Aspiring Polyglot

Posts36Likes21Joined8/6/2022LocationUS
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English
Learning Dutch, Russian, Vietnamese

If I can do it, anyone can. undefined

I can't consider myself having learned a language well yet, but I will get there with time.

I'm monolingual. Family speaks different languages, but I have no "heritage language" (my parents are monolingual)


Languages I want to learn

  • Vietnamese
  • Dutch
  • Mandarin
  • Japanese
  • Spanish
  • Russian

Current Status

  • Vietnamese - ~B1, on and off for 3 years, with month-long breaks.
  • Dutch - A2, on and off for 1 year.
  • Mandarin - A1, just started last month
  • Japanese - A1/N5, was at N4 level but stopped after many years. Just picked it up again
  • Spanish - None, studied in school but I don't remember any
  • Russian - None, except I can read some of the letters

Goals

  • Vietnamese - B2
  • Dutch - B2
  • Mandarin - B1
  • Japanese - N4 or N3 or so
  • Spanish - A1 or A2
  • Russian - A1 or A2

- bbyj

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Learning Italian
Other Chinese - Mandarin, French, German, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai

bbyj wrote:
Vietnamese - ~B1, on and off for 3 years, with month-long breaks.
Impressive! Do you have a family member who speaks it?

Learning Italian every day!

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Learning Dutch, Russian, Vietnamese

leosmith wrote:

bbyj wrote:
Vietnamese - ~B1, on and off for 3 years, with month-long breaks.
Impressive! Do you have a family member who speaks it?

A family member speaks it but is now mostly nonverbal due to dementia. I never learned or practiced with her except "Hello" and "I love you". She never spoke it to me aside from that. It's not a heritage language for me, but much of my family that I never knew is from there. 

- bbyj

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