The Language Geek in Me Is Happy

You know how hobbies can be relaxing? Hobbies that seem to be popular are things like gardening, knitting or crocheting, collecting things doing puzzles, etc.

As for gardening I enjoy seeing them, but I would never inflict myself on plants. Plants tend to die under my care. I am way to clumsy for things like knitting or crocheting. Puzzles I lose interest too quickly.

So what is my hobby? Languages πŸ™‚

One thing I enjoy doing is learning phrases in other languages. i have learned greetings in 30 languages so far. I love to go to one of the supermarkets in my city that feels like being in an international airport. I like to walk around and greet people in their language.

So what is a language geek to do when he receives stimulus money? Feed his healthy habit πŸ™‚

I ordered books to refresh my Koine Greek and Hebrew the original languages of the bible. I also signed up for unlimited lifetime with Rosetta Stone. First will be increasing my Spanish and Portuguese. Then I will move on to another language. I love the sound of Italian. That might be fun. Oh the joys that await me. πŸ™‚

How does my hobby tie in with what I do? I am glad you asked. By learning greetings and phrases in other languages it helps me to connect with people and show them I respect their culture. By refreshing my Koine Greek and Hebrew it will enhance my study of the bible. By improving my Spanish, I will be able to share Jesus with my Hispanic friends. By improving my Portuguese, I will be able to share Jesus with my Brazilian friends.

What are your hobbies?

Thank you for reading. God Bless.

36 thoughts on “The Language Geek in Me Is Happy

  1. Hello and good morning brother, so great to hear your excitement in learning a new language. Kudos to you! I love French, took a course in NY back in my younger years, used to watch movies and understood a lot but the pronunciation was quite another tale.

  2. Awww how exciting for you. I love languages too ( and gardening πŸ˜‰). I also enjoyi greeting people in their native language. I used to do it every time we traveled overseas. It was fun learning all the different phrases and pronunciations. Although my first language is Spanish, the French language is my favourite.

  3. This is a great hobby, Matt.
    Research shows that being multi-lingual can keep our brains youthful as we age.

    Like you, I also enjoy learning languages.
    Also I like gardening, playing guitar, and singing. πŸ€—βš˜

  4. Hmm. I’m still struggling to get back into hobbies. Used to like crochet. Now I’m finding it boring. Tried drawing… trouble coming up with ideas of things to draw. Not really sure. But a hobby that ties in with what we do is food for thought. Now if my brain would get in gear. πŸ˜† Ugh… things are slow going, dad. Any good advice?

      1. That’s true. I can always write more poems. Maybe try some different kind of poems. Thanks dad! Love you. ❀

  5. I heard from an Italian friend that Italian is similar to Spanish so that should be easy for you to learn since you speak Spanish. I used to cross stitch, I should get back to it some day.

  6. The ability to greet in 30 different languages is commendable brother Matt.
    And I completely understand about plants and gardening. I ‘inflicted’ myself upon some sorrowful plants several times until I finally gave up πŸ˜‰ That sentence just cracked me up Brother πŸ™‚

  7. I learned French and German up to A Levels (18yrs at school) and have in the last few years been learning Dutch and Hindi and some Spanish online. The only one I actually dare speak out is German though. I do love them – especially I love writing the Hindi, cos the script is so beautiful.

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