Which Language I Should Learn ?

March 25, 2010 3:19pm CST
Which Language I Should Learn if I want to read so many books in literature ??
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@tomitomi (5441)
• Singapore
25 Mar 10
failed my mandarin. failed my french. i'm equally comfortable and proficient in indonesian, english and malaysian. there is no single language that tops it all. one should compliment the other. a topic like culture, traditions are normally better read in their native language written by the natives. :)
@floridia (297)
• Algeria
25 Mar 10
Englsih is ok but not German. French and Arabic are the languages of literature as i know.
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@di44ito (496)
• Bulgaria
25 Mar 10
I think that you have to learn english or german good because for me on this two languages there are a lot of books and this two would be realy useful for you in your life not only for reading but for many other things too.
• China
18 Mar 11
I think you should learn Bangla as so many good books are in Bangla and as you are from i think it will be easy for you to learn that language as there is similarity between hindi and Bangla words. So good luck!
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
26 Mar 10
Every language has contributed it's share to the literature. However in English, many translated materials are available. Hence you can read even the other languages' literature also in English and get the satisfaction of reading literature from many languages.
@akuler (3539)
• Malaysia
25 Mar 10
Hi sincere4frdship, Usually it is depend on certain things like your favorite book authors, which literature you like to read and so on. But for me, English, Spain and France would be the first priorities. Most of the older literature was written by someone from England, Spain and France. This three language also being used by most of the countries in the world and you can easily find the book you are looking for in this three languages. Chinese and Arabic are also a good choices because they always produce a good literature since the earlier generation. There are a lot of famous book written using this languages. But most of them also have been translated to the other languages especially English.
@cripfemme (7715)
• United States
25 Mar 10
It depends. What is the second most spoken language in your country? What populations do you work with? If you're not a native English speaker, I would work on that as a lot of people speak English.
• United States
25 Mar 10
I'd say learn whatever language and read whatever literature you want. Every country and culture has something to offer in literature, and there is no one language that stands above the rest. There are plenty of books in each language, and I don't think that you're going to run out if you only go by one language.
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
25 Mar 10
There's written books in a lot of languages, so maybe finding out which authors you'd like to read in the original language would be easier? I read books in English, German, Norwegian (Danish and Swedish, but they're so similar that I don't have to learn them) and Icelandic. Even though Icelandic is a quite small language, there's quite a lot written in it. I guess that there be heaps of books in for example Chinese or Japanese.