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Learning two and more languages

Some of italki members learn two and more languages judging by them profiles. And I have a question to them.
Isn't learning one of foreign language interferes with one another?



It sort of depends, it's probably a bad idea to start learning two languages from the same family. However, if they're not really related, you should be OK. Sometimes after I practise German and go straight to speaking in Portuguese, I get confused with word order and stuff (but never the other way round). It's a bit weird, but it doesn't last long and it's not really a major problem. And if you know a language well, learning another one from the same family will be made a little easier due to shared vocab, similarities in grammar etc.

I think you can learn two and more language at the same time if you can do separate them. Myself I learn many languages at the same time and as it looks now it isn't a problem. I would say that it depends on person.

I really think it's hard to learn 2 or 3 languages at the same time especially if the learner is not living in the language enviroment "i mean with native speakers of the target language ".

The question is not about how many languages we can learn. Of course we could all learn multiple languages depending on how much time we have and of course the more languages we learn the slower we'll learn each one.

The brain is the most amazing and mysterious biological machine ever created in all the universe.

I tried to learn Japanes and korean before at the same time.. For me it doesn't conflict or intefere.. I don't mixed words. The only problem I have I can't give same attention to both. I am more focus on korean language than Japanese.


It doesn't interfere at all.. the ideal would be to learn only one subject in school all year.. I had 4 languages in University and I know that not everyone can take it.. yes I said University.. not highschool. Now learning 2 languages at same time that is basic.

from my personal view yes it does interfere, it's better to concentrate on one ;) 

No, it has never really caused me any problems. If anything it has only helped.

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