If you could wake up tomorrow and be fluent in any language you don’t currently speak, which would it be? Why? What’s the first thing you do with your new linguistic skills?
A year ago I answered to this prompt. I would like to be fluent in the languages I already can speak. I prefer to wake up tomorrow and find out that I have again the possibility to travel and practice my language skills. I’d go to Croatia and began to talk Croatian with my extended family. It have been so long since I’ve seen them!. I would like to stay with them for a while, to catch up with all what have happened since I stopped travelling. After that, maybe I would take a plane and cross the Ocean to meet again my friends in the States and practice my English. I’m longing to see once more New York, San Francisco, Boston, St. Louis and Maine among other places. Back in Europe I could make short trips to France and Italy to practice my French and Italian. I have no friends over there but I can find new ones. So maybe my new language would be German to make some trips to Germany, Switzerland and Austria . In my earlier post I also concluded choosing German as my new language to understand the vocal music of Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven, Mozart, Bach, without translation. This time I was looking for something different to write but the conclusion was the same. Same prompt. Same answer.