Mandarin for sure. I actually have 4 years of mandarin learning when I was at primary school in Singapore but I paid no attention and am back to square one. Now, after 2 years, I’m looking back and I want to learn it again. I’m almost at a fluent ish level at spanish and progressing through Japanese at a decent pace, so by the time I go to university in 2025 I hope to know Chinese as well as Japanese and spanish all to fluency. Then I will speak 6 and on to more
Korean and Chinese languages. Picked these as they would be a better fit to jump off from Japanese.
There’s always like a desire to know more languages, so you can understand what people are saying. I think you also need the interest in the culture or another strong motivation to learn it though. So I could list a bunch of other stuff that would be neat to dabble in, but ultimately I doubt I would keep up with it. Like Spanish, Russian and the Arabic languages.
Either way I think Japanese on its own is already very fulfilling and somewhat of a life long journey for me. Meaning that is also fine if it stops at that.
Appreciate it bro cheers!
I’d like to try to study Korean since I’ve read that sentence structure is similar between the two languages (and it’s easier since it has a alphabet instead of ideograms like Chinese or Japanese). Another idea is to take German up again as I studied it in middle school but I remember almost nothing (but as a European it’s quite a useful language). I have to master Japanese a bit before that though, I’ve only been studying it for a year and I’m still very much a beginner!
After Japanese Mandarin didn’t seem that scary anymore. But I think I’d get bored of it because of too many characters. I was really looking to begin with Korean this year but thought I’d give it one or two more years before I start. But for sure I’m going to do Korean. It’s piqued my interest very much.
After I become fluent enough in Japanese to the point where I don’t have to actively study it anymore, I’d like to eventually learn both Korean and Serbian (my ancestry is Serbian). Maybe Russian as well someday.
Greek because I like the history and culture and I loved it when I went to the isles, so I want to go again. I really like the sound too…and I also like the sound of Hebrew. These two for starters and then maybe Arabic. I like strange alphabets
What do you mean, “after Japanese”? No such thing
Mandarin Chinese and Korean. I think I’ll have a slightly easier time with those because if my memory serves me right, Mandarin and Korean are similar (in different ways) to Japanese.
I’m thinking of learning Korean through Japanese since they’re similar in structure (once I reach a much better level of fluency of course)
I also want to learn Ukrainian so I can impress my family back there (kinda lol)
I like learning languages
Exactly! The more I study Japanese, the more I learn there is more Japanese to learn…
I’ll pick something from the “easiest languages to learn list.” Time for something more simple. ;D