If you could learn 3 languages in an instant, what would they be?

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  1. Bmm209 profile image60
    Bmm209posted 12 years ago

    I'd learn Japanese, Korean, and Tagalog.

  2. Shanna11 profile image76
    Shanna11posted 12 years ago

    Arabic, Chinese and Spanish.

  3. WretchedRapture profile image66
    WretchedRaptureposted 12 years ago

    Japanese, German, and French.

    1. Bmm209 profile image60
      Bmm209posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah, i like these languages too! Actually, I'd like to learn Japanese, Korean, Tagalog, Spanish, French, German, and Chinese(Mandarin). But, I see that can't really be possibe, ha.

  4. brimancandy profile image79
    brimancandyposted 12 years ago

    I am currently learning Spanish, French, and German. But, I think Spanish and French would be more usefull in the short term. I would also like to learn Arabic. That way I can truly see if the stuff that is coming out of the media is accurate, when it is translated on the news.

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Que dices hombre!

      If I was learning 3 new languages. over and above English, it would be mandarin Chinese, Spanish and....em...ah go on, German.

      German and Dutch are similar, know one you can talk the other, apparently. French is not a lot different.

      As someone who speaks English and Spanish (though not very well) and who has studied French, it would seem that English is the language that is out of step with the rest of the Latin-derived languages, which makes it so hard for Europeans to learn.

      All the rest have a gender for objects, which in the English language is just 'it'.

      It doesn't exist in the others.

      Plus they talk about the 'cat black' and not the 'black cat'.

      I made a mistake when I first came to Spain, and asked in a shop for "un kilo medio" of sliced ham when I actually wanted " un medio kilo".

      There is a huge difference between a half kilo (1lb) and a kilo and a half (3lbs). I had to stop the girl from slicing as I saw the pile get higher and higher!

      Emmm...just thought I'd throw that in...language is important, yeah?

  5. Diane Inside profile image74
    Diane Insideposted 12 years ago

    For me it would be Spanish, simply because we come into contact with more Mexicans than any other nationality.

    But I also love to know Italian, and French.

    I could see how German would be a handy language to know but it sounds so course and not at all pleasurable to listen to.

  6. Ruby H Rose profile image61
    Ruby H Roseposted 12 years ago

    Spanish, because it is almost a second language on the West Coast.  German, because I have always loved the sound of the way they talk and had a wonderful pen pal from there when I was in high school.  Last, but not least would be Russian.  What an interesting country, and our church helped many russian immigrants, I'd love to know more of what they have to say.

  7. profile image0
    The Writers Dogposted 12 years ago

    My three would have to be Danish, Maori, and Klingon lol

  8. Kris Heeter profile image70
    Kris Heeterposted 12 years ago

    Japanese (especially the written characters - kanji), French and Spanish.

    To me, the Japanese and Chinese written language is a beautiful art and I think it would be fascinating to learn.

  9. THEHuG5 profile image60
    THEHuG5posted 12 years ago

    I'd learn spanish, chinese, and french.

    1. JKenny profile image89
      JKennyposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I'd learn Hindi, Mandarin and Arabic. As I think they'll be the languages to learn in the future along with English.

  10. Joyfreak profile image68
    Joyfreakposted 12 years ago

    I'd learn Chinese (because it is useful for economics), Italian (I think it sounds very beautiful) and I'd like to improve my German big_smile

  11. kschimmel profile image72
    kschimmelposted 12 years ago

    Farsi, Italian and Klingon

  12. Greek One profile image64
    Greek Oneposted 12 years ago

    English would be great

  13. manlypoetryman profile image77
    manlypoetrymanposted 12 years ago

    Spanish, German, and East Texan!

  14. Hawkesdream profile image67
    Hawkesdreamposted 12 years ago

    Gaelic, French and Italian

  15. bryanbaldwin profile image61
    bryanbaldwinposted 12 years ago

    Spanish, French, Manderin (Chinese)

    That covers a good portion of Europe since a lot of people in the neighboring countries speak French.

    It covers a good chunk of central/south America. 

    And then of course the largest Asian Country.

    Where do I sign up?

  16. Charity Banks profile image60
    Charity Banksposted 12 years ago

    I'd learn Spanish because you generally get paid more when you are bilingual(Spanish), French because it is the Language of Love, and Sign Language because I am highly intrigued at the thought of using my hands, lips, facial expressions, and body language to speak volumes...

  17. Maddie Ruud profile image73
    Maddie Ruudposted 12 years ago

    I've always felt badly that I don't speak Spanish, especially living here in California.  I took French in high school, since I'm half Canadian.  So I think the three I'd pick (for usefulness) would be:


    I'd like to learn American Sign Language, too. Right now I can only finger-spell and do some conversational basics.

  18. livelonger profile image87
    livelongerposted 12 years ago

    Mandarin (already useful, and will be even more so)
    Greek (love the way it sounds)
    Hebrew (am Jewish, and would help in Israel)

  19. profile image61
    logic,commonsenseposted 12 years ago


  20. Escobana profile image76
    Escobanaposted 12 years ago

    Portuguese from Brazil, Italian and German.

    Next to Dutch, English, Spanish and French, Portuguese would be needed in my near future when living in Brazil, Italian would be just for fun and German because they're everywhere!

    It would improve my chance on a good job in Brazil. Here in Spain, talking several languages doesn't mean shit since there are no jobs. I mean NO JOBS!


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