Hello everyone!

Ever since I was a little girl my parents taught me the importance of speaking other languages and respecting other cultures. That's why today I can speak several languages, but there are still languages I would like to learn. For this article I decided to make a list of those languages. I hope you will enjoy reading my article.

1. Portuguese language

Portuguese language is the sixth most spoken language and the second fastest-growing European language in the world. When I started researching this language I found out that it is the official in nine different countries: Portugal, Brazil, Mozambique, Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Timor-Leste, Equatorial Guinea, Cape Verde and Sao Tome and Principe. If you speak English it is possible that you already know some Portuguese words. For example "embarrass" coming from the Portuguese embaraçar, to tie in knots), “cobra,” and “fetish” (from feitiço, meaning a charm or sorcery).

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2. Persian/Farsi language

I would like to learn Persian because it's among oldest languages still spoken today. A lot of people told me that Persian and French are very similar which took me by surprise. For instance, Thank you in Persian can be expressed with the help of the word مرسی (Mersi) and Merci in French. Since I studied Franch for three years I think I would definitely try Persian. Also the word – pajamas - my favorite clothing peace originates from Persian.

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3. Russian language

Since I already speak Croatian and Serbian I would also like to learn Russian because all three are Slavic languages. In fact I started studying Russian, but due to some financial difficulties I had to quit. However I did find a way how to study a language even if you don't have money for professional classes. I will also write an article about that. My dream is to be able to read Russian literature on Russian.

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4. Greek language

Just like Persian Greek language is among the oldest languages on Earth. Ever since I saw the pictures of Parthenon, Acropolis and Athens in my Art textbook I wanted to learn Greek. I actually spent one summer learning Greek alphabet, but I never had proper classes. I hope I will learn Greek and that I will visit Greece.

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5. Japanese language

The last language I would like to learn is Japanese because it would be so nice to watch anime on Japanese. I'm a big fan of anime and my favorite are: The Death Note, Mirai Nikki and Fullmetal Alchemist. Although I have a great desire to learn Japanese I'm afraid that I won't be able to learn their alphabet and I also heard that Japanese is one of the hardest languages to learn. However I hope that in the future I will at least learn some basics.

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6. Turkish language

I live in a country influenced by Turkish food, language and customs. Therefore I already know a lot about Turkish customs and I also know a lot of Turkish words. One day I would like to travel to Turkey to Bodrum or Ankara and to be able to speak with local people on their country.

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7. Sign language

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8. Esperanto

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XOXO, Milena