I've always wanted to speak both of these lanauges but never got around to it. Obviously it would be impratical to learn two at the same time so has anyone got any ideas on how I could choose which one to learn? Also do you have any experiences with learning either of these lanuages or a completely separate lanuage?
Most Helpful Girl
Well, I see you're from the UK so you've probably got a good grasp on English which is a Germanic language, so German might be easier. I think German is also a more widely spoken language, so it might be more useful.0
Most Helpful Guy
French has more utility. Something like 60% of Germans are capable of having a conversation in English (the remaining 40% are mostly old people that will die in 30 years) so looking into the future German isn't going to get you very far, since they speak English anyway. The French speak English too, but only around 30% of them claim to be able to have a conversation, plus its much more widespread then German and is spoken in parts of Africa as well where none of them can speak English, so you could do well there. Definitely go with French.