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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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323 145
Spanish Language is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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266 160
French Language is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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256 156
German Language is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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241 182
Chinese language is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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195 141
Japanese Language is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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184 133
Italian Language is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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182 133
Russian Language is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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206 165
Arabic Language is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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148 134
Portuguese Language is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Portuguese Language

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123 147
Latin Language is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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116 146
American Sign Language is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Language to Learn
American Sign Language

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110 141
Korean Language is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Korean Language

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97 126
Greek Language is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Greek Language

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86 126
Swedish Language is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Swedish Language

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80 125
Dutch Language is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Dutch Language

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65 108
Polish Language is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Polish Language

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84 154
Hindi Language is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Hindi Language

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70 132
Esperanto Language is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Language to Learn
hellodalai added Esperanto Language

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25 47
Norwegian Language is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Language to Learn
MikeTonds added Norwegian Language

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47 95
Turkish Language is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Language to Learn
perfectturkish added Turkish Language

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64 132
Indonesian Language is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Indonesian Language

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64 133
Hebrew Language is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Hebrew Language

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53 112
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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46 111
Filipino language is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Jonathan Ogena added Filipino language

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40 100
Ukranian Language is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Ukranian Language

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39 98
Finnish Language is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Finnish Language

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16 47
Bulgarian Language is listed (or ranked) 28 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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34 100
Croatian Language is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Language to Learn
TheSenSation added Croatian Language

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36 105
Urdu Language is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Language to Learn
mohammed saad added Urdu Language

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34 101
Vietnamese Language is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Vietnamese Language

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35 104
Swahili Language is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Language to Learn
Swahili Language

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25 84
Malay Language is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Language to Learn
mohammed saad added Malay Language

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35 111
Sanskrit Language is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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30 98
Bosnian Language is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Language to Learn
mersasejfic added Bosnian Language

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8 40
Lojban is listed (or ranked) 36 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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6 33
Interlingua is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Language to Learn
MauritioFBembsberg added Interlingua

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4 25
Tamil Nadu is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Language to Learn
ashok-gharage added Tamil Nadu

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8 45
Haitian Creole is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Language to Learn
jere77pr added Haitian Creole

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26 109
Yiddish Language is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Language to Learn

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19 87
Albanian Language is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Language to Learn
SahadeteJashari added Albanian Language

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19 88
Kurdish Language is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Language to Learn
mohammed saad added Kurdish Language

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17 87
Mongolian Language is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Language to Learn
TuvSanaa added Mongolian Language

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14 76
Cajun French is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Language to Learn
JenLangfeld added Cajun French

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18 93
Amharic Language+ is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Language to Learn
D Ig added Amharic Language+

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16 86
Qazaq Tili (Kazakh Language) ق... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Language to Learn
mohammed saad added Qazaq Tili (Kazakh Language) قازاق تىلى

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20 103
Pashtu (language) is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Language to Learn
mohammed saad added Pashtu (language)

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16 98
Kannada Language is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Language to Learn
ThammeGowda added Kannada Language a Beautiful Indian Language

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1 23
Bangla is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Language to Learn
RogerRamos added Bangla