(Closed) Are you learning…

posted 8 years ago in Relationships
  • poll: Are you learning a new language for your FI or your future in-laws?
    Yes : (2 votes)
    8 %
    No : (22 votes)
    92 %
  • Post # 3
    Member
    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee

    I’m not. The boy is half Filipino, but his mom speaks perfect English. He was born in the Philippines and used to be able to speak Tagalog fluently but lost the ability over time. Luckily most Filipinos over there learn English from a young age so I wouldn’t have any problems communicating with his relatives 🙂

    It would be fun learning a few key phrases though, the only one I know is “I Love You”!

    Post # 5
    Member
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    I’m not but I would totally LOVE to!!!! I know a few korean phrases from mom and it was always kinda fun growing up, feeling like it was “secret” =]

    Post # 6
    Member
    2006 posts
    Buzzing bee

    @ejs: Most of my closest friends growing up were Korean (hello southern california) and I finally had to learn to say “hello” so that I didn’t feel so rude when I was around their parents :p

    Post # 7
    Member
    1347 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: July 2010

    I wish my partner knew Vietnamese, so we’d have our “secret” language. Sometimes it’s weird thinking about how I’m proficient in a language he does not know at all. Not in a bad way, but because it’s a big part of my life with my family, and it’s weird not being able to share that with him. I guess he could always learn! 🙂

    Post # 8
    Member
    321 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: April 2011 - Anthony’s Fine Dining

    My Fiance is a first generation American, and a lot of his family only speaks Spanish.  I speak a little bit, but I’m trying to practice more and improve my vocab so that I’ll be able to carry on a better conversation with his grandparents once we’re married!  Can’t hurt to be able to put it on a resume either 😉

    Post # 9
    Member
    14186 posts
    Honey Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2009

    Yep, i grew up in southern california, so it wasn’t secret there. But we use it here and people are like, “whaaaaat?’ and i always say hello in korean to the ladies at the korean market. when i dated a half chinese guy, i picked up on some chinese, too! If I ever go into medicine, I’ve told Darling Husband i want to learn another language. I’d LOVE to learn italian. I picked up on spanish really easily…i wonder if italian is being too crazy? hmm =]

    Post # 11
    Member
    403 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2010

    I’m not but my Fiance is trying to learn spanish to better communicate with my family.  My parents speak fluent english, but they are most comfortable speaking spanish and my brother in law speaks almost only spanish.  A lot of my extended family speaks mostly spanish, even if they understand and can speak english.  So, I guess he wants to fit in :o)

    Post # 12
    Member
    7975 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper

    no, J really only speaks English and a smattering of Spanish, and my spanish should pick back up while living in DC. That’s not for him though, that’s just … from living in a bigger city. 🙂

    He’ll be learning some Chinese eventually though, since we plan to come back here to live! That’s sort of for me then. 🙂

    Post # 13
    Member
    2280 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2011

    My SO learned Mandarin Chinese when he was with his ex, but we don’t have any need. I’m glad I won’t be learning any new languages; I’m pretty sure my brain would reject anything that isn’t English, haha.

    Post # 14
    Member
    1585 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2010

    Fiance and his family speak French.  Luckily I spoke it fluently (i’m half french and I went to univeristy in France)  It will be interesting during our wedding though… his family does not speak english and most of my family does not speak french.  I think it will be fine.

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