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    Learning another language

    I know, this is America, everyone can speak American or fuck off.


    There is a rest of the world out there though. Yes, it's wussier, there's less guns, the beer generally is better, and a lot of the people speak funny. I think maybe it would broaden my horizons to learn to speak funny with them.


    Which language would you consider learning as your second?

    #2
    Mebbe consider Ebonics or Jive-

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      #3
      Don't be a commie! 😁 Doing German myself.

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        #4
        1. America now has the best beer in the world, we've even passed the Czechs and Belgians (germany was never in the running, sorry).
        2. English is the de facto world language, and people who don't speak it have no stake in the future. Air Traffic is in English, Marine Navigation is in English, scientific discourse is in English.
        3. By probability, you should learn Espanol (easy peasy, no seriously it's a much simpler language than English) or Mandarin. There is literally no other language worth learning unless you like Japanese cartoons or you want to do missionary work.

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          #5
          Espanyol

          in Texas you will actually use it on a Weekly if not daily basis.

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            #6
            I have been half-assing Swedish with an app called Duolingo on my phone. I can't speak it, and definitely wouldn't understand someone speaking it fluently to me, but I could probably get the most basic points across if I needed to with what I have learned.
            1988 Dodge Ramcharger 2018 Ram 2500-Sleipnir
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              #7
              I am unable to learn another language but I do know engly and sign language.

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                #8
                I took German as soon as it was offered in school. I was placed in a AP German class for my senior year of high school

                A couple years later I found myself in Frankfort (Army’s dime). I was in a bar bullshitting with someone when they said something I didn’t understand. After some back and forth I finally told them I was not drunk, I was an American and I didn’t understand the local slang. For the rest of the night everyone spoke in broken German / English, and I was no longer allowed to pay for anything

                Now... I can only remember basic phrases from lack of practice 😕
                Army Veteran

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                  #9
                  Spanish = hot women and good food.

                  I'd take Italian second for the same reasons.

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                    #10
                    I picked up Slovakian fairly quick. My SIL is from Slovakia. Don't see her much anymore so I forgot a lot. Just get by with the basics.

                    I'd love to pick up Mandarin.

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by evernoob View Post
                      1. By probability, you should learn Espanol (easy peasy, no seriously it's a much simpler language than English) or Mandarin.
                      WRONG.

                      Why in the fuck would you want to speak a language wetbacks can understand? The whole reason I'm learning German is how many people can understand it? Almost everyone understands some English. I can then converse in German to the wife without others knowing what we are saying, tell people off in German while smiling and scream at people in German, When the wetbacks start their squirrel talk, I'll just verbally abuse them in German. I understand Spanish well and learned the language of surrender, French in high school. Learn German to fuck with people. besides that, I have a German friend that comes over from Germany twice a year to wheel and he can help refine my bad German.

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                        #12
                        I vote Mexican.

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                          #13
                          In this bullshit era of mask wearing kool-aid drinking shit fuck pussies.......................

                          ASL is really helpful to some. Keep in mind that ASL is the theoretical combining of "most" English taught forms of sign. It seems to be what is taught in most high school type second language programs. Intuitive sign is still being used and is a real benefit.

                          ASL is ONE form of a very far reaching method of communicating.

                          A bit of a thought, just for shits and grins, think of how fun it is if you lip read..........when dealing with a LEO............at night..........on the side of the road halfway between the tri-cities and Portland.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by det107 View Post
                            Mebbe consider Ebonics or Jive-
                            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0j2dVuhr6s

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by CJ503 View Post
                              In this bullshit era of mask wearing kool-aid drinking shit fuck pussies.......................

                              ASL is really helpful to some. Keep in mind that ASL is the theoretical combining of "most" English taught forms of sign. It seems to be what is taught in most high school type second language programs. Intuitive sign is still being used and is a real benefit.

                              ASL is ONE form of a very far reaching method of communicating.

                              A bit of a thought, just for shits and grins, think of how fun it is if you lip read..........when dealing with a LEO............at night..........on the side of the road halfway between the tri-cities and Portland.
                              Think of how fun it is to lip read anyone these days.....

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