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I already know French but I would really like to try and learn a new language. Which do you think will be more beneficial: Spanish, Italian or German?
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I already know French but I would really like to try and learn a new language. Which do you think will be more beneficial: Spanish, Italian or German?
Beneficial? That completely depends on how you define beneficial. If you frequently go on holiday to Spain, Spanish would probably be the best. Economically speaking, German would probably be the most useful business-wise in Europe. But it totally depends on what you want.
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Chinese would be a good one but it would be rather difficult. I would recommend you to learn traditional Chinese if so.
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Have a look at the languages and start learning them, see which you like and don't like. Some you'll just pick up easier and enjoy more so you're better off doing that.
Of the three, I'd say Italian. A lot of people speak German and Spanish, not that impressive. The likes of Italian/Russian/Chinese/Japanese etc look more impressive imo
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Chinese would be a good one but it would be rather difficult. I would recommend you to learn traditional Chinese if so.
Nah.
Simplified all the way.
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Spanish: you unlock the vast majority of south america. Good for career in marketing or development work. I did french and spanish gcse. One helped the other and it was really enjoyable. Speak a language that has the greatest majority of people who don't have access to good english learning services i.e. theres not much point learning swedish for example because most of them are fluent in english, or so I'm told
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I already know French but I would really like to try and learn a new language. Which do you think will be more beneficial: Spanish, Italian or German?
I've done french to GCSE so can hold a conversation and I've always loved the flow of the language. I would love to learn Italian as we spend many holidays over there, I'm considering taking it up as a GCSE option in my second year of college.
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Do all 3
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italian is the one!
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Italian, ladies love Italian.
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i guess german would be most beneficial. Arabic and Japanese would be really good languages to learn
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Chinese would be a good one but it would be rather difficult. I would recommend you to learn traditional Chinese if so.
Do you mean mandarin?
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I would recommend Spanish too. It's easy to learn if you have the right equipment but the bad side is-Spanish people talk incredibly fast so it will take a lot of time and practice before you start speaking fluently. Best of luck learning a new language; I'm hoping to learn a bit of Greek by the end of this summer because it will really links with some of my physics, chemistry and bio A levels.
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I would like to learn french because I want to go france when i finish my carrer. i speak spanish I am from Chile.

regards!
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(Original post by Abby_W31;47954776[B)
]I've done french to GCSE so can hold a conversation [/B]and I've always loved the flow of the language. I would love to learn Italian as we spend many holidays over there, I'm considering taking it up as a GCSE option in my second year of college.
I very much doubt that.
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can you help me to learn french?
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Any language will have benefits, clearly those that are best to learn are Mandarin, Spanish, French and German because of their prominence in business and politics.
I would steer away from small languages like Italian, Portuguese, Japanese etc that have limited scope for wider use, unless you literally are doing it for just pleasure, in which anything you want is best.
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Japanese is such a wonderful language to learn.
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Any language will have benefits, clearly those that are best to learn are Mandarin, Spanish, French and German because of their prominence in business and politics.
I would steer away from small languages like Italian, Portuguese, Japanese etc that have limited scope for wider use, unless you literally are doing it for just pleasure, in which anything you want is best.
Portuguese is the 6th most spoken language in the world whereas French is 18th? Similarly Japanese is the 9th most spoken language in the world (even though it's only spoken in 1 country) and German 11th. I don't know where you get your facts from, but you couldn't be further from the truth. Portuguese and Japanese aren't "small languages", and considering Japan has the 3rd largest economy in the world and Brazil set to overtake to UK, you can hardly call them small languages with limited scope. In fact, French is arguably definitely not as important as Japanese or Portuguese, as the only "scope" you get with French is France (and a few other countries with insignificant economies such as the Ivory Coast, Senegal and Mauritius).

Sure, the same can be said about Japanese, but the difference between France and Japan is that Japan's economy is bigger than France's; the Japanese are generally taught to a lower standard of English (as foreign languages over there aren't deemed as important as perhaps here) meaning speaking Japanese is a lot more "useful" than speaking French; and there are fewer Japanese speakers than French speakers, meaning that getting hold of someone who speaks Japanese is more difficult, and so actually it's more valued as a language than French.
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Deutsch macht spass, es ist einfach auch!
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