Are you learning similar or different languages?

I have learned one or more foreign languages to an intermediate level or better that has (compared to my native language):

1
33.3%

0
0%

2
66.7%

0
0%

This poll will run forever.

Posts1437Likes977Joined18/3/2018LocationBellingham / US
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English
Learning Portuguese
Other Chinese - Mandarin, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai

There is a lot of interesting discussion here regarding learning methodology, but I often find myself thinking “that won’t work very well for hard language”. I chalk up this feeling to the variety of languages I learn. I was just wondering if there are any like minded people out there, so I created the poll.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Posts1Likes1Joined29/6/2022LocationStrasbourg / FR
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French
Learning Chinese - Mandarin, English, Finnish, German, Hungarian, Maori, Spanish, Swahili, Turkish

Am I the only one thinking different languages are easier than closer ones? I'm French. I hardly can remember anything from my Spanish, but despite of this I can understand Spanish, Italian and sometimes Portuguese. I'm so lazy learning these languages, even if I find Italian a beautiful one. I find the learning boring, there is no surprise and whether I remember pretty well the word as it looks like French, but there are a lot of false friends and about the gender of nouns it's awful as they are not always the same as in French.


On the other hand, exotic languages are much more interesting to learn I think. The learning is always surprising, fun, and sharp my mind (I rethink my habits, my way of cohabit with the reality and the word). Furthermore, I remember pretty well the words. Moreover, it's because I find the language I learn *lovelyer than Spanish for instance. 

kävelämä

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Posts1437Likes977Joined18/3/2018LocationBellingham / US
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Learning Portuguese
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Antlers.Kvl wrote:
exotic languages are much more interesting to learn
If you are more motivated to learn "hard" languages than "easy" ones, then it makes sense to me that you find them easier.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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