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Poll: Are you currently studying a language which you do not use to work?
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This forum topic is for the discussion of the poll question "Are you currently studying a language which you do not use to work?".

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patriciacharnet  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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English to French
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Yes Jan 2, 2011

I'll add it later on when I can work with it

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Muriel Vasconcellos  Identity Verified
United States
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Spanish to English
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I find it too overwhelming Jan 2, 2011

I have my hands full with my business. I tried learning Japanese a few years ago, but I didn't have the time required to gain any real proficiency. While I don't regret the effort or the experience, it taught me that my business is too demanding to take on learning another language.

[Edited at 2011-01-02 09:51 GMT]


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Adnan Özdemir  Identity Verified
Turkey
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German to Turkish
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Yes. Since 10-12 years Basque Jan 2, 2011

I learn Basque. Basque is to learn very hard language to Europeans but for Turkish speakers easy language i think.

Gora Athletic ! Bilbo ta Bizkaiko gaztiak gora !

Saludos desde Anatolia
Anadolu'dan selamlar

[Edited at 2011-01-02 18:25 GMT]


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Allison Wright  Identity Verified
Portugal
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German to English
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Yes - it is a wonderful process! Jan 2, 2011

patriciacharnet wrote:

I'll add it later on when I can work with it
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Strangely, it is often the second language that pops into my thoughts after my mother tongue - perhaps because it is better integrated into my daily life than the languages I translate?

[Edited at 2011-01-02 22:36 GMT]


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neilmac  Identity Verified
Spain
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Spanish to English
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Other Jan 2, 2011

Not "studying" per se.
My friend/colleague is studying Spanish Philology and has to compare it with English and German grammar and syntax so I'm helping with that and brushing up my rusty command of the latter the same time. I'm also in the ongoing process of doing at the same with French and Russian, but mainly by trying to converse with native speakers, not actual "study"... which I'm afaid I shall never have time for due to workload.


[Edited at 2011-01-02 10:48 GMT]


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Amandine Added  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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Member (2010)
English to French
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Definitely Yes Jan 2, 2011

Yes I'm in the process of learning another language or more to the point reacquainting with Italian. I hope that within a couple of years or so I'll be able to translate again from Italian to French and hopefully I'll add another one after that....
So I do not know if i'll ever used those but it's always a pleasure to be able to understand a new language and it's fantastic for spirit.....

By the way, Happy new year to every one ! May 2011 be a successful year !


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Thayenga  Identity Verified
Germany
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Definitely Jan 2, 2011

Aside from "picking-up" words in various languages on a daily basis - this city provides most probably almost all languages - I'm presently learning - not necessarily studying - three languages.

At this point in time I will most probably not be including them as services, since there are only a few thousand people on earth who are speaking them. In fact, one of them - Cheyenne - is spoken by a little less than 6,000 people worldwide.

However, if the political strive of these peoples continues, there is a chance that they will gain their sovreignty and be recognized as independent nations. When this occures, then I will be adding their languages to my services.


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Veronica Lupascu  Identity Verified
Netherlands
Local time: 16:38
Dutch to Romanian
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Yes Jan 2, 2011

I am studying Dutch alone. I didn't practice it lately, because of the workload, but I should try to use more of my free time for Dutch. I will move to Holland, so I have a strong reason to learn Dutch well. I intend to start translating from Dutch in few years.

Gelukkig Nieuwjaar!


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Catherine Shepherd  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Local time: 15:38
Spanish to English
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Yes Jan 2, 2011

I started learning Welsh in October and I hope to speak it more or less fluently sometime in the future!

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Annie Estéphan  Identity Verified
Canada
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English to French
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Yes Jan 2, 2011

Yes I am studying Arabic, I already know how to speak it, its almost a mother tongue for me because my father is Lebanese and I speak it fluently, but I can't read it or write it. This is why I'm not translating from or to this language but I intend to do so in the future because I already know the language I just have to adapt myself and improve my reading skills which I am doing right now..maybe in a few more years I could translate from this language but never to it !


Saludos

[Modifié le 2011-01-02 17:03 GMT]


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Claire Deschamps-Prüller  Identity Verified
France
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Member (2010)
German to French
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yes, norsk Jan 2, 2011

we moved to Norway a few months ago and a language & cultural class was included in the expat' contract of my husband. It's funny to learn a new language, but difficult at the same time to combine it with work/kids/home etc etc...
and it's very similar to German, so we recognize the words and don't make the effort of trying to memorize them! :/

but it is a good exercise for the brain though!


Godt nytt år!



[Edited at 2011-01-02 18:17 GMT]


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Andrea Riffo  Identity Verified
Chile
Local time: 12:38
English to Spanish
Yes Jan 2, 2011

Russian



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Paul Adie  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
Spanish to English
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Of course! Jan 2, 2011

I love learning new languages, and hope to add many more to my profile in the future. I'm just back from a 5-month course of Lithuanian in Vilnius, and I would like to improve it further. I'd also like to learn Latvian, then Estonian. Lots to keep me busy!

Happy translating,

Paul.


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Stanislaw Czech, MCIL  Identity Verified
United Kingdom
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English to Polish
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Yes German Jan 2, 2011

Maybe in a few years time it will become my second working language but for the time being it's just fun

Cheers
Stanislaw


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