Thanks to encouragement from my lady, I am trying to learn sign language. She learnt it at school, so was able to help a young deaf lad to buy what he wanted at a local chippie, when the staff there didn't have a clue.
I've tried to learn French a few times as an adult but it's just not sticking. I learnt very basic German in school, and was impressed I could recall some of it so I'm going to try improving my German.
I've been learning Japanese for a couple of years. I used to go to a great evening class but sadly it's been discontinued. I bought some textbooks but trying to self-study is tough! If anyone has been successful with self-study I'd be grateful for any tips 😊
I couldn’t resist. I looked it up and ‘moron’ does indeed mean ‘carrot’.
I love Duolingo. I did the French and the Spanish one. I tried some others but anything with a non-Roman alphabet is too much for me. I think I’d need a reason to do it, rather than just mild curiosity.
Duolingo is great, used it to go back to French a while ago and see how much I could remember. Though it teaches a very formal version of whatever language you’re learning. I tried out my Welsh with locals a few times and they’ve pointed it out.
Haha the Welsh word for microwave is meicrodon – meicro being Welsh for micro, and don/ton means wave, not popty ping. Also on the same topic, jellyfish isn’t pysgodyn wibli wobli it’s sglefren fôr. You’ve been told a classic lie
I can speak French and German. I taught myself basic Croatian when I was going on holiday. I taught myself to be a count to ten in Russian, Czech and Welsh.
I started to learn Latin but lost interest in it. I picked up basic Spanish watching Locked Up on channel 4. Funny story: my wee cat, Tara, now sadly gone, loved to sleep on my bed so I’d call her downstairs for supper (her brother came straight away). She didn’t come downstairs on this occasion so I called again. And again. Then I shouted “Tara, nos vamos.” (Spanish for (I think) we’re going). There was a thump as she jumped off the bed then a thundering (she was only a slight wee thing) down the stairs…