https://www.duolingo.com/hannah-court

How should I decide what new course to take up?

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The holidays are coming up and I'm torn between choosing German or Italian

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl
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Don't let somebody else pick something like a language for you. You should choose one because you love it, or you'll make slow (or no) progress.

Pick the one whose culture interests you the most, the one spoken in the country you want to visit the most, or something else along those lines.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eva33964

Pick Italian, the Spanish will give you a head start.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/E.T.Gregor
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Or pick German, so you don't risk mixing them up ;)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Eva33964

Depends on where you plan to go. Pick the language of your destination.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Zapperty

Perhaps German as you are learning Spanish, Italian is related and has similarities to Spanish. German is not, so confusion between the two languages may be reduced. That is just what I think and the way I have approached the same situation. It is also something you should decide for yourself as you will probably have more motivation if you chose the one that you really want to learn.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SaoSilver

How about learning more spanish?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/xBryanXD
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I would recommend Italian as since you are learning Spanish many Italian words are closely related to Spanish, German is a little more complex but it's fun to learn! But choose what you desire.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Enchom
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I would use the same reasoning, but to recommend German instead. I imagine learning two closely related languages at the same time can be quite confusing if there are many words that are similar but slightly different. Unless he is already comfortable with Spanish I would imagine that confusing them can be a real problem.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GuardianSoul

You should do French. It's really good.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GuardianSoul

But you should also do what you like.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/redrose44444

French is a good language. I should do it.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GuardianSoul

Thx

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vivisaurus
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Those are both good choices! Have you considered dipping your toes in both and see which one you enjoy more?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/redrose44444

They're both good languages. I'm currently working on German but I also love Italian. I decided to go with the one I'm more interested in.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GuardianSoul

I might do both

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/redrose44444

Eventually I will add Italian. I just didn't want to do too many at once.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GuardianSoul

Cool

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/bacalaoist
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You can choose both! They are both good for a lot of good things in life

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/GuardianSoul

Yeah!

1 year ago
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