https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jakewilson1223

Tell me why you choose French as your primary 2nd language to learn?

I choose French because it is very beautiful, I love the cultural, and it a language that is known and spoken all over the world. It is the a national language in 30 countries and spoken by many all over the world, also it is well known that people who speak it are very intelligent and wealthy.

September 20, 2016

43 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SteffiBookworm-

It's my second foreign language. I had to learn it at school, the alternative would have been Latin, but I preferred the one that's still spoken. First three years where hard, I did not like it very much. Then I have spend some time in France and to my surprise fell in love with both, country and language. After school though,I let my skills decay for more than a decade, because I had not seen a use for it in my live. Then I had to refresh it for my job. That was some hard work ;-) but it brought back a lot of good memories as well :-)

September 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LaKapsule44

Nice narrative ! :)

September 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SteffiBookworm-

Thanks!

September 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jakewilson1223

that's awesome glad it's bringing back memories

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/junebug005

I chose french because I might go there and look after all the stray animals. My dad was there and he said there's strays everywhere. I want to help them find a loving family.

September 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/KolonelSpons

If you're interested in looking after strays, you'd be better off learning Russian. I lived in France, and I can't say I saw many strays. In Moscow on the other hand, they have a huge problem with stray animals, especially dogs. Some of the dogs there have learnt to use the train in order to get around town: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YxJf2L2B5fY

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/junebug005

thank you=)

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jakewilson1223

awesome! great idea

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Selma-Ibrahim

I'm studying French because it's an important language. It used to sound beautiful to me but I got used to it so it just sounds sort of normal now. I'm also learning it at school so I don't really have much of a choice =P

September 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jakewilson1223

ya it is so beautiful

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BlankSquare.2

I chose to study French mainly because it may give me a boost in future employment opportunities. It is a useful and widely spoken language.

September 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jakewilson1223

defiantly will look good on the resumé

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/I-love-violin

It is my favourite language! Also the only language i am learning on duolingo!

September 20, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jakewilson1223

same here it is by far my favorite I love it

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Escadak

I chose French because I grew up with some of it, though I didn't learn it. I also love Canada and my personality when I speak it (I'm like an angry Italian). I'm learning it in school right now, so honestly that is why I started Duolingo, but now my goal is to be fluent instead of just pass a class.

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jakewilson1223

same here it started at school but school wasn't enough I wanted to become fluent

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/deliand

I just thought it sounded pretty. And it does! I hope to become fluent in it within the next few months, making it my third language I would know fluently, after English and Bulgarian.

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jakewilson1223

keep it up you linguist

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Touhoulicious

I think it's beautiful, and also because I pretty much plan to move to Switzerland when I grow up, and the Swiss have French as one of their official languages.

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jakewilson1223

thats so cool i would love to live there

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/hastings101

Honestly because all my university offered last year was French, Spanish, and Russian. I don't plan on staying in the U.S. so I felt Spanish wouldn't be that useful and Russian is like one of the hardest languages in the world. That left French, which I have thoroughly enjoyed learning. It has been challenging, but also life changing for me. I get so excited when I can understand half of a French song or a cartoon dubbed in French lol, it's like a huge puzzle is slowly coming together. If only I could keep up with duolingo and not just my French classes, I would know so much more than I do now.

It's also made me want to learn more languages. I think after another year I'll try Spanish or Italian since I understand how the basics of Romance languages work now, but I might go for German ;). French will always be my main focus though.

September 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jakewilson1223

awesome story, keep up the work. I'm thinking about going for a third language soon

September 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mikes205802

I studied French for six years as a child almost forty years ago. I never had any passion for it and saw it as just routine school work. But over the years I've always envied people who had a second language and then I read about Duolingo one day and I'm so happy I did. Its been fascinating to observe in myself the resurgence of all that old knowledge which I had considered completely gone but in fact has been dormant in some dusty unused corner of my brain.

September 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pratibhasuku

Its musical ! Want to explore the exotic France someday.

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jakewilson1223

that is crazy haha have fun

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/pratibhasuku

How come?

September 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Karl.F

It was out of curiosity and need at first,I didn't like it very much then,but now I really enjoy learning it,I finished my tree and now I am doing a course on memrise.

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jakewilson1223

awesome keep it up!

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/_Lingo-Lover_

Everyone always told me if I learned a language it HAD to be spanish cuz its "The most useful" but me and spanish never really clicked and I didn't feel passionate. The french culture amazed me. Idrk what made me really want to do his but something about it just drew me in. :)

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jakewilson1223

dude, my story is very similar people don't understand how useful French is it's beautiful and the cultural is awesome

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/killarydid911

because the language is very beautiful and elegant, no reason for me to learn it i just want to

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jakewilson1223

awesome, keep it up !

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Christie.Luma

I chose French as my primary 2nd language because it is a very beautiful language and my family is very fluent. I want to move somewhere where they speak French (preferably France or somewhere in Canada :) where I can get to know other people that speak it and see the cultural. For me it's just a fun language to learn and sometime they teach it here at school!

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jakewilson1223

same I would love to live in Montreal it is so beautiful there and they speak French

September 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dan666464

Both my parents were French, I knew some through school and now have a good friend who is French!

September 21, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jakewilson1223

that's so cool keep up the streak

September 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DangerKat11

I'm relearning French for my 10 month old daughter. My husband is trilingual and speaks French to my daughter so we can start her young in two languages. I need to brush up before my daughter surpasses me!

September 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jakewilson1223

that's so cool when i have a kid they will defiantly grow up bilingual

September 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woden123

French has had a tremendous impact on the development of the English language. Because of common vocabulary with English, I find it very approachable. I also visit France often and am fond of French wines.

September 22, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jakewilson1223

exactly it is so easy when 15,000 words are the same

September 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jessicah8667

My favorite language has to be french it sounds pretty and is so fun! My friend and I are saving up $ to go on a trip to France after we graduate high school

September 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jakewilson1223

that's awesome you will love it there

September 23, 2016

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DARKxMAGICIAN64

I chosen to study French as my 2nd language to learn because I was forced to! They didn't really have a variety of languages at my school to learn, so pretty much I was all like, "okay I guess I'm going to learn French." It was hard at first but by the second year, I have gotten use to it, and I'll be honest, I ended up liking the language a lot as well as everything about it. Learning the language is fun in all, but my main reason for continuing to study French is because I use to have a French teacher, who was really nice and cool, but one day she died from cancer. So I decided to keep on studying French in honor and memory of my teacher who will never be forgotten.

September 24, 2016
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