What Language Would You Like to Learn?

Have you ever wanted to parlez-vous français, understand a traditional Latin Mass or be able to strike up a conversation in Mandarin? If you had unlimited resources and time, what new language would you like to learn? Share your thoughts in today’s Question of the Week.

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Brenda Welty August 4, 2015 at 8:11 am

francais - I'm currently learning 🙂

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Mrs. B July 28, 2015 at 3:49 pm

Hebrew, Italian, Russian, Spanish & ASL.

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Josephine June 5, 2015 at 1:11 am

I would like to learn spanish and french

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Bonnie C June 4, 2015 at 9:47 am

It would be great to know Spanish, since my church offers the opportunity for members to go to Cuba at least once a year. But I'd also like to know ASL (my very young granddaughter is learning some simple signs, since she doesn't have good command of language yet), and it would be great to know Korean (my daughter speaks 5 languages, and it would be convenient to be able to have a "private" conversation with her in a crowded room).

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Selena June 4, 2015 at 7:55 am

I would like to learn Spanish and French.

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Rabaut Dorval, RRT June 3, 2015 at 4:08 pm

I'd like to perfect my Spanish and French. I'd also like to learn Arabic.

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Rosalind June 1, 2015 at 8:49 am

I would like to learn Spanish, Mandarin and Korean languages

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Lisa June 1, 2015 at 7:01 am

Spanish, Italian, Latin, American Sign Language, French, Polish, Mandarin, Tagalog

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Susan Reed June 1, 2015 at 6:27 am

I would love to learn French and then Spanish.

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Paula david May 31, 2015 at 9:04 pm

Spanish, my dad has been hospitalized in Puerto Rico for the past few days and none of us speak any spanish. Very frustrating. Nice people, but not Hopkins.

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Annee Wright May 31, 2015 at 5:51 am

I am currently teaching myself the language of Italian

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Tony May 30, 2015 at 7:09 pm

Spanish so that I may be able to better communicate with my spanish speaking patients, and Frrench just because.

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LaVerne May 29, 2015 at 2:07 pm

Arabic

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Ranjita May 29, 2015 at 1:16 pm

I would love to learn Sanskrit. There is so many ancient books that are written in this language and have plenty of information about medicine, astronomy, mathematics etc.

English translations do justification only upto certain degree.

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Beth G. May 29, 2015 at 12:53 pm

Danish, Portuguese, Spanish.

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Bappaditya May 29, 2015 at 12:28 pm

Spanish, German, French, Mandarin, Sanskrit, Tamil, Urdu...as many I can.

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James A. Fischer, RN, MSN May 29, 2015 at 12:10 pm

I need to brush up on my Spanish.

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Alonah May 29, 2015 at 11:06 am

Id love to learn Greek, French, and American Sign Language.

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Laura May 29, 2015 at 10:59 am

Spanish, because it's useful; German, because it sounds fun and I have German ancestry; French, because I love French art and music; Swedish, because it's cooler there and if I was to retire with unlimited money, it might be nice to spend time there in the summer.

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Sharmila Chakravarti May 29, 2015 at 10:18 am

Spanish !

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Sharmila Chakravarti May 29, 2015 at 10:17 am

Would like to learn Spanish so i can communicate with my Spanish speaking patients properly.

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Crystal May 29, 2015 at 10:16 am

ASL, Spanish, Arabic... I've learned about 20 or so words of Arabic from patients and interpreters. I find that even trying to learn a few words of a patient's native language means a lot to them, and can foster a more therapeutic interaction.

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Carol May 29, 2015 at 10:12 am

Spanish, Italian and German--all in that order.

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Isabel May 29, 2015 at 10:08 am

I would like to learn Italian.

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Ssang Jacubec May 29, 2015 at 9:48 am

I would like to learn French. French sounds beautiful to me.

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Jessica Coleman May 29, 2015 at 9:19 am

I would brush up on my Spanish and Sign Language. My dream is to visit Spain, and I would love to be able to converse with ease there. I also know a few words in Sign Language, but I think being fluent would also be an asset.

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Cheryl May 29, 2015 at 9:08 am

I will like to learn Spanish, as the Spanish population is growing in the USA.

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Lori May 29, 2015 at 9:05 am

Spanish

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Lauren May 29, 2015 at 8:59 am

I would love to learn Hebrew or Greek

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Debbie May 29, 2015 at 8:57 am

I already know a few languages but I have always wnated to learn Mandarin Chinese. It seems a little difficult but I like a challenge.

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Shelley List May 29, 2015 at 8:49 am

Spanish. When I was in high school, future English majors like me took French; future math or engineering majors took German; the polymaths took Latin, and everyone else took Spanish. Little did I realize that, living in the Western hemisphere, Spanish was a wee bit more practical.

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Carol May 29, 2015 at 8:47 am

Sign language

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Tina VEst May 29, 2015 at 8:46 am

Working in the ENT department I would love to learn American Sing Lanuage to be able to communicate more efficiently with our patients in the Listening Center. I also have a personal interest in learning Arabic, I have a young brother who lives in Egpyt and we are not able to communicate with one another.

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Terrie May 29, 2015 at 8:44 am

I would love to become fluent in American Sign Language.

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Maritza Seda May 29, 2015 at 8:41 am

Italian and Vietnamese

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Mark May 29, 2015 at 8:39 am

Dutch

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Joyce Hunter May 29, 2015 at 8:33 am

I've always had a desire to learn Spanish.

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Nicole May 29, 2015 at 8:30 am

Spanish definitely.

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Quentin May 29, 2015 at 7:54 am

I would enjoy becoming fluent in the Neapolitan dialect of the Italian language. A brush-up on liturgical Latin would also be helpful since I only attend the Traditional Latin Mass.

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Victor Peguero May 29, 2015 at 7:53 am

I would learn Spanish. Though I speak French and Kreol the remaining members of my family speak Spanish. I have some minimal knowledge but would enjoy the opportunity of speaking spanish. It is always a pleasure to see the response of someone when you make an attempt to speak their language. It make them more relaxed and engaging.

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ALANA WASHINGTON May 29, 2015 at 7:46 am

SPANISH OR KOREAN

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Pat Neal May 29, 2015 at 7:41 am

I would learn Spanish so that I could better serve and communicate with our growing Spanish-speaking community and patient population.

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Kenny Dixon May 29, 2015 at 6:09 am

I would like to learn more Korean. I love the Korean culture and I would also be able to converse with my in-laws in Korea when they call. I just think that it is a great asset to learn another language and be able to interpret what someone doesn't quite understand or give directions.

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Nancy May 29, 2015 at 6:00 am

Portuguese

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