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One of the colleges I'm thinking about going to (Ohio State University) requires each applicant to have had two years of a foreign language before applying. I've only had one year of spanish (it's sort of hard to learn a language in homeschool, ha), but I'm thinking about taking a couple quarters of a language at a local community college and transferring the credits. What do you think the easiest language to take would be? I'll most likely not remember it either way, as I don't encounter anyone who doesn't speak english, and I don't have the money to go to another country. I definitely don't remember much from the year of Spanish..
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I've heard that African languages are very simple and don't take very long to learn at all.
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I was thinking about taking German, as I know English had some of its origins in German and several words are similar.

I've heard that African languages are very simple and don't take very long to learn at all.

I don't think any African languages are offered, if you were serious.
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Swedish - A lot of words are basically the same as English..
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latin maybe? i'm sure you won't encounter many people who use it other than scientists
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German is one of the easiest I hear. It's just alot of rules to remember.

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Assuming English is your first language, German shouldn't be too hard to pick up. And there's several countries that speak it so you might be using it someday.
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i'm taking german in school right now and its definately the easiest of all of them in terms of how much work you get, and also mainly because every other word is a cognate. but the grammar in german is ****ing hard, i heard that spanish and french grammar is easier but the words are harder to remember
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Spanish is easy. I took two years of it.

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German is one of the easiest I hear. It's just alot of rules to remember.


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Well I would like to, but seeing as I don't need a foreign language in everyday speech, I would forget it in a short matter of time.
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i'm taking german in school right now and its definately the easiest of all of them in terms of how much work you get, and also mainly because every other word is a cognate. but the grammar in german is ****ing hard, i heard that spanish and french grammar is easier but the words are harder to remember


French grammar is brutal, there's different versions of verbs depending on how you use it, eg. I swim, you swim, he/she swims, you (plural) swim, they, swim, he/she (plural) swim. In French there would be a different conjugation for each of those cases.
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English is a Germanic language, so German shouldn't be difficult. I've studied Spanish for three years and I find it to be the easiest. The Spanish accent is way easier than the German accent.
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Hold it!

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swedish or german.
i like english the best :P
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I'm pretty sure you don't actually have to learn the language, you just have to get the class credit. I've had 3 years of spanish and can't even speak full sentences.

I would recommend you either just take another year of spanish, or actually Learn a language you want to learn.
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german. appearently it's the easiest and it also soudns pretty sweet. and french is one of the more difficult languages actually because of all the conjugations and there are a billion exceptions to all the rules.
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I'm pretty sure you don't actually have to learn the language, you just have to get the class credit. I've had 3 years of spanish and can't even speak full sentences.

I would recommend you either just take another year of spanish, or actually Learn a language you want to learn.

Well, apparently I can take them after I get accepted. They just require that I have them. Another school I was looking into required three years to even be accepted, though.
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You have no idea how much I suffered doing a Cambridge Latin course.

Learn Dutch or German, German sounds really cool and is quite a lot like English.
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English.

Italian is the most DIFFICULT language. I'm Italian and our grammar is very, very complex. Even a lot of Italians don't know how to speak Italian properly.
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Italian is the most DIFFICULT language. I'm Italian and our grammar is very, very complex. Even a lot of Italians don't know how to speak Italian properly.

Oh, sorry, foreign language, ha.

Meh, same here.
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i'm taking german in school right now and its definately the easiest of all of them in terms of how much work you get, and also mainly because every other word is a cognate. but the grammar in german is ****ing hard, i heard that spanish and french grammar is easier but the words are harder to remember

I'd agree with this.

Der, die, das, dem, den, des

^All six of these words translate as 'the', and you need to know when to use which one, which can be a c*nt to deal with

EDIT: Oh, and also, on the plus side, when you watch a film with Nazis in it, you can kinda understand them
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Well I would like to, but seeing as I don't need a foreign language in everyday speech, I would forget it in a short matter of time.


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French grammar is brutal, there's different versions of verbs depending on how you use it, eg. I swim, you swim, he/she swims, you (plural) swim, they, swim, he/she (plural) swim. In French there would be a different conjugation for each of those cases.


Is that not how it is with pretty much every language?

I'd recommend German, especially if you are comfortable with very strict logic.
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i have done german for 3 years and will be doing it for the next two
i also did french for a year
german is WAAAAYYYY easier
but there are a lot of rules
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Well, the introductory German class isn't offered this coming quarter..So I guess I'll just do Spanish.
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italian or arabic. seriously arabic isnt that hard as many people would think.
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Spanish isn't easy. Verbs are the devil.


yeah, i speak spanish and a bit of english so i can tell you thar verbs are waaaaay more difficult in spanish, even people whose main language is spanish often use the verbs wrong
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