I really like learning Spanish, it’s so fun to pronounce. Italian is the easiest of those three. I would like to learn a language that has a different alphabet, but it makes me tired just thinking about it.
It’s pretty easy, you don’t need to say the pronoun (I, you, he, she etc) (? I think spanish is like that?). The hardest bit of Italian is memorising every verb/person conjugation for irregular verbs. Also I love in Italian that the polite verb form is Lei, which is the same as the verb form for ‘she’.
i did arabic lessons for a year but it was ages ago so i’ve forgotten nearly all of it. i think @jazzballet speaks arabic
when i was very small i spoke english and greek but when we moved to the UK my parents started speaking to me mainly in english to make sure i could speak it well and i stopped learning greek. i’m quite annoyed about this. i was taking greek lessons when i lived in birmingham and had somewhere to learn, but had to stop when i moved away as i couldn’t find anywhere else teaching it.
i’m not sure what level i’d say i was at, i’ve just started a new audio course to listen to in the car that’s ‘advanced’ apparently so i guess i’ll see what i’m like at the end of it! it’s the michel thomas method, quite good so far, would recommend
i did a few years of japanese lessons too but haven’t kept that up as again, i couldn’t find a course at the right level
I sort of had the same experience - was born in the UK but moved to Spain when I was a few months old, lived there till I was 5 and then moved back, but my parents always spoke to me in English (even my Spanish, very broken english speaking dad for some reason) because…Brexit. When I moved back, I basically spoke Spanglish (remember one instance where I didn’t know the English for ‘walk’ at school and kept referring to the Spanish word, so my mum had to come in and explain it all to the teacher). We moved back briefly a few years later, but only for half a year, so I feel like I’ve lost a lot of time in becoming perfectly fluent and a natural Spanish speaker. Me and my Dad can’t have a conversion in Spanish without breaking into laughter for some reasons either.
yeah, the lessons I did have were essentially just learning the alphabet and how it worked. and watching tv and films in the language you want to learn is the next best thing to actually living there in my experience.
Swedish is good fun but difficult and almost impossible to learn through submersion because as soon as your accent gives you away people just speak to you in English.
Quite fancy learning Finnish because it’s such an unusual language but I heard there’s about 13 tenses so i’m waiting for bernard’s watch or the technology to download languages straight into your brain, either/or