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What language do you like best?

I love German

January 15, 2018

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German, because it sound good and is realistic (Submarine=Unterwasserboot or underwaterboat). Portuguese is easy because it is just slang Spanish, and Spanish is just important.

January 15, 2018

[deactivated user]

    No... Spanish is slang Portuguese...

    January 18, 2018

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

    Sub (under) + Marine (sea) = under the sea ;)

    January 17, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RaidenJaeger12

    It's actually Unterseeboot, not unterwasserboot. I know this due to studying German military terms for WWII research.

    January 18, 2018

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

    Even just early lessons in Portuguese make me run for the hills. I think I'm just bad at romance languages all round, but Portuguese really scares me. I agree with you on the German, though -- it's delightfully literal most the time.

    January 23, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Suspence7

    Swedish!

    January 16, 2018

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

    Jag älskar svenska, det är så lätt att lära sig, speciellt om engelska är ditt första språk!

    January 16, 2018

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

    Svenska är liknar at tyska, men med engelsk grammatik... And I think I fluffed that... My Swedish really is atrocious... Men jeg älskar språket.

    (Yes, I expect to be immediately inundated with complaints on my horrific sentence. Maybe I should start learning Swedish instead of Irish (which is, by the way, a really weird language).)

    January 23, 2018

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

    Du har rätt, men gissa hur lätt det er at lära sig om ens första språk är tyska eller nederländska.
    Så många sammansatta svenska ord liknar ord vi använder. Därför tycker jag att man inte burde bara lära sig ett av dessa språken men åtminstone två.

    January 21, 2018

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

    Definitely swedish! Once I started to learn I simply fell in love with it :)

    January 16, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lil_naomi02

    Spanish :)

    January 15, 2018

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

    My five favorites are Korean, Welsh, Arabic, Zulu and Greek. By how much is variable by how they are beautiful and the mood I'm in. :)

    January 15, 2018

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/me-n-jesus

    That's a lot of languages you are learning!!!!

    January 16, 2018

    [deactivated user]

      I'm very mainstream... English for me.

      Special mentions to German because it's a nut tough to crack and Italian because it's quite evocative.

      January 15, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/corey.hend

      5/7 for the dig at German syntax

      January 18, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sweilan1

      ASL. It is used everywhere in the US.

      January 15, 2018

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

      I had a deaf neighbor once who taught me many signs and also how to spell out words. I always was interested in deaf culture. In the hospital I was able to communicate, perhaps very slow and awkwardly, with deaf families. I can spell like a wiz but I sure don't have the signs and grammar down. Cool language!

      January 16, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sweilan1

      ASL is easy to learn but difficult to master.

      January 16, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Judd588870

      My favourite language is german.

      January 17, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Johanzel3

      Mir auch!

      January 19, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/JOAT2B

      I like them all! They are all so enjoyable to study. :)

      January 15, 2018

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

      cool

      January 17, 2018

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

      Xhosa, !Xóõ, Silbo Gomero, Pirahã, several exotic tribal languages. Love them. Speak none though. Gonna learn Xhosa next, I suppose.

      Since we are in the German forum, what dialect / accent of German do you like the most / least?

      January 15, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Johanzel3

      Hoch Deutsch!

      January 21, 2018

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

      When speaking of dialects and accents "Hochdeutsch" is quite ambiguous and can refer to completely different dialects or accents. But, since not everybody knows this you can often infer that a person that doesn't means a northern German close-to standard variety with Low German influences.

      January 21, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Johanzel3

      yes, but it is the written language and the fallback that the Swiss and Austrians use when they note you are not a local.

      January 23, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lau-GP

      Italian, ♥

      January 16, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/George721748

      I know only Chinese (mother tongue), English and Japanese, and out of these three I like Japanese the most right now.

      January 16, 2018

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

      Welsh has been my favorite language so far. It's fun and easy, and looks interesting when written (Dw i'n hoffi cwrw, I like beer). German is also fun, and nice to use.

      January 16, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Standa_3333

      I like English and German. Czech too, because it is my native language. But i hate Russian, because we had had this topic in the basic school as a mandatory subject for long time till a college.

      January 16, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Stefan.Deutsch

      My three favorites are definitely German, Italian, and Hindi. German has been a favorite of mine forever, now, and Italian culture / language just seems so very beautiful to me. I am very interested in the Hindi language and Indian culture, and so that will definitely be a language I touch on eventually.

      January 16, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/me-n-jesus

      ich like Deutsch too, although ich habe nicht learned enough to communicate das much in es.

      January 16, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Johanzel3

      keep trying!

      January 19, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/me-n-jesus

      Danke! du sind encouraging.

      January 21, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Johanzel3

      Du bist.

      January 21, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/me-n-jesus

      :)

      January 23, 2018

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

      ich moge deutsch auh aba ich sprache nicht ser gut :D

      January 18, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Johanzel3

      Ich verstehe Ihnen.

      January 19, 2018

      https://www.duolingo.com/profile/BellaFox55

      Hungarian and German

      January 17, 2018

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

      spanish it is similar to English which makes it easier to learn and is spoken in Spain, Mexico, many parts of South America, and on some islands.

      January 16, 2018

      [deactivated user]

        Spanish is similar to English? Ok, it's closer to English than Russian is but by that token Portuguese and Italian are the same as Spanish...

        January 16, 2018

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

        When he says similar he is implying that the grammatical structure and many words are similar in the 2 languages.

        January 17, 2018

        [deactivated user]

          Yes, in retrospect I was not entirely correct, there is some degree of similarity indeed.

          Apologies to HannahLHenry.

          January 17, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/painai2

          I'm enjoying Japanese

          January 16, 2018

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

          me to

          January 17, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Steven4209

          Ich liebe Deutsch!

          January 17, 2018

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

          I'm enjoying learning German but I really like the way Dutch sounds (and looks)

          January 17, 2018

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

          I think I like either German or Norwegian the best. German especially is rather straightforward, which I like. Also, grammar-wise, they are similar to English.

          January 17, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Johanzel3

          Fur mich ist Deutsch am besten!

          January 18, 2018

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

          English is by far my favourite language. It's just so useful, there are so very many ways to say the same thing, and emphasising one word in a sentence can cause it to have completely different implications. Sometimes I think English is silly -- like the spelling is insane (but still not Irish insane) and nothing seems to be pronounced how it looks like it should be -- but ever since I first started learning when I was a teenager, I have been constantly enthusiastic about it. Learning English allows me to communicate with a lot of people and I find the odd grammar very satisfying (plus, it's nice to be able to ignore the case system for the most part, as it is unnoticeable in every day speech but for a few personal pronouns).

          One gripe, besides the spelling, is the use of 'helper' words to ask questions/make requests (if I forget to say 'would you mind [doing this]' and just say '[do this]' people think I'm purposefully being rude D: ). Another is the way people think I'm being weird when I forget to use verbs in the present continuous aspect.

          It's still a great language though and, with so many people learning it as a second language, I often find it's a common tongue between me and others whose first language I don't speak. There are so many resources for learning and a wealth of great literature and poetry.

          Definitely an awesome language (even if it's a bit clunky).

          edit: some of my commas ran away...

          January 23, 2018

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

          what do you guys like

          January 15, 2018

          https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LeCrioxRouge13

          K

          January 15, 2018

          [deactivated user]

            i like english, then spanish, then german.

            January 16, 2018

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

            I really love French, it's such a beautiful language. Arabic has a really nice writing system I would love to learn Arabic. Hindi, because I really like the Indian culture and I can't wait to go to India once. Portuguese, because it's a really melodic language.

            January 17, 2018

            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ozka11

            el trentim le el meio

            January 18, 2018

            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DarkRavenn6

            Russian is interesting as it is similar to Latin (that's what I think!) and it is simply a beautiful language to learn. Same with Japanese. Again, it is interesting and a wonderful language to learn.

            I don't learn Bengali because it is my mother tongue but I recommend that too!!!

            January 18, 2018

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

            Japanese and Estonian are the cutest I know. Like hearing how they talk is sometimes adorable.

            then swedish or russian are just funny to learn.

            tho I'm focusing on German as it is more useful right now.

            January 18, 2018

            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/nathan3s

            greek or spanish. hard to choose

            January 18, 2018

            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RaidenJaeger12

            I'm liking German, High Valyrian, and Danish

            January 18, 2018

            https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Volcom04

            Idk, maybe Hungarian and Deutsch

            January 19, 2018

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

            hi how are you

            January 20, 2018

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

            I love German too, but it seems Hungarian will always be my favorite.

            January 22, 2018
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