- Jul 11, 2016
Fair play for learning it, do you think you are at a level that you could converse in a conversation?I am wrapping up my arabic now after a little more than 3 months. I am able to understand everything on level one when I hear it but I am not able to reverse and speak it. It is pointless to continue further though as I do not have the time to tackle the written word. To do so would take a huge effort, too much for just a pastime. I will keep listening occasionally to keep what I have learned though.
I conclude that to learn a language you must really admire that language and culture, and I can not say that for arabic. That and the alphabet are the 2 biggest hurdles.
I would find Polish easier for example.
I will have a lot of free time from next week onwards so I have already gotten American Spanish ready to go. I have it on both pimsleur and Rosetta Stone. From the bit I have done, it is a piece of cake.That is the advantage of putting in so much time on the arabic. In 3 months I will know it easy and will be onto level 2.
I can see how people can get hooked on languages, especially young people who can travel.
I will be starting my Spanish thread in a few more days