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Learn two languages simultaneously... Easy or Confusing ?

Hi everyone ... I want to learn Italian & French i thought it would be easy to start with Italian and pick french later after a year or so .. but I noticed that many users are learning more than one language at the same time with a relatively good level, which makes me wonder, how do you do it? is it easy enough without confusing the vocabulary? or should i first reach a certain level of practice before starting french (or any other language) ?

let me know your though/experience whether you succeeded or failed, and if you had any difficulties.

4 years ago

8 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

I asked the same question. I decided not to because I wanted to get solid on one language before I went to the next. But it is your opinion! Here's the discussion I made when I asked this question. There are a lot of answers :) https://www.duolingo.com/comment/1639372

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterAyad

your post is very helpful with different points of view .. i like it :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/FrenchAddict7

thanks :D

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Seth_H
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Personally, I had to get about midway into my tree before I could start working on another language sucessfully, but try whenever you feel comfortable. I don't feel like confusing them is that big of a problem, mainly, it tends to happen when I've been practicing one language and I switch to working on another pretty quickly, it usually takes a minute or two to get my brain back on the right track, but before that I end up cycling through French, German, and Spanish till I find the right one (which isn't very helpful when you are trying to do a timed practice ;) ) Good luck if you do decide to try French, it really is a fantastic language!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bill-Roca

I finished the Spanish tree and then started French, which I'll finish next week.

I found it easier to do them one at a time. I'm sure this will vary depending on who you talk to though.

Once I finish my French tree I'm going to go all-in on Spanish for 2 months because I have a trip to Spain in May and I want to be able to understand spoken Spanish better. Once that trip is over I'll go all-in on French for a trip to Provence in July. I don't think I'll ever be able to understand rapidly spoken French unless I move to France, but at least I'll be able to read it and speak it slowly.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/writerjisung

It really up to you and if you can handle it. It depends on each person. ^^ Like for me, I'm learning five languages! Sure, I have my focus on some more than others, but I do study them all. I'd say, if you can handle learning two at the same time, go for it. If not, then just learn one for now. ^^ Good luck~

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Tanneur
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French and Italian are similar in many ways (I'm French and I can usually read Italian even though I'm a beginner). I actually think learning both at the same time could help you make some clear distinctions rather than confuse you. I guess I wouldn't advise people to learn fifty languages at the same time, but two is far from overwhelming. It's better to try and see for yourself. Good luck.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeterAyad

thank you all for sharing your thoughts....

4 years ago