learning a new language

Discussion in 'Green Room' started by mafiafromrussia, Jul 5, 2002.

  1. i was kinda thinking here about learning another language. and i've narrowed it down to two now. german or french. but now i cant decide which to pick, which one of these two is easyer to learn.
  2. pothitos

    pothitos Guest

    Personally i would say French because a lot of other languages like Italian are similar to French if you want to learn others.
  3. Yep french.
  4. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

    Between Austin and Tampa
    yeah I go with that.... also more people speak french than german...

    :) like me
  5. Static 99

    Static 99 Guest

    Go for French, German is very difficult to learn, especially the grammar, to many rules you must learn. Even though German is quite similar to Dutch, it's still very difficult for us (Dutch people) to learn.

    But if i were you i'd check this site first :D
  6. Friend of Bill

    Friend of Bill What, me worry?

    Latin is what you want to learn. Once mastered, move on to Greek.
  7. Ew2002

    Ew2002 Guest

    :D when you will starts to learn french.... read this.

    Salut, je suis un québécois qui demeure à montréal et je vous encourage fortement à apprendre le français.
  8. as to grammar in german, i've been told that it's just like in russian, with all the rules and stuff. so that's not gona be very difficult. plus edish(one of jewish languages not sure of spelling) is about40-50% based on german, so it's posible to understand them if u know german. prononciation i think is ok too. but what about french? how's the grammar and rules in it?
  9. Static 99

    Static 99 Guest

    I don't know Russian, so i have no idea if it's got the same rules and stuff. Ok, with German maybe the rules are not so complicated, the problem is (in my opinion) all the exceptions on those rules.
    Anyway, you're right about Jiddish or Yiddish if you can understand German then Jiddish wont be a problem and visa versa.

    Jiddish: Jiddiš is gor ništ asoi šwer!
    German: jiddish is gar nicht so schwer!
  10. Static 99

    Static 99 Guest

    Almost forgot

    I had French (a long time ago) for three semesters, i thought it was not so difficult, i think the grammar and rules are quite logical. The problem is the prononciation. If that's not ok when you go to France they just ignore you, even when your spelling is perfect.
  11. Overkill

    Overkill Guest


    I don't speak French, but I do speak Spanish and from what I can gather this is the translation.

    "Hello, I am a Quebecan who is from Montreal and you are strongly urged to learn French."

    I doubt that is completely correct, but it is nice to know at least one Romance language.

    Oh and depending on where you are, you may want to learn Spanish.
  12. cool friend

    cool friend Guest

    learn french, it's easier.

    german looks cool too, but i personally find it less beautiful (in hearing) than french.

    get the french accent if you can, it's kewl!!

    i like languages too!! now i'm learning korean!:)
  13. ultraviolet7

    ultraviolet7 Guest

    LISP...errr...PROLOG....i meant to say german. to much coding.............. :D
  14. well i think i'll start learning french in about a month or two, when i go to college. cuz so far most of who i asked answered in favor of french. so i'll learn this one and if i want i'll maybe get german later . gona be cool though learning this romantic language i guess
  15. Wrathchild

    Wrathchild OSNN Senior Addict



    German is far more complicated and less useful.
  16. Why is german less usefull?
  17. Wrathchild

    Wrathchild OSNN Senior Addict

    German vs. French

    Because far more people speak French than speak German. If you goal is to be able to communicate with more people, French is the better choice.

  18. madmatt

    madmatt Bow Down to the King Political User

    New York
    Guten tag, mafia. Lernen Deutsch.

  19. Grandmaster

    Grandmaster Electronica Addict Political User Folding Team

    Santa Clara, CA
    I'm taking French my first semester next year.. heh
  20. I'm a fan of Japanese. It's harder to learn, but it is starting to be more useful.