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Can you learn several languages at the same time?

New to duolingo and just checked the forum and I see several languages (10~) for each user, do you actually maintain all of them or was it just trying out? I already have a hard time with japanese so I don't see how I could learn more at the same time.

January 5, 2018


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    In theory you can learn as many languages as you want... depending on how far you want to go with each one, your natural ability to learn languages and of course, the time you have... but if you're already struggling with Japanese I would suggest you first concentrate on getting a good grasp of it before jumping into another language.


    I think you can learn as many languages as you want at a time, but i would suggest to focus on one or two at a time.

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    I can do several at the same time. I also change the ones I'm actively working on from time to time. Atm I revise my Polish in the mornings, Danish sometime during the day, and do Japanese in the evening.


    It's good that you're doing it all at the same time, especially with the amount of time you have on your hands it's great. But it's good to just focus on one and until you're REALLY fluent with the language or at least pretty fluent, then you should do another language. But really impressive that you have spent so much time on these languages.


    Well if you can learn many at the same time, it's fine for me.

    But, I would prefer to learn one at a time. So that, you don't confused and easy to remember the word you learn. Because, what will happen when you confuse a word from Japanese to Chinese language? It will make you use your's head harder.

    Thanks. :)


    Of course you can. But in my opinion, the best way to learning a language is by working on one, do not learn unnecessary things such as grammar because the grammar will kick in once you have learned sentences where you will start to have a feel for grammar instead of having to know it which is way too complicated for normal people to do while talking. Then, develop on a book or whatever a vocabulary list with all the words you have learnt and in case you have forgotten some words you've learnt, you can just go back to that vocabulary list you've made. Additionally, you can then read some translated audio stories which will help to adapt your feel for grammar and to learn some new words. This in my opinion, is the best way to learn a language.


    Yes. hover your mouse over the flag of your language and then you will see something that says: Add a new course. Click that and you will have all different types of new languages.


    You can pick which ever language you want.

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      I tried out several here just to get a flavor of the languages. Then a got a batting order. I do one at a time here but outside duo on any given day I speak Spanish, French, or Italian to natives through other apps. I love the challenge. I'm currently just doing German here. But you can do more than one at a time, it keeps it interesting.


      Yeah, you can. I'm hoping to learn at least 15 languages.


      For sure you can.

      In my case I’m learning German & Japanese at the same time since they are too different to ‘interfere’ with each other in my mind. Personally I don’t think I can learn Dutch, French, Italian, Spanish or Nordic languages together with German at the same time.

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