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Is it a bad practice to learn multiple languages?

I already speak 3 languages (Arabic , Kurdish, English) and right now am leaning my forth which is Turkish! but am also willing to learn French, so i am thinking of learning Turkish and French at the same time! did any of you guys learn 2 languages together ? just asking for your opinion or advice.

2 years ago

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Supergirl454

I'm trying to, Italian and Spanish are very similar just like english and german so I think I am just about managing, as long as you have the time to do it I would say go for it, it really helps if the languages are similar as well- practisepractisepractise, just don't overload or you might get too confused, if you already know tree languages then you might pick new ones up quite easily- congratulations by the way :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sadeqrasheed

Thank you, i have plenty of time! but what am afraid of that if i start to learn 2 languages at the same time i won't end up good with them! i want to learn them perfectly but learning one language at a time would take more and more time! (am still 17 but i have other things to learn not just languages)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Supergirl454

I can imagine, if it makes you feel better then just focus on one, then move on, 3 languages already? You are busy""

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sadeqrasheed

Thank you, i discovered Duolingo few days ago! it will really help my advance with new language skills! am still young enough to learn more languages and i will! i will add Turkish, French and Persian to my languages. but one at a time is better! no need to get confused.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Supergirl454

sensible:)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/.luisito

I do Portuguese and Swedish together and have no problem with it. Your languages aren't similar so thats a big bonus. All aside, it all comes down to you. If you can do it, then by all means do it. Btw, Im starting to learn Arabic myself so would it be okay to ask you for help sometime?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sadeqrasheed

yeah! sure i lived in an Arabian country most of my life i can help with anything in Arabic. the problem is am learning advance computer skills at the same time am learning Turkish! so am afraid that i would mess up things and end up not doing good with it!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

Interesting. I too am studying Portuguese and Swedish together. It is a lovely combination in my opinion! How is it going for you?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/.luisito

My very bad indecisiveness took over and I had to stop learning Swedish to do French. I'll come back to it later ! Portuguese will always be important to me however so holler at me if you ever want to practice !

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

I am learning Swedish and Portuguese simultaneously. I love it. As long as you make time for both, it is completely possible. And don't be ashamed if you advance in one faster than the other. It happens. Take your time and focus on what you need to focus on! You can do it, I promise!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ray.fordyc
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Everyone works differently. By all means, try learning Turkish and French at the same time. They're two different languages so you'll be unlikely to confuse them both. The only thing with doing that is it might take you a bit longer to become fluent in them both, but that will be a small price to pay :)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sadeqrasheed

i want to learn them perfectly as if i am a native speaker! but if i learn both at the same time am afraid that would not happen!

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CarlosJFort

I think there's no problem in learning several languages at the same time, but you have a limited amount of time available every day to learn, and the more languages you learn at the same time the less time for each one you have, and thus the more time you need to reach the same level in a given language. Now I'm focusing on German, and maybe I will take French in a near future. I'm thinking also about learning Arabic or Chinese, and in fact I have material to learn both, at least to learn how to speak.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sadeqrasheed

Good luck! i will focus on Turkish only for now! i will start French after i become good with Turkish.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/aistobe
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I studied French and Spanish in school. It wasn't too much trouble. I'm older now and trying to learn German and Irish at the same time. My mind isn't what it used to be.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sabrinaut

My friend tried multiple languages at the same time but it didn't work out that well.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sadeqrasheed

yeah, i want to learn Turkish only for this time! i want to get good with it

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CaptianTp

I think it is a great idea. You might mix up words, but go for it.

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/sadeqrasheed

i decided to learn Turkish to the max! then go ahead for French. (am still 17 i've got time for that)

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/El_Gusano
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2 languages in 1 head?! Madness!

It depends on the person and the motivators for that person. I completed Spanish and French together and I enjoyed switching from one to the other when my brain was saturated. If if keeps learning fresh and therefore keeps you motivated, then it is good.

I find I also like studying similar but different languages which is why Spanish and French together. Now it's Italian and Portuguese. Maybe later German and Dutch?

2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/CaptianTp

no of course not

2 years ago