Today’s Daily Prompt: If you could choose to be a master (or mistress) of any skill in the world, which skill would you pick?
Language. I love the sound of various languages. They sound like melodies to my ear and I long to be able to speak other languages. I took two (2) years of Spanish in high school but that was so long ago the only things I remember are how to ask for another beer and where is the bathroom. Since I don’t drink alcohol, that leaves me with one (1) usable (although very important) Spanish sentence.
Italian is the language I am currently learning. I have the full set of Rosetta Stone Italian and am on level 1. I love the Italian language as it has a certain cadence to it that feels like a dance to my ears.
My boyfriend is Italian and his sister and her family all live in Florence, Italy. I’ve been twice and each time I go I learn more of the language. After the last trip, I could tell my studies helped me understand more words. Although I wasn’t able to translate entire sentences, I was beginning to pick out words within the sentences that I could understand, which gave me some context of the conversations. I’m hoping to be fluent after completing the five (5) levels in Rosetta Stone. I go through phases where I study for an hour every day, and then a few weeks will go by without studying. When I’m very active with my studies I will even dream in Italian. I love that!!
I’ve already decided that after mastering Italian, I’m moving on to French. I’ve heard that once you learn one (1) Romance language, it’s much easier to learn the others. I’m hoping this is true for me. I’m very inspired and in awe of those that can fluently speak many different languages and
hope look forward to the day Italian and French flow nicely off my tongue.
After French? Chinese.
Can you speak any other languages besides English? How long did it take you to learn them?
Aum ~ Peace ~ Amen