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The Best Language to Learn

Updated February 1, 2021 13.1k votes 1.8k voters 24.6k views49 items

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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 Language1
    907
    107
  • Spanish Language2
    475
    163
  • French Language3
    485
    183
  • German Language4
    396
    175
  • Arabic Language5
    406
    183
  • Japanese Language6
    331
    158
  • Latin Language7
    330
    174
  • Chinese language8
    358
    199
  • Portuguese Language9
    284
    152

    Portuguese Language

  • Italian Language10
    248
    137
  • American Sign Language11
    285
    169

    American Sign Language

  • Greek Language12
    203
    151

    Greek Language

  • Russian Language13
    216
    247
  • Korean Language14
    142
    189

    Korean Language

  • Tamil Language15
    5
    7

    Tamil Language

  • Dutch Language16
    112
    172

    Dutch Language

  • Turkish Language17
    88
    144

    Turkish Language

  • Serbian18
    12
    30
  • Ukranian Language19
    77
    142

    Ukranian Language

  • Hindi Language20
    104
    192

    Hindi Language

  • Swedish Language21
    89
    173

    Swedish Language

  • Hebrew Language22
    79
    168

    Hebrew Language

  • 23
    1
    0
  • Polish Language24
    75
    162

    Polish Language

  • Farsi Language25
    57
    158

    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.