What language should I learn?
I want to learn a foreign language but don’t know what to pick. I am a novice at languages and therefore don’t want to study something excessively difficult. At the same time I want to learn a useful language that could help with employment or is widely spoken. I am a native English speaker.
And talented linguists have any tips or advice? I was thinking Spanish, Portuguese or Russian. Get the impression Russian would be very difficult though.
- 7 months agoFavorite Answer
You should learn Chinese...it is the top spoken language in the world. I’ve taken French and Spanish which was easy but Chinese is next on my list.
- 6 months ago
I do believe learning Portuguese would be very useful and entertaining. Portuguese is the 6th most spoken language in the world and Brazil is the most important country in South America. Give it a go!!!
- Don VertoLv 77 months ago
!. It has to be useful to you.
2.You will have to fall in love with it and spend a lot of time learning it.
In Europe Russian,English,French and German are good choices.
In Canada Frech is a good choice,
In the U.S, Spanish would be.
- Erik Van ThienenLv 77 months ago
That depends on where you live.
Europe : French or German
North-America : Spanish or French
South-America : Spanish or Portuguese
Africa : French
Oceania or Asia : Mandarin Chinese
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- ZirpLv 77 months ago
Easiest and best to start with is Esperanto ( wikipedia Propaedeutic_value_of_esperanto ).
What kind of employment? Google "critical languages"
- 7 months ago
Besides English, French and Spanish are the two most common languages spoken worldwide. Or sign language is an option also.
- JohnLv 77 months ago
If you are American the most useful second language you can learn is Spanish. Depending on where you live that could be Chinese but that is 10x harder.
- 7 months ago
ASL is shockingly easy
- angieLv 47 months ago
Spanish. I was surprised how helpful it was reading signs in Italy and also communicating with Portuguese speakers.