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

Nepali?

Hello everyone! i just got new neighbors, the youngest one looks about 17 and the oldest looks about 70. there is about 6 of them, and they all speak fluent Nepali (it's their native language). should i ask them to teach me Nepali? i like how it sounds, but it looks difficult. is it worth learning? thank you for your answers in advance!

June 19, 2017

9 Comments


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

It's ultimately up to you; how motivated are you to learn Nepali? According to the Foreign Service Institute, it takes approximate 1,110 hours to learn Nepali, which is almost twice the amount of time to learn French or Spanish (575-600 hours).

June 19, 2017

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

i don't know much about it, so i wouldn't be super motivated at first

June 19, 2017

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

No reason not to learn it, but do your neighbors actually want to teach it to you - do they have the time or skills? Just because someone knows a language doesn't mean they're either interested in or good at teaching it to someone else.

June 19, 2017

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

Captain_Duo, you could ask your local librarians for help finding other Nepali-language-learning resources too. :)

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mattbat637

Any language is worth learning if you deem it so. I learn languages for my own personal pleasure, not just because some job out there may require it or because a lot of people already speak it.

June 19, 2017

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

It would be a great experience for you, and you could probably help them learn English as well (I assume you are a native English speaker).

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ForestElk13

Yea, go for it! Ask for them to teach you Nepali, it would be a great experience. :)

June 19, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Joe733089

Yes should do it

June 19, 2017

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

do it! I speak nepali also :) there's a lot of us out there and we'll really appreciate that you do speak the language also!

March 19, 2019
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