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Is learning Esperanto worth it?

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Should I try to learn Esperanto, or is it just a waste of time? (no offense)

2 weeks ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/Nikhil3
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It is really worth it

  • it will help you to find new friends across the planet.

  • it is an easy language to learn. By putting 150 to 200 hours of effort, you can proficiently communicate day to day affairs with any Esperanto speaker

  • Esperanto learners can thus master Esperanto far easily compared to English learners learning English.

  • You can create new stuffs in Esperanto - blogs, stories, novels, poems etc.

  • if you become member of Pasporta Servo - an Esperanto couchsurfing initiative - you can save on your hotel expenses while traveling abroad

  • Millions are learning Esperanto. Hundred thousands have advanced level in Esperanto.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RachelF12345
RachelF12345
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Thanks, I will try learning it!

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rev_ero

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1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
salivanto
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Decent advice:

Summary: Esperanto is a real language and should be approached the same as you would approach any other real language.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RachelF12345
RachelF12345
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Thank you!

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Sphinx1824
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That really depends on what you want to get out of it. Whether or not it's "worth it" is entirely subjective, and depends a lot on your goals.

I will say that the Esperanto course is very well-constructed, and despite it being so short, I felt like I learned as much as I did in some of the longer courses. And that was before tree 2.0, so I'm sure it's improved by then. Because the language itself is so consistent, the course doesn't have to take the time to explain some of the complexities/irregularities that the other courses do.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/salivanto
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Have you ever gone into one of those stores where there are no prices listed? The saying is "If you have to ask (how much it costs), then you can't afford it."

If you have to ask whether Esperanto is worth learning, it probably isn't... for you.

If you need more information, be sure to read through the forum here -- your question comes up A LOT. Here's a video which I made in reaction to people saying that they will "never learn Esperanto."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qpWkZmopliA

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/carbsrule
carbsrule
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Depends what you want from a language. For me, definitely yes.

1 week ago

https://www.duolingo.com/voltronsupreme

As a kid I always wanted to learn multiple languages, and i used brag as a little kid that I could when imrealky could not. As I grew older I picked up Spanish and now im finishing up on Portuguese. There has to be a passion to learn. Some folks learn because their passion ismto get ahead in the business world and there is nothing wring with that, others is a fondness to a culture or language. When I converntation skills in Portuguese were improving I came across Galego, I had never heard of the language but the accent i fell in love with. And I learned that language and made friends with people that speak it. Esperanto also fascinates me so once im done with Portuguese it my next goal. There are benefits to learning multiple language that may not be apparent instantly, for example A popular show in the USA is narco, one day while googling I came across a tv series from the 90s on the same theme, but it was only available in Spanish or Portuguese. Since I am comfortable with both languages I watched it in Pt. And it is an amazing series. Learning has been easier too for other things, I was looking for a book chess and the USA version was 100x pricier than the Spanish version, but I can no read Spanish so I got the Spanish version. Esperanto has a close nit group of many creative and cool people. Why push that away because it feels like it is a waste of time.

2 weeks ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jegge4
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Meh.

2 weeks ago
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