posted on Jul, 14 2008 @ 03:51 AM
a couple of years ago i met this kid from Austria. He amazed me when he started speaking perfect Spanish and French. At that time I was relearning
Spanish and trying to tackle French at the same time *which was kinda hard*. He was a year younger than me yet he had German, English, French,
Spanish, Italian and he was trying to learn Russian.
Sure we're forced to take 3 years of a foreign language in high school, but lets admit it, who actually masters it? Rarely. And that's the whole
point of it, sitting in a chair trying to learn french, it's actually getting around to learn it.
Right now I can hold a conversation in Spanish and get by with Italian. I can understand a bit of French and a few words in German and Japanese. To
be honest, i'm disappointing in myself for not sticking to my goal of learning as much as I can. Right now I have The Rosetta Stone for French,
German, and Russian, hopefully i can at least learn 2/3.
Try to keep in mind that in a couple of years if we don't get out of the little pickle we're in, we might just have to learn Chinese