For canadians, is it better to learn French than a language you like more?
French is everywhere in Canada. Like on movies, labels, etc. And there are unlimited resources to learn it too. Also, it's not a hard language. But say you wanted to learn a second language, but the language you want to learn is barely spoken in Canada. I understand that you should learn something you prefer, but where do I practice (example) Swedish? Nobody in Canada speaks Swedish. Even if I like the language it's so useless in Canada. I would have to find everything online. If I learn French, I may not like it as much but I could probably become fluent much faster and have endless reading material. I already know some from school, and after just a few hours after studying some of the grammar I could easily understand conversations online using some word guessing based on context. I just don't care about the culture much, or the people. I like Swedish grammar more, such as the definite article suffix thing. French has those dumb irregulars, a lot of unecessary rules, though I do like the l' contraction idea. It also seems like that high class d-bag language. > woops, too long, anyways you get the idea
You could learn both. But, this is something I've always thought about. I live in a state where most people speak Spanish, but I just don't like the language. It would be better to learn Spanish due to my huge amount of exposure to the language. Learning French, in my case, may seem "pointless", however, you never know when it will be needed. Regardless, it shouldn't matter because if you love Swedish, then you should learn it. Do it for passion rather than necessity. ^ ^