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How To Choose Your Next Language?

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Nice article from polyglot Alex Rawlings:

http://rawlangs.com/2015/10/29/choose-language/

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/mizinamo
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Interesting; thank you!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lahure
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I chose the random approach. Which language next?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/WraythRose
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I picked my languages based on the ones I used to know as a young child and had subsequently mostly lost, (french and german).

Irish was a new language taught in primary school and up, so I learnt that (while I was losing my french and german XD ). Then secondary school (in mine specifically) you had to choose between french and german, I picked german as it was in more danger of being irreversibly lost. Now I try to keep those 3 up on duolingo, and trying to read books in those languages. And learning new ones, swedish because a cousin speaks it, so why not? :)

I do have a 'list' with mayalayam and hindi on it because of a friend, and egyptian arabic because of someone I used to work with, and vietnamese because my mother is half vietnamese, hmmm so I don't pick based on what difficulty they are, or how 'cool' it would be to speak them, I pick based on who I'd like to be able to communicate with or family history :3

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/tappedout0324

Cool, as a tamil speaker I can understand malayalam when someone speaks it even though I cannot read write in that language

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/20copamundial14

I can't do more than one romance language because they're like the same language, a long metal rod, except it got burned in a forge, bent into a circle, and sanctioned off. I describe Portuguese as "Spanish and French married and had a baby." I just can't do it!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/compicej

Me encantó este. Me sentí sumamente identificado por lo que me pasa con el inglés:

https://ladyofthecakes.wordpress.com/2014/03/25/language-matters-do-you-sound-like-yourself/

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SimoneBa
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Gracias, colega :) If only it didn't take blood sweat and tears to get there...

Por cierto, mi profe de francés me dijo hace un par de días que yo tenia gazpacho por sesos :(

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/compicej

¿Gaspacho por sesos? No sé qué quiso decir pero creo que no debe ser algo muy alagador. Jajaja.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SimoneBa
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Lo has dado en el clavo... no fue ningún cumplido. Aun así, a mi me encanta el gazpacho ;-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/compicej

Jajaja :p

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/20copamundial14

I am very impressed!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Monsieur_Bovary
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I know his blog, the guy is pretty inspiring.

Thx 4 sharing :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Liebert_
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Très intéressant! Merci pour partager.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Don_Cristian
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great stuff there !

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Isrianth
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Interesting article. Thank you for sharing it!

2 years ago