#1
I'm a native speaker of English, and this year in school I am studying Spanish. I've had some prior Spanish education, so I'm a little bit ahead of the curve. My vocabulary isn't terribly wide in Spanish, but I have a very good understanding of the grammar of Spanish.

Because I am learning it faster than my classmates, my teacher (who also teaches French) started me on this online program to further my Spanish education. I expressed my interest to learn more languages to her (I want to learn French and Italian, I will be taking Latin next year, and eventually I would like to learn Mandarin), and she showed me that this online program can teach every major language, so I decided to tackle a little French right now, mainly for the lulz.

To anyone who has successfully learned a second and third language before: Would it be easier for me to try and learn Spanish and French simultaneously, or would it be easier to master Spanish first, then learn French?
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#3
I'm taking Spanish classes at college right now.

I've always thought that it would just confuse my vocabulary if I tried learning a third language. But then again, everyone says that Latin helps you learn everything else, so I don't know.
#4
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En mi opinion, seria mejor apprender un lenguaje primero y despues empezar con el otro. No te des mucho trabajo.


Si. Eres probablemente correcta. Estoy ansioso por aprender.
(I think that's correct).
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#5
Moi, je préfère étudier les langues en mêmes temps, mais vous pourriez aussi le faire en autre façon... importe quoi. Chaque personne est differente.
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#6
Romance languages are easy to learn if you learn them together. I don't think learning French/Spanish combo will mess you up. It may be difficult switching from 2nd/3rd language in speaking, though. That's how it used to be for me in Spanish/Italian.
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#10
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Bueno historia, mi hermano


This quite literally made me laugh out loud.
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#11
I have friends who are taking french and spanish at the same time and they say that it gets confusing because they are so similar, that they will sometimes write a sentence in half spanish and half french.


I suggest doing spanish, and if you want to do another language at the same time, try a language with a different script such as arabic or mandarin. OR possibly just a few different significant characters such as russian.

DivinEdit: Pero yo estoy tan mal a espanol y otros idiomas extrenas como Helen Keller. Entonces mi opinion no quizas sea tan bueno como otras.
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#12
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Nein. Das ist sehr langweilig. Es ist ein ziemlich.


Ja, ich stimme zu. Ich habe Deutsch gelernt und es war nicht so schwer. Jetzt studiere ich Russisch ein. Bislang, es ist nur ein bisschen schwer.

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I suggest doing spanish, and if you want to do another language at the same time, try a language with a different script such as arabic or mandarin. OR possibly just a few different significant characters such as russian.


just a few????????

try all but 11 out of 33 are different and out of those 11 that are the same looking as our alphabet, 6 are associated with totally different sounds hahaha

plus with russian you have to learn cursive, where half of the letters in cursive are totally different from those in block and some of them resemble both other letters in Cyrillic and other letters in our alphabet

So basically, to learn russian you have to learn TWO new alphabets lol
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#13
But in all seriousness, it's not hard to do them simultaneously, especially if you are strong in languages. I'm doing a double major in French and Italian, and it's very manageable. You'll probably be stronger in one language at the beginning, but like I said, it's definitely doable.
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#14
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But in all seriousness, it's not hard to do them simultaneously, especially if you are strong in languages. I'm doing a double major in French and Italian, and it's very manageable. You'll probably be stronger in one language at the beginning, but like I said, it's definitely doable.


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Si. Eres probablemente correctO. Estoy ansioso por aprender.
(I think that's correct).


Listo.

Es chico; asi qué las palabras terminan en "o".
He's a dude; so the words end with "o".

I'd go for one at a time hey.
#16
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Listo.

Es chico; asi qué las palabras terminan en "o".
He's a dude; so the words end with "o".

I'd go for one at a time hey.


I don't know, Metaldud is rather feminine.
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#17
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I don't know, Metaldud is rather feminine.



You know, after reading this I just got the image in my head of Metaldud pleasing the donkey in his avatar in some less than appropriate ways...


...and from the look of the avatar the donkey seems to be enjoying it.
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#18
I'm a little bit curious about this online program, as I myself would love to learn Spanish and have a whole bunch of free time at the moment =)