Which Romance language should I learn?
Out of Spanish, French, Portuguese, and Italian which language do you think would be best? I live in the U.S. and I’m curious to know which Romance language is your favorite?
- Big MamaLv 69 months ago
Romanian looks cool because it has Slavic influence, and since it has evolved relatively isolated from other Romance languages, it has retained some unique grammar features and Latin words. That said, I think it isn't much useful in the U.S. (although the same can be said about any language aside from English and perhaps Spanish in certain States).
- 9 months ago
There are many, many Romance languages. But I’d recommend Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, French, or Romanian. I’m learning French and Romanian currently and I already have some decent Italian under my belt. It’s only takes around 600 hours of practice to become conversational in the Romance or Germanic languages which sounds like a lot but is significantly less compared to the Slavic or non-Indo European languages.
- CatherineLv 79 months ago
Only the one YOU have an interest for and / or the use YOU need. No matter what we think about it.
- Don VertoLv 79 months ago
My favourite is Spanish and if I ever was to go to Brazil I would use it even though I only understand written Portuguese.French might be a little easier but it is not as much used as Spanish.French as far as I know is the 11th. most spoken language in the world.
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- ZirpLv 79 months ago
"which Romance language is your favorite?"
Questions about the answerer are not allowed here.
Since Spanish and French are widely taught in the USA, I'd recommend Portuguese or maybe Italian. The road less travelled.....
Although learning a smaller one like Romanian or Catalan would set you apart even more..
- LônLv 79 months ago
In my opinion Portuguese is the nicest.
Gosto muito da língua portuguesa, é muito linda.
I like speaking Portuguese with locals when I go there on holiday.
- John PLv 79 months ago
Depending on where in the USA you live, Spanish might be the most useful. French would obviously be useful in France and in those parts of Africa which were colonies of France, maybe even in Vietnam and Cambodia, which had been French colonies until the 1950s.
At school in Britain in the 1950s I learned French (and later Latin, then German) - French was the usual first choice in Britain in those times, but not so much these days, it is far more wide-open - possibly Spanish or an Asian language.
At the age of 69 I started to learn Spanish because my son lives and works in Spain, and I have progressed somewhat, though not as far as I got in French and German at school.
Possibly Spanish is easier than French in the early stages, but it depends on the individual student.
Whichever you study, keep an open mind. "Word for word" translation seldom works for more than three words in a row. In Spanish, to make a question or statement negative, simply add "No" at the start of the sentence! And Spanish is the only European language which pronounces "ch" exactly as in English - e.g. "church", "mucho" (moo-choh).
- 9 months ago
It's only worth learning a language if you're going to use it. If you're planning to visit a country that speaks a Romance language, learn it. If you plan to stay in the US, learning American Spanish may be a good idea.
I have found that if you can speak French and Italian, it's easy to make yourself understood in Spain, Portugal and Romania.
- David B.Lv 79 months ago
I have no favorite but I took 5 years of French and I regret that I didn't take Spanish. I would have had much more use for that than French which I have had very little use for. It is a matter of practicality. My advice is to take Spanish.
- strangerLv 79 months ago
italian or french