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How hard is it to learn a new language?

shecallmeabdi

Formerly happy warya #Justice4ShukriAbdi
Wadani
Qaxooti
After I improve my Af-Somali my next goal is to learn French, Spanish, Italian and Arabic :suit:
 

shecallmeabdi

Formerly happy warya #Justice4ShukriAbdi
Wadani
Qaxooti
So you’re not even bilingual? La xawla ... and you want to learn four other languages? You are in my duas :wow:
I can understand somali more than I can speak it lol I doubt it’ll be difficult for me to get fluent in it , the most difficult will probably be Arabic
 

Enigma

Wadani
Qaxooti
I can understand somali more than I can speak it lol I doubt it’ll be difficult for me to get fluent in it , the most difficult will probably be Arabic

Yep Arabic is not easy, French also but the other ones should be easy I think. I also wanna learn Arabic so I can understand when Arabs talk shit.
 

Geeska

Wadani
Qaxooti
For European languages: you can learn them in about a year to fluency with serious effort. But you have to study at least 1-2 hours per day for a whole year (big effort).

For Arabic: what I said above TIMES TWO.
 

Enigma

Wadani
Qaxooti
For European languages: you can learn them in about a year to fluency with serious effort. But you have to study at least 1-2 hours per day for a whole year (big effort).

For Arabic: what I said above TIMES TWO.
You should stop selling pipe dreams warya. It would take good 5 to 6 years, and it all depends on which language you are learning of course.
 

Geeska

Wadani
Qaxooti
You should stop selling pipe dreams warya. It would take good 5 to 6 years, and it all depends on which language you are learning of course.
There are different levels of language acquisition (you can get to B1 or maaaybe B2 in 1 year):

Level groupLevelDescription
A
Basic user
A1
Breakthrough or beginner
  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2
Waystage or elementary
  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
B
Independent user
B1
Threshold or intermediate
  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2
Vantage or upper intermediate
  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
C
Proficient user
C1
Effective operational proficiency or advanced
  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
C2
Mastery or proficiency
  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.
 

Enigma

Wadani
Qaxooti
There are different levels of language acquisition (you can get to B1 or maaaybe B2 in 1 year):

Level groupLevelDescription
A
Basic user
A1
Breakthrough or beginner
  • Can understand and use familiar everyday expressions and very basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of needs of a concrete type.
  • Can introduce themselves and others and can ask and answer questions about personal details such as where they live, people they know and things they have.
  • Can interact in a simple way provided the other person talks slowly and clearly and is prepared to help.
A2
Waystage or elementary
  • Can understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance (e.g. very basic personal and family information, shopping, local geography, employment).
  • Can communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.
  • Can describe in simple terms aspects of their background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.
B
Independent user
B1
Threshold or intermediate
  • Can understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
  • Can deal with most situations likely to arise while travelling in an area where the language is spoken.
  • Can produce simple connected text on topics that are familiar or of personal interest.
  • Can describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly give reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
B2
Vantage or upper intermediate
  • Can understand the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics, including technical discussions in their field of specialization.
  • Can interact with a degree of fluency and spontaneity that makes regular interaction with native speakers quite possible without strain for either party.
  • Can produce clear, detailed text on a wide range of subjects and explain a viewpoint on a topical issue giving the advantages and disadvantages of various options.
C
Proficient user
C1
Effective operational proficiency or advanced
  • Can understand a wide range of demanding, longer clauses, and recognize implicit meaning.
  • Can express ideas fluently and spontaneously without much obvious searching for expressions.
  • Can use language flexibly and effectively for social, academic and professional purposes.
  • Can produce clear, well-structured, detailed text on complex subjects, showing controlled use of organizational patterns, connectors and cohesive devices.
C2
Mastery or proficiency
  • Can understand with ease virtually everything heard or read.
  • Can summarize information from different spoken and written sources, reconstructing arguments and accounts in a coherent presentation.
  • Can express themselves spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.
I don’t take shit like this serious, speaking from experience since I tried to learn Spanish, i did more than you suggested until I had to give up. :wow:
 

Fayrouz

Saar committee🌡
Wadani
:yacadiim: i would count all somali swears on you seeking to learn other languages when your Af-somaali have a failure rate.
Being multilingual is beneficial, tend to be more up to different experiences. Anyways, if you learn Arabic, you'll have the ability to understand Persian and Espanol.
 

4head

Wadani
Qaxooti
I did learn English in 3 to 4 years max. It took years but if you put your heart and effort into it, you can do it. I learned Arabic in 6 months just by listening to Arabic shows and music. I did learn who to write and read. As well as the French but it took me years to understand the whole language. Good luck though. Language learning is a long but glorious path. I'm learning right now Italian and Japanese.
 

Garaad K

Wadani
You need some serious motivation to learn a language. you can't simply just say I want to learn French, Spanish and Italian in the future. it takes years to become extremely proficent in a language. But imo there is no point in learning a new language unless you are moving to a country or it would benefit you in your work.
 

Naaleeye

Qaxooti
Learning a new language becomes easier when you live in its native country, if you don't reside in its native country or where it is widely spoken it will be more tough and challenging to learn it promptly
 

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