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    Does anyone have an opinion on the relative amount of time it would take someone who is relatively good at picking up European languages to master ( i.e. C1 on the European framework) one of these from scratch?
    This would be based mainly on self-learning and evening classes, probably with only holidays to countries where the language is spoken initially.

    I am interested in the possibility of learning one of Russian, Arabic or Mandarin as they are official languages at the U.N.
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    Which would you like most?

    And which other languages do you already know?
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Which would you like most?

    And which other languages do you already know?
    I know French, German and some Italian. I've also dabbled in Spanish and Greek.

    I would be interested in learning more Greek for reasons of personal interest but I'm not sure how useful it would be from an work point of view.

    It's hard to say which I would like the most without having a go at all of them.
    But I'm interested in learning a more challenging language...
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    (Original post by El.Guapo)
    I know French, German and some Italian. I've also dabbled in Spanish and Greek.

    I would be interested in learning more Greek for reasons of personal interest but I'm not sure how useful it would be from an work point of view.

    It's hard to say which I would like the most without having a go at all of them.
    But I'm interested in learning a more challenging language...
    Ah je vois.

    Je dirais que si tu es fort en allemand, tu devrais apprendre le russe cependant n'importe qu'elle langue serait utile pour toi.

    Les trois langues ont leur propre alphabet...

    Go for Russian/Arabic!
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Ah je vois.

    Je dirais que si tu es fort en allemand, tu devrais apprendre le russe cependant n'importe qu'elle langue serait utile pour toi.

    Les trois langues ont leur propre alphabet...

    Go for Russian/Arabic!
    Sais-tu l'arabe ou le russe?
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    (Original post by El.Guapo)
    Does anyone have an opinion on the relative amount of time it would take someone who is relatively good at picking up European languages to master ( i.e. C1 on the European framework) one of these from scratch?
    This would be based mainly on self-learning and evening classes, probably with only holidays to countries where the language is spoken initially.

    I am interested in the possibility of learning one of Russian, Arabic or Mandarin as they are official languages at the U.N.
    Arabic is a European Language? :lolwut:
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    (Original post by El.Guapo)
    Sais-tu l'arabe ou le russe?
    Je peux les lire :lol: mais malheureusement, je comprends rien!
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    I've only learned Russian of those three, but I'd say it should be pretty feasible to self-teach, especially with the evening classes to keep you on track. The alphabet isn't hard to handle at all once you start using it in context and although there are more cases in Russian, I think the case system in German kind of prepares you for it. I've only learned it to GCSE level though, I have heard the grammar steps right up when you get further on.
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    (Original post by Enoxial)
    Arabic is a European Language? :lolwut:

    Lol, of course not. I was just trying to offer an indication of my linguistic abilities.
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    (Original post by jm925)
    I've only learned Russian of those three, but I'd say it should be pretty feasible to self-teach, especially with the evening classes to keep you on track. The alphabet isn't hard to handle at all once you start using it in context and although there are more cases in Russian, I think the case system in German kind of prepares you for it. I've only learned it to GCSE level though, I have heard the grammar steps right up when you get further on.
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Je peux les lire :lol: mais malheureusement, je comprends rien!
    Tu as appris seulement les alphabets?
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    (Original post by El.Guapo)
    Spasiba

    Did you enjoy it?
    你知道学中文

    Does that appeal to you?

    Or...

    Я тебя... Can't remember anything jheez

    Or
    ال قاتلي قطعة مني
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    Arabic is really difficult and would take a while to learn. Go for another one


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    (Original post by El.Guapo)
    Does anyone have an opinion on the relative amount of time it would take someone who is relatively good at picking up European languages to master ( i.e. C1 on the European framework) one of these from scratch?
    This would be based mainly on self-learning and evening classes, probably with only holidays to countries where the language is spoken initially.

    I am interested in the possibility of learning one of Russian, Arabic or Mandarin as they are official languages at the U.N.
    I study Arabic at university and it's a very difficult language to learn but immensely rewarding at the same time
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    (Original post by El.Guapo)
    Spasiba

    Did you enjoy it?
    Yeah, I did it alongside my A2s which got a bit stressful but I'm glad I stuck with it, it's a nice ice-breaker if nothing else
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    (Original post by Calllu-m)
    I study Arabic at university and it's a very difficult language to learn but immensely rewarding at the same time
    Oh wow, do you know of any resources to learn it? From a grammar base? I can already read it in terms of making the sounds.
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    (Original post by Calllu-m)
    I study Arabic at university and it's a very difficult language to learn but immensely rewarding at the same time

    What do you find difficult?
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    (Original post by jm925)
    Yeah, I did it alongside my A2s which got a bit stressful but I'm glad I stuck with it, it's a nice ice-breaker if nothing else
    Well done. That's really cool

    Do you think you will continue with it?
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    Just a note - I use Quizlet for languages which I'd thoroughly recommend. It gets a bit complicated when you've got another alphabet but for Russian I just switch my phone keyboard and use the app
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    (Original post by L'Evil Fish)
    Oh wow, do you know of any resources to learn it? From a grammar base? I can already read it in terms of making the sounds.
    Al kitaab and alif ba are good introductory texts and there's an old grammar book a friend gave me. I'd use YouTube to look up pronunciation of letters
 
 
 
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