Oh, this was a fun conversation -
The Jonster wrote:But anyway speaking other languages sounds fascinating! So far I can only speak English and Spanish (somewhat intermediate level, maybe conversational)
I've tried learning other languages too in particular Japanese and French, except I can only understand a few words. Would love to be able to speak a third language someday.
German was my first language, but I haven't spoken it since I was five, so I forgot pretty much all of it (though I can understand a bit when it's spoken to me), which is a shame. I understand Spanish is very simple, but for some reason I could never get into it.
8 years of French in school is mandatory in Canada, and while I held onto it better than most people, it's not stellar. I can have a basic conversation usually, and apparently my grammar is pretty good, but I have no point of reference for myself so I tend to rarely even try. I'd love to really get to know the language better at some point though.