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Which language would you choose to learn?

(Gun to the head scenario - or something kinder like a financial incentive)

You have been assigned to live for 6 months in the country of origin of one of the following languages.
Which language would you choose to learn?

1Mandarin (Chinese)
2I refuse to do this...

posted 12-Feb-2013 10:38am  
Spanish. Second Portuguese.
posted 12-Feb-2013 10:40am  
French. Of all the languages, it seems to roll nicely off the tongue.
Enheduanna Survey Central Subscriber
posted 12-Feb-2013 10:43am  
I really need to improve my German, so that would be my choice. Though I would like to learn Arabic and Spanish as well.
posted 12-Feb-2013 11:12am  
cerealkiller Survey Qualifier
posted 12-Feb-2013 12:11pm  
The question to me would be more like what country would you choose to live in for 6 months.
posted 12-Feb-2013 2:32pm  
Of those countries, Italy or maybe Germany. Of the languages, I'd like to learn Spanish and go live in Chile for six months.
paulyw Silver Star Survey Creator
posted 12-Feb-2013 3:39pm  
Spanish because some people who live in my area speak Spanish and they cannot speak English. At times I wished I took SPanish in High school but back 22 years ago where I live everyone spoke English.
JessicaWoman99 Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 12-Feb-2013 3:54pm  
None of these
FordGuy Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted 12-Feb-2013 4:36pm  
Well since I love Italian food, and Jodi and I REALLY want to visit Italy, I'm thinking Swahili.
Biggles Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
posted 12-Feb-2013 6:38pm  
Urdu would be the most useful language for me to learn, given the population of my city is about 5% Pakistani origin and mostly from Urdu speaking areas. Sadly, that isn't an option so I'll go with Punjabi. The only other language on the list that I would probably find useful on a semi-regular basis would be Arabic.
RainingFeathers Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 12-Feb-2013 6:46pm  
I'd choose Italian (though there are quite a few languages here I'd like to learn).
I like the Italian language a lot, and I would love to live in Italy.

(related note - I'm currently learning Croatian, as my plan is to retire in Croatia. I'd love to move there sooner, but it's not likely a work visa situation will arise for me. Croatia has a lot of Italian influence, being just across the Adriatic, but has plenty of it's own character as well.)
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
posted 12-Feb-2013 8:33pm  
Portuguese. It would mean I'm going to Portugal, though I probably wouldn't stay on our land there unless we bring a tent.
posted 12-Feb-2013 9:14pm  
Functionally, French. I'm already half way there to speaking it (okay, 1/10 there).

I would love to learn Italian, but I fail to see how it will improve my life. I would've picked Spanish if I lived in the US.
jettles Survey Central Subscriber Survey Qualifier
posted 12-Feb-2013 10:49pm  
posted 13-Feb-2013 4:52am  
Portuguese as I have many friends there. (I know, strange Lysannus has friends? laughing out loud )
FordGuy Bronze Star Survey Creator Survey Qualifier
(reply to Iseult) posted 13-Feb-2013 7:50am  
Right on!!
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Lysannus) posted 13-Feb-2013 9:49am  
Any near Casal dos Bernardos, that you know of?
posted 13-Feb-2013 10:44am  
Can I have Japanese, so I can watch all my anime in the original language?
posted 13-Feb-2013 8:31pm  
I'd like to learn Italian because I love the language. But Mandarin intrigues me.
posted 16-Feb-2013 10:42am  
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Zang) posted 16-Feb-2013 11:25pm  

thats all i know
posted 17-Feb-2013 11:31pm  
'Forth' is next on the list.

Punjabi or French.

I already know some French, German, and Spanish. I'm not as adamant about staying brushed up though as I see my liklihood of visiting these countries decreasing.
(reply to LindaH) posted 23-Feb-2013 6:42pm  
That's one more than I know.

What's it mean?
LindaH Bronze Star Survey Creator
(reply to Zang) posted 23-Feb-2013 9:54pm  
posted 26-Feb-2013 1:57pm  
I would definitely like to learn Arabic.
posted 3-Mar-2013 1:01pm  
Cool! I'm choosing.... Italian grin

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