• Is the French language a drain on the Canadian economy? Is it pointless in Canada?

    It's only spoken and taken seriously in Quebec. Nobody elsewhere in Canada cares for it, let alone speaks a French word. Only American tourists to Montreal or Quebec feel the need to practice it. In Ottawa, nobody speaks French even those with French ancestry. English is the language of Canada, and Chinese... show more
    It's only spoken and taken seriously in Quebec. Nobody elsewhere in Canada cares for it, let alone speaks a French word. Only American tourists to Montreal or Quebec feel the need to practice it. In Ottawa, nobody speaks French even those with French ancestry. English is the language of Canada, and Chinese and Urdu are catching up.
    14 answers · 3 days ago
  • Do you think words should be spelled exactly as they are pronounced?

    I learned basic English and I hate silent letters. Is there a language that is to the letter?
    I learned basic English and I hate silent letters. Is there a language that is to the letter?
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Whats the hardest language for Americans to speak?

    Best answer: The same as for any English speaker who knows only English: Any Chinese language; Japanese; Korean; Arabic. Per the American Foreign Service Institute, those are level V (most difficult) languages. Each one requires 2200 hours of study to reach competency. Level IV requires only 1100 hours and level I only 600... show more
    Best answer: The same as for any English speaker who knows only English: Any Chinese language; Japanese; Korean; Arabic. Per the American Foreign Service Institute, those are level V (most difficult) languages. Each one requires 2200 hours of study to reach competency.

    Level IV requires only 1100 hours and level I only 600 hours.

    There are also languages that are not on the AFSI list that are either as difficult as the level V ones or perhaps more difficult. One example is Navajo.

    The difficulty of a foreign languages depends on how similar/different it is from the languages the learner already knows (grammar, phonology, phonotactics, vocabulary, writing system)
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is Arabic a race?

    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • Should I learn Spanish or German?

    14 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why is it recommended that everyone learns a second language although it is not necessary?

    Best answer: It is always a good idea and helps you out in the real world to get a job and keep it. whatever country your in there are ones in that country that speak another language. Canada is French and English. USA is Spanish and English. But some have learned Vietnamese and Chinese. Which you could get a job just as a... show more
    Best answer: It is always a good idea and helps you out in the real world to get a job and keep it. whatever country your in there are ones in that country that speak another language. Canada is French and English. USA is Spanish and English. But some have learned Vietnamese and Chinese. Which you could get a job just as a translator. You will find your better off knowing two languages.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Whats the English translation please of...."Ii ne Faut pas faire du bruit,La Sophie est dormee deja. Vos etes un ours.?

    Best answer: As a native French person, I would say the correct spelling of your phrase is:
    '' Il ne faut pas faire du bruit, Sophie est déjà endormie. Vous êtes un ours ''

    It means:
    '' Don't make noise. Sophie is already asleep. You are a bear '' .
    Best answer: As a native French person, I would say the correct spelling of your phrase is:
    '' Il ne faut pas faire du bruit, Sophie est déjà endormie. Vous êtes un ours ''

    It means:
    '' Don't make noise. Sophie is already asleep. You are a bear '' .
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • What does this sign mean in English?

    What does this sign mean in English?

    5 answers · 22 hours ago
  • Why does it feel strange to read in another language?

    I started reading in English for a year then switched to Spanish, after a year or so, switched back to English. My brain feels like having been in a rollercoaster after reading the first pages of a novel in English. Is there any way to get used to reading in both languages? I am fluent in both languages.
    I started reading in English for a year then switched to Spanish, after a year or so, switched back to English. My brain feels like having been in a rollercoaster after reading the first pages of a novel in English. Is there any way to get used to reading in both languages? I am fluent in both languages.
    5 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Is speaking spanish in front of non Spanish speaking people disrespectful?

    spanish is my first language. my little sister and i were talking to each other. in Spanish. my step mom got mad, took my sisters ipad away and yelled at her. Last week she wanted to speak with me privately. she literally went on a 20 minute lecture on how she feels left out, and how disrespectful it is to speak a... show more
    spanish is my first language. my little sister and i were talking to each other. in Spanish. my step mom got mad, took my sisters ipad away and yelled at her. Last week she wanted to speak with me privately. she literally went on a 20 minute lecture on how she feels left out, and how disrespectful it is to speak a different language in front of other people. I just laughed and told her to learn spanish...i say if i learned English, u can learn Spanish. i dunno. I just don’t want my little sister to be ashamed of her language. I don’t see how it is “disrespectful”. my dad speaks Spanish as well but he doesn’t really confront her about it, and i honestly wish he would cause this isn’t okay with me??
    11 answers · 5 days ago
  • Should I take Spanish or Chinese next year?

    I’m in high school and I didn’t take a language class this year, but I will next. My school has French as well but I’m not interested in it. People tell me Spanish since it’s useful in the US. But I kinda want to learn Chinese because it’s required for a future job I want to do. Suggestions?
    I’m in high school and I didn’t take a language class this year, but I will next. My school has French as well but I’m not interested in it. People tell me Spanish since it’s useful in the US. But I kinda want to learn Chinese because it’s required for a future job I want to do. Suggestions?
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • Do Americans know Spanish is a European language?

    Best answer: I'd say 99.9% do, however there are always dummies out there who don't know ditty-squat
    Best answer: I'd say 99.9% do, however there are always dummies out there who don't know ditty-squat
    15 answers · 7 days ago