J'aime la français. C'est ma langue préféré avec l'exception de l'anglais. Mais c'est une lague un peu étrage et difficile avec la grammaire.
hahahaha! I can't believe I actually know what the hell you wrote, got to love our nation's two languages, though I could never speak it and people say words too fast for me to get in a natural setting. I guess being in Ottawa has its uses though.
Nick wrote: "I love French. It's my preferred language, with the exception of English. But, this is a language that's a little strange, and the grammer is difficult." (modified a little, from the little translation)
As to Dante, take whatever you want, there's no such thing as "one language being better than another" to learn. I doubt you will seriously need Spanish unless you plan on working for the CIA in helping to fuck up South American countries more. Arabic is great to learn, so is just about any European language. Mandarin, Cantonese etc. is also great to learn for business just as Japanese is.
However, Asian languages are among the hardest to learn in the world, and is especially difficult to someone with an English ear. The reason why English is "the hardest language to learn" is because of how bastardized and clunky it is, and you are used to the non-sensical and bastardized nature of our broken language, so a lot of languages out there with any semblence of logical structure just becomes retardedly hard because you want to use English grammar in forming sentences.
Also, with regard to a lot of Asian languages, there are many words that sound ridiculously similar to one another that a lot of Western ears cannot pick up the subtle variations between words, and further, have a problem of holding syllables too long, making the wrong sounds with your mouth etc. and make it hard for people to understand you. Still though it is doable, my Polish friend has spent two years working in China and can *sort of* speak their language now
I come on every day and have no idea what Baltar is talking about.