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https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7

What language(s) are you learning?

KingofKingsX7
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What language are you learning and why?

At the moment I am currently stressing on 3 which are : Dutch, French and German. The reason why I decided to choose Dutch was because I have been to Amsterdam two times and I loved it (went there by KLM and also liked the dutch accent, their service....etc) . German because well my cousin is German and French, well I guess it's Canada's second language so might as well pick that up too.

How about you guys? :)

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/LangForThought
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My main focus is Russian because I plan to use it for my career and I've always thought anything and everything Russian was so cool. All the other languages just kinda come equally in second, I'm doing Spanish because it's useful for jobs in the U.S., French because I dislike Spanish lol, German because it can be useful in the business world, Norwegian because it's my heritage, Old Norse so that I can learn Norwegian's (and much of English's) background and because vikings are cool, Arabic because it can be useful in today's world, Hebrew because I want to read the Hebrew bible someday, Mandarin because it's fascinating, Japanese because I like the way the language works, and Georgian, because a good friend of mine is Georgian. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
KingofKingsX7
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wow you are learning a lot of languages! NICE! :) Good idea

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LangForThought
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It's quite overwhelming at times lol

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
KingofKingsX7
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Yea lol

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PfifltriggPi
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Any tips for efficient study and keeping words strait? I would like to start something else this summer. Also, are you somewhere in the tree for every language offered here?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LangForThought
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I've done at least a couple skills for every language on Duolingo, and will continue to try every language that Duo puts out. As far as efficient study, the first rule is to love what you do. You have to really enjoy the language you're learning, otherwise vocabulary can be very hard to take in and remember. Secondly, make time for your language. I'm told too many times "I want to learn this language but I never have time for it". These are usually my friends. When I text them or see their snapchat or whatever they're usually doing like twenty sports, all advanced classes, volunteer work, a job, and constantly hanging out with friends. Like duh you don't have time, because you fill up your time with useless pointless stuff just to keep yourself busy so that you're not "bored". If you want to learn a language, you have to make time for it. When you're watching TV or just lying around (probably waiting for your friends to show up), realize that you could be doing work on that language instead of doing almost nothing. Even if it's one Duo skill a day, it's better than nothing. Any free-time that comes up, before you pick up the phone to call your friends, realize that this is the golden opportunity to work on your language.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PfifltriggPi
PfifltriggPi
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Indeed. I completely agree. I get the "How do you have time?" question a lot. my response is something like: "I would rather learn than watch TV, or generally waste time. I give up things that you do to get where I am.". Thank you.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Anno-Domini
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Wow, awesome!!! When do you have time for all these?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LangForThought
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I kinda go through phases, like sometimes I'll want to focus on one couple, then I'll want to focus on another couple, because I never really forget anything, and if I do, it's really easy to pick it back up.

Edit: Most of these languages I've left to get back to when I'm older and when there's (hopefully) more resources for learning those languages.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/notdeadluna
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I'm studying Russian because I want to use it for academia (also I am a shameless Russiaboo).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LangForThought
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I, too, consider myself a weeaboo of the Russia.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Patrick1107
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We are russiboo :P

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zezergio

Spanish

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
KingofKingsX7
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sweet

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KoolKat09
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my main focus is on russian and french because i plan on doing alot of things I haven't even thought of really.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
KingofKingsX7
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hmm I gave up on Russian. It's sad that I waited for it for almost 2 months and now I don't even want to learn it anymore

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KoolKat09
KoolKat09
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oh... usually pushing your self up past your limits really works then, it would be really easy to learn hard launguages.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
KingofKingsX7
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yea.... the sad part is i am 1/4 Russian from my heritage so I don't know. I mean Russian is harder than i had thought; it's kinda like Arabic. Different symbols to represent alphabets.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LangForThought
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Actually, Russian is hardly anything like Arabic at all lol other than having a different alphabet from English, while Arabic calligraphy isn't even considered an "alphabet"

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
KingofKingsX7
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Yea but the thing is i have studied Arabic in Dubai and tbh it is much harder than Russian but Russian gives me a harder time compared to Arabic; Maybe cause i started learning it when i was 8.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KoolKat09
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(⊙ヮ⊙)-wow

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LangForThought
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Да, Arabic is much harder, but I agree, Russian does give me a much harder time than any other language I've studied, except maybe Norwegian, even though that's probably the easiest language for an English speaker like myself.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
KingofKingsX7
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I tried norwegian and it's kinda related to swedish but honestly speaking i prefer norwegian cause it is a beautiful language and also one of my cousins is from norway so it is a nice way to get in touch with her through broken norwegian+ half swedish lol

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GodgirlKylie

I am learning espnol ( Spanish :).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
KingofKingsX7
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nice! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GodgirlKylie

I think I will learn dutch next

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GodgirlKylie

like ur post

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
KingofKingsX7
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Oooo Dutch, good choice! And thank you soo much ! :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KaitlynV.Ellis

I'm learning Russian because it's my favorite foreign language to listen to, Italian because of about 1 fourth of my heritage, German because my best friend is part German and she can speak some of the language, and Spanish because I live in America and it's commonly spoken here, also I really like the way it sounds, like all of the other languages that I'm learning. I thought about learning Esperanto at first, but once I tried it I didn't like it also. Also, I LOVE listening to all of the accents that go with these languages. (And another reason is that my favorite show is made up of almost entirely foreign characters, because it a show where countries are personified into humans, so I've taken a liking to quite a bit of foreign characters...especially the Russian guy! <3 Such beautiful accents.)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
KingofKingsX7
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i was actually thinking about Russian cause my heritage is 1/4 Russian but then i am already learning soo many other languages so i don't know whether I can handle it. Also, is Spanish the official second language in the states? Cause here in Canada, French is an official second language

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/germanwannabee

funny but true, the USA does not legally have an official language so therefore we have no official second language. but Spanish is the second most spoken language in the united states.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
KingofKingsX7
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oh okay i see

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KaitlynV.Ellis

Yeah, we've got quite a few different languages spoken here in the U.S. And Arabic is become one of them, what with all the refugees coming in from places like Iran or Iraq. Poor people! It makes me so sad to think of what they've been through, having to flee to another countries like that. Someone should help them. :'(

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
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i agree with you

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/BonBonChat
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people in Iran do not speak Arabic

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LangForThought
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I don't think it's "official", but it's everywhere.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/stephapus
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Canada is officially a bilingual country :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
KingofKingsX7
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BTW what show is it? I think I may have seen it somewhere.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KaitlynV.Ellis

Yes, and one of the things that I like about the show is that it doesn't really have an objective/goal, so it can keep running for a longer time. Actually, there are VERY new episodes that haven't even been dubbed into English yet. Although I think that new episodes stopped coming out in October. (In America, I live in America.) But to be fair I haven't checked since then.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xefjord

Hetalia, it is a Japanese anime

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KaitlynV.Ellis

Love your profile picture by the way. (Zee AWESOME Prussia is AWESOME!)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
KingofKingsX7
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I believe it would be Syria? Wow your mom is amazing! :) Kaityln are you from us?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KaitlynV.Ellis

Yes, I'm from the U.S., in the state of Maine, the place where you could accidently walk/drive into Canada in certain places! :D And thank you for the complement about my mother. She doesn't usually work with people form out of the country, and I believe that these people are the first foreign people she has worked with.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Xefjord

My profile picture is of Ledo from Suisei no Gargantia XD

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KaitlynV.Ellis

Oh, so sorry! XD I though it was Prussia. It was a small picture, so I looked at the gray hair and navy uniform and think, oh look, zee awesome Prussia. But now I just sound stupid. Thanks for pointing that out. XD

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ictram
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Mostly trying to focus on French at the moment, altough I've been doing Russian lately for a bit of variation. I also plan to complete the German tree some time :)

Also be careful with learning Dutch and German simultaniously! Both languages are close to each other, you might get confused with some parts.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
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yea that's true

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
KingofKingsX7
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by the way I have tried it a few times and to be honest it hasn't worked out well XD

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ictram
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Haha well I used to balance a lot between languages too but that really wasn't efficient, I think if you want to gain real fluency it's best to focus on just one language for a while, and when you think you speak it well enough you can always move on to the other :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
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Good idea :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lelieblad

And if you're wondering about which to focus on first, apparently Dutch and then German is the easiest if you're learning both. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
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Yea that's what i am doing right now :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/germanwannabee

i am learning German and Russian but mostly German. why because i thought is was a cool language . and because i am part German so why not.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

I'm learning Spanish because I have so many Spanish speaking friends, also it is America and a lot of people speak it here it will really help me with my career! I am learning Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and Icelandic because I love vikings and Scandinavia, it is in my blood! The same reason for learning Welsh and German, my heritage. Also Portuguese is just cool and super easy because of knowing and studying Spanish throughout my entire life. I also want to visit all of the countries where these languages are spoken!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
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Yea Scandinavia has quiet the history!Is it true that the Scandinavians are the Northern Germanic people just like the most of dutch are western Germanic?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Lelieblad

I'm learning Dutch too! I'll also likely learn Afrikaans afterwards. My boyfriend is a native Dutch speaker and he can understand most of the Afrikaans that I've shown him already--and he hasn't studied it at all.

I'm flirting with the idea of learning German, but if I do I'll probably leave it to a few years down the road.

Oh, and as to why, I find Dutch really neat, I'm moving to the Netherlands, and my boyfriend is Dutch (though he speaks fluent English as well). :) Afrikaans because 17 million people speak it, it'll be relatively easy to learn once I know Dutch, and it's just cool.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
KingofKingsX7
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Yea Afrikaans is very closely related to Dutch because before the British occupied South Africa, Netherlands had South Africa and control of sea in the north west before and during the period of Dutch-Anglo wars.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/zekecoma

I'm studying Spanish and German. I was doing Spanish, German, and Russian, but Russian is the most difficult one, so I'll focus on it after I get much better in Spanish and German.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chrkubrick
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At the moment I am pretty focused on Ukrainian and German. I chose them simply because the former is part of my heritage, while the latter is just an interesting language. It was accidental and random when I first signed up for Duolingo, but I enjoy learning German now that I finished the Ukrainian tree.

I will keep going with the Ukr simply because I want to eventually reach a level of fluency for personal reasons. I don't know what I'll do with German beyond this course, but I'll just what happens when we get there.

As far as Spanish, Esperanto, and Russian are concerned, they're still things I'm trying to define long term. I already have a pretty good grasp on Spanish from school, but I have fun using the course to refresh skills when I need it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PatrickOsa
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I myself am also stressing on three: German, Dutch, and Esperanto, mainly because they have the greatest appeal to me. Most others are second priority, namely Swedish, Danish, Norwegian, French, and Greek, as well as Latin in school.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jarcher77
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At the moment, I'm focused on French, because it's Canada's second language, and I'll be moving back to Canada next year. It would be useful for work if a bilingual person is required. I studied it for 8 years before, so this is more of a refresher, and I'd forgotten a lot. The other main focus is Japanese, because I live in Japan, my wife is Japanese, and my daughter speaks more Japanese than English. And since we're moving to Canada, I want to maintain my Japanese.

Other than that, I've been working on Spanish, because it is a major language in the world, and seems the next logical step after French. And also German, mainly because it's a major language, and I have German ancestry. I've started Irish, though that's just curiosity at the moment. I'll work more on that after I finish French and Spanish.

After that, I plan to work on Norwegian (part of my ancestry) and Russian (my grandfather was born in Russia).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SuperSquashMann
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I'm currently taking a course in Chinese at my university, which I've been at for about two months. I mostly chose it because it seemed interesting and I hope to travel in China at some point, but as an added bonus there's lots of international students that I'll be able to talk to.

I also plan to do a study abroad experience in Thailand over this next summer, so I'm just getting around to starting Thai. Learning that purely with self study (textbook and Memrise) isn't going to be easy though.

On here, I mostly just keep my German (which I learned in high school) from getting too rusty, but eventually I hope to use Duolingo to learn Russian, Vietnamese and Spanish, among others.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
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Sounds awesome :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PfifltriggPi
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Which Chinese? Mandarin?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Monsieur_Bovary
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Focusing on Brazilian Portuguese and German here!

I like them both, and they can also be career assets (Germany and Brazil being large economies).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
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nice

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ros76768

Thanks jamshed for the tips on remembering :) I'm gonna give two lingots to u bcuz u helped me(even though I've only got like 3 lingots!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
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Oh thank you soo much ros! :) TBH you dont need to give it to me at all and yea your welcome; It's an honor for me that you took my tips and actually tried them :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ros76768

My pleasure. I would have needed the help from anyone but up were the kindest person by giving me an answer! I really appreciate it. You're lucky I didn't give you any lingots yet!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
KingofKingsX7
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Yea and tbh since you are so nice yourself I will give you 5 lings :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
KingofKingsX7
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make it 10 :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ros76768

Thanks! At first, I looked at my lingots and I was like WOAH! When did I get that many?!! And then I read this message and I was like OH!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Robloxian_Kitten

French - Level 9 Next level: 526 XP Total XP: 1724 XP Spanish - Level 6 Next level: 296 XP Total XP: 454 XP German - Level 4 Next level: 13 XP Total XP: 287 XP Italian - Level 3 Next level: 55 XP Total XP: 145 XP Swedish - Level 3 Next level: 74 XP Total XP: 126 XP Turkish - Level 2 Next level: 43 XP Total XP: 77 XP Ukrainian - Level 2 Next level: 58 XP Total XP: 62 XP Dutch - Level 2 Next level: 60 XP Total XP: 60 XP Norwegian (Bokmål) - Level 2 Next level: 60 XP Total XP: 60 XP Danish - Level 1 Next level: 30 XP Total XP: 30 XP Russian - Level 1 Next level: 50 XP Total XP: 10 XP

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ros76768

I'm learning Spanish and just started learning French at my Secondary School. Any tips on how to remember things?? I'm quite struggling with that. Today I had my first French lesson. It went ok. But I think I am going to struggle with remembering things. Any tips given, I will be extremely happy. :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
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oh i see, good luck :) I remember things by writing them down over and over again!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MattLobster

I'm learning french because i think it is a beautiful language, plus i'm canadian so i might as well, lol

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
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Yea and if you end up going to Montreal QC then it would definitely be worth it. From Albertan prospect, i don't think we use too much french but still a lot of people in Alberta and Ontario want to learn french for fun and opportunities.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jarcher77
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You're from Alberta? Me too, though I haven't even lived in Canada in the past 10 years.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
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nice :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MattLobster

i'm from BC,and i've actually never left BC,

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
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oh i see. Yea BC is beautiful and having been to Ontario, Saskatchewan and BC, I guess BC is the best. I mean you guys got milder temperature and kelwona, kamloops, victoria and best of all vancouver.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MattLobster

im so sad that we never get any snow, though...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/chrkubrick
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You live in Alberta? Lucky dog. I cannot wait for the day to explore the Canadian Rockies and - in general - that region of Canada. A few of my friends from the north are from Regina in SK, so I will eventually join them for a trip westward.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
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believe Alberta is beautiful but deadly at the same time....

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Middleton27

Mainly German right now, and I'm just starting Russian because it was just released. I started Norwegian but I would get it confused with German, so instead I think I'll try to do it once I finish the German course. Then I want to learn Swedish, then Danish because those two and Norwegian are all three quite similar so I might as well learn them all rather than just one of them. I'm learning German because I'm ethnically German, I'm learning Russian because I respect Russia and I think it's a cool language, and I'm learning Norwegian, Swedish, and Danish because they're all three very similar and I just like the way Swedish sounds.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lastnote

I'm currently learning Japanese, German and French but I kind of lost motivation for learning German and French right now. Also, I was supposed to put Japanese on hold because of exam, but I ended up learning it now... I'm planning to give full concentration in learning Japanese after I finish my exam (I can't wait!)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PfifltriggPi
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I am learning Spanish because I "have to" and because it looks cool. French is for heritage. Esperanto for peace in the world. I am thinking of starting German, Catalan or Russian next.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
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ooo good idea!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PfifltriggPi
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My Spanish is much better than the level here would attest. I am thinking that learning Catalan from Spanish would be good for my Spanish, and teach me some Catalan, one of, in my opinion, the most beautiful languages. It looks like a cross between French and Spanish.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zass30
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Irish - Because it sounds beautiful and haunting.

Russian - The writing is so pretty and I love the whispering sounds in it.

Japanese - Because I studied it and used to live in Japan, and don't want to forget it.

Spanish - Because it's easy, and I switch to that when I am frustrated with the others (I'm French)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zezergio

Spanish

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CosmoKaiza
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I'm learning Dutch and I am loving it. I am planning to go study in the Netherlands next year so I am quite serious about it (I have a textbook, couple of Dutch native friends). I hope I will reach A2/B1 before June :).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KingofKingsX7
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sounds awesome

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/UneJamKuqEZi

I'm going to learn every language that Duolingo has to offer, in order as in the course page. However, I'm mainly going to be focusing on Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Russian, Hungarian, Romanian, Greek, and Swahili since those languages are the ones that interest me the most.

  • Italian because it is such a beautiful language, and I might be taking an Italian immersion program over the summer of next year.
  • Portuguese because I started learning it in around January of this year, and I finished the tree in around May, but then I abandoned it, but now I'm going back to it.
  • Turkish because it is an amazing language, and it is the closest language to Albanian (one of my native languages) that is available on Duolingo.
  • Russian because it is an important and big language nowadays, and it is a Slavic language (one of my two favorite language families).
  • Hungarian because I used to not like Hungarian at all, I used to think "Who would want to learn this language?" but then I tried a little of the English for Hungarian speakers, and I was mesmerized by the language, and now I can't wait until it comes out!
  • Romanian because it is a mixture of both of my favorite language families combined, Romance and Slavic. I find Romanian so beautiful and melodic, and it's very similar to Italian, which I find a beautiful language.
  • Greek because I love Balkan languages and Greek is so unique and amazing, and the alphabet looks so cool. Ελληνικά είναι τόσο όμορφη!
  • Swahili because it was somewhat the same situation as with Hungarian. I read some Swahili text, and then I listened to its pronunciation and I immediately fell in love. The language is phonetic, so whatever it looks like, is how its pronounced, and its so easy to pronounce, and I love how it sounds.
2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hossam24

I am learning German because I want to study bachelor there and work after my studies ... and I am learning Norwegian because I want to visit Norway or maybe live there on someday ..

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/LeoFib
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My background is that I'm fluent in Finnish (the most amazing language ever but does absolutely no good at all for learning other languages, as it is not related to any other languages except Estonian), Swedish and English. So the easiest for me is to learn some German languages, and I'm going for them all... Dutch, because I might do my masters there and I like Holland. And while I'm at it, why not Afrikaans as well, because it doesn't really differ from Dutch. German because of business opportunities in Europe. Danish and Norwegian mostly because they are really easy for me to learn, as a native Swedish speaker. But then there's the rest, the non-german languages...

I study International Relations, world politics and development studies. I need to have a firm grasp on all different cultures and societies, and one big aspect in doing that is mastering the languages. So from that perspective it is very logical to choose Chinese (Hànyǔ or Zhōngwén), Spanish, French and Russian (in that order). Chinese is really interesting and very different. I'm fascinated by some of the structures and logics behind words and expressions. Spanish is surely the easiest of the romance languages to learn, and also the most widely spoken. French is also very widely spoken and an important language in the EU. Russian, well.. They still play a big part in world politics, so why not learn it. I don't think you can fully appreciate or understand Russia and Russians without knowing the language.

India is of course also a very big country which is growing in importance, but they have so many languages that just learning one, be it Hindi, Bengali, Telugu, Urdu or some other, is not very fruitful. Also, Indian people very often speak English. Brazil is another emerging power/economy, and Portuguese will be very useful. Once I learn Spanish well enough, I will shift my focus onto other romance languages such as Portuguese and French, and I hope Portuguese will be quite easy to learn once I master Spanish.

2 years ago