One of my passions is learning other languages since I was small. I started to love pick up some words whenever I watch movies or dramas in other languages. I've learnt Arabic for 3 years when I studied in Arabic school, I've learnt Thai from one of my neighbours in Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Hindi from watching too many Hindi movies (with the subtitles but after a while I can even understand without the subtitle), a little bit Spanish and Tagalog from watching soap operas from those countries.
When I was in NZ for 3 1/2 years, I've learnt some words in Maori too as the language share some similarities with Bahasa Melayu. I make sure at least I know some basic words that I can use daily. From time to time, I love to learn more languages as we wouldn't know when do we might need to use them.
So, in this entry, I would like to share how to count from 1- 10 in different languages:
| No. || Arabic || Thai || Spanish || French || Maori |
| 1 || wahid || neng || uno || un || tahi |
| 2 || isnain || song || dos || deux || rua |
| 3 || salasah || sam || tres || trois || toru |
| 4 || arbaah || si' || qustro || quatre || wha |
| 5 || khomsah || ha || sinco || cinq || rima |
| 6 || sittah || hok || seis || si || ono |
| 7 || sab'aah || chet || seite || sept || whitu |
| 8 || samaniyah || pet || ocho || huit || waru |
| 9 || tis'aah || kau || nuev || neuf || iema |
| 10 || 'asyarah || sip || diez || dix || tekau |
Notice that Spanish and French share a lot of similarities. Even BM and Maori share some common words as the originality of both languages come from the same root. I know that those who are reading this entry have more knowledge in other languages as well. I would love to hear what are the languages that you know and maybe why you love to learn those languages.
If you ask me why do I love to learn different languages, my answer is simple. I love to hear the different pronunciations and also learn different grammatical rules. In short, my hubby is a scientist who loves to deal with bacterias but I love to dissect languages and do experiments using different languages.