Nicola (inspired) wrote in linguaphiles,
Nicola
inspired
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Does anyone have any experience of learning multiple languages at once?

I've wanted to try and learn a second language for as long as I can remember, but I've never had the time until now! Unfortunatley, I'm completely torn between Italian and German - Italian is a language I have always loved, and I already have a base knowledge of German as I got a GCSE in it (basically a qualification we take in England when we're 16!) about five years ago.

As I really can't choose between them, I'm contemplating trying to learn them both alongside each other. Is this a terrible idea? As they are completely different and I already have a base knowledge in one I'm hoping I can get away with it ;) I wouldn't really be trying to become completely fluent in either, really just good enough to hold a decent conversation!

And if all else fails - pick the language for me :D Is one of the two easier to pick up for someone who pretty much only speaks English?
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