the most ancient language of India from which other languages were made. But it is difficult to learn it online. It has almost negligible speakers

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  4. its fuuny that you would share this, because I have plans to hit up youtube and get some spanish lessons myself. I did it while attending university but only passed the course, still cannot speak the language. It is on my bucket list of things to learn. All the best, hopefully I can get my feet wet in the world of spanish.

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    1. Yeah πŸ˜ƒ

      Spanish is just so attractive to me.

      I think that’s one thing about learning foreign languages. You will pass them in exams but it’s very difficult to speak πŸ˜‚

      It would be great to get familiar with Spanish. A very nice opportunity it would be

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      1. I have a lot doing now, but I have to make the time. I really need to do it. Do you know if Rosetta Stone is any good? I’m gonna look into it. keep me posted if you find something that works for you. #letsdothis. lol. but seriously!

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      2. Yeah, we really need for make out the time.

        Rosetta Stone? I’m just going to find out about it. I don’t really know it.

        Okay, I will definitely update you if I find anything you would be interested with.

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      1. πŸ˜ƒyeah, that’s nice

        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚I totally forgot Israel πŸ˜‚

        Yeah, I will substitute Paris for Israel πŸ˜‚

        And Africa is a great choice. You have a lot to learn and get enlightened with. Especially the cultures and way of life.

        It will definitely fascinate you so much.

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      2. Yah!

        That’s funny πŸ˜‚

        Aha! But Paris sounds pretty amazing too!

        Oh I forgot, you live there don’t you!?!
        What’s your favorite thing about it??

        I think your right πŸ™‚

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      3. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        Yeah. I live there, in Nigeria πŸ˜ƒ
        My favorite thing about it is that it has many vacant spaces to take advantage of for business.

        If you have a business, Africa is one of the best places to come do it.

        And also, if you just want to enjoy a fun and free life, you can enjoy it.

        And the rich cultures. I made a post about the Yoruba culture. That’s my culture, this is the post. https://vincentehindero.wordpress.com/2020/02/16/my-yoruba-culture-🌺/

        You can read it for more fun information about my culture

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      4. Wow. Sounds like there’s a lot of opportunities there!?!

        I will keep that in mind. πŸ˜ƒ

        Sounds like a great place to be!

        I will definitely check that out. Thanks for telling me about that! πŸ™‚

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  5. I speak French and a little bit of Spanish. I actually just started learning Arabic on Duolingo today! Duolingo is great for beginning to learn a language, but if you ever find that it’s too easy, try Clozemaster. Clozemaster really helpful for increasing your vocabulary because it has you translate words in the context of full sentences. And of course watching movies and TV shows with subtitles on are great ways to increase your familiarity with the sounds of the language and slang vocabulary.

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    1. Seems like you have a lot of experiences learning languages πŸ˜ƒ

      Clozemaster πŸ˜ƒthanks so much for this suggestion, it will definitely be helpful for me.

      Yeah, I will have to download Spanish movies or follow TV shows. I really need to get familiar with the sound. That’s the main thing for me πŸ˜…

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      1. You’re welcome! I learned about the Clozemaster website from someone online, so helping other people discover it here seems like a full-circle experience.

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  6. Thats Great Vincent 😊 keep up the good work 😊
    I also know basics of French and German as had a subject in college. But English is better and easy to communicate with the world. Although being Indian I love hindi too πŸ€—

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    1. Thanks so much Neha πŸ€—

      Yeah, In college/high school, we were allowed to learn one/two foreign languages.

      English is universally accepted and widely spoken. At least majority of people you come by will know English language more than any other languages.

      Hindi! πŸ˜ƒI love when Indians speak it in movies

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  7. I’m a native English speaker, but I learned Spanish in school and then lived in Spain for a year during my Jr. Year Abroad. I loved it! And yes, I can still speak it! :). Good for you! So nice to meet you…Encantada de conocerle.

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  8. I’m natural with English, but I grew up in a home with many people speaking French, we had three or four French TV channels and I took 3 years of it in school. I still can’t understand when people speak it, but I can read it quite easily. I learned a little Japanese when I lived in Japan 20 years ago, but have forgotten most of it by now.

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    1. That’s cool 😎

      I think after English, French is the next widely learnt language.

      Japanese πŸ˜ƒI always have a hard time figuring Japanese language from other similar languages.

      Some people speak French so fast, and sometimes, I just give up trying to understand them. πŸ˜‚

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    1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚yeah, El NiΓ±o is the basic that Duolingo teaches.

      Hola Aathmana! πŸ˜ƒ

      Como estasΒΏ πŸ˜ƒQue talΒΏ

      πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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      1. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        Maybe you should form a course and name it β€œthe emojis”

        It will teach people the right emojis to use In conversationsπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚some people’s really need orientations on emojis πŸ˜‚

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  9. I took Spanish, back in the day, and forgot most of it. I tried Duolingo and liked it. I got too busy and slacked off and should get back to it. Personally, I think everyone should speak more than one language.

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    1. Awesome! That’s one major challenge with learning new languages. People just stop halfway due to some circumstances.

      Yeah, it’s a golden opportunity for someone to learn more than one language. Who knows? Opportunities can come in the other language or countryπŸ˜ƒ

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  10. Hola, Vincent ! I studied basic Spanish too pero yo hablo un poco EspaΓ±ol solamente. Haha to be honest, I think I forgot my Spanish already. =))

    It’s nice to know you took French too! I’m taking up European Languages now and my major is French while my minor is German. J’espΓ¨re que tu te souviens encore ton franΓ§ais ! πŸ™‚

    I started learning Japanese this quarantine because I loved watching anime and other Japanese films so I want to understand them. I stopped with Hiragana and Katakana. Hahahahaha!

    Oh, I also took basic Russian. It’s really, really interesting and before the lockdown, I am enrolled in a course discussing how the events in Russia affected world history. It’s sooo cool.

    To be honest, I’d love to polish those languages now but I find it hard to focus during this quarantine. I hope I find the time and inspiration to do so soon.

    Congrats on starting yours and I’d love to see your progress! ❀

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    1. Wow!!!!!!!!

      So many languages you’ve taken interest in.

      Wow, I don’t know what to say but WOW!

      As for me, I’ve taken interest in Spanish, French and maybe German/Hebrew πŸ˜ƒ

      I will definitely keep you updated

      And I love anime too!! And it would be an awesome feeling not to use the subtitles when watching it πŸ˜‚

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      1. Cool! Hmm I think Hebrew’s kinda hard to learn? I’m not sure tho I only heard it from friends who tried learning Greek and Hebrew πŸ˜‚ but it’s definitely a great choice!

        Spanish and French are kinda alike (except for pronunciation) so I know you’ll find your way around ☺️

        Haha! That’s my goal too! I want to understand what I’m watching in its original language, that’s why it’s fun to learn them πŸ˜‚

        Good luck and enjoy the learning journey πŸ˜‡

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      2. πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚I want to learn Hebrew so that I will buy a Hebrew Bible and try to read it in the words that great prophets and Jesus used! πŸ˜‚

        Learning any language that is not your mothertongue is challenging.

        I saw this comment late, please no offense. πŸ€—

        I will. You too have a great journey of learning languages πŸ˜ƒ

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  11. Japanese!! Oh, and as someone who abandoned Spanish in middle school, I’m relearning it. Turns out, I’ve missed out on a lot of things in Spanish!

    Also, Japanese is a fun language to learn(even though some words sound funny when you pronounce themπŸ˜…)

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  12. I would love to learn Italian. I love Italian food. I learned basic Italian in High School but forgot most of it. But now as an adult I would love to learn Italian. I love the way Italians are so passionate. Especially with food and family

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    1. Italian! πŸ˜ƒ I also cherish the Italian culture. And as you said, Italy is best known for their very generous attitude and hospitality.

      I haven’t really checked out their food, but that will definitely be the first thing I will try out when visiting πŸ˜…

      They also take everyone as their family. I’ve seen most people testify to this πŸ˜ƒ

      Thanks so much for your lovely comment JamieπŸ€—

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  13. Pretty nice post. I stumbled upon your post and wished to say that I’ve really enjoyed browsing your blog post. After all I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again soon!

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  14. I’m not surprised you had a hard time with French. I took it my entire childhood, and by college I still found it hard to remember the exceptions to the rules… and exceptions to the exceptions … not to mention the other exceptions. Good for you learning Spanish. (Yeah, we do fine until a native starts speaking it ten times faster than we can follow.)

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    1. πŸ˜…πŸ˜…yeah, I’m so happy that you can relate to the experience of learning French

      πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚thanks a bunch

      Yeah, when you hear a native speaking it so fast, you begin to feel intimidated πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚and without care, you might give up on the language due to frustrations🀣🀣🀣

      So glad you can relate

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  15. cool post. I just stumbled upon your post and wished to say that I’ve really enjoyed reading your blog post. After all I’ll be subscribing to your rss feed and I hope you write again soon!

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  16. Hi, Vincent:

    My favorite language is still the Spanish of Andalusia, probably because it’s my most comfortable next to Mexican Spanish, and I love the European pronunciation. It’s also far easier to learn French (at least it was for me) after learning Spanish. Greek is likewise much easier to learn using Spanish, as the grammars are so similar.
    Looking forward to sharing languages!
    Shira

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    1. Woah!!!! I didn’t know Spanish is diverse. I’m still learning spanish. But sometimes, when I see people speak it, it’s like I haven’t learnt anything at all! (They are sooooo fast!!) πŸ˜‚

      But thanks so much for this wonderful enlightenment. I really appreciate it.

      How are you doing Shira?

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      1. Cool! Glad to inform, Vincent! πŸ™‚ Many thanks for reading and commenting on it! I really appreciate that you are here, and that you are learning Spanish!!
        And I am well, thank you, Vincent. A bit tired, having trouble with my rough draft, but I am well, Thank the Random Universe. (must find the episode of Babylon 5 where Marcus finds comfort in the randomness…)
        How are you, Vincent?
        Safe Air Hugs if wanted,
        Shira

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      2. 😊😊😊

        Yes, I’m learning Spanish and loving it!!!

        I am most certain that your β€œrough draft” will come out very good.

        πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚so it’s possible to find comfort in randomness??πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

        I’m doing great thanks. I’m seeking for new ways to promote my free ebook.

        Safe hugs πŸ€—

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