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« Reply #165 on: November 16, 2015, 12:42:05 PM »

I need to get back to studying Chinese, but I am just so damned busy.  The last thing I want to do after working from morning until night is to crack the books.  Same thoughts about exercise, haha.  I just hope that the extra effort I am putting in now will help me with my career, so that in two years time, I can focus more on other things in life than just work.  We'll see.

In my church, everyone except for me and the priest is from the Philippines.  Although I attend the "English" mass, some of the songs are sung in Tagalog / Filipino, and of course the other members also feel much more comfortable talking in that language before / after mass as well.  Wanting to get better connected with my fellow parishioners, I decided to pull my Tagalog book off the shelf yesterday, and I am thinking about casually studying it as well, at least some basic phrases and the like.  Interestingly enough, in some ways I think learning it would be more beneficial to me than improving my Chinese, but others would beg to differ, I know.

Likewise, I am also quite interested in learning Indonesian to a conversational level, but I can think of little justification to pursue this at the moment, since Chinese is most important, with Tagalog being semi-justifiable as well due to wanting to get involved with my church more.

I also have a desire to learn some basic Japanese for reading (i.e. videogames) and I feel with my knowledge of Chinese characters, I have a slight advantage, but of course with the goal in mind, this is lower on the list compared to the "languages used in real life".
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« Reply #166 on: November 20, 2015, 09:04:53 PM »

Russian and English for now, maybe a little French.

Oh, and I'm also looking for some English language partners or just native speakers for (voice)chatting.
Some of you might think that my English is decent, but unfortunatelly, I don't feel confident while writing something and especially while speaking. I guess I need more practice.

Anyway, if you're interested in talking about some videogames, design, culture or just some random stuff - please sent me a PM. Smiley
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« Reply #167 on: December 05, 2015, 03:22:27 PM »

-Estonian
-English
-German
-Russian
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« Reply #168 on: June 14, 2016, 06:09:22 AM »

English
Bulgarian (native)
Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian (native) Yes they are all the same language, but with different names, depends on who you ask  Grin  Crazy
Macedonian (it is between Bulgarian and Serbian so I can understand it)
I can understand a little bit of Russian and may be Slovenian
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« Reply #169 on: June 14, 2016, 09:41:23 AM »

English, Russian, and I can understand various bits of other Slavic languages if I read them, not so much if I hear them spoken.

I did learn German, but proceeded to forget most of it after I finished school.
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« Reply #170 on: June 14, 2016, 02:33:13 PM »

English
Bulgarian (native)
Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian (native) Yes they are all the same language, but with different names, depends on who you ask  Grin  Crazy
Macedonian (it is between Bulgarian and Serbian so I can understand it)
I can understand a little bit of Russian and may be Slovenian
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It is surprising to read this.  Well, not the part about Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian.  I have several friends from that region, and had studied a bit of the language long ago, so I am well familiar with the history of it.

But what surprises me is what you write about Bulgarian.  It was my understanding that the "Bulgarian" stance was that Macedonian language was just a dialect of Bulgarian language.  From what I read about the two languages (I also had studied a little Bulgarian a long time ago), it seemed basically the same type of situation as with B/S/C
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« Reply #171 on: June 14, 2016, 05:51:30 PM »

fcgamer, basically you are right about Macedonian it is an Bulgarian dialect (Bulgarian grammatic) , but with many many Serbian words in it, so it is 50/50 Smiley  by me.
Actually Macedonian are Bulgarians, but in the beginning of 20 century that Territory's become a part of  Yugoslavia so ... the resolutes are a broken bulgarian and broken serbocroatian Cheesy  Grin Crazy
Sa zdravlje brate Smiley
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« Reply #172 on: June 18, 2016, 10:52:26 PM »

Swedish (natively)
English (fluent)
Japanese (advanced beginner Tongue I'm hoping to get close to Intermediate within a year or so)
French (the basics, haven't studied it in like 15 years though)
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« Reply #173 on: June 19, 2016, 08:50:26 AM »

Japanese (advanced beginner Tongue I'm hoping to get close to Intermediate within a year or so)
You can do it! Grammar-wise you probably have passed most of the hardest part already, except maybe the causative verb-form and advanced keigo.
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