When making this list, there was no doubt in my mind that Italian would be no 1. I have always had such a strong itch to learn this language for as long as I can remember. I have always been in love with the rolling ‘R’, and the elongated vowels which elegantly combine to create such a beautiful language. And don’t even get me started on the Italian culture, the food, the people, all the dialects, and everything else. There’s a reason it’s called the language of love…
I never know if people are loving or hating Arabic in today’s society. Personally, I love it. I love the challenge that comes with this language, a language I didn’t understand the beauty of until I visited Morocco in 2015. It was pretty much love at first sight for me. The whole idea of understanding an almost lost history and culture to a language (and the media) will always get my interest rising. I feel like I’ve never really been taught Arabian history, and what better way of learning it than learning the language??
The reason I would love to learn Portuguese is more of a shallow reason than the others on this list. In short, I just think that this language is so fun. Obviously, there is the correlation between Portuguese and the festivals in Brazil, as well as the fact that it just sounds so fun and quirky in the best way. I guess it has a certain ‘je ne sais quoi’ about it.
The amount of history behind this language is unreal. I’m quite a fan of learning about linguistics and languages (if you can’t already tell) and I find the thought of so much of the English language, as well as so many more, having Greek roots intriguing. Learning this language would help me understand my mother tongue in much more detail and precision!
When I was a small child, I vividly remember my mum trying to teach me German, as she is fluent. Back then I couldn’t care less about speaking German, ‘when would I use it?’ I asked myself. Until one day on holiday. I heard someone who sounded just like my own mother, but speaking in rough, yet breath taking language. It of course was my mum, and since that day I’ve wanted to learn.
As the 3rd most commonly spoken language in the world, Spanish would without a doubt be a helpful language to learn. Though a beautiful and sexy language, I have never really been drawn to it as much as the others on this list. However, not a day goes by where I don’t find it to be an admirable language.
If I would have made this list a year ago, French would have been up there. I’m talking 1st or 2nd place. As I was teaching myself this elegant language through the mid British summer of 2016, I was in love. I wanted to learn everything and I was loving the way I was teaching myself, as well as making so many memorable friends around the world just because we could both speak French. I am still close to fluency in the language, however studying French as an A level has drained the life and soul of the language for me. However, when I have been to France, or even listening to the old songs I used to repeat until I could understand, I fall straight back in love with French. I just don’t have the fire in my belly to learn it as much as I used to.