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

Any other recommended languages to learn?

Hi! My name is Sami and I'm looking for another language to learn besides Spanish, I currently only know English and plan on taking a Spanish class next year. I would love feedback, so thanks!

September 8, 2017

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

What do you like to do? What do you enjoy reading or watching? Do you enjoy cooking? Are you really into fashion?

If you're into Judo then I would say explore Japanese. If you're into literature maybe you want to tackle Fyodor Dostoyevsky in Russian.

However if you plan on taking Spanish class next year. I would probably focus on reaching Level 25 for now.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7trilingualhero7

geesh. you sure know a lot


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

Not really, I do enjoy learning languages.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7trilingualhero7

ok. What is your native language


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

Hablo inglés, por supuesto.


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

I see thank you. I do enjoy reading quite a lot. But I also enjoy gaming online with other people which is one of the reasons I want to learn a new language.


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

Do you play on STEAM? If the answer is yes, then that's a great way to interact with Spanish speakers, Portuguese, Russians, French speakers etc. It is very easy to chat with anyone. You don't have to tell them that you're a native English speaker. Just write . . . hola, me llamo es Sami. ¿Quieres jugar Left 4 Dead 2 o Team Fortress 2?


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

I do! Thats where I get all my social games and non social games.


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

Well, your name seems appropriate.

Learn Sami.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sami_languages


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

I want to learn greek as thats where my parents got the name.


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

People usually overlook Swahili but it is very fun, unique, and useful to learn. I like how it uses the same letters as English (No weird signs over/under the letters), the pronunciation is simple, many words are adopted from English, and if you plan to learn Arabic in the future it also helps. Swahili is really an amazing language and the only African language on Duo! Swahili is my highest recommendation.

Usiku mwema!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elin.7-1

You persuaded me to start..... :oD


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

Yay! I hope you like it! :)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elin.7-1

First one on here that I haven't done elsewhere, so it's more tricky as I'm starting from sctratch - and getting a lovely sense of achievement when I get it right!!


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

XD that's great :) Bahati njema!


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

That sounds extremely interesting.


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

I have honestly wanted to learn Russian it just seems a bit too difficult for my taste.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7trilingualhero7

well... It is difficult. I am a fluent speaker of russian and can read and write it.


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

How long did it take you to learn?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7trilingualhero7

I could help you with it if needed.


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

Maybe. I'll have to think about it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/7trilingualhero7

ok. i like pigeons. do you?


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

I like pidgeons too. I like alot of birds, they can be very intelligent.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Far-quaad

Use Memrise to help you pick up the alphabet and to reinforce the Russian you learn on Duolingo


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Elin.7-1

Welsh - it's great fun!


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Far-quaad

I second this comment


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lauren1373

Korean is also a good language. So far I'm having fun learning it.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Far-quaad

Zamenhof told me to give you lingots for mentioning his baby


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kwis20171

German is my favourite language


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Far-quaad

For me, I like to learn things from separate language families as it makes them easier for me. I like Spanish, for the romance family, Dutch for germanic, Welsh for Celtic, Russian for Slavic, Mandarin Chinese for Sino-Tibetan, Greek for Hellenic, and then Korean which isn't necessarily in a family with anything else... Unless you believe in the Altaic languages in which case it is somehow related to Turkish and Japanese.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Tht1FndmsFreak

I personally adore Irish, but I am a bit biased.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/paultaylor2015

I'm assuming that Spanish is the first language you've started to learn so I'm recommending French for the following reasons. Firstly it is one of the easier languages on duolingo, it is close to both Spanish and English. Secondly there is a lot of literature in French. Thirdly, a lot of people speak French and there are a lot of resources.


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

Actually, the first language I started learning on duolingo was german. But it was on my school account.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/PsKS18

I would really love to learn Icelandic

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