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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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English Language is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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379 149
Spanish Language is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Language to Learn

3
314 167
French Language is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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298 163
German Language is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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263 169
Arabic Language is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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272 198
Chinese language is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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225 155
Japanese Language is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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197 148
Italian Language is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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196 159
Russian Language is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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177 146
Portuguese Language is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Portuguese Language

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155 165
Latin Language is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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142 167
American Sign Language is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Language to Learn
American Sign Language

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114 151
Greek Language is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Greek Language

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116 182
Korean Language is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Korean Language

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87 168
Swedish Language is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Swedish Language

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83 166
Dutch Language is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Dutch Language

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69 148
Polish Language is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Polish Language

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87 195
Hindi Language is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Hindi Language

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75 173
Esperanto Language is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Language to Learn
hellodalai added Esperanto Language

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52 131
Turkish Language is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Language to Learn
perfectturkish added Turkish Language

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51 129
Ukranian Language is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Ukranian Language

The Hardest Languages to Learn

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67 173
Indonesian Language is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Indonesian Language

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65 176
Hebrew Language is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Hebrew Language

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54 151
Farsi Language is listed (or ranked) 24 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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27 87
Norwegian Language is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Language to Learn
MikeTonds added Norwegian Language

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47 151
Filipino language is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Jonathan Ogena added Filipino language

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40 137
Finnish Language is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Finnish Language

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38 141
Swahili Language is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Swahili Language

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38 143
Urdu Language is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Language to Learn
mohammed saad added Urdu Language

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36 140
Vietnamese Language is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Vietnamese Language

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35 138
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
Sanskrit Language is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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18 85
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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27 121
Malay Language is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Language to Learn
mohammed saad added Malay Language

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31 137
Bosnian Language is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Language to Learn
mersasejfic added Bosnian Language

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26 147
Yiddish Language is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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20 124
Albanian Language is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Language to Learn
SahadeteJashari added Albanian Language

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20 125
Kurdish Language is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Language to Learn
mohammed saad added Kurdish Language

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21 140
Pashtu (language) is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Language to Learn
mohammed saad added Pashtu (language)

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19 130
Amharic Language+ is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Language to Learn
D Ig added Amharic Language+

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18 125
Mongolian Language is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Language to Learn
TuvSanaa added Mongolian Language

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17 123
Qazaq Tili (Kazakh Language) ق... is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Language to Learn
mohammed saad added Qazaq Tili (Kazakh Language) قازاق تىلى

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9 82
Haitian Creole is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Language to Learn
jere77pr added Haitian Creole

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14 115
Cajun French is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Language to Learn
JenLangfeld added Cajun French

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17 134
Kannada Language is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Language to Learn
ThammeGowda added Kannada Language a Beautiful Indian Language

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8 78
Lojban is listed (or ranked) 46 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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5 61
Tamil Nadu is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Language to Learn
ashok-gharage added Tamil Nadu

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6 71
Interlingua is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Language to Learn
MauritioFBembsberg added Interlingua

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2 59
Bangla is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Language to Learn
RogerRamos added Bangla