What language to learn next?

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Options:

 

1) Russian

 

2) French

 

3) Chinese

 

4) Arabic

 

5) Italian

 

6) Spanish

(not fancying it too much, but understand up to 60% of it when spoken, same is valid for Italian and French)

 

Help! I cannot decide... I think I still have a capacity for about 2 extra languages in my memory bin, and would like to start them asap... but I cannot decide.

Which of the above you think sells better on the labor market in the next 50 years?

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@ hockeywidow

Why? Because they are so many,... the Chinese?

 

@Dostoevsky

Well, I have Hungarian, Romanian and English tuned up to approximately the same levels - but all I know for my field of study is actually... all of it in English.

Then I have German, which is getting better and better every single day - I am not worried about it.

 

But I want something new now... and cannot decide!

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Italian! Wouldn't be so difficult as you already know Romanian, and Italy is close to Munich.

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Maybe one should pick Hoch-Chinese in that case... to prevent all confusions from the very beginning.. :lol:

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If you want to give Chinese a try, be prepared for LOTS of frustration. After years of trying, I'm still not able to talk to taxi-drivers or waitresses... I'm already happy if they understand me when I ask "Where's the toilet, please?"...

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No, no Arabic... true... I don't want to become a spy... I just want good decent environmentally friendly work and tasks... anywhere in the world.

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How difficult is learning a language compared to learning a programming language?

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How difficult is learning a language compared to learning a programming language?

Not quite infinitely harder, but close.

 

Or to put it another way, there are about 50 keywords in Java, fewer still in C. Now open your dictionary...

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She had probably just run out of ideas for starting a new thread.

 

If she was half-way serious about it, by now she would have acquired at least basic skills in one of the European languages on her list.

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But Tom, Julia Is a very clever girl.

But Katz, Tom is one of the most clever and nice boys whom I've ever seen. I can understand his oral Chinese in the most cases. :rolleyes: The only problem might be that the Chinese taxi drivers don't hold the same Diplom-certificates as their German counterparts...(quoted from a German friend who studied Germanistik.)

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