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  • Bahasa Indonesian

    80 29.74%
  • Dutch

    8 2.97%
  • French

    57 21.19%
  • German

    30 11.15%
  • Italian

    13 4.83%
  • Japanese

    137 50.93%
  • Korean

    28 10.41%
  • Spanish

    27 10.04%
  • Thai

    40 14.87%
  • Vietnamese

    17 6.32%
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Thread: The most useful foreign language to pick up in S'pore is...

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    Default The most useful foreign language to pick up in S'pore is...

    me currently took up a Korean class

    wonder what's next is best?

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    hokkien? because hokkien is from... china?

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    Quote Originally Posted by sehsuan
    hokkien? because hokkien is from... china?


    sehsuan --> <--xmen1977


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    I think should be singlish bah...
    U tok korean I dun think U can get very far leh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by xmen1977
    sehsuan --> <--xmen1977

    OW OW OW!


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    jp. support jpop! ^_^

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    Quote Originally Posted by clive
    jp. support jpop! ^_^
    after it is jrock! visual rock! ^_^
    "I want to have the best camera in the world and shoot XMMs."

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    yeah dude! bring on the stuff like hitomi n x-japan n SMAP n all the rest...jp rulezzz 4ever ;-) ;-) ;-)

    but back 2 original concept: i believe any "well-established" foreign lang shld do. esp stuff like fr, gr, jp, etc.
    Last edited by clive; 28th February 2004 at 09:35 PM.

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    I would think Malay...
    But it's not on the list..
    So I'll choose Japanese... So can understand Japanese anime perfectly..
    ONE PIECE!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poledra
    I would think Malay...
    But it's not on the list..
    So I'll choose Japanese... So can understand Japanese anime perfectly..
    ONE PIECE!!!!
    Same here ... so that I won't need the subtitles anymore!

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    Yeah...so I can start to ask my future parents in law for their daughters' hands

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poledra
    I would think Malay...
    But it's not on the list..
    So I'll choose Japanese... So can understand Japanese anime perfectly..
    ONE PIECE!!!!
    think malay too, or written Mandarin
    "I'm... dreaming... of a wide... angle~
    Just like the ones I used to know~"

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    Chinese. To be able to write and be eloquent in Chinese will go far.. If not, try Tamil

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    bahasa indonesia more or less sama same malay right?

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    Learn as much as possible....
    Have 2 1/2 now.
    Indon, Malay and market vietnamese.
    All come in very handy when travelling.
    Indon is not the same as Malay as the language is more eloquent...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mystix
    any1 knows of a gd place to learn bahasa indonesia in sg? or books for that matter? so far i only know 'bahasa indonesia' by yohanni johns is one of the better ones out there.
    Think Bahasa Malayu is a more useful language than Bahasa Indonesia.

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    Actually, how many of you have been consistently using it when u learn a foreign language?

    I used to pick up a little German but my own conclusion is that if you don't use it frequently enouff, you're going to forget most of it very quickly. Even for those who took it as an A level subject. It looks cool sometimes to learn jap or korean when there is some popular jap or korean dramas shown locally... I think everyone wants to identify with their idols! Have friends who signed up for foreign languages. But I think they experienced a very short-lived craze of a couple of months. Now they remember only the extreme basics. Quite a waste of time/money actually.

    I think learning a foreign language will be more useful for those people who work in the service industry or need to do long term business/study in a foreign land where English is not a common language.

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    Japanese is useful... when you visit Japan! Of course, all you need to know is how to get around and how to order food and you will get alone fine...

    Anyway, for me Asian languages are important, since I frequent Korea, Japan... and now I'm in Taiwan.

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    I'll learn japanese cause I'm working in a Jap company.....

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    actually spoken Japanese is quite easy to pick up... it's only when you start doing the actual written part.....

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