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Spanish or French ?

I'm fluent in English and wanna learn one foreign language. I'm caught up between Spanish and French. If someone is learning or is already fluent in these, I'd really appreciate if u took the time to guide me through it with your comments. thanks.

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/no.name.42
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That would depend on why you wanted to learn a new language.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OldSpiceGuy
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It depends why you want to learn, but generally, I'd go for Spanish. It's spoken by several times more people. It's also probably slightly easier, just due to spelling.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/lerusaki
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I'm Spanish. I recomend Spanish is easy, no very easy. But easy

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/cs1991
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Personally I have tried French and can't seem to grasp it. I find Spanish much easier, but I did do more Spanish in high school and study health so I am exposed to quite a bit of Latin. It really depends what you like and what you are learning it for as well as where you live.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/vcel10
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Spanish: Just do it.

Why? Why you ask? Ok, I just checked out your FB profile quickly because you made it available. You're obviously a fútbol fan. You're a fan of Juan Mata and Christiano Ronaldo. They speak Spanish. You should you to.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/OnesimusUnbound

Try both and check out which of them you like.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ReidHT
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It depends. There are a few factors.

Spanish seems easier than French to me, but you might like French better.

They are both extremely useful, but if you're doing more work in the Americas then Spanish would be useful, but if you're doing work in Europe or Africa, then it would be French (or English, of course).

Or you could just try both and see if you liked them.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Resonance2001

Spanish is the easiest language I've learned but is not easy. French is harder to spell and the grammar is a little more difficult but is still a good language, at least in the spoken language. I like both as I ski in France and often go to Spain and France in the summer so I use both and like both. They separate well in my mind because they sound different so why not learn both?

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/swan44

Where do you live? Which one are you more likely to use in the future? I learned French in school, but now I live in a place where I'm surrounded by Spanish speakers, so I'm learning Spanish. I never used my French much, so I forgot most of it, but I'm sure I'll start talking to people in Spanish soon. Both are beautiful languages as far as I can see so far.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/golongusa

Learning a foreign language takes a lot of hard work, dedication, and commitment. I chose Spanish as my first foreign language because there are more speakers and I have more opportunities to practice.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/loolitay
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What cultures are you more interested in? The Spanish/Latin American ones, or the French/French-speaking African etc. ones? The most useful languages--and the ones you are most motivated to learn--are the tones that you find interesting, that you will be able to use in a setting that you wish to explore. For me, I've always wanted to speak with the people of South America, to learn about the culture and visit the countries, so Spanish made the most sense. I also just love it aesthetically. French, though interesting and beautiful, didn't appeal to me as much because I am less interested in visiting French-speaking countries (though interested nonetheless!). So it's up to you. Here's an example: Some would say that speaking Hebrew (as I do) is pointless, because there are only about 8 million native speakers in the world (probably less), and it's a very complex language. But it's not pointless to me because my family lives in Israel and I love Israel culture, language, history, etc. I hope that gets my point across.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/NickVaf

SPANISH

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pmandeep1

Thanks you guys for taking out the time to reply. Appreciate it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/pmandeep1

Spanish it is

3 years ago