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One language at a time or multiples?

JeffSchlundt
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I've been wondering if anyone has experience learning multiple languages at once. I have a lot of motivation to learn French and finish off my skill tree, but for my career I really should be learning Spanish instead. Can leaning them together strengthen or hurt your learning?

4 years ago

6 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/Bill-Roca

I couldn't do it with French and Spanish, I kept getting words mixed up and it was becoming Franish or Spench.

So I completed the Spanish tree since I had an upcoming trip to Spain planned, then completed the French tree for two upcoming trips to France. Leaving for Provence in a few days :)

A lot of Duolingo students say they can pull it off, so maybe just try to do both and see if you are one of them. But I was not language-smart enough I guess.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/PeelOfShame
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I'm going to agree with Bill-Roca - some folks can do it, and some can't. It's one of those things that you'll discover as you try to do it... and just have to be resolved that you might reach the point where you do have to stop one language to be more successful at the other.

You'll never know, though, unless you try. :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dallontrash
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Well, I took French in one semester of school and Spanish another semester and in MY experience with that, I was getting, as Bill-Roca said, Franish. I would mix words up. However, I've found it's easier if you do two unrelated languages at once. It doesn't really hurt of strengthen your learning, I don't think. I'm doing French and German and I'm doing just fine. However, I've been doing German and the reverse Dutch course and I haven't gotten the two confused yet, so maybe it was just French and Spanish. Some can do it, others can't. I think you should try learning Spanish for your career and then finish your French tree. Just a suggestion. I wish you the best of luck.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Caversham
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I completed the German, French and Spanish trees some time ago ; gave up German soon after for personal reasons and have today decided to drop French for the simple reason that Duo's French audio is just not good enough. Also, it's very easy to mix up French and Spanish, ie elle and ella and such - so, why struggle. Adelante y hacia arriba!

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/flame_rider5405

one because ull confuse ur self i tried french and italin

4 years ago