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askyaoyao:

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askyaoyao:

(I wouldn’t use it to be honest— I was in Spanish class for a whole year. I don’t remember anything but numbers, a few beginning words and maybe some colors…

I’m at a University filled with a diverse group of people! More than none for sure I am no longer the token Asian anymore. But at what cost? I can’t speak Chinese, and when ever they would try to converse with me in very fast Mandarin I can’t understand. I’m fucking embarrassed that I can’t speak it when I used to… I wish my school had Chinese… I wish it had more languages. I honestly feel cheated in my high school academics—

Not only was it a mistake to say I don’t want to speak anymore but it’s harder for me to learn now… I only know basics… No conversational at all I’m self conscious about what I already know. I’d like a teacher that would just teach me because I’m willing to learn…

*falls on face* ignore my whining—)

I know the feel, i had two years of spanish and know more than my puerto rican bf so its funny aggrivating him but in the end i can really only read it, someone fuent starts talking and im lost completely :/

I actually was /trying/ to learn chinese because of a really good oppertunity for my veterinary degree over there a couple years ago but i couldnt pick anything up and even going back just to finish french or spanish, both of which already kindof know, i feel like nothing new is sticking -.-

(I’m learning little by little from my grandparents— but it’s still so hard with out having a foundation.)

((Even in highschool i had to actively be useing it to retain anything long term so i can imagine that being frustrating))

(Same— I mean… Who am I going to speak Spanish to?)

((Talking about this i realize tbats probably why i can read so much better than speak it because theres always signs here in spanish and i look up fanfic/doujin stuff online if its not in english yet >.

(Same— I see the word Baño and it’s like oh you’re looking for the bathroom it’s right there—)

americasbrocanadia:

askyaoyao:

americasbrocanadia:

askyaoyao:

(I wouldn’t use it to be honest— I was in Spanish class for a whole year. I don’t remember anything but numbers, a few beginning words and maybe some colors…

I’m at a University filled with a diverse group of people! More than none for sure I am no longer the token Asian anymore. But at what cost? I can’t speak Chinese, and when ever they would try to converse with me in very fast Mandarin I can’t understand. I’m fucking embarrassed that I can’t speak it when I used to… I wish my school had Chinese… I wish it had more languages. I honestly feel cheated in my high school academics—

Not only was it a mistake to say I don’t want to speak anymore but it’s harder for me to learn now… I only know basics… No conversational at all I’m self conscious about what I already know. I’d like a teacher that would just teach me because I’m willing to learn…

*falls on face* ignore my whining—)

I know the feel, i had two years of spanish and know more than my puerto rican bf so its funny aggrivating him but in the end i can really only read it, someone fuent starts talking and im lost completely :/

I actually was /trying/ to learn chinese because of a really good oppertunity for my veterinary degree over there a couple years ago but i couldnt pick anything up and even going back just to finish french or spanish, both of which already kindof know, i feel like nothing new is sticking -.-

(I’m learning little by little from my grandparents— but it’s still so hard with out having a foundation.)

((Even in highschool i had to actively be useing it to retain anything long term so i can imagine that being frustrating))

(Same— I mean… Who am I going to speak Spanish to?)

gregorirasputinvevo asked:

THAT MOMENT WHEN YOU TELL YOUR MOM THAT YOUR HIGH SCHOOL NOW HAS CHINESE HAS A WORLD LANGUAGE CLASS BUT SHE WOULD RATHER HAVE YOU TAKE ITALIAN

gregorirasputinvevo:

askyaoyao:

CHILD YOU SHOULD COUNT YOURSELF LUCKY TO HAVE CHINESE— all mun had was Spanish, not that she didn’t want to learn it just— Chinese would have been nice…

My native language is Spanish, I had to be put in a totally bilingual elementary school, then continue on with the bilingual program in middle school (meaning social studies in spanish and a seperate advance spanish class) and now in high school I had been forced by all of my teachers to take Spanish language and literature honors,  it just gets boring…

(I grew up with no Asian friends so no one understood me for sure— I was also taken to a mainly English speaking school, they spoke Spanish but nothing other than that. u v u I know how you feel. But it stinks—)

americasbrocanadia:

askyaoyao:

(I wouldn’t use it to be honest— I was in Spanish class for a whole year. I don’t remember anything but numbers, a few beginning words and maybe some colors…

I’m at a University filled with a diverse group of people! More than none for sure I am no longer the token Asian anymore. But at what cost? I can’t speak Chinese, and when ever they would try to converse with me in very fast Mandarin I can’t understand. I’m fucking embarrassed that I can’t speak it when I used to… I wish my school had Chinese… I wish it had more languages. I honestly feel cheated in my high school academics—

Not only was it a mistake to say I don’t want to speak anymore but it’s harder for me to learn now… I only know basics… No conversational at all I’m self conscious about what I already know. I’d like a teacher that would just teach me because I’m willing to learn…

*falls on face* ignore my whining—)

I know the feel, i had two years of spanish and know more than my puerto rican bf so its funny aggrivating him but in the end i can really only read it, someone fuent starts talking and im lost completely :/

I actually was /trying/ to learn chinese because of a really good oppertunity for my veterinary degree over there a couple years ago but i couldnt pick anything up and even going back just to finish french or spanish, both of which already kindof know, i feel like nothing new is sticking -.-

(I’m learning little by little from my grandparents— but it’s still so hard with out having a foundation.)

the-original-cosplay-fem-china:

askyaoyao:

(I wouldn’t use it to be honest— I was in Spanish class for a whole year. I don’t remember anything but numbers, a few beginning words and maybe some colors…

I’m at a University filled with a diverse group of people! More than none for sure I am no longer the token Asian anymore. But at what cost? I can’t speak Chinese, and when ever they would try to converse with me in very fast Mandarin I can’t understand. I’m fucking embarrassed that I can’t speak it when I used to… I wish my school had Chinese… I wish it had more languages. I honestly feel cheated in my high school academics—

Not only was it a mistake to say I don’t want to speak anymore but it’s harder for me to learn now… I only know basics… No conversational at all I’m self conscious about what I already know. I’d like a teacher that would just teach me because I’m willing to learn…

*falls on face* ignore my whining—)

((I FEEL THE SAAAAAAAME))

(Like three Chinese girls came to ask me for help like “what room is this?” Or “where is this building?” “Are you a freshman?” I was helpless when they asked me if I was Chinese… I’m tired of being called an ABC.)

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