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    1. French is the language of international organizations and historical documents. When traveling to France, English is not very useful, it is better to know the language of the aborigines.

    2. English is a language that has long been considered a necessary minimum-it will be useful both at work and on vacation.

    3. Latin – useful for learning many European languages, for understanding the speech of doctors, names of medicines, and spells from Harry Potter.)

    4. Chinese – opens a whole unknown world of great culture. and in general, China is the future (and in some ways the real) leader of the world economy, it's time to speak the same language with it and understand its logic.

    5. The language of the Navajo Indian tribe is very rare, disappearing – I want to support its native speakers and join their elusive world. In addition, this language is used for encryption – a person who knows it can become a person of a rare profession.

    6. Swedish – for fun and reading books about Moomins and introducing yourself to the world of Vikings. It's also interesting that Swedish is similar to Russian, German, and French at the same time.

    7. Ancient Greek – for a better understanding of the native Russian language and reading the myths of Ancient Greece in verse

    8. Georgian – the people who came up with such a beautiful alphabet probably know some secret of beauty 🙂

    9. Sanskrit is the basis of a huge number of languages, the most difficult language to remember, but with logical rules, which most modern languages with their eternal “exceptions to the rules” cannot boast of.

    10. Arabic, especially written – for the uninitiated, Arabic script looks like an elegant decorative pattern, but it hides the deepest layer of culture and history.

  1. Well, since I already know 7 languages, let me tell you what these languages are.

    These are English, German, Finnish, Polish, Esperanto, Serbian, French + native Russian.

    Therefore, if I were offered to learn 10 more, I would immediately agree.
    So, what would I do? I would like to perfect Serbian, Finnish and French, as they are significantly inferior to all the others. These are three languages. Then I would choose Armenian, Church Slavonic, Bulgarian, Altai, Karelian, Komi and Tatar from the remaining seven languages.

    Why these ones?

    Armenian — I have Armenian ancestors in my family, just as a tribute to them.

    Church Slavonic — to pay homage to the language that has had an unimaginable impact on the modern Russian language and the culture of pre-Petrine Russia and Russia.

    Bulgarian — more Slavic languages, good and different.

    Karelian — I like it better than Finnish, and it is closer because of the greater number of borrowings from Russian.

    Komi — I like the sound.

    Tatar and Altaic — just for fun.

    As you can see, most of these languages are the languages of the small peoples of Russia. The fact is that I would like to see these languages studied and supported in Russia not only in the national republics where they are widely spoken, but also in ordinary schools, where they can be chosen at least as an elective. This gave us an understanding of how interesting and diverse our country really is, including in terms of languages, and would also allow these languages to develop not only within the national republics, but also throughout Russia.

  2. English is the most popular second language in the world, spoken by 1.4 billion native and non-native speakers. One in five people worldwide speaks at least some English, so even if you're traveling to a country where you don't speak your native language, you'll probably be able to get by with just English.With countless books, games, movies, and TV shows to help you practice, it's easy to see why English is the most popular language to learn around the world.

    Popular places to learn English include England, South Africa, and Singapore.

    German – While it's certainly not easy, English speakers may find that German seems a little more familiar than other languages because they are part of the same language family. It is spoken not only in Germany, but also in Austria and Switzerland. For those of you who like strict grammar rules, German is a great choice.German was once considered the “language of science” before English replaced it after the First World War. However, German still has a rich history of scientific and academic literature, so it's a great language to learn if these subjects are your area of interest. German is the most widely spoken first language in the entire European Union, which opens up limitless possibilities for traveling all over the continent! German is also a useful language for doing business, as the German economy ranks fourth in the world and is the third largest exporter. Some of the greatest artists and thinkers of all time hailed from Germany, and today it remains the leading language in science, art, philosophy, and literature.

    Popular places to learn German: Germany and Austria.

    Spanish almost always ranks high on such lists, and for very good reasons. With 400 million native speakers, it is the official language of more than 20 countries and an unofficial second language of the United States, where about 13% of the population speaks Spanish at home.

    There are also plenty of additional Spanish materials available online, so it won't be too difficult to practice even if you don't attend face-to-face classes. Reggaeton has made its way into popular culture thanks to J. R. R. Tolkien. You can choose from hundreds of Spanish-language shows on Netflix, such as the popular “Money Heist,” to practice your understanding.

    Popular places to learn Spanish include Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Mexico.

    Chinese is the most widely spoken language in the world, spoken in one form or another by 1.2 billion people, so it makes sense to include it in this list. Although Chinese consists of several dialects, they use the same writing system, so learning one of them will still help you communicate with native speakers of other dialects using a written word.

    Chinese is often considered one of the most difficult languages to learn, so it's important to choose a great program that gives you plenty of room to practice. Given the growing importance of Chinese language proficiency in the business world and the presence of a huge Chinese diaspora around the world, it's definitely worth it.

    Mandarin, a dialect of Chinese and the official official language of China, is the most common option for those who want to learn Chinese. By learning Mandarin, you can connect with millions of people around the world, including those who live in China's vast and growing economy. A basic understanding of Chinese opens up an incredible number of business and travel opportunities. Learn thousands of unique characters – it's not an easy task, because any mind will not leave indifferent!

    Popular places to learn Chinese include China, Taiwan, and Singapore.

    French is the second most widely spoken foreign language in the world after English, and it's easy to see why. French is the official language of 29 countries, including France and Canada, so whether you are visiting Tunisia, Senegal or Switzerland, you will feel comfortable.

    French is a Romance language, which means it's related to Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Romanian, so if your goal is to become a polyglot, learning French can also help make it easier to learn others (or it can be easy to learn if you already speak one of these languages!).

    Popular places to learn French include France, Canada, and Switzerland.

    Arabic is a beautiful language that is usually considered quite difficult for English speakers to learn. This is partly due to the fact that it varies greatly depending on where it is spoken: an Arabic speaker from Lebanon may not understand a speaker from Algeria, and vice versa.

    However, most programs will teach you modern Standard Arabic, or MSA. It is a standardized version of the language taught in schools across the Arab world and will help you communicate with native Arabic speakers from almost any country. The MSA is also used by many governments, businesses, and journalists.

    However, if you have a specific Arabic-speaking country in mind, you can also learn a dialect to help you in your daily life, traveling and making friends. Popular dialects include Egyptian, Levantine, and North African.

    The United States considers Arabic to be a strategically important language, and because it is often used in international affairs, knowledge of Arabic opens up lucrative positions in many popular employment sectors.

    Japanese = Although Japanese is mostly spoken in only one country – Japan-there are still many reasons to learn. First, there is a clear problem: with three writing systems, a complex grammar, and virtually no linguistically related languages, Japanese is one of the most difficult to learn.

    However, it's easy to see why it's worth it. Japan is a popular travel destination because of its rich and unique history, and it's not hard to motivate yourself to learn when you can watch your favorite anime in practice.

    Japan is the third largest economy in the world (by GDP), and also one of the most innovative countries. Japanese is also the third most widely spoken language on the internet, allowing you to maintain vital business communication right from your home, wherever it is in the world!

    Popular places to learn Japanese: Japan.

    Usually, the Turkish language is not found in this list. Despite being considered a critical language by the U.S. State Department and being spoken by 75 million native speakers-slightly more than Italian and slightly less than Korean – it has generally gone unnoticed as a foreign language to learn, even though it is spoken by more than 15 million people. as a second language.

    In recent years, Turkey has played an increasingly prominent role in international politics. It is also growing rapidly in other areas: Turkey is the fastest-growing exporter of TV series in the world. Turkish dramas are popular all over the world!

    Popular places to learn Turkish include: Turkey.

  3. I know English, French, German and Spanish, Russian and Tatar are native speakers, so my list is:

    • italian

    • polish (both of these languages are well spoken by my parents, I somehow did not catch up…)

    • Finnish (beautiful sound, interesting language)

    • Norwegian (which immediately gives you knowledge of Swedish and Danish with slight differences, that is, all the main Scandinavian languages, except Icelandic)

    • Chinese (an interesting and useful language in all respects, which will also allow you to read / understand 80% of Japanese texts)

    • japanese (since it's Chinese…)

    • Arabic (knowing English, Chinese, Spanish and Arabic, you can generally move freely around the world…)

    • Portuguese (so that you don't get lost in Rio with the locals at the carnival…)

    • Swahili (to communicate in Africa at least somehow)

    • Turkish OR Armenian, or even better both (Turks hate Armenians and vice versa, but this does not apply to languages)

    • Japanese, Korean, and Chinese-CJK languages allow access to movies, books, and games that are otherwise blocked by the language barrier. Not everything from this region is localized, even in English.
    • Sanskrit is the language of the holy scriptures.
    • Hindi, Arabic, Farsi, Spanish-open access to business in India, Central Asia, North Africa, and South America.
    • Latin – just to show off.
  4. I would choose languages with the number of native speakers from 10-100 million, they have both economic value and more distant prospects for good machine translation 🙂 One might also think of tonal languages or languages with complex morphology (that is, “harder” to learn, since we have the magical ability to avoid a long learning process).

  5. I would choose the top 10 most widely spoken languages in the world by number of native speakers,

    1. Chinese

    2. Spanish

    3. English

    4. Hindi

    5. Arabian

    6. Bengali

    7. Portuguese

    8. Russian

    9. Japanese

    10. Lakhnda

    removing, perhaps, only Portuguese and Lakhnd from the list, and adding French and German instead, and instead of Russian and English (which I already know) – Italian and Turkish.

    The reason is simple – I will be able to communicate with 99% of the world's population, and if not communicate, then at least think and see life partly as they do.

  6. English

    Finnish

    Japanese

    Chinese

    Korean

    German

    French

    Italian

    Arabian

    Hebrew

    To be honest, I would also like Armenian, Spanish, Adygebze and Hindi, but they just didn't fit in the list.

  7. Since I know English quite well, I will choose these 7 languages:

    1 — Greek (I don't know it very well, but I want to learn it because it's my ethnic language).

    2 — Spanish (a beautiful language + spoken in many countries).

    3 — German (useful to know).

    4 – �French (a beautiful language + spoken in many countries).

    5 — Chinese (also useful to know).

    6 — Japanese (beautiful language).

    7 — Italian (a beautiful language).

    That's all!

  8. I would improve to the level of a native speaker those languages that I have already learned 1) German 2) Korean 3) Turkish 4) Latin + would learn new ones: 5) Ancient Greek 6) Old Slavonic 7) French 8) Arabic 9) Chinese.

  9. Russian, English, Spanish, French, Chinese, Portuguese, Japanese, Arabic, Hindi, Pali.

    I would like to know my native language better, so I included it in the list 🙂

  10. All answers are good for the foreseeable future) But for some reason, the answers are missing: программирования) programming languages; ბ) artificial languages; გ) partially missing dead languages; დ) languages with the required properties…there is a lot more here from quantification and predicate to chess notation and chemistry…

    They write, for example, that the language of philosophy is German, the language of opera is Italian, etc. There are synthetic languages-volapyuk, Esperanto, yfkuil – and so, possession of the latter helps to better systematize thought processes (“a contender for the implementation of fantastic concepts of a super-language that improves and accelerates the thought process”)

    So, continuing to think and observing the concept of the hemp seed of knowledge – I would like to know maybe not yet invented languages that would expand the thinking abilities as much as possible.

    and of course, the language of “aliens” who have reached the greatest heights of knowledge of the universe (or control of the universe))))

  11. English, French, Spanish from the current level and up to the native speaker level)) Arabic, Japanese, Serbian, Hebrew – just interesting. Chinese will be useful in your work. Well, and a couple more European ones, for example, Portuguese and Swedish.

  12. I would choose some Caucasian, Nivkh, Austronesian, African, Native American, Celtic, and Klingon languages, because I don't think I'll ever get to them in my lifetime

  13. This is possible only after a lightning bolt, and it is very rare and has nothing to do with the verb “learn”, and also fraught with death. I am, of course, in favor of high-speed training, as I have been doing it for the third decade. But this is absolute nonsense. It is better to master one of the most popular languages than superficially pick up the tops in local ones.

  14. Oooh, I really love learning languages!
    I would love to learn Japanese, because I love it since childhood. Chinese, because it is very useful for work. I would also like to know Polish. It's beautiful. Also German. I just like the sound of it ^_^ I would like to learn Kazakh. I really want to go there, there is beautiful nature and wonderful people!)

  15. I think it would be a risky adventure, possible only if several conditions coincide – TPS as a point of the time positioning system, GPS as a geolocation point, and also the most “fun” – a powerful electric discharge of a certain characteristic. Moreover, setting the target result is a difficult task even for advanced researchers of quantum physics. Moreover, this would be associated with a fatal risk of life. Do you like fast learning? Me, too, but not that much. 10 languages are not needed, I suppose. But if it were possible as a stream-based technology and at the same time safe, then today I would choose the JavaScript language. And the rest I would prefer to master on my own. Life itself is long. In it, you can have a lot of time to create, and do it all with pleasure.

  16. Irish, ancient: Akkadian, Aramaic…, Native American languages…

    Because other languages are interesting for me to learn myself, and Irish – I broke off.

  17. I would think why I need so much, English would be good to know.

    Chinese is still very difficult.

    Well, Turkish – I love Turkish TV shows)).

    There's no need for extra information in your head

  18. I'd love to add my modest English, German, and Latin skills.:

    1 Chinese. 2. Arabic. 3. Spanish. 4. Hindi. 5. Swahili. 6. Portuguese. 7. Japanese. 8. French. 9. Italian. 10. Finnish.

    The reasons are quite utilitarian-communication in these languages. Esperanto, as an artificial language, would be interesting to learn, but so far it is artificial. Too few carriers.

  19. Thank you for such a question, for a second I found myself in a fairy tale. 🙂 And so I would just choose languages from different language groups. Perhaps the tenth choice would be Esperanto or another artificial language. If programming languages also count, then why not

  20. Oh, I would choose Chinese, English, Korean, Arabic, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French. These are languages that are probably difficult to understand without) Yes, and purely for yourself, it would be insanely cool, you can immediately go to diplomats, become an ambassador or consul) Yes, or even in the company as a specialist translator)

      1. English is an important language.
      1. French is just as common as English.
      1. Japanese is very important to me in my life.
      1. Czech is a backup option for life, if it doesn't work out in Japan.
      1. Arabic is quite interesting.
      1. Italian – to go to my mother.
      1. Finnish – I really want to visit Finland and talk to people who don't speak English.
    1. English is the most widely spoken language
    2. Italian – I like it since childhood, I love everything Italian)
    3. Japanese is an interesting country, culture, I would like to get into
    4. Spanish – beautiful and common, melodic
    5. Swedish-the Swedes are a deep people and language, I think this reflects
    6. Greek – many words are derived from Greek and are interesting in the original
    7. African any
    8. Arabic – read, communicate
    9. Hindi – Read, Understand
    10. Any Turkic language to understand representatives of different nationalities
  21. Spanish, Portuguese, Arabic, Chinese, Turkish, Farsi, Hebrew, Zulu, Swahili, Afrikaans. Because the cultures of the peoples who speak these languages are interesting.

  22. 1) English(this is the language spoken in almost any country in the world + most scientific / professional articles/books, etc. are published in English);

    2) Japanese (sounds nice, the language of my favorite book authors; Japanese has an incredible amount of interesting and beautiful words);

    3) French (classic + beautiful sound);

    4) Chinese (something tells me that it will soon become mandatory);

    5) Italian (an incredibly sunny and emotional language, when I hear Italian, my heart immediately becomes somehow happier);

    6) Korean ( I'm still a fan of Asia, so I'm interested in Korean too +a great opportunity to watch dramas in the original language);

    7) Latin is my professional language (medicine/pharmacy), but I would still like to expand my vocabulary in other areas

    1. English. Why did I mess with him at school, and then spend some time in high school? Yes, and then I tried to teach EF. But it was not possible to reach an acceptable end. I would like to put not the British version, but the American one – so that with the California “roar”.
    2. Spanish. I also taught you. I also didn't learn enough( But it's so beautiful. And almost an entire continent speaks it.
    3. German. Well, here from childhood he was attracted to some aesthetic content – just that he is so rude that they neglect him, forcing him to learn English; the language of bad uncles in the Wehrmacht uniform, etc.
    4. Serbian/Croatian. To watch our 1968 film “Imaубubavi, nemaубubavi” (“There is love, there is no love”), which is not expected to be translated into Russian, despite the fact that our actor Oleg Vidov plays there. Well, I was in Serbia, and I like the Balkan theme in general. I know that many people consider Serbian and Croatian to be the same language. But the Croatian version, for me, will be even closer, that in the dictionary, that in the sound, and more beautiful. And they will also understand almost all of the former territory of Yugoslavia.
    5. Czech. I heard from a Russian couple living in the Czech Republic that if you know Czech and Russian, which are the most distant from each other in the group, you can, in principle, begin to understand all the other Slavic languages.
    6. Chinese. First, (although more likely, secondly) in case of a pessimistic historical scenario (well, you have suffered a lot). Well, it would be interesting to master all these outlandish squiggles-hieroglyphs, and start to understand properly the realities of this mysterious giant country.
    7. Thai. This won't be of much practical use, but I'd like to look at the faces of salespeople and other service workers, which include stupidity if you couldn't explain it to them with two or three English words at once. Yes, and add something using “untranslatable local wordplay”. So for this trash in zhist would not undertake. But the question also says about 1 second)
    8. Uzbek/Kyrgyz/Azerbaijani. Perhaps a couple of them would be worth freeing up space by removing German or Czech… I don't see any aesthetic appeal in them, but it's just interesting to know what these tanned guys are talking about behind your back, or even loudly on the phone in public places. It seems that the Azerbaijani language can also be understood in Turkey…
    9. Hindi. I was in India. Indian English clearly hints that the Indians would be pleased if you learned some of the local… )

    Actually, if you cross out 3, 5 or 8, you would take Farsi (Persian) and Greek. Farsi is the language of a great culture, and not just Iran. On it, for example, was written the work of Inayatullah Kanbu “Behar-e danesh “(“The Hall of Knowledge”) – in Russian translation “The Book of faithful and unfaithful wives”. Then it may (probably) even make it possible to understand (see point 9) what this tanned guy is talking about, if he speaks neither Uzbek, Kyrgyz, or Azerbaijani, but has come from somewhere else from outside.

    Greek. I like ancient Greek culture and everything connected with the Mediterranean. But not classical, but Modern Greek – I am skeptical about languages that are not used. And he sounds so sexy)

    I would like to mention the Ukrainian and Belarusian languages separately. I can read almost fluently in Ukrainian, since I often watched news throughout the 2010s. I respect this nation for the fact that the majority managed to stand up and defend their dignity, and even resist the strongest threat from outside. “Zapadentsy”, which just did not meet, know their own, and speak our language without an accent-regardless of social origin. I would like to do something nice in return.

    Belarusian is the language of our distant ancestral homeland. Sometimes it seems that just pronouncing Russian words with a specific accent is enough. But it only seems so. I sincerely wish Belarusians that when everything returns to normal, they will reintroduce it to all the main spheres of circulation and build their culture on it.

  23. Don't take it as a rating. Rather, it is a list of languages that I would like to learn.
    1. Icelandic. The most archaic of the Germanic languages, which has changed only phonetically over a thousand years. This allows the inhabitants of the island to read the ancient epic in the original.
    2. Basque. Incredibly attractive due to its mystery language. It has no identified family ties. Very interesting verb system.
    3-4. Ancient Greek and Latin. From them, by and large, the science of language began.
    They will give me access to a greater understanding of ancient cultures. I think that I would be able to abandon them in favor of languages that will go under the link.
    5. Armenian. My father is a russified Armenian. He knows some words and understands them by ear, but only at the level of the dialect in which he grew up. I would like to restore this piece of my family's history, even if I only learned literary Armenian . There are many reasons, but I didn't even mention the language characteristics.
    6. In addition to the script, writing from right to left and distribution, Arabic is interesting to me as a language of the Semitic language family. This is an opportunity to learn more about the East, to understand it.
    7. Hungarian. Although it is slightly less mysterious than Basque, but with no less interesting grammar: about twenty cases, free (almost) transition of verbs between conjugations, and much more.
    8. German. Since there are a lot of German ones, I will also cheat here – take all its variants. I will add that only English influenced me more.
    9. Czech. I want to study there.
    10. French. I just want to.

    11.* I also want to highlight Polish. This is the most difficult of the Slavic languages, largely due to aggressive Polish nationalism. Polish has preserved the greatest number of ancestral features of all Slavic languages. Moreover, there is a huge amount of literature in Polish about Slavic gods and culture, myths, etc
    . Also German, also insular, like Icelandic.
    13.* Sanskrit. Similarly with Latin and ancient Greek.
    14.* Some Celtic language. It doesn't matter anymore. I want to have an example of the language of this group.

    I am not in the pursuit of maximum “coverage”. To do this, there is already a language with a minimum entry threshold – English, which I know on B2. For me, languages are an opportunity to have fun, to expand the number of sources of various information related to the culture of different peoples.

  24. 1) English, half the world speaks it

    2) 2-4 European languages

    3) 1-3 asian

    4) If you can find the ancient ones, then definitely them, you can become a translator of ancient records

    5) Any remaining ones to choose from. All.

  25. To perfect condition? In a second?!Ancient Egyptian, Sumerian, Sanskrit, Aztec, Mayan, Iroquois, Quranic Arabic, Chinese, Ancient Greek, Latin, Swahili, in general, everything on which there are no materials and living native speakers-I would be the only expert on the planet 🙂 And it would be nice not to have 10, but all of them.
    If the “goldfish” squeezes and restricts, then from the modern ones — difficult, monetizable and widespread: Chinese, Arabic, Japanese, Farsi, Sanskrit still want, commercial demand for Hindi should be studied, maybe English + Sankrit will be enough to spread your fingers, if you bring, perhaps Korean and generally look at the languages of Southeast Asia, if the training is “up to the ideal”, then probably the American dialect of English, so as not to suffer any more with this chewed pink salmon, even Finnish (just closer to me there than to St. Petersburg from the “temporarily occupied territory”, although you can also do without English). Although with a strict limit of 10 languages, it is a pity to spend money on already studied simple ones with extensive materials (English, French, Spanish).

  26. I would choose the languages of developed countries and where the population is largest. After all, the more people there are in the country, the more likely you are to meet them. These would be the languages: 1. English, 2. German, 3. French, 4. Spanish, 5. Chinese, 6. Japanese, 7. Italian, 8. Arabic, 9. Turkish, 10.Hindi.

  27. First, I would bring Russian to mind. He's a bit of a whim. I don't think many people will disagree with me here.
    Then I would choose classical Latin. The same caprice as the Russian.
    Next is British English. For pseudo-aristocracy.
    Yucatan. Don't ask me why. I don't know, but it sounds nice.
    Old Slavonic-prayers in the church sound cool, I also like it. It is also a tribute to the extinct ancestor of the Russian language.
    Old Norse is also beautiful and interesting, plus it is closest to the Germanic language.
    Chinese. Just to laugh. Well, one of the most widely spoken languages in the world, after all.
    Spanish. Names like Julio made a lot of people laugh. Are there any other words like that? What if?
    Arabian. Same reason as Spanish.
    Sanskrit. Melodious, the Mahabharata is written on it. You can read it in the original version.

  28. If only it were possible: English, German, Polish, Khakass, Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish, Ukrainian and Serbian.
    Why?
    English – I know this language at the level of a 2nd grader of troeshnik. It's only now that I've started to learn a little bit of words and recognize a little bit of words in songs.
    German – I want to go to live in Germany in the next six years. But I only know Güten Tag/morgen, Ich. And I want to start studying it in a year or two, having improved my English.
    Polish-I have Polish roots, judging by my last name and my mother's stories. And I like the sound of this language.
    Khakassky – To pay tribute to my great-grandparents
    and my grandmother in semi-Khakass
    Japanese – To read the original manga. I don't really like anime. And the only thing I watched was Bakugan Season 1. (I was very young when it was released)
    Vietnamese – I went to Vietnam a couple of times. And I'm just curious about the country and how the Vietnamese speak so fast.
    Chinese – I don't really like Chinese people(especially on vacation). But Chinese sounds nice to me, like Polish and Vietnamese.
    Spanish is just a beautiful language… There's nothing more to say about him.
    Ukrainian – A tribute to my mother.
    Serbian – I saw a description in Serbian under one YouTube video and fell in love with this language.
    I will definitely learn English, German and Khakass, but I doubt Japanese…

  29. After reviewing the answers, I noticed that almost no one wants Turkish. Unless someone is interested in Azerbaijani, and then because Turkish is understood through it. Apparently, the short Turkish phrasebook is already firmly learned by all our people. Or those Turks who are interesting to us, and so they themselves speak Russian. Turkmen with “Ruhname” here, too, is not interesting to anyone. I remembered from a children's classic: “They drank tea, broke cups, and spoke Turkish.” But we meet Kyrgyz people in our big cities at every step.

  30. Cool question!

    Without taking into account English, which I speak fluently, the list will be as follows::

    1. French is very beautiful.
    2. Chinese – for international business.
    3. German-I like the culture of Germany.
    4. Japanese is the language of technology.
    5. Swedish – get closer to the Scandinavian traditions and culture.
    6. Latin is the ancestor of all languages in the world.
    7. Hindi – what kind of language?! Interesting!!!
    8. Arabic-attracts with its non-standard spelling.
    9. Ukrainian is a funny language compared to Russian.
    10. Italian is the country of fashion.
  31. I wouldn't have chosen any of them:). I would simply refuse this service:). Because I'm interested in learning languages, not learning them in a second. In addition, I am interested in learning the language not with a teacher, but either independently, or – even better-to learn it from foreign friends.

    I am a supporter of the opinion that you can only learn a language by first loving this language. You can learn it just like that, of course – without falling in love – but then – you simply won't have anything to talk about on it. Well, I mean, it will be about something, but only on some stupid and superficial topics: like business, trade and other similar nonsense… It will not be interesting, in general. So first , you must love the language you are going to learn. And in order to fall in love with a language , you must have friends among native speakers of this language. And it is these friends who teach you the language. Is free. It's just because they want you to know him. You teach them your language, and they teach you their own. A person who is in a hurry to learn many languages quickly – just foolishly jokes about his fate. Because in learning a language-the MOST INTERESTING THING is when neither she nor you understand a word of each other's language! And gradually, first with gestures, then with words, then with sentences, you begin to communicate. It is very interesting when a person points you to a chair and suddenly says: “Check”, then-to the table, and says:”Table”. Then he looked at himself and said, ” Mary.” And so on and so forth, word by word. And step by step. You feel like John Carter or Tarzan. And not only you, but also your interlocutor. WILDLY INTERESTING!

    Contrary to popular belief, teaching each other the language “one – on – one – from scratch” is a reality. In this case, the language will be thoroughly studied. Both you and your interlocutor. Since even in the process of communicating with gestures, completely non-trivial tasks will appear: how do we explain to each other what the indefinite article and the definite article are? Which words are prepositions? How do I tell you the difference between past, present, and future tense? After all, you will have to communicate with gestures! And it is with gestures that you will have to explain all this to a person in whose language you do not know a single word!:). And he hasn't heard a single word in your language!:)… The non-triviality of these tasks is that it maximizes a person's abstract thinking, logic, and intuition, and activates the ENTIRE spectrum of cognitive powers of the brain and memory… As a result, a person begins not only to speak the language, but also to think in it – as if this language is his native language.

  32. What a good question! I know English quite well, I learn Korean and Spanish (beginner level), I forgot my initial Japanese (lol)
    Therefore, I would choose such languages as:
    1. Korean (learn it thoroughly)
    2.Spanish (for general development, not an ideal level, but at least to communicate with native speakers, and so that they understand me – and I understand them)
    3.Japanese (remember, finish the job)
    4.English (learn to perfect)
    5.Chinese
    6.Thai
    7.French
    8. Arabic
    9.Ukrainian
    10.Tatar (there are roots, so why not? my grandfather is a Tatar, he knows the language, but I don't understand it, to be honest… it became interesting x))

  33. a very simple question: English (the language of international communication), Chinese (it is spoken by a sixth of the world's population), Spanish (in addition to Spain, South and Central America speaks it, except Brazil), Arabic. Further, for the soul – Japanese (very beautiful), Korean (to be in trend), Finnish (to go to the neighbors). French, German, and Thai… to be

  34. I would choose English, Korean, Chinese, French.
    I like these languages, and I think I will definitely need them in the future.
    I wish you good luck!

  35. I am a simple person, I will learn the languages in which you can watch entertainment content: English and Japanese. I've seen some good videos in Italian, so I'll take that as well. And then I'll study them as needed, but if you need to learn them all in a moment, then just choose the first thing that comes to mind.

  36. English

    The most popular language in the end, yes, I'm learning it now, but if you could do it in a second, then I don't mind)

    German

    Similar to English, cool language, they say it's harder, and I also like how native speakers speak it, funny)

    French

    Even more difficult than German, many people speak this language, including my friends, so I would like to know it.

    Norwegian

    I just like their TV shows and would also like to visit Scandinavia, so knowing Norwegian would be great.

    Spanish

    I respect football, and in Spain it is good, they also speak it quickly, in short, I would like to add such a language to the arsenal.

    Italian

    Also quite a popular language, not a bad country, I would like to visit and speak their own language would be great.

    Chinese

    The language is completely incomprehensible to me, so it would be fun to know it, but we should not forget about the east.

  37. If only it were possible: English, German, Polish, Khakass, Japanese, Vietnamese, Chinese, Spanish, Ukrainian and Serbian.
    Why?
    English – I know this language at the level of a 2nd grader of troeshnik. It's only now that I've started to learn a little bit of words and recognize a little bit of words in songs.
    German – I want to go to live in Germany in the next six years. But I only know Güten Tag/morgen, Ich. And I want to start studying it in a year or two, having improved my English.
    Polish-I have Polish roots, judging by my last name and my mother's stories. And I like the sound of this language.
    Khakassky – To pay tribute to my great-grandparents
    and my grandmother in semi-Khakass
    Japanese – To read the original manga. I don't really like anime. And the only thing I watched was Bakugan Season 1. (I was very young when it was released)
    Vietnamese – I went to Vietnam a couple of times. And I'm just curious about the country and how the Vietnamese speak so fast.
    Chinese – I don't really like Chinese people(especially on vacation). But Chinese sounds nice to me, like Polish and Vietnamese.
    Spanish is just a beautiful language… There's nothing more to say about him.
    Ukrainian – A tribute to my mother.
    Serbian – I saw a description in Serbian under one YouTube video and fell in love with this language.

    I'll definitely learn English, German, and Khakass, but I'm very doubtful about Japanese…

  38. I would choose :
    1. Arabian
    2. Turkish – I know Turkish, but not as a native speaker, but I would like to know it as a native speaker
    3. English – I know English quite well, but not as a native speaker
    4. German; 5. French; 6. Italian; 7. Spanish; 8. Chinese; 9. Greek; 10. And also some ancient language – just because I like to learn languages ( the last 7 languages).

  39. The Vepsian language, English (to watch Doctor Who), Greek, Latin (from which scientific terms are derived), Esperanto, Italian, Czech, Elvish (looks beautiful), Spanish and Sanskrit.

  40. Very creative question. I would learn Spanish, Italian, Latin, German, Korean, English (I would perfect it so that I could speak like a native speaker), Chinese because of its softness, French because of its style, Kazakh and Hindi

  41. I Love English. I wish you, too, to know this language.
    Chinese, German, Japanese, Russian, Japanese, French, Spanish, Latin. English language

  42. Among the languages I would choose English (USA) for overcoming the language barrier; South Korean and Japanese for versatile development; German as a base.

  43. At the moment, I know Russian and am learning English.

    Therefore:

    1. English. After all, it's an international language, I like the sound of it, and there's a lot of interesting literature in that language. In digital art, English-speaking creators occupy a large part.
    2. Japanese. A large part of my favorite animation and digital artists are Japanese who studied in Japan.

    They have masterful works, techniques, and tricks. I really want to know all this.

    In addition, they animate in the Retas Studio program, which is almost impossible to find lessons on the Internet in English or Russian.

    Plus, anime voice acting in Japanese is different from dubbing, I like the voices of Japanese women voicing cute chicks. Their voices are so thin, it touches me.

    Surprisingly, the striking differences between Japanese and other languages, some difficulties attract me, because this is exotic and something unknown, new…

    1. Spanish. I fucking like the pronunciation. Also, the digital art community also has a lot of Spanish-speaking professionals that I admire.
    2. Latin. I've been fascinated by this language and pronunciation since I was a child. I like the pronunciation and spelling of some terms in science. Moreover, in my projects I want to use Latin words in the background, in cryptograms, and so on. proc.
    3. German. Their firm pronunciation of” g ” fascinates me.
    4. Sign language. I love gesturing and showing things with my hands. In the film, I saw my mother telling her daughter a fairy tale in aslen (ASL is an American sign language, it is also called aslen), I repeated it after her and I liked it.

    Basically, that's it.

    1. English
    2. Spanish
    3. Portuguese
    4. German
    5. Chinese
    6. Arabian
    7. Hindi

    You can talk to them almost everywhere, and they have huge access to various information. I'll learn it for myself:

    1. Czech Language
    2. Japanese
    3. Python (technically also a language)

    If they give me 2 more, I will learn French and Malbolge (the most difficult programming language, nothing will come out to write on it, but it's fun)

  44. 1) polish

    2) Hungarian

    3) Portuguese

    4) Sumerian would read the unknown

    5) an Aramaic would know what jesus was telling the truth about

    6) I would read Latin in the original

    7) an Etruscan would know what happened before the Romans

    8) ancient Greek -I would know what happened in Europe before the catastrophe

    9) ancient Egyptian would understand who the progenitors of humanity are

    10) ancient Atlantean – learn about the technology of Atlantis and its secrets.

  45. English. The most popular language that is understood by a third of the world's population. It is quite easy to learn. Almost all international negotiations are conducted there.

    Spanish. One of the easiest to learn. Learning Spanish is relevant for those who travel a lot, and also happens in South America — there are many countries where the official language is Spanish. The Spanish have a very interesting sign language, which you can also learn in the process of learning.

    Chinese. If you decide to learn this language, then stop at the Mandarin dialect. It's easier to learn to speak it. In the case of Chinese, the greatest difficulties are represented by hieroglyphic writing.

    Russian. It is also one of the best languages to learn. Moreover, foreigners experience considerable difficulties in mastering it.

    Arabian. It is spoken by about 400 million people. At the moment, this language is in demand in international relations, but the situation may change. Arabic has extremely complex writing and grammar. It is one of the three most difficult languages along with Chinese and Japanese.

    French. It used to be the language of interethnic communication, and it has an important historical significance. It is the language of romantics, intellectuals, and art lovers. The beauty of it is that learning French is easy enough — no harder than learning English.

    Portuguese. It is becoming more popular as Brazil develops. If you learn Portuguese, you will stand out among those who study Spanish. Portuguese is harder than Spanish, but not harder than English or French.

    Japanese. The most complex language with a difficult grammar to master. Grammatical forms change depending on the gender and even the social status of the participants in the conversation. Therefore, when studying Japanese, you need to simultaneously delve into the culture, mentality of Japan, and integrate into the environment. Otherwise, it will be extremely difficult to understand the grammar.

    Turkish. One of the simplest languages. It can be learned for general development and in order to feel better on vacation in Turkey.

    German. Especially popular among those who study the history of the 20th century. It is also often used in business communication. It is comparable in complexity to English, but its grammar is more difficult.

  46. Spanish.I want to live in Spain.
    English, German, French, I want
    to communicate freely with Europeans and travel around Europe and the United States.Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Vietnamese are the main manufacturers of automotive electronics and consumer goods…Hebrew and Greek are the primary sources for writing the Bible.

  47. Chechen, Ingush, Ossetian, Kumyk, Nogai, Avar, Leninsky, Karachay, Circassian, and Kabardian languages. For that you can be all over the North Caucasus))

  48. What a wonderful question!!! :))
    Since I know English, French and a little Portuguese, the circle narrows down a lot (byy). I would choose Chinese (and dialects: Mandarin and Cantonese), Arabic (of course!), Gaelic (purely for showing off:))), Swedish, Tajik (!!!), Hebrew, Turkish, Japanese, well, Spanish to the heap ☝ 🏼 😁

  49. Language (of the deaf and dumb?) gestures. You can use the language of the deaf-mutes from birth, but who have passed socialization. The first letters of an adult are probably unspoken ( or rather dissenting). Well, like I think so 🙂

  50. I already know Russian and Ukrainian, so it would be easier for me to learn other Slavic languages. But there are more than ten of them, and if there are no restrictions on the ease of learning, then I would choose these:

    1. English

    International language, it is easy to communicate because most people know it. You can communicate with them almost anywhere.

    1. Chinese

    It is also a common language, especially in China (where I am located). Therefore, it would be good to know not only a few words, but also a whole language.

    1. Hindi

    Official language of India. The population of India will surpass the population of China in a few decades, so the language should also spread.

    1. Arabic (Standard)

    Arabic is widely spoken in many countries. If I ever get to one of these countries, it will be easy to communicate with the local population. But Arabic has many different dialects that seem to be very different, so it's better to study the standard version.

    1. Ukrainian

    Although I already know it, I wrote it because it is my native language. If you reset all my knowledge of any languages, I would definitely learn Ukrainian, because I communicate with my family in it.

    1. Inuktitut

    Just for fun. I'm unlikely to get to the north of Canada, but it would be very interesting to know such a complex language. And at the same time I'll learn how to read their letters.

    1. Spanish

    According to some sources, Spanish is spoken more than English! If you believe this, it makes sense to learn Spanish.

    1. French

    They also speak it a lot. Although it is related to Spanish, it is very different.

    1. Japanese

    Very common. But only in Japan. But I still want to learn it, especially if I can read both katakana and hiragana.

    1. At

    This language has been spoken in Shanghai for a very long time. It's not really spoken by a lot of people right now, but since it's still spoken on the outskirts of Shanghai, it might be useful to me.

    Well, that seems to be all. I tried to choose as different languages as possible because if you know two or more similar languages, you start to confuse sounds and words.

  51. I know three languages: Russian, English and my native language is Kazakh.

    If I could learn 10 languages in 10 seconds I would choose:

    Chinese-since the parents were born in China.

    Tatar-as the grandmother of the Tatars.

    Arabic-well, I love Arab countries.

    German-to understand the words of the Germans in games about World War II.

    Afrikaans-to help Africans.

    Swahili is the same as Afrikaans.

    The language of animals-well, I just wonder what they say about us? I think that we are spoiling their native nature.

    French-just for fun.

    Italian-it sounds nice.

    Greek-proto so

    The language of the inhabitant in Minecraft-I don't understand why they always hack.

  52. Hindi, Kannada, Korean, Japanese, Turkish, Italian, Grandland, Tibetan, Sanskrit, Arabic; I would like to read interesting texts from ancient times�

  53. English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Turkish, Chinese, Japanese, Ossetian, Kazakh. Something like that, I think. I'm studying English at the moment, so it's a good start. Maybe I'll get to all the others))

  54. English as an international language. Spanish, Chinese, French – to expand communication. And 6 programming languages for a well-paid job.

  55. 1) Sanskrit (for reading the original Vedas).

    2) Chinese (because I'm a realist).

    3) English (all scientific articles in serious journals are written in it).

    4) Old Slavonic (to understand the nature of the origin of Russian words).

    5) German, French (I want to read my favorite classics in their native language).

    You don't have to learn the rest.

  56. I would choose:

    1. English, because it is an international, global language spoken by most people.

    2. Greek

    3. Romanian

    4. Spanish

    5. Italian

    6. Chinese

    7. Japanese

    8. Korean (it would be interesting to know what they sing about in the song “Gangam Style”

    9. German

    10. Ancient Runes (it would be interesting to know what language our ancestors spoke)

  57. English, German, and Korean. English is the main language, German-I want to say hello, and Korean is an interesting and beautiful country. Well, of course, not a rich answer, but still.

  58. English first! I know him well,but without practice, nothing normal will come out,and the school level is terrible,I'm in the 7th grade, and it feels like the program is for the 1st grade. well, Spanish, French, German, Italian and I don't know what else 😅

  59. Greetings!

    Generous offer! And so, we will first capture the root, but already deceased —

    1. Latin.
    2. Greek (also root).
    3. Arabic (the birth of the sciences).
    4. Tatar (the second in the Russian Federation, also partially rooted, it is Turkic-it means that it gives an understanding of Uzbek, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Kazakh, and others, to varying degrees).
    5. Chinese (Mandarin, common).
    6. French (along with Tatar, participated in the enrichment of Russian, and in general it is one of the pillars).
    7. Finnish (our neighbor and relative, mentor in the field of education).
    8. German (economic giant).
    9. Japanese (another giant, and also a cultural phenomenon). And number 10. Italian for walking around Italy, inhaling beauty and style;)

    I speak English and Russian quite well.

    As a result, these 12 languages will cover much of the heritage of humanity, both current and future.

  60. I have learned many languages and would like to learn even more. But I can't know any of them perfectly, so here's what they are::
    1. English (I can speak, read, but still not the same)
    2. Arabic (I can read and write, but I can't speak fluently, just some light phrases)
    3. Chinese (pronunciation and vocabulary still need to be improved)
    4. French (I want to read French poets in the original, and literature too)
    5. Hindi and so on (lots of people, complex language)
    6. Spanish (same reason)
    7. Greek (in pm ancient)
    8. Turkic languages (I know grammar, but words are not enough, and pronunciation)
    9. German is possible
    10. Japanese (why not)

    I'll learn the rest myself with such a base 🤣

    1. Finnish

    2. swedish

    3. icelandic

    (I like the sound of the northern languages)

    1. spanish

    2. italian

    (because I don't want to freelance in my own city, but somewhere near the Mediterranean Sea)

    1. Latin

    2. Ukrainian

    (and why not?)

    1. chinese

    (perspective language)

    and improve your English and German skills to c2 level

    1. latin. 2. Greek-the basics of the rest. no wonder they were studied in high schools. 3. English, 4 German, 5 Italian, 6 French, 7-Spanish-I need them all for work, 8-Chinese-I need to cover Asia, 9-Arabic-I want to understand the ancient scriptures 10-Hungarian -I also need to work.
  61. English, Latin, Chinese, Hindi, Arabic, Greek, Spanish, Hebrew, Norwegian. Knowledge of these 10 allowed us to understand almost all the others, because languages with the same roots are intuitively understandable, much like Ukrainian for us, nothing is clear and at the same time so-and-so clear

  62. English (completed), Spanish, French, German and Italian-international languages, Arabic, Turkish, Kttay and Japanese since in these countries they do not speak the first five languages well, and in addition for the general development of some Polish)

    1. Chinese is the language of the future, in my opinion.

    2-6. Japanese, English, French, German, Italian-for general development and travel.

    7-10. Latin, Ancient Greek, Church Slavonic, Sanskrit – for reading various works and literary works in these languages.

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