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Spanish - Learning/Know somewhat/Fluent 19%  19%  [ 6 ]
Spanish - Want to learn 3%  3%  [ 1 ]
German - Learning/Know somewhat/Fluent 16%  16%  [ 5 ]
German - Want to learn 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
French - Learning/Know somewhat/Fluent/Want to learn 16%  16%  [ 5 ]
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French sounds very weird, I agree. Mostly when you don't understand it.
BUT: French is much more delicate and precise than English, honestly. But it is also harder to learn.
English is also faster and easier to learn and write.
If you don't like it, I understand, but I prefer French. ;)

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That image was absolutely beautiful.

I personally think French is a beautiful language; I just don't have any interest in learning it because all the silent letters and remembering all those odd rules is a bit too complicated for me. Getting the hang of English grammar was hard enough.

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I've heard English is actually one of the hardest languages to learn. I found French easy, but I love it so I guess that helps. :P
The silent letters aren't confusing really, you get used to it, in the same way you'd see "knee" and never think "k-nee". I don't know what you mean by complex rules either, DNA, it's just like English!

I'm dying to learn German but I'm too afraid to try it in college in case it's too hard, ugh...but I don't really want to speak Spanish. But I don't not want to, it's just my order of preference is French -> German -> Spanish.

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The snags to English are mostly the grammatical bits and those weird exceptions, like plurals and how I-before-E-except-after-C doesn't actually apply. I believe one of the trickiest bits is figuring out which pronouns are singular and which are plural - for example, 'all' is plural but 'each' is singular. I find myself constantly referring back to my high school grammar textbook.

Silent letters in English actually do make sense, except in the words "colonel" and "Wednesday".

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DNA wrote:
The snags to English are mostly the grammatical bits and those weird exceptions, like plurals and how I-before-E-except-after-C doesn't actually apply. I believe one of the trickiest bits is figuring out which pronouns are singular and which are plural - for example, 'all' is plural but 'each' is singular. I find myself constantly referring back to my high school grammar textbook.

Silent letters in English actually do make sense, except in the words "colonel" and "Wednesday".

I doubt we're the only language with odd plurals though, like French's al -> aux. I mean, English doesn't even have a future tense technically, so its a bit easier in that regard. If an English teacher were to tell people that I/E/C rule actually applies, they shouldn't even be teaching it...

I don't really get what you mean - as in "each of you" is wrong?

French's silent letters aren't thaaat bad, mainly its just -ent at the end of a verb. I know duvet/ballet are from French but it's just that they pronounce "et" differently to us, not so much a silence, since neither "e" nor "t" alone make an "ay" sound. Colonel always got me though, and subtle. >_>

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I don't really get what you mean - as in "each of you" is wrong?

"Each of you are wrong" would be wrong.
"Each of you is wrong" would be correct.

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