Learning A New Language Or Two

So I’ve been trying to learn Parseltongue (the language of the serpents) for a while now and let me tell you, it is hard!

KIDDING!

I’m trying to learn Korean and Cantonese. I started with Korean because I’ve been hit by the Korean wave like 100 years later than everyone I know.

Better late than never, right?

I know Korea isn’t like it is in the dramas and that the average Korean guy doesn’t look like a K-pop star, but a girl can dream, okay!

It’d be awesome to learn the language to be able to watch dramas and variety shows without searching the internet for English subtitles.

Do you know how annoying it is to have to pause and rewind to re-read something? I’m not a fast reader guys!

I think I’d also enjoy the music much more. But then again I don’t know or understand a lot of lyrics in English, so that was a moot point.

It’s weird that I have this urge to justify learning a new language.

I’m doing it because it’s fun, it’s a challenge and because I want to. After I graduated from college, I felt like it became a bit difficult to keep my mind active, so learning a different language helps.

If you’re on the fence about it, just know that ultimately you have nothing to lose.

You’re only improving yourself and widening your horizons!

For those of you contemplating whether or not to learn a new language, check out John McWhorter’s inspiring TED talk.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *