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

Next logical language to learn after German, for the sake of learning/acquisition?

As the title says, just wanted to hear some opinions on what would be the best language to learn after already having acquired English and German.

June 19, 2017

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

Japanese? For the sake of contrast?


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

Yes. Or Swahili, Hebrew, Turkish, Hungarian or Vietnamese.


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

Was also thinking that. Kind of sounds "logical" like German.


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    How about Dutch? Or a North Germanic language like Swedish, Norwegian or Danish.


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

    If you meant the next logical Germanic language, I'd suggest trying Dutch first.


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

    With English and German? Dutch!


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

    As others have said, I'd go for Dutch if you're looking for simplicity. It's a middle ground between German and English.

    When you say you've 'acquired' German, what level are you at?


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

    B2 pretty much, probably going to be C1 in about half a year/to a year. Derzeit lebe ich in Wien, Österreich.


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

    Russian or French, if you want useful languages for reading technical information. Spanish if you want to have a 2nd language useful in the U.S. Japanese or Chinese. It all depends on what you want to do with the language.

    If you mean ease of acquisition, prob. another Germanic language would do--Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian, or Danish. People say that they are fairly easy to learn along w/ German--i.e., not too easily confused w/ German. For super ease of learning, Esperanto is said to be really easy for people speaking western European languages.


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

    Thanks, great ideas!


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

    I would go for Spanish since it is the second most widely spoken language in the world- it could come in handy.


    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/iwc2ufan

    Dutch, definitely.

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