I speak English and remember just enough high school French to know what "au lait" means.
Flea speaks Spanish & English fluently, some Quechua, a little Arabic and just enough Italian to feel frustrated when visiting Italy. That's all from living different places or from family. She speaks a little school level French as well (which I suppose is easier when you have Spanish and Italian going for you).
I appreciate your frustration with learning a new language by yourself. I once tried learning Polish from some books & tapes and found it near impossible to pick up more than a phrase or two. Likewise Spanish. For as much as the ads say "The way you learned in school isn't the way to learn a language!", it's the only way that actually stuck with me even a little.
I'm actually working on French right now, after studying Spanish occasionally for the past few years. I can read and write it passably, but I can't roll my r's properly and I still speak with a southern drawl, which makes me nigh on incomprehensible. I can order food in Miami and make Colombian girls uncomfortable, but that's about it.
I happen to have a few acquaintances from Poland, they seem to be an interesting group of people. I intend to study Russian at university, for career type reasons. As difficult as Slavic languages are said to be, it seems pragmatic to learn the most common one.
Does flea not come here anymore? Edited, Jun 18th 2011 9:01pm by nonwto
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