I haven't listed them in the order I'd prefer to learn them by the way, so please don't just select the first one.
- Swedish12% (4)10% (3)11% (7)Vote
- German35% (12)61% (19)48% (31)Vote
- Italian53% (18)29% (9)41% (27)Vote
Most Helpful Guy
As a linguist, I personally find it a little sad that almost all people here are thinking of languages mostly as being a tool, being useful or useless. I strongly disagree with this. Every language has its unique beauty and charm and who cares whether it's useful? What's the point in learning a super useful language if you don't even like it? And if we're talking about number of speakers anyway, it'd be more advisable to learn Chinese or Arabic than Spanish (Chinese has the most speakers and Arabic is spoken in a very large number of countries).
As another guy in the comments said, I don't believe there's such a thing as a "better" language. You should learn the one language that interests you most and that you find the most beautiful and exciting. If that happens to be Inuit, go for Inuit, if it happens to be Chinese, go for Chinese. I don't think anyone here can tell you what's best because we don't know you and we don't know what you are into. I can only tell you what I personally like. I am a native speaker of Swiss and of German. I'm studying English at university. I'm very much into the Germanic languages. I've also taken some classes in Swedish for half a year but I had to quit them again because I ran out of money. I think all the Germanic languages are very pretty and I would like to learn more of them. But that's just my opinion. IF you are going for German or Swedish, I can tell you that Swedish is much easier to learn because it is a very analytic language, just like English . The grammar is pretty "simple" if you are an English native speaker (no case endings etc.). German is a much more synthetic language and generally has a very complex grammar system, comparable to what old English in the 7th century A. D. used to be like. However, the advantage of learning German is that once you've tackled it, Swedish will, as a sister language, also come easily to you and even the Romance language such as Italian will feel easier because you've learned to deal with things such as the different cases, the genders etc..2
Most Helpful Girl
I'd choose italian0