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What Language Should I Pursue?

So I've been going back and forth with days now. It's very hard for me to try to learn 2 languages at once, so I prefer to learn one then move one to another. I am currently progressing my Spanish but I also really want to learn German. You see, my family (parents, aunts, cousins) all speak German (aunts and cousins live in those countries). I plan on staying the summers with them pretty much every year till I finish university. In that case, it would be beneficial for me to learn German. However, I really like Spanish and find it easier to learn. I am also in Spanish class at school (no German offered). There are also a lot more Spanish speakers in the world. Plus, if I learn Spanish I could easily pick up Portuguese and Italian. Basically, if you were me, which one would you choose? note- my relatives do speak English so I can still communicate with them.

3 years ago

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I say study spanish if you are in the united states. Study german if you are in Europe.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Jorg.Ancrath

Spanish for sure.

German is going to be easy to learn since you Have so many relatives that speak it.

Now Spanish on the other hand since you have it in school it's great because you can take advantage of the fact that there Is a teacher there to help you. I would recommend to study very well the grammar, because studying by yourself without s teacher is really anoying. At least for me is.

Good luck! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RunningFrog

I say go for Spanish if you have it at your school. If you have family members that already speak German and know English, it will make it a lot easier to learn it later. If you already have a good opportunity like Spanish at your school, you may not have one like that again. Good luck on whichever one you choose!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

Well, I learn 5 languages (not including English because that's my native language) and I usually do 2 languages at a time, it first was frustrating but later it got easier, I think you should try to do both, but if it doesn't work don't worry! This decision is totally up to you. I"m torn apart between two choices; do both at the same time, or do one at a time to learn it better, I think do them at the same time, and maybe one day, do more German than Spanish, the the next day do more Spanish than German. Hope this gave some help :)

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/shivaamini

Thanks so much for your advice! I did fall off the track with my German, but I think I'm going to get back up and try them both. Anywho, it's been a while since I've really played around on Duolingo and I just realized that you could follow people? Does this mean you could see their activity? Also, you can have competitions with them? Sorry for all the questions I know that's not what this post is about but I figured i'd ask you since you seem to be a big Duolingo user :).

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JEFFREY_ZOU

Yeah, you can follow people and see their track :) I don't really "follow" people, but I don't care if people follow me and see my progress. The competitions are "XP competitions" to see who gets the most XP in a week/month/overall. I'll follow you! To me, it doesn't matter if you follow me or not back, but if you don't there won't be an XP competition between us o.o

3 years ago