https://www.duolingo.com/PootScoot14

Should i dump Romanian?

I do not know a single Romanian person or speaker and never plan on going to Romania, it has weird words and grammar, I don't like it, but i have so much time in it. should i just dump it and learn it again later?

June 14, 2017

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https://www.duolingo.com/Espiraden

If you don't like it, then yes. I think you should quit it.
If you don't want to remove all your progress, start a new language and ignore Romanian for now :)

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Sphinx1824
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If you have no use for the language and you don't enjoy it, there isn't much reason to keep learning it. It's a bit silly to do something like learning a language if you feel you are getting nothing out of it. You waste less time in the long run by quitting now than by quitting later.

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/chaered
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Look up "sunk cost fallacy".

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/MaxBabel
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It's like playing poker. You might have a lot of money in the pot, but if you've got a losing hand, you have throw away your cards.

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/piguy3
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On your profile you mention wanting to learn six Slavic languages. Those "weird words" in Romanian are likely Slavic loanwords. And the "weird grammar" I'm guessing is at least in part the cases, which the Slavic languages ex. Bulgarian have in even greater abundance. Might be good to work your goals out a little more concretely. Learning any language takes a lot of work, and you have to have the motivation from somewhere. Probably best to do what you find yourself having the intrinsic motivation to do; that way you'll keep at it.

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PootScoot14

well, I'm very good at french so i thought this language could be relatively easy because of my french skills, and it was not. I am willing to experience weird words and grammar in a completely different language family.

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Maria136469

Okay, so, as a Romanian native speaker, I have to agree with you, it is a hard language with hard grammar. If you dont want to visit Romania or Moldavia in the near future (because these are the only countries where you hear Romanian spoken massively), I advise you to stop learning it. Enjoy your time here and good luck at learning new languages! :)

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Midnightwards666

Hard choice. If you never plan on using and really hate it then yes I would say quit... although I can certainly relate to the feeling of having invested a lot of time and not wanting to see it wasted. I hope you haven't spent too much time in it. Of course, the knowledge wouldn't be competely wasted if you did continue.

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/InkDemonz

take a break and learn something else

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/PootScoot14

I decided, I'm dumping Romanian and learning it later. I'm going to pick German because i would LOVE to go to Germany.

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/unicorns1200

it depends if you like the language. if you do drop it I recommend Spanish. there are many Spanish speaking people around.

June 14, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/Pancho_Delanave
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Any time you spent studying Romanian was not wasted. If you decide to stop studying it you will have knowledge and experience you can use learning another language, especially if you pick a different Romance language like Italian or French.

June 14, 2017
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