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    Posted on 03:07:07 - 19/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    happy165 [2352900]

    Danish as I hope to live there one day so will need to learn it so I can work there

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    we here in Denmark really apreciate it when foreigners learn our language!

    but trust me, over 99% of people above the age of 8 (and below 80) well have no trouble with english

    Sepulchrave [2092631]

    "...but trust me, over 99% of people above the age of 8 (and below 80) well have no trouble with english..."

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    I'm curious, which of these 2 would you assume are the most well-written.

    A The Lancet article with 200 citations and 10 spelling errors, or a whattsupwiththat.com blog post without spelling errors?

    oh and if you dodge the question I'm out
    Lol...I write medical articles...and blog posts (for a living, for many years), so I can tell you that your question is entirely fatuous.

    The only answer is: whichever one is better written.

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    Posted on 03:20:27 - 19/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    happy165 [2352900]

    Danish as I hope to live there one day so will need to learn it so I can work there

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    we here in Denmark really apreciate it when foreigners learn our language!

    but trust me, over 99% of people above the age of 8 (and below 80) well have no trouble with english

    Sepulchrave [2092631]

    "...but trust me, over 99% of people above the age of 8 (and below 80) well have no trouble with english..."

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    I'm curious, which of these 2 would you assume are the most well-written.

    A The Lancet article with 200 citations and 10 spelling errors, or a whattsupwiththat.com blog post without spelling errors?

    oh and if you dodge the question I'm out

    Sepulchrave [2092631]

    Lol...I write medical articles...and blog posts (for a living, for many years), so I can tell you that your question is entirely fatuous.

    The only answer is: whichever one is better written.
    I admire your dedication. almost everyone would quit their job if they struggled this much with the basic requirements. keep at it!

    "Refusing to help a neighbor who's house burned down is shitty. Refusing when you helped start the fire is monstrous."

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    Posted on 03:41:55 - 19/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    happy165 [2352900]

    Danish as I hope to live there one day so will need to learn it so I can work there

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    we here in Denmark really apreciate it when foreigners learn our language!

    but trust me, over 99% of people above the age of 8 (and below 80) well have no trouble with english

    Sepulchrave [2092631]

    "...but trust me, over 99% of people above the age of 8 (and below 80) well have no trouble with english..."

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    I'm curious, which of these 2 would you assume are the most well-written.

    A The Lancet article with 200 citations and 10 spelling errors, or a whattsupwiththat.com blog post without spelling errors?

    oh and if you dodge the question I'm out

    Sepulchrave [2092631]

    Lol...I write medical articles...and blog posts (for a living, for many years), so I can tell you that your question is entirely fatuous.

    The only answer is: whichever one is better written.

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    I admire your dedication. almost everyone would quit their job if they struggled this much with the basic requirements. keep at it!
    A silly riposte. Keep growing up.

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    Posted on 04:03:18 - 19/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    I wouldn't pick a language that you would have to visit a single area/country to use, unless that becomes your intention. Hence I'd suggest Spanish. 

    Not only for how much of the globe speaks it but also by learning Spanish can help you learn (and from the start possibly pick out a good deal of a conversation in) related languages like Romanian, Portuguese, Italian, and French+.

    As a kid into teens, I was interested in linguistics. Like kids today beg for video games, I'd beg to find people who could teach me. I tried to teach myself Hungarian, and Romanian. I stuck with Romanian the longest since I took Spanish in High school and it seemed similar. Only fell out of it cause I never had anyone to help me with pronunciation or to go to for questions.
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    Posted on 08:05:58 - 19/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Posted on 13:05:44 - 19/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Inuktitut.

    The Inuit are among the largest land owners globally and with global warming...

    Image may contain: possible text that says 'I WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE TO ANYONE I HAVE NOT YET OFFENDED PLEASE BE PATIENT WILL GET TO YOU SHORTLY'

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    Posted on 13:30:27 - 19/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Hoch [1772040]

    Inuktitut.

    The Inuit are among the largest land owners globally and with global warming...
    Denmark owns greenland ;)

    "Refusing to help a neighbor who's house burned down is shitty. Refusing when you helped start the fire is monstrous."

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    Posted on 13:39:21 - 19/09/21 (1 month ago)
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    Hoch [1772040]

    Inuktitut.

    The Inuit are among the largest land owners globally and with global warming...

    WiseTheRumGone [2078276]

    Denmark owns greenland ;)
    True, but 

    Inuit land holdings

    Image may contain: possible text that says 'I WOULD LIKE TO APOLOGIZE TO ANYONE I HAVE NOT YET OFFENDED PLEASE BE PATIENT WILL GET TO YOU SHORTLY'

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    Posted on 13:36:51 - 27/09/21 (25 days 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
    Spanish would be useful because it may be a stepping stone to learning a few of the similar languages afterwards such as italian or brasilian.
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