https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Which language to do next...

I'm going to try to wrap up Spanish by the end of this year. Then I'll still have Dutch and German. But I don't think I'm going to see Dutch through to the finish, at least not anytime soon. I'm just not engaged. So, I might start another language. I'm leaning toward either Russian, Esperanto, Irish, Swedish, or maybe Danish or French. I could also do Polish once it comes out. A long list I know, but any ideas?

Thanks!

Bedankt!

Danke!

Gracias!

2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/flootzavut
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Russian! Do Russian! No seriously, do Russian.

(No, I am not biased, why would you think that?)

(Do Russian. It's awesome <3)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

I might. it seems popular. XD

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Butler909
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I'd have to say Russian.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/avivice
avivice
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I think Russian would be cool to learn. More speakers.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/erykzim

Yeah, you've got a Germanic language and a Romance language - time to go Slav!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

I'm just curious... does it literally mean Romance? Please don't think I'm an idiot :P

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/therealpalumbo

It comes from "Roman". This is because these languages developed from Latin, the language of the Romans.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Okay, thanks!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hyllning

I suggest Swedish, it's a great language and good if you are into computers! It has a fascinating culture as well.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User
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And if you're into IKEA! :-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Hyllning

True XD

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Aren't the signs there in English and Swedish?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User
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I don't remember if the whole sign is, but it will have the name of the product in Swedish. They do that on the website as well.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

What's it got to do with computers?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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A lot of computer companies are based in Sweden. Like Minecraft.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

I play minecraft!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CodyORB
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:)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ConwayUSA

Dansk Dansk Dansk!!!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

I'm guessing that's Swedish lol.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Usagiboy7
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Swedish is Svenska. I think Dansk might be Danish.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User
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Yes, you're right about Dansk.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Thanks Usagai. I thought that was the Swedish flag.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User
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The Swedish flag is blue and yellow. Usagi has it, and I might one day. :-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Oh, my bad.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CosmoKaiza
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A lot of people say Russian but French is the best option for you! It looks like Spanish so it will not be that hard

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

I'm a little afraid of the pronunciation, because don't you only pronounce some things some of the time? But it might come naturally, too. For example, I know "et" is pronounced "eh".

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jakub4096
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Yes, most final consonants are silent, also most e's but it's not as bad as many people say. And at least there are rules about it (unlike in English).

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Good about the rules.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/jakub4096
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Yes and in fact there are only a few sounds not found in English (nasals and famous french r) and the pronunciation is fairly regular.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Okay, good.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CosmoKaiza
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French is really difficult with the grammar but at least we have rules. The pronunciation is always hard for every languages. You will certainly struggle more in Russian than French

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Thanks for the help!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jr.Stars_8

Swedish because that is a cool language to speak if you know it

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Hey! I could finish Dutch, then do Danish, then do Swedish, then do Norwegian... I could work my way North.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OpalKoboi2

I would go against that. Swedish, Norwegian and Danish are so close together you would get them mixed up very often, and who wants that? I say to do Russian, since it would be especially hard to get it mixed up with others.

Try doing languages from entirely different families so it's easier.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Good point, but then learning from the same family means you can build off what you know.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OpalKoboi2

Hm. You have a point. Very well, I stand corrected, although I would much rather be sitting.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User
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Some people might have less difficulty with that, so you could try it and see how it works. If it doesn't work, you can always stop.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OpalKoboi2

True, true...

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User
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That is, you might be able to stop. Some people don't have the option, like me with Russian. I started the tree, and now I have to finish it whether I like it or not. :-)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Rejistania
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I would recommend Esperanto. I just love how it sounds and feels.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/erykzim

It's a fascinating language.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

I read a wikipedia article about it (or part of the article) its history is interesting.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/enidkeaner
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Polish! It's lovely!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Thanks for the suggestion!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/A_User
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Hear, hear!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ilmarien
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If you picked French, you could do the course from Spanish. Same will go for Esperanto, once it comes out.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

That's something to consider. I could also learn Catalan while I'm at it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

Is it hard learning from another language?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Ilmarien
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It's more difficult, yes, since you need to have a decent level of mastery of the grammar. It does depend on the languages in question, though - I found Portuguese for Spanish easier than Portuguese for English, since the two languages are very close.

French is far enough away from Spanish to be a decent challenge (Catalan is a bit closer), though the most interesting workout for your Spanish would be the German course. That one is quite the rompecabezas. =)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EpicPowerHero

XD

2 years ago
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