What do you want? Really.
Making a "friend" on Italki is perhaps not always the right word... What are you really looking for? A friend to go out, a contact to add to your counter to be popular, a free teacher, a boyfriend or girlfriend or a real language exchange?

I wonder...
Apr 15, 2019 4:41 PM
Comments · 5

For me, I'm interested in language exchange and learning about other places. I don't see anything wrong with the idea that you could become friends with someone after starting a language exchange. Part of communication is that you can get to know other people, talk to them and learn about/from them. I think if you happen to form a friendship, that's great, I mean why not. I think the important thing is you are comfortable exchanging languages with whoever you are talking too. I will say though, I'm not after dating or to be popular. I'd be happy with one active language exchange partner over a bunch of people that never write/talk.

April 17, 2019
I think that the main goal should be making language partners and exchange knowledge about our target languages.
April 15, 2019
jean-luc, I do not know.
But "freind" is the right word I think for many people here. Many people actually dream of a foreign freind in the full sense of the world with all which this entails.

Besides: i have several very close freinds.
I don't have "free teachers" though I could have any quantity of them. I don't need popularity and as for a girlfriend, it is a good thing, but...
I mean, frienship is not an unusual thing.
April 15, 2019
A language exchange, but its seems difficult.
April 17, 2019

In my opinion most of the people have an idea that they will be able to learn languages. As you can see, there are many of them who do this on italki. The problem here is that, they are barely separate the purpose to learn languages and the imagination that they actually learn something. It's a big dillusion in  which you  are sure that by the making pages and have somebody in your friend's list you have already developing the level of a foreign language. No, it's not. Otherwise the children who just borned, would have been already to speak   their mother language )
Answering your  question, Here I am looking for practice preferably on a dayly-basis. But it's not easy to find somebody who will put "candy" together(there is other impolite word, but let it make in a polite way)) But hope dies last) 

April 17, 2019
Language Skills
Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Italian, Russian, Spanish
Learning Language
Chinese (Mandarin), Russian