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Given a choice which foreign language would you master/learn? and why.

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    • imdnextbuffet
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      As am learning chinese so yes mandarin. Though next on my mind is Russian & Spanish

    • Snippy
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      Watch a lot of Anime and would love to watch ’em without subtitles one day!

    • imdnextbuffet
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      Watch a lot of Anime and would love to watch ’em without subtitles one day!

      Apart from that do you know any foreign language? @Sidmenon

    • Snippy
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      Nope. I know English, Hindi and Malayalam and a little of couple of other local languages in India. But not any foreign language.

    • imdnextbuffet
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      Nope. I know English, Hindi and Malayalam and a little of couple of other local languages in India. But not any foreign language.

      oh oki cool. 🙂

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      I already know quite a bit of Spanish. Did complete it till intermediate level. And my choice is not driven by any career objective per se. I just Love Spanish, its just so expressive and beautiful. Oh and I like Spain as well, having been there for a language study trip. ¡Una de las lenguas mas bellas del mundo!

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      I already know quite a bit of Spanish. Did complete it till intermediate level. And my choice is not driven by any career objective per se. I just Love Spanish, its just so expressive and beautiful. Oh and I like Spain as well, having been there for a language study trip. ¡Una de las lenguas mas bellas del mundo!

      ohho asombroso! Even I think the same in the case of language being very expressive. 🙂

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      @imdnextbuffet ¡Que bien amigo! ¿empezamos a hablar en español? ¿Que piensas? 😀

    • imdnextbuffet
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      @imdnextbuffet ¡Que bien amigo! ¿empezamos a hablar en español? ¿Que piensas? 😀

      :-?? sure bro

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      @imdnextbuffet ¡Que bien amigo! ¿empezamos a hablar en español? ¿Que piensas? 😀

      :-?? sure bro

      :-j

    • Zee Tan
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      I’m already vested a little bit into French. Purely for leisure reasons, no hidden agenda 😀 J’adore.

    • Snippy
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      Oh, I completely forgot to mention French. I learned so little that all I know is “Comment alles vouz?” And its response.

    • Zee Tan
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      Oh, I completely forgot to mention French. I learned so little that all I know is “Comment alles vouz?” And its response.

      You forgot the evergreen “voulez-vous couchez avec moi ce soir?”

      Also, moved this discussion to Random – not CFA-related so doesn’t belong in General CFA 🙂

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      Oh, I completely forgot to mention French. I learned so little that all I know is “Comment alles vouz?” And its response.

      You forgot the evergreen “voulez-vous couchez avec moi ce soir?”

      Also, moved this discussion to Random – not CFA-related so doesn’t belong in General CFA 🙂

      Whut #-o

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      @Zee Hahahahahahah!

    • Zee Tan
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      @sidmenon come on, it’s in Lady Marmalade!

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      Purely because I’m in love with Japanese food. And it’s a beautiful country (except some occasional tsunami and earth quakes!)

    • imdnextbuffet
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      Purely because I’m in love with Japanese food. And it’s a beautiful country (except some occasional tsunami and earth quakes!)

      yakitori, kushikatsu 😀

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      Korean guys are cute. 😛

    • imdnextbuffet
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      @diya lolz

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      @diya korean drama junkie?

    • Sophie Macon
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      Only some @diya =P~

      That said, I love Indian currys too (love spice!), but I’m afraid they are probably not authentic versions like in India @imdnextbuffet. It’s what they call British indian curry here…

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      @tim and once upon a time an anime, manga and j-drama. I’m just an all things east-Asian junkie

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      Only some @diya =P~

      That said, I love Indian currys too (love spice!), but I’m afraid they are probably not authentic versions like in India @imdnextbuffet. It’s what they call British indian curry here…

      Whenever you visit India or anyone of your people comes from India, tell them to get the spices/masalas from here, I am sure it would taste like perfect indian curry in UK. And well what better than having scrumptious butter chicken with butter roomali
      😡

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      @Sophie you should be able to pick up authentic spices and cook yourself some at home. Of course now the whole problem is how much do you like cooking (oh and having the right recipe!).

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      Don’t awaken the (cooking) beast @diya….

    • Sophie Macon
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      In fact my new hobby is now studying the curry secrets! With a plan to take over the world! >:)

    • AjFinance
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      In fact my new hobby is now studying the curry secrets! With a plan to take over the world! >:)


      @Sophie
      if you’d like to try spicy stuff, look no further than Indian food 🙂

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      Yes the goal now is to master all the granny curry secrets, but god knows how LOL

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      In fact my new hobby is now studying the curry secrets! With a plan to take over the world! >:)


      @Sophie
      if you’d like to try spicy stuff, look no further than Indian food 🙂

      Look no further than “South Indian” spicy food. I feel no spice no more
      :-bd

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      In fact my new hobby is now studying the curry secrets! With a plan to take over the world! >:)


      @Sophie
      if you’d like to try spicy stuff, look no further than Indian food 🙂

      Look no further than “South Indian” spicy food. I feel no spice no more
      :-bd

      I prefer sticking to idlis n medu wadas 😀

    • Snippy
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      I haz no preferences. I work on a “See Food” diet. I eat everything i see 😀

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      Seems Japanese is quite popular, I can speak Japanese! I lived there for a year after I graduated and learnt quite a bit at uni. I also work at a Japanese bank which helps.
      To prove I’m not lying、僕は日本語が話せる。大学を卒業した後は、1年間日本で働いた。現在は日経銀行にいますので駐在員の方たちと日本語で会話するチャンスがある。

      I can speak Chinese a little bit, but I am definitely not fluent….在以前的工作我学了一点点的普通话还广东话。但是现在我没有说中国话的机会。

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      Wow, you’re multitalented @james010! But there are synergies in learning Japanese and Chinese and some of the writings are the same.

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      I need someone who speaks Korean to practice with!

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      oppa gangnam style. 😀

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      I’d love to get better at Korean! I took about 2 quarters worth of classes in the last year of college and I get to use it a bit in K-Town here in Downtown Los Angeles.

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      @dollarstodonuts – you come from the land of the kogi food trucks?! =P~

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      I’d love to get better at Korean! I took about 2 quarters worth of classes in the last year of college and I get to use it a bit in K-Town here in Downtown Los Angeles.

      lol I also practice at the local k-town. Last time I ordered unfortunately I made a blunder and didn’t get what I wanted however the guy was sweet and changed my order.

      I have way too many k-town stories…

    • DollarsToDonuts
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      @james010 日本のどこに住んでたの??

    • james010
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      @DollarsToDonuts長野県。

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      いいじゃん!東京に住んでた時、長野にスノボーしに1回行った。楽しかったよ

    • imdnextbuffet
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      Alright :-$ I see there are pros in foreign languages here.

    • policedog
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      No love for German at all except myself?

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      Nice to see so many other people here who are into languages as well. 🙂

      Would like to learn Arabic because I like learning different writing systems. Also might come in quite handy working in AM or PWM.


      @james010
      長野いいね。僕も二年間東京で留学し、日本にすんだことがある。


      @DollarsToDonuts
      東京のどこに住んでいたの?


      @policedog
      Agree with you. As a native speaker I am a bit disappointed that it does not get more love from people. I guess it’s not exotic/sexy enough?

    • Sophie Macon
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      wow gosh, we have a bunch of polyglots here! I’m impressed 😀

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      @policedog @sascha I worked a bit in Berlin, but didn’t really pick up the language. I only picked up words people tend to shout around in meetings. “Das problem ist…” is one of them 😀

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      I studied German for two years (but I’ve forgotten most of it). I orginally wanted to do my University education in Germany but it is far too expensive!
      I know some Japanese/Mandarin since I watch way too much of their stuff
      I speak Urdu/hindi
      I’m trying to become fluent in another language since technically I only know English fluently :((

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      @Diya Any particular reason you wanted to study in Germany? Hope I am not to curious.


      @Zee
      How long were you in Berlin?

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      @Sascha I like their castles

      On a more serious note, I just wanted to study on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean – be exposed to a radically different culture.
      The most natural pick would be studying in England since I can speak English but Germany had the upside of being cheaper and being part of the euro-currency union. So I wouldn’t have to worry too much about exchange rate risk. Plus I find their culture fascinating and I’m always awe-struck with their exacting precision.

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      @sascha I was in Berlin on and off for about 2 years. I wasn’t based there, just travelled there a lot.

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      @sidmenon come on, it’s in Lady Marmalade!

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RQa7SvVCdZk

      Christina looks like a wild parrot bird in the still frame hahaha

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      @sophie haha I sure do! they’re good but I’ve found them to be a bit expensive

      @diya I’ve made the same mistakes! One time I meant to order Pajeon (seafood pancake) but instead said Panchan and just received a whole bunch of side dishes.


      @sascha
      武蔵境!国際基督教大学に留学したぜ~

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      That’s true @Dollarstodonuts, I’m more of a proper ramen fan. Like daikokuya! which is why not living in the US is a good thing for my waist line 😛

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      @DollarsToDonuts lucky for me they exchanged my order, the waiter was a good sport and helped me out struggle with my Korean

      I’m more of a dolsot bibimbap and kimchi! fan @Sophie why is the US bad for your waist line? Too much eating out?

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      I think in general portions are larger than UK ones! And we are not used to packing leftover when eating out here. Strange cultural differences @diya!

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      I agree with that @Sophie when I go out to Korean restaurants my friends and I tend to have to share because there is no way I’d be able to finish it all on my own (unless its dolsot bibimbap in which case I’m not sharing).

      As for packing food it taste horrible after reheating it in the microwave so I’m not sure what people do with the packed food…

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      @DollarsToDonuts 武蔵境いいね!中央線だよね?ICUどうだった?僕は世田谷区に住んでいたよ。明治大学に留学した。

      @Diya I am probably biased, but you should look into Austria too. Uni is quite cheap there as well. And Vienna is amazing for students 🙂


      @Zee
      That sounds like a great experience. Berlin is quite nice.

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      @sascha it was pretty awesome. The nightlife there is quite fantastic. Only problem is that the roads perpetually seems to be under construction…

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      @Sascha aww thanks for the suggestions I look into when I do my masters since I already finished my undergrad locally, I wasn’t able to go far so I picked a university 15 min away =D

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      Chinese and Arabic.Now I will tell you why which is more interesting.If you guys have heard of something called Chimerica.Its happening and I want part of it.And as far as Arabic is concerned I would like say that Arab world is only place in which you will find high net worth individuals who want there fund managed.Now guess what If you know Arabic or Chinese depending on where you want yourself,the trust level of the client will be based on your language.So GO WITH IT.Its fun..

      BTW Japanese is good tooo(Anime fan)

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      Two of my regular study partners in the Econ dept. were from Morocco and taught me a bit. They always laughed because I was the only Californian they knew who didn’t like MTV :))

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      Italian because if I could live anywhere in the world besides the US or the Virgin Islands it would be Italy.
      I do know Latin and am teaching it to my kids.

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      I’m russian native, wan’t to add Dutch & German. I learned German at school for a few years, and will be studying in Netherlands next year.

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      Wow lots of multi-linguists-to-be here!

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      Currently living in Toulouse….Je comprend un peu mais je ne parle pas francaise.

      Hopefully once I master French, I will have the motivation to try some of the other romance languages.

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      Living in the Southwest U.S., Spanish has obvious day to day utility. But in America, I don’t think it’s just here that this would apply. Anywhere in our industry, I can see a huge need going forward to have Spanish speaking employees. That, and I want to know what those people are saying about me in the grocery line!

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      Want to learn Sanskrit and study ancient text.

      Ofcourse there is no use during career but I know what I want to do after retirement 😉

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