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    Thread created on 12:45:28 - 06/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Thought I'd ask the masses as opinions from around the world may help me here.

    I've recently changed jobs and work within a large international company. There will be occasions where I will be communicating with others from around the world. A lot of this will be via email so in itself it's not a barrier, but this got me thinking.

    My main language, and only other than a few basic words, is English.

    I'd like to learn a 2nd language. And I ask for your input as I can't simply base it on which languages I'm most likely to come into contact with, as they have customers in over 190 countries, so there's a good few to choose from.

    If you were to choose to learn a 2nd (or another) language with the main aim of it potentially coming into play with career progression, which language would you choose and, importantly, why? Which languages have you found to be most beneficial or widely used for yourself?

    Tia

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    Posted on 12:49:11 - 06/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Mandarin. 
    Spanish / Portuguese.

    But I will first focus on things other culture might find offensive

    Or Afrikaans.
    Last edited by Wild-D0G on 12:54:17 - 06/09/21
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    Posted on 12:52:13 - 06/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Africa - Swahili / Portuguese / French
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    Posted on 13:05:00 - 06/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Mandarin.

    Trust me they are the powerhouse for the future.

    Why? They are good a copying things and making them affordable. With the number of people they have, even by spitting they could drown plenty of people.

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    Posted on 13:05:26 - 06/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Welsh.
    ..why would anyone but a total loser pay money to play a browser game????
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    Posted on 13:10:39 - 06/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Australian
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    Posted on 13:17:43 - 06/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Mandarin for sure

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    Posted on 13:19:39 - 06/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Baaa? 

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    Posted on 13:20:29 - 06/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    TheDevilsBigToe [2204723]

    Thought I'd ask the masses as opinions from around the world may help me here.

    I've recently changed jobs and work within a large international company. There will be occasions where I will be communicating with others from around the world. A lot of this will be via email so in itself it's not a barrier, but this got me thinking.

    My main language, and only other than a few basic words, is English.

    I'd like to learn a 2nd language. And I ask for your input as I can't simply base it on which languages I'm most likely to come into contact with, as they have customers in over 190 countries, so there's a good few to choose from.

    If you were to choose to learn a 2nd (or another) language with the main aim of it potentially coming into play with career progression, which language would you choose and, importantly, why? Which languages have you found to be most beneficial or widely used for yourself?

    Tia
    I'd say Spanish, as there are loads of Hispanic countries across the world, apart from Asian languages.

    Spanish is close to Portugese, Italian or French as well, with certain grammar.

    It all depends on what will benefit you most of course, depending on work or living abroad etc.
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    Posted on 13:20:42 - 06/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    French, German or Chinese.
    Last edited by Gantusa on 13:20:55 - 06/09/21
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    Posted on 13:26:23 - 06/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Mandarin or Spanish if you want it much easier.
    Last edited by The-Mandalorian on 13:26:46 - 06/09/21

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    Posted on 13:33:11 - 06/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    The-Mandalorian [2354586]

    Mandarin or Spanish if you want it much easier.
    Mandalorian? lol
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    Posted on 13:34:07 - 06/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Mandalorian

    of course it depends on your career. Mandalorian is pretty solid if you want to go into interstellar history.


    Otherwise I’d go with Mandarin, Bahasa, Spanish (in that order) due to the financial powerhouses that south east Asia will be dominating with in the next 20-30 years.

    in fact you might as well give up speaking English..

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    Posted on 13:34:35 - 06/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    The-Mandalorian [2354586]

    Mandarin or Spanish if you want it much easier.

    Tyrion [1967379]

    Mandalorian? lol
    Dang it you ruined my joke now

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    Posted on 13:48:24 - 06/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    I would be tempted to learn basic greetings and manners (please and thank you etc)in as many languages as possible. Most people hate to hear their own language mangled by a foreign tongue, but they do appreciate the effort to be polite and respectful.
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    Posted on 14:11:47 - 06/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    I believe if you truly want to be anywhere and embrace any culture, you'll quickly learn the language as well from those around you.
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    Posted on 14:23:15 - 06/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Indian for sure. 

    Nigeria is a place to look out for but their national language is also English.

    Spanish is always good

    Japanese might not be as useful but since a large amount of Japanese barely speak English, it can make a big difference

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    Posted on 14:34:13 - 06/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Mandarin.

    Trust me they are the powerhouse for the future.

    Why? They are good a copying things and making them affordable. With the number of people they have, even by spitting they could drown plenty of people.

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    Lolllll

    Wow that is also considered discrimination?

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    Posted on 15:04:27 - 06/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Im Dutch , i can make myself clear and understandable in English, i understand German and speak a little bit. 
    The languages i would love to learn is French and Spanish.


    I think spanish would cover a lot of countries :)
    And Mandarin because China is HUGE. :)

     

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    Posted on 17:15:13 - 06/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Danish as I hope to live there one day so will need to learn it so I can work there
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