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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590 115
English Language is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Language to Learn

2
432 164
Spanish Language is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Language to Learn

3
360 189
French Language is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Language to Learn

4
336 188
German Language is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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308 189
Arabic Language is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Language to Learn

6
314 213
Chinese language is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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267 170
Japanese Language is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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223 162
Italian Language is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Language to Learn

9
206 161
Portuguese Language is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Portuguese Language

10
222 189
Russian Language is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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189 178
Latin Language is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Language to Learn

12
170 181
American Sign Language is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Language to Learn
American Sign Language

13
142 160
Greek Language is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Greek Language

14
131 207
Korean Language is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Korean Language

15
92 190
Dutch Language is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Dutch Language

16
89 193
Swedish Language is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Swedish Language

17
68 147
Turkish Language is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Language to Learn
perfectturkish added Turkish Language

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95 218
Hindi Language is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Hindi Language

19
66 144
Ukranian Language is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Ukranian Language

20
77 175
Polish Language is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Polish Language

21
80 198
Esperanto Language is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Language to Learn
hellodalai added Esperanto Language

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76 192
Hebrew Language is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Hebrew Language

23
61 172
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" since 1958 due to political reasons), Tajikistan(officially known as "Tajik" due to political reasons by the USSR), and other countries which historically came under Persian Influence. Persian is a pluricentric language and its grammar is similar to that of many contemporary European languages.

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68 194
Indonesian Language is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Indonesian Language

25
32 106
Norwegian Language is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Language to Learn
MikeTonds added