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    trying to decide

    I'm going to be starting college very soon, and i'd like to take a language course. In highschool I took one and a half years of german and enjoyed it very much, but i've always wanted to learn Russian. I don't have any ties to Russia, but i just get a thrill whenever I hear the language spoken.

    What is your opinion? should i continue with german or try out russian? All I hear about Russian is how hard it is. What about it exactly makes it so difficult to learn?

    Thanks.

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    Well you couldn't have got very far in German so why change now?
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    Go for the thrill! I did. When I was in high school I had 4 years of Spanish. In my last year I took Russian too (so me and a buddy could talk in Russian). I continued it in College and grad school. Never a regret. Удачи!

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    Re: trying to decide

    Quote Originally Posted by hetlir
    All I hear about Russian is how hard it is. What about it exactly makes it so difficult to learn?
    The tidal wave of pronunciation, alphabetic and sentence structure differences etc, you'll have to ride over the sea of grammar rules. But if you can reach the shoreline of communication success with this language it's a thrill you won't regret.
    Please correct any Russian language mistakes I make.

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    German is so easy. Its like retarded english.

    Anyways, Russian isn't that bad, and college classes are a joke, so i don't think you'll have that hard of a time.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    You said that you took German classes in high school.Keep learning German and improve it more .If you won't use Russian in any way,learning Russian doesn't attribute much to you.Also i think Russian can not be learned in a short while,you need to study hard to learn properly.
    Главное что есть ты у меня...

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    Don't listen. Just learn Russian.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogboy182
    Don't listen. Just learn Russian.

    hahahahaha
    Главное что есть ты у меня...

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    German is a lot more useful these days, but if you have some special attachment to Russia or something by all means go for it. It's not THAT hard...

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    German is a lot more useful these days, but if you have some special attachment to Russia or something by all means go for it. It's not THAT hard...
    Uhm well no. I can't remember the last time I saw a german immgrant anywhere in America, though you can see thousands of Russian immagrants in any state. If you want to work for companies like Microsoft or Boeing or Fed Ex or UPS, or an oil company at a corperate level... Russian would be just as important of a language to speak as Chinese or Japanese. German is in FAR less demand. Mostly because, for the most part, people already speak a good deal of english by year 13 in Germany. When i was there i only met ONE person who couldnt speak english to some degree. Others spoke fluent english having stayed a year or more abroad. Sometimes it was even hard to believe that these people were Germans, seeing as they could speak to me using all the slang and with no accent.

    Russia on the other hand has a far far lesser number of people who speak english, or speak it well/ have a formal education in it... And the market for selling things to Russia has a much bigger potential.

    I can see the future of someone majoring in German as a future highschool german teacher.
    Вот это да, я так люблю себя. И сегодня я люблю себя, ещё больше чем вчера, а завтра я буду любить себя to ещё больше чем сегодня. Тем что происходит,я вполне доволен!

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    Quote Originally Posted by basurero
    German is a lot more useful these days, but if you have some special attachment to Russia or something by all means go for it. It's not THAT hard...

    yup i agree with you homie
    Главное что есть ты у меня...

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    I have been wanting to finish my German but am afraid that I will not be able to keep up with Russian if I do and I want russian to be the main language I know. I also want to do Spanish but I don't think I could handle three languages at once. Anyone here have thoughts on that?
    Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself. - Chief Joseph, Nez Perce

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    "Мы зашлём в Америку еще 10 миллионов русских и изберём там своего президента"! (C) Владимир Жириновский

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    Re: trying to decide

    Quote Originally Posted by hetlir
    What is your opinion? should i continue with german or try out russian?
    Russian. Russian girls are hotter than German girls. If the choice was between Russian and Swedish, then maybe it would be a tougher decision.

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    Just do what you want to do: study Russian!

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    Hitler, learn Russian.
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    In Post-Soviet Russia internet porn downloads YOU!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Hitler, learn Russian.
    I did not even notice that unti now!
    Let me be a free man, free to travel, free to stop, free to work, free to trade where I choose, free to choose my own teachers, free to follow the religion of my fathers, free to talk, think and act for myself. - Chief Joseph, Nez Perce

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    Quote Originally Posted by DDT
    Quote Originally Posted by TATY
    Hitler, learn Russian.
    I did not even notice that unti now!
    Probably you didn't notice that because he is not Hitler, but Hetlir.
    Почуствуйте разницу.

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