Language The Best Language to Learn  

Jennifer Lee
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List Rules Vote for languages that are most useful to know

List of the best language to learn, ranked by those in the know. Taking on the task of learning a foreign language can be daunting, but some of the most common languages might be easier to learn than others. Have you wondered, "Which language should I learn?" This list can help you determine the most useful language to learn. Which one do you think is the most useful/helpful? Be sure to vote for your favorites, and add any languages to the list that you believe would be great to learn, too.

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If you've ever wanted to learn a second language, consider trying to learn one of the more popular ones first. What foreign language should I learn? Want to speak the language of love? Time to learn French! Spanish can be extremely useful, as can Japanese (though the latter is decidedly more difficult to learn to speak and/or write).

Whether using the best language learning software or a language immersion course, learning some languages can be more challenging than others. Arabic, for example, might be more challenging for a native English-speaker than, say, Italian, but it's also among the more popular studied foreign languages worldwide. And while Mandarin Chinese might seem really difficult to learn, it's spoken by more people across the world than any other language.

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Expanding your knowledge of languages can definitely help to give you an edge in job searching. Some employers desperately need bilingual employees. Studying a foreign language can really pay off in the long run. Knowing more than one foreign language can also be extremely useful!
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565 107
English Language is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Language to Learn

2
412 156
Spanish Language is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Language to Learn

3
342 178
French Language is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Language to Learn

4
322 175
German Language is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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287 181
Arabic Language is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Language to Learn

6
295 209
Chinese language is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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248 164
Japanese Language is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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216 156
Italian Language is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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214 170
Russian Language is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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192 155
Portuguese Language is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Portuguese Language

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173 169
Latin Language is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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156 176
American Sign Language is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Language to Learn
American Sign Language

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129 156
Greek Language is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Greek Language

14
123 194
Korean Language is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Korean Language

15
89 178
Dutch Language is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Dutch Language

16
89 180
Swedish Language is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Swedish Language

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92 206
Hindi Language is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Hindi Language

18
74 162
Polish Language is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Polish Language

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78 187
Esperanto Language is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Language to Learn
hellodalai added Esperanto Language

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60 141
Turkish Language is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Language to Learn
perfectturkish added Turkish Language

21
57 139
Ukranian Language is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Ukranian Language

22
71 186
Hebrew Language is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Hebrew Language

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61 160
Farsi Language is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Language to Learn
mohammed saad added Farsi Language Fārsi is an Iranian language within the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European languages. It is primarily spoken in Iran (referred to as Farsi), Afghanistan(officially known as "Dari" ...

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68 185
Indonesian Language is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Indonesian Language

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30 97
Norwegian Language is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Language to Learn
MikeTonds added

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49 162
Filipino language is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Jonathan Ogena added Filipino language

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43 147
Finnish Language is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Finnish Language

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41 150
Swahili Language is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Swahili Language

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43 159
Sanskrit Language is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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41 153
Urdu Language is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Language to Learn
mohammed saad added

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38 151
Croatian Language is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Language to Learn
TheSenSation added Croatian Language

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37 150
Vietnamese Language is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Vietnamese Language

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22 96
Bulgarian Language is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Language to Learn
david5 added Bulgarian Language Along with Macedonian, considered easiest intro to Slavic languages, but it's easier to find learning materials in Bulgarian.

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36 148
Bosnian Language is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Language to Learn
mersasejfic added Bosnian Language

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29 132
Malay Language is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Language to Learn
mohammed saad added Malay Language

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29 159
Yiddish Language is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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22 136
Kurdish Language is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Language to Learn
mohammed saad added Kurdish Language

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21 132
Qazaq Tili (Kazakh Language) ق... is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Language to Learn
mohammed saad added Qazaq Tili (Kazakh Language) قازاق تىلى

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20 137
Albanian Language is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Language to Learn
SahadeteJashari added Albanian Language

40
20 139
Amharic Language+ is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Language to Learn
D Ig added Amharic Language+

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19 134
Mongolian Language is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Language to Learn
TuvSanaa added Mongolian Language

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21 151
Pashtu (language) is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Language to Learn
mohammed saad added Pashtu (language)

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10 88
Lojban is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Language to Learn
david5 added Lojban Easy constructed language developed to test theories on how language restricts or directs thought.

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18 143
Kannada Language is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Language to Learn
ThammeGowda added Kannada Language a Beautiful Indian Language

45
15 126
Cajun French is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Language to Learn
JenLangfeld added Cajun French

46
8 82
Interlingua is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Language to Learn
MauritioFBembsberg added Interlingua

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9 94
Haitian Creole is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Language to Learn
jere77pr added Haitian Creole

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6 70
Tamil Nadu is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Language to Learn
ashok-gharage added

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3 68
Bangla is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Language to Learn
RogerRamos added Bangla