Sunday, January 14, 2007

Learn a new language

At present I can speak four languages. However there are two languages I would really like to learn. One is Cantonese and another is Spanish.

Cantonese is one of the Chinese dialects and most of the Chinese people living in Hong Kong. The reason I want to learn it is that most of my Chinese friends in Malaysia speak this dialect and I am sometimes left in the left wondering why they were all laughing whenever someone would tell a joke. Somehow it was not that funny when translated.

Spanish on the other hand is one of the most popular languages. According to one source, it is the 2nd largest language in the world in number of speakers (after Mandarin Chinese). It is the official language in Mexico and many South American countries.

To learn a new language, we can either enroll in a language class, buy audio cassettes + book and learn it in our free time or you can go to Zen cart, which provides complete digital versions of well known language courses from the FSI (Foreign Service Institute).
At only US$29.99, these are quite cheap as compared to the other above options.

And I just found out that they have Cantonese basic and Spanish courses available for download.



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