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I'm in french 2,but i want to take on spanish and/or german. Is it a good idea or am i getting ahead of myself?

2 years ago

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Andrew-Macdonald

Try to get to atleast level 8 before you try another one. I wouldn't recommend one that's really close to French, because you would get somewhat confused between the two, so I would recommend German. However Spanish and French aren't to similar, so you won't get to confused between them. The combinations people usually have trouble with are Spanish and Portuguese, German and Dutch, Norwegian and Swedish and Danish, and Russian and Ukrainian. But some people are different, some people find it easier to study two really similar languages at the same time. As for difficulty for Spanish and German, I would say they're about the same (Spanish and German are the two languages I'm the best at). German has the more complicated grammar, but vocabulary is really easy to memorise due to the fact both English and German are Germanic languages (Spanish and French aren't). However Spanish has the simpler grammar, however you'll have to spend a bit more time practicing vocabulary. However even then German grammar isn't hard and Spanish vocabulary isn't hard either. Go for which ever one you feel like going for, or if you're feeling really adventurous try both and pick the one you like better or stick with both of them!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Andrew-Macdonald

I would also just like to say that you don't have to put in equal effort for all the languages you're learing. If you are going to learn French, Spanish, and German than maybe you could earn 20 xp a day in French and 20 in Spanish and German (10 for each). Most people who learn multiple languages on here tend to focus on one while also doing some of the other ones there learning too (as you can tell by me my main is German while my others are French, Esperanto, and hopefully Russian soon).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Little.Miss.Love

thanks! It just was something I was trying to figure out how to do

2 years ago

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I would say to give it a try. At least for me, keeping languages separate enough in my head isn't a problem. Some people have trouble doing that, though. But you'll never know unless you at least test the water a bit. If you find that it's too difficult, you can always go back to focusing on one and going back to the others another time.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Little.Miss.Love

Thanks!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/germanwannabee

maybe wait a bit until starting a new language. but always remember that you can delete languages in the settings page.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Little.Miss.Love

Really? I didnt know that.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/germanwannabee

oh yeah. go to "settings" then to "learning language" and in small gray letters it says reset or remove languages, that's where you can do it

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Little.Miss.Love

Cool!

2 years ago