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The Best Language to Learn 

Jennifer Lee
Updated August 7, 2020 15.6k votes 1.7k voters 24.2k views 47 items

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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Spanish Language is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Language to Learn
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French Language is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Language to Learn
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German Language is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Language to Learn
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Arabic Language is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Language to Learn
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Chinese language is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Language to Learn
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Japanese Language is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Language to Learn
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Portuguese Language is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Portuguese Language
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Latin Language is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Language to Learn
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Italian Language is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Language to Learn
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American Sign Language ... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Language to Learn
American Sign Language
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Greek Language is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Greek Language
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Russian Language is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Language to Learn
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Korean Language is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Korean Language
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Dutch Language is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Dutch Language
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Turkish Language is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Language to Learn
perfectturkish added Turkish Language
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Ukranian Language is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Ukranian Language
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Swedish Language is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Swedish Language
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Hindi Language is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Hindi Language
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Polish Language is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Polish Language
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Hebrew Language is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Hebrew Language
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Esperanto Language is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Language to Learn
hellodalai added Esperanto Language
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Tamil Language is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Language to Learn
sibichakravarthy64 added Tamil Language
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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" 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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Indonesian Language is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Indonesian Language