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Ireland Noct9rn 
Hello HLTV. Does anyone here know how to speak a language besides english and their own? If so, I'd like you to answer these questions. - What language is it? - Was it easy or difficult at first? - Where and how (method) did you learn it. Thank you.
2018-03-25 18:45
#1
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Poland swstk 
Russian Pretty easy because I'm Polish Duolingo and talking with my ruskie/ukrainian friends
2018-03-25 18:46
#5
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Ireland Noct9rn 
I've used Duolingo for 1 year in order to learn the basics of german and french, imo it's the best app to learn new languages.
2018-03-25 18:48
I agree, it's the best, Quizlet is good as well, but I'm not really sure how it works, I was learning English IT words
2018-03-25 18:58
#30
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Ireland Noct9rn 
I also recommend memrise, it's similar to duolingo but it's not that systematic.
2018-03-25 19:01
I'll check it out
2018-03-25 19:02
#2
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United Kingdom cacafuego 
spanish quite easy school+college and self study
2018-03-25 18:47
hola, que tal?
2018-03-25 18:49
#12
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United Kingdom cacafuego 
Muy bien :) y tu?
2018-03-25 18:50
Bien, encantado de conocerte
2018-03-25 18:51
#26
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United Kingdom cacafuego 
Gracias. Hay cada vez más jovenes en Inglaterra que están aprendiendo el espanol
2018-03-25 18:56
#8
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Ireland Noct9rn 
Quite easy? Well, you've got to be the first brit to say that, most of my british friends ask me to learn Portuguese, they kind of give up after learning some words.
2018-03-25 18:49
#17
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United Kingdom cacafuego 
I dont know much about portuguese but from what i hear of it it sounds harder to pronounce than spanish
2018-03-25 18:51
#18
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Ireland Noct9rn 
The writing is easier (imo) but spanish is easier while having a talk, yes.
2018-03-25 18:52
#63
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Portugal ant97fer 
Yes, usually for people that try to learn both its harder in every aspect, despite the similarities
2018-03-25 19:38
Russian Easy because i always played with 4 russians Matchmaking
2018-03-25 18:47
4 russians on global rank? Impossible.
2018-03-25 18:51
#4
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Germany szily 
- Hungarian/German - No - Childhood (grandma/grandpa) and German in Germany at school
2018-03-25 18:48
Cool! :D
2018-03-25 19:04
#47
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Germany szily 
Romanian is my mother language tho. I forgot a lot or I actually have to recap when I'm in Romania, but it's fine to talk to my family. Same with Hungarian.
2018-03-25 19:09
ah, I see, it's not easy when you don't remember the words
2018-03-25 19:41
#65
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Germany szily 
True. Continuously searching for words. :P
2018-03-25 20:48
#6
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Poland Kazahi 
Germany - from school
2018-03-25 18:48
Italian kinda easy school obviously why else would I learn such a shit language
2018-03-25 18:49
#10
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Ireland Noct9rn 
Ahahah, the accent makes it a bit annoying :p
2018-03-25 18:50
PaStAA, PitZZa, bibBiDi BaBbiDi BuBBiDi
2018-03-25 19:10
italian is one of the better sounding languages
2018-03-25 18:51
#46
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Turkey 0vercast 
you must be lucky that you learnt the best language of the world.
2018-03-25 19:08
+1
2018-03-25 19:11
#11
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Brazil Vlatow 
Italian and spanish Spanish easier than italian, because first I learnt how to speak Italian. School
2018-03-25 18:50
#15
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Ireland Noct9rn 
Easy languages for a Portuguese speaker ahah. Well done!
2018-03-25 18:51
This isn't language but i can read cirilic alphabet yes i don't know (it was 6 years ago)
2018-03-25 18:52
#20
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Ireland Noct9rn 
Tried to learn it for a month or so, it was too hard, I gave up xD
2018-03-25 18:53
The worst of learning there are: ja, jo, je, ju
2018-03-25 18:55
#25
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Ireland Noct9rn 
Seems hard but fun to learn, for some reason.
2018-03-25 18:55
German Relatively easy Learned it in school in Denmark plus i've travelled to Germany many times and my grandparents live very close to the border.
2018-03-25 18:53
#22
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Ireland Noct9rn 
Would you say it was easy 'cause you're danish or it has to be with the long time of practice?
2018-03-25 18:53
There are some similarities but german grammar is hell. I would definetly say it's easier as a dane to learn german than fx portuguese or italian
2018-03-25 18:55
#27
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Ireland Noct9rn 
I know the basics of both languages (danish and german) and it's nowhere near Portuguese ahaha, for how long have you learned German?
2018-03-25 18:56
I had it for 5 years in school. Could choose between german/french and i thought German would be more useful than French
2018-03-25 21:46
#69
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Ireland Noct9rn 
Sadly, it isn't :(
2018-03-25 22:00
Russian Arabic (speaking only cant read/write) Spanish (basic) swedish english started learning French and German imo russian is hard at first, but when you get your head around it then it comes naturally, kind of like muscle memory, you just get used to how the grammar is.. my biggest problem is vocabulary spanish and arabic are similar in a lot of ways, i learned spanish in school (you pick a 3rd language you want to learn) but i've forgotten most of it since i dont speak spanish so often. probably comes back if i refresh it i rly wanted to learn german cus i like germany and the language etc i have also been wanting to learn french learn the alphabet if its different, then basic stuff like colors, numbers, objects then verbs, adjectives etc.. listen to the language radio/talkshow/teaching video or playlist/watch kid programs in that language they usually have basic wording and you learn the grammars fundaments stick with it
2018-03-25 19:06
#37
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Ireland Noct9rn 
I can tell you that spanish and arabic are similar because of the occupation of Spain and Portugal by the Islamics, from 711 to 788. At that time the spanish language wasn't really developed so as soon as the Islamics came in, they all started to speak arabic.
2018-03-25 19:05
#31
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Russia InSpectorRR 
German It's a difficult Duolingo and Rammstein songs xd
2018-03-25 19:02
#33
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India Proxy_ 
Dutch and some Spanish. Dutch was easy. I didn't learn too much Spanish but it was easy to learn at first.
2018-03-25 19:03
#34
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Brazil PazFanBoy 
Brazilian (My mother's language)/Arabic (My father's language)/(Learning French, the first year so far) Brazilian isn't that hard because it's my mother's language, same as Arabic, but French seems a bit weird for me to be honest xD It pretty much is self explanatory.
2018-03-25 19:04
#38
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Brazil willdsc 
brazilian doesn't even exist
2018-03-25 19:06
#39
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Brazil PazFanBoy 
Well, Portuguese then. xD
2018-03-25 19:06
#45
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Turkey 0vercast 
I thought you were a fakeflagger Turk cuz of your nickname and flair :D
2018-03-25 19:08
#48
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Brazil PazFanBoy 
No, I actually like Turkey, I've went to it in summer and people were nice, And well in Brazil I was taught that Arabs are bad etc, But when I travelled to United Arab Emirates (UAE) (I bet you call it "Dubai") and lived there for a while, I've known that they were wrong. (and no, I am not calling you guys arabs, dw xD)
2018-03-25 19:09
I started learning Swedish, Dutch, Polish and some other random languages to see which one is good It depends, some words are easy, but they are really hard in my opinion! Duolingo
2018-03-25 19:04
#41
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Ireland Noct9rn 
It'd be really good for you to learn dutch and swedish since dutch is an easy language for english speakers. Swedish is "related" to other languages like Norwegian, Danish and German.
2018-03-25 19:06
#40
falleN | 
Brazil willdsc 
french. not hard since it's somewhat similar to portuguese
2018-03-25 19:06
#43
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Ireland Noct9rn 
Yeh.
2018-03-25 19:07
#42
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Norway namsayin 
everyone knows that all people on hltv speaks 7+ languages.
2018-03-25 19:06
#44
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Ireland Noct9rn 
name checks out.
2018-03-25 19:07
romanian
2018-03-25 19:12
- Swedish - Found it difficult at the start, but easy afterwards - Started learning at school but only to about B1 level; self-study up to fluency when I moved to Stockholm Sadly through lack of practice (been back in Finland for the past two years) I feel like my skill is decreasing, but I would say I have retained 80%+ of my skill.
2018-03-25 19:14
#53
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Norway SkaMathias 
Danish - if I put a warm potato in my mouth and start speaking norwegian
2018-03-25 19:17
#57
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Ireland Noct9rn 
rofl
2018-03-25 19:23
#54
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Brazil BlueLighting 
1 - A little of Japanese 2 - still hard to know kanji 3 - being a otaku lol
2018-03-25 19:21
You just have to think differently most indo-european language works like that SVO (subject, verb, object), i might understand that it's kinda disturbing if you wanna start learning a language that is working, for exemple with a SOV one, you'll need to adapt yourself, and over time it'll be fine in general if it's the first language in SOV that you learn after that it'll get easier and you'll be able to learn a new language, for exemple, you've learnt japanese then now, you'll be able to switch to Korean and vice versa, grammatically speaking, they both are similar and both nations shared a lot with China aswell. I know that for Chinese the grammar is relavitely easy as well and it looks similar to a SVO language so if you want to learning something new and different than any proto european one, you might learn Chinese although it's a tonal language so you'll have to practice orally.
2018-03-25 19:22
#56
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Ireland Noct9rn 
Thank you for your help. And indeed, I've got asian friends and they tell me that all the languages are similar.
2018-03-25 19:23
> I've got asian friends and they tell me that all the languages are similar. They aren't similar but share a lot in common, for example Korean and Japanese the grammar is really similar and they both are agglutinative language. But Mandarin and cantonese are both tonal language
2018-03-25 19:24
A lot of south asian country are tonal language so if you, for exemple can speak Mandarin or cantonese you could learn south asian language easier. and even speak it in singapore. since madarin is one of the fourth official langauge of the country.
2018-03-25 19:26
#59
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Portugal ant97fer 
Spanish Pretty easy due to similarities with portuguese School, as a 2nd foreigner language Learning turkish atm, but still in the very basics
2018-03-25 19:24
+1 most latin langauge are really similar for example if you speak french it would take you less than 2 years to become fluent in Italian and vice versa because they both look and sound really similar and both share words in common. so they might understand a few conversation in eachothers language even though they are not speaking it. This is same if for example with english, it will be easier to learn germanic language and french since, english is a germanic language heavily influenced by latin and french (around 28% of the english words came from french and 26% from german and the rest is purely made from latin and adapted to english)
2018-03-25 19:31
#62
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Portugal ant97fer 
Spanish the easiest language for us to learn, but its really really useful, if i am successful learning turkish and learn for instance french i can communicate with a big part of the worlds population. But spanish is pretty trick sometimes, because you tend a lot to adapt portuguese words to spanish, so you just look like a "wannabe", and you dont speak the language, just communicate
2018-03-25 19:35
#66
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Netherlands Deji 
German is quite easy
2018-03-25 20:49
#70
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Ireland Noct9rn 
Nah
2018-03-25 22:01
#67
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Slovakia gayzera 
German No,cuz im asian DUOOOOLINGOO
2018-03-25 20:51
#71
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Ireland Noct9rn 
DUOLINGOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
2018-03-25 22:01
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