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Eric (エリック)
Learning Multiple Languages

Do you think it is a bad idea to learn multiple languages at once?  I have recently begun learning Japanese and I would like to learn Korean also but am worried adding another language now would put too much of a strain on what I am already learning.

What is your experience with this?


Mar 1, 2018 3:16 PM
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The thing with Japanese and Korean is that they have two completely different writing systems. Also, the grammar is totally different from European languages. The different levels of politeness and difference between male and female speech add another headache. 

An experienced language learner can still tackle them at the same time, but if you wonder if it’s possible to learn two new languages at the same time, chances are that it would be too challenging for you.

March 1, 2018
Starting with two languages at the same time is not advisable. Try to get passed the beginner level in Japanese first. Korean will be easy after this because the Japanese and Korean grammar is very similar.
March 1, 2018
Thanks for your suggestions.  I think its probably best to have a better foundation in the first language before moving on to another.  :)
March 1, 2018

Eric, I don't about Japanese and Korean.

But in case of European languages, I believe it will be easier and interesting to learn two at the same time. 

I was learning French along with English. It was a wonderful experience because words are so much similar to each other.

Miriam is right, too. You 'd better have some command in one of them then start learning the second one.

March 1, 2018
Eric (エリック)
Language Skills
English, Japanese, Korean
Learning Language
Japanese, Korean