Learning a European Language 75 replies

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Maeko

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#1 12 years ago

I have been debating learning a European language(s) but I don't know which one I would need/use the most lol any ideas?

learning Japanese has proven very difficult(which I should have expected) I wish my Grandma would have taught me Swedish when I was young :bawl:




Ryette

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#2 12 years ago

Depends on where you live. I mean, I think French is the most practical European language, though German and Russian are my favorites.




Maeko

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#3 12 years ago

Florida USA lol, I've got Spanish pretty much down but I really don't like it




Captain Fist

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#4 12 years ago

If I were you, I'd learn Italian. Then again, if I were you, I wouldn't be an Italian, and wouldn't have any of my own interests. Scratch that, If I was in your situation, I'd learn Italian. Why? Because I come from an Italian family, and, I'd love to know what they're saying, besides that, it does seem like a cool language to learn, sounds very pleasant.




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#5 12 years ago

I'd say the most dominant european language is English. :lookaround:

Otherwise, go with French or German, as it's spoken in many other countries too.




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#6 12 years ago

It really depends. If you're getting into center of business & trade, then the answer is Russian or German. If you want to learn a European language that is most widely spoken in the world in addition to English, then I suggest French or German. Learning languages like Polish, Portuguese or Italian is just a waste of time, no offense for anyone.




Cap'n Rommel

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#7 12 years ago

Go with Danish ;D you cant use it for shite, but kudos to you if you can;D




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#8 12 years ago

I would think that next to English, Spanish would be the next most spoken language, especially if you ever intend on living or visiting for any amount of time the entire western hemisphere...




Maeko

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#9 12 years ago

In the future I will be dealing in IT and Computer Networking hopefully for a global company, most likely having places in Europe and/or Asia(Japan)




Karst

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#10 12 years ago

German of course :P

Hard to say really. If you want a European language, Spanish and French are the most widespread, although within Europe Spanish is useless outside Spain, and French, although useful outside of France, is not really necessary since Belgians and all those folks all speak English anyway. The French themselves often don't, however. German is good for Germany, Austria and Switzerland and is fairly widely understood in former Habsburg monarchy countries (Hungary, Slovakia, etc.) Russian is obviously good for any former Eastern block country, which is quite a lot.

But it really depends on why exactly you want to learn a language. If it's for business, then Russian is probably a good choice, since although there are a lot of German speaking global businesses, they all speak English anyway.