About to finish German Tree, what's next?
Please recommend any Romance Language. Danke!!!
If you like reading, choose French. Great Literature with a capital L, great science fiction, great mystery stories and historical fiction, great books for children to start you out (or continue reading--it's been 35 years for me since learning to read French and I still enjoy French books for kids). What sort of literature do you like?
Spanish would be second in this regard and is actually every bit as fun. There just doesn't seem to be as much original material--not that reading translations is not enjoyable.
French pronunciation is not easy (Spanish is SO-O-O much easier), but it is much easier than English. There are spelling rules that apply at least most of the time.
[Added] Oh, and congratulations when you finish the German tree. One of these days I'll get to German (or Swedish). Really sounds like fun.
"Spanish would be second in this regard and is actually every bit as fun. There just doesn't seem to be as much original material--not that reading translations is not enjoyable."
Such statement, born from a light understanding of the Literary world is obviously wrong.
Recommending Spanish language just because is fun or because a bunch of people around you speak it don't make any justice to this absolutely beautiful, rich and refined language, of course, if is spoken by a person with a good cultural level.
The Spanish Literature (Latin American and Spaniard) has been one of the most important, more innovative, more Classic-productive literatures around the World along the 20th Century and the dawn of the 21th.
Could you elaborate? Maybe you don't speak about the 20th Century.... Maybe centuries earlier? Well, I could talk to you about "El Siglo de Oro Español" which actually spanned almost two centuries (XVI and XVII). I can understand if you are a "francophile", but from this to say "There just doesn't seem to be as much original material" is, well, frankly incomprehensible.