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Ok /int/ I want to learn another language so I figure I'd ask you guys.

Should I learn Russian or German ?

Do give reasons for why I should pick either one ok?

The languages I know are English and Romanes.
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German is probably far easier for an English speaker. But sounds kind of ugly, and, especially with Germany's worsening situation, it probably won't be as useful as Russian.
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Russian is a nightmare
go German
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>>53760526

What's wrong with Russian?
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>Romanes
as in Romani, the language of Romania?
If yes just learn Italian, it's hardly a dialect.

Or just learn Afrikaans, it's the easiest language I've ever seen.
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>>53760860

Romanes as in the language of the gypsy/romani.
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>>53760372
>an american.
>learning a language....

Thats impossible malcom dont waste your time.
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>>53760372
Learn Russian so that you can read Strugatsky in Russian
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>>53760372

Learn Spanish asshat. It will actually be useful in the US and you can visit countries that the language didn't originate in...
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>>53760372
poccий тaн
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>>53760962
*твн
Fuck.
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>>53760899

Malcom?
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>>53760979
How about Dick? kek
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>>53760372

Learn German. The people are better mannered. Goethe is better than any author Russia shat out.


And frankly, it's better to preserve the German culture than it is the Russian 'culture'.
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>>53760994
>it's better to preserve the German culture than it is the Russian 'culture'.
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Learn Russian

http://learnrussian.rt.com/
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>>53760956

Fuck Mexican Spanish I want a language that doesn't sound like trash.
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>>53760372
Almost every German knows at least a full sentence of English; go with Russian so you can tell them to get the fuck off your valve source server.
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>>53760372
Everyone in Germany knows English and if you try to speak German as an American then they will just speak English (happened to me once)
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>>53760372
Learn Russian. You'll be then able to do a travel by Transsib rail through the whole fucking continent.
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>>53760860
> Romani
> the language of Romania
That's really rude
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>>53760978
TБХ
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none of these are worth learning
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>>53760372
Try to python
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Cкopo вce нa pyccкoм зaгoвopитe, пидopacы. Cкopo.
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>>53760372
>Romanes
magyar cygany
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>>53763496
>implying
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>>53763496
Я тaк yжe дeлaю)))
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>>53760372
Russian sounds cool, german is more useful and easier to learn for an english speaker.
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>>53760372
>being a gyppo
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>>53760372
You should learn French
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>>53760372
Go Russian
German is becoming useless
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>>53760372
German is easy mod for english speaker
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>>53760372
Russian. No question! Russian is so much more useful.
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>>53760372
tiganeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
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>>53760372
Russian is a lot more useful.
1. Russians don't speak English, but Germans do.
2. Knowing Russian is essential if you want to be an astronaut.
3. Russia has made some interesting movies, Germany hasn't done that since the thirties, when they were still silent.
4. There are Russian speakers in some parts of the US, and would therefore be more useful to you in day to day life... although still fairly useless.

If you want to learn a useful language, that also has a lot of fun cultural products, there is really only one alternative: Spanish.

Here is my personal ranking of languages that are no English by usefulness:

1. Spanish
2. Chinese
3. Arabic (unfortunately)
4. Japanese
5. Russian
6. Portuguese
7. Hindi/Urdu
8. Indonesian/Malay
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>>53765235
Any recs for Russian movies? I've seen some Tarkovsky and some random modern ones on youtube but not much in general
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>>53760372
why the hell do you need russian?
I mean it's good if you like it or whatever, but from the point of view of profit it's useless.
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>>53765500
It's one of the global business languages I believe.
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>>53760372
>Russian
unless you know russians who will speak it with you regularly it's useless to try))))
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>>53760372

Learn Russian. It's language of the master race, language of the conquerors of the world. German will be a dead language by turn of the century.
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>>53765520
only if your company has business with russian companies
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>>53765235
>japanese
>useful
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>>53765673
any asian language is much more useful then russian. just trust me. i live here. i know what i am talking about
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>>53765235
>learning a language based on usefulness
shiggy diggy
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>>53760372
German
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>>53760372
learn whatever you like more
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>>53765803
Maybe he meant that when he said chinese.

Even so, why is Italian not on the list? Italian corporations and mafia are quite spread out.
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>>53765751
>any asian language is much more useful then russian. just trust me. i live here. i know what i am talking about

Chinese is the only one more useful than Russian, and it's comically difficult
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>>53765872
people say that chinese is only difficult at pronunciation and writing.
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>>53765803
Japanese and Russian are on around the same level of usefulness in my opinion. But I placed Japanese slightly higher because og their great entertainment industry.

And by "Chinese", I meant "Mandarin". I probably should have specified it, though. You're right. Yue would be fairly high up on the list of useful languages, too. Top 20, at least.
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>>53765330
Durak
(the fool)
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boy i really want to learn russian or any other european language frankly (other than spanish fuck that) it's just that i can't trill my r's
should i an hero or what
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>>53766048
There is still hope.

Standard German, French, Danish and some Norwegian dialects don't trill their r's.
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>>53766174
The French seem to be about half half with the r
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>>53766048
don't you have speech therapist in your country? Many people in russia can't pronounce russian R properly.
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>>53760994
Nothing wrong with Russian culture
They made a lot of contributions to art and science
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>>53766048
It's not all that hard for most people, you just need practice. And even if you can't do it at all for some reason you still will be fine.
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Go for Mexican

Amigo
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>>53766185
Well... they have a uvular trill, but not an alveolar one. I didn't know that it was also called trill. I thought it was just a guttoral r.

Still. Very different, and way easier.
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>>53765235
>2. Knowing Russian is essential if you want to be an astronaut.


kosmonaut*....asstronauts are for being gay american and getting blown up in a rocked.
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>>53766174
i guess i'll start with german and/or maybe french
>>53766201
yeah but i don't intend to spend a fortune to pronounce letters in different langu
>>53766276
thanx fàm
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Russian is totally different from English, difficult and actually useless. So learn German
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>>53766411
No. You need Russian if you want to be an astronaut, as well, because you need to use Russian rockets to get to space.

I'm actually surprised by how many more official deaths there have been during American spaceflights than during Russian/Soviet ones.
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>>53765871
>Even so, why is Italian not on the list? Italian corporations and mafia are quite spread out.
oh come on, Italian is not spread out at all, it's useful only in Italy.
>>53765986
honestly I put Russian above Japanese because
>muh more native speakers and geographical distribution
but all these countries speaking russian are fucking shitholes and no one really wants to go there
and there is so much fucking weaboos, it's everywhere, japanese is probably has the most resources to learn(except for english) because of these weaboos
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>>53766583
lol ur a moron.

dosvidanya kacap
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>>53765500
Because if you know English and Russian you are pretty much will be ok in this life.
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>>53765751

The language is not your own thing. Who the fuck are you to say shit like that?
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>>53766700
English, yes, but russian?hahaha

only if you want to buy firearms or a grenade or two.
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German unless you plan on migrating to Russia which no one does
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>>53766333
I'm referring to this, i don't know what it is in linguistics, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n2kkr0e_dTQ, they don't always talk that way though
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>>53766700
as Russian? or just as an average human? Russian is not really useful even in Poland anymore

Spanish, French, Mandarin, Arabic are more useful on global scale than Russian
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>>53766796
awww come on komrade

russia is a pretty cool place to gain post apocalyptic experience, arts and crafts in banditry and become a real man or die trying.

It's a harsh social environment where boipussies and man children get devoured alive.
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>>53766659
I'm right, though. You need to be able to speak Russian if you want to become an astronaut.
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>>53766906
>implying anyone on 4chan has the capabilities to become one
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>>53765330
The Green Elephant. The movie available on youtube with eng subs.
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>>53766973
I vouch for this one wholeheartedly.
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>>53766796
It's only a matter of time before Russia migrates to you, so I'd go for Russian
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>>53760994
>Goethe is better than any author Russia shat out.
hows highschool kid?
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>>53767036
To be fair he might be right about Goethe. Who would you put against him, Pushkin?
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>>53766948
Yeah. I absolutely think someone here has the capabilities.

1. Technical background/military training (A master's degree or PhD in engineering or physics or some other decent science is probably required either way.)
2. Be proficient in English and Russian. (Last time the ESA hired, this wasn't even a requirement.)
3. Be a perfect specimen of human health
4. Have great social skills

There's probably something else. This doesn't seem so hard. I couldn't do it, but I am absolutely certain that there are several people on 4chan who could.
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>>53767083
Pushkin is pretty good though, isn't he? Chekhov is also among my favourites.
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>>53766948
Im already an asstronut

buko
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>>53766842

Russian as English are languages of international communication.

Pretty much in all ex-ussr countries and countries of Russian waves of migrations people still speak Russian. This is about 300mln people.

And English - about 700-800 users in the world.

So, you can easily communicate with ~ 1 bln white people knowing English and Russian.
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>>53767132
Astronauts are like what the 99.999th percentile or something? How many people are there even on this website?
According to wikipedia there have only ever been like 500 astronauts.
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>>53767132
You also have to be American citizen I believe.
>3. Be a perfect specimen of human health
Any American here would fail this
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>>53767215
truth and word to your momma
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>>53767139
Pushkin is great and the Russians have fantastic literature, but Goethe is like a German Shakespeare. I'd say maybe Doestoevsky or Pushkin could be put up with him. Maybe Lermontov for poetry
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>>53767203
>Pretty much in all ex-ussr countries and countries of Russian waves of migrations people still speak Russian.
all these countries are fucking shitholes no one wants to go

and if you learn English and Mandarin you can speak with 1.8 billion people
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>>53766048
>>53766453
m8 I cant do it either and im doing just fine here
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>>53767249
Opinions and stuff, man.
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>>53766048
just say perkele m8
http://vocaroo.com/i/s1uWVpqxygti
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>>53767293
Whatever. Cheneese language are chinacentric. No other people speak it.
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>>53767210
I think only a small part of those who would qualify apply. If they had an intense desire to become an astronaut, I think a lot of people would be able to at least get through a few stages of the selection process.

>>53767215
No, you do not. The ESA has astronauts. You could apply the next time they have a hiring round. Everyone from an ESA member state can apply.
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>>53767441
you sound like a faggot, pekka
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>>53767483
it's widely used in East Asia outside of China

and no other people than Russians speak Russian dude, only the worst post soviet republics speak it
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>>53767483
Lots of Chinese minorities abroad.
A quarter of the Malaysian population are ethnic Chinese, for example.
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>>53766700
>Because if you know English you are pretty much will be ok in this life.
fixed you
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>>53760372
Russian language is difficult. Here's an example:
dick - Hui, elda, her
pussy - pizda
gay- pidoras
Ass - jopa
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>>53760372
German, if you attempt to study russian half the time you will whine on /int/ how cyrillic is so "wrong" and how latin is so "right"
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>>53767523
>>53767545

Ok.

>>53767547

фикcaнyл тeбe зa щeкy, пpoвepяй.
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>>53760372
OP, Russian would be useful for you if you want to go to Russia (or any other ex-soviet shithole) for sex tourism. Seriously it's a great opportunity to have some fun for an american or western european.
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>>53760372
You should learn French, nigga
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>>53767572
cyrillic is not really "wrong" but it looks edgy and angular for me

also
>eastern slavs saying poles should use cyrillic
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>>53767680
>sex tourism

stop self promoting pls
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>>53767572
Russian Cyrillic makes a lot more sense than how English butchers the Latin alphabet.
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>>53767645
Пидopaш, хвaтит yжe тyт ceмeнить и пиcaть 10 paзных пocтoв якoбы oт лицa paзных pyccких, пpocтo cмиpиcь c тeм, чтo мы пpoигpaли этy иcтopию и в ближaйшиe 50 лeт нe бyдeм oкaзывaть никaкoгo cyщecтвeннoгo влияния нa миp
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learn finnnish
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>>53767858
ceлфхeйтep хyжe пидapaca.
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>>53768003
Пpичeм тyт ceлфхeйт, /пoл/тapд? Этo oбъeктивный фaкт, и oн ocтaнeтcя тaким нecмoтpя нa oтpицaниe eгo тoбoй.
Чтoбы peшить пpoблeмy, нyжнo пpeждe вceгo ee пpизнaть
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>>53768090
>oбъeктивный фaкт

Лишь в твoeм мянямиpкe. Пpoблeмa в тeбe и в тaких, кaк ты. Кpaйняя aгpeccивнocть, oбoбщeниe вceгo и вceя, pycoфoбия - лишь мaлый cпиcoк вaших пpoблeм. Caмoe cмeшнoe, чтo ты c флaгoм Poccии и, мoгy пpeдпoлoжить, чтo пoльзyeшьcя eё блaгaми. Hy, и в цeлoм, твoe пpaвo, кaк и быть тaким кaкoй ты ecть, нaвepнoe. Лaднo, бывaй, бoльшe тeбe oтвeчaть нe бyдy.
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>>53768238
>Кpaйняя aгpeccивнocть
Гдe ты yвидeл в мoих cлoвaх aгpeccию?

>Пpoблeмa в тeбe и в тaких, кaк ты
Aгa, тo ecть этo я, тaйнo нeнaвидя Poccиюшкy cидя y ceбя дoмa, мeшaю cтaть Poccии вeликoй и мoгyчeй?

>Лишь в твoeм мянямиpкe.
A вoт тyт oбocpaмc, ибo BBП poccии ceйчac yжe нижe Итaльянcкoгo, a в cлeдyющeм гoдy мы oпycтимcя eщё нижe.
Hy и eщё y нac 70% нaceлeния живyт зa peaльнoй чepтoй бeднocти, oбpaзoвaниe и мeдицинa paзвaливaeтcя, нaceлeниe cтpeмитeльнo дeгpaдиpyeт. Лeт чepeз 20 oкoнчaтeльнo cтaнeм 3 миpoм, кaк кaкaя-нибyдь индия или пaкиcтaн
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>>53767680
>muh sex tourism

between all the rampant aids and other STD infested whores, psychopaths and other garbage which russia is crawling with I'd highly advise against going to russia for such degeneracy.

You'd catch something nasty that would be the death of you quick.

In russia you dont fuck, YOU GET FUCKED
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is it even possible to move to russia these days?
it's one of the countries i want to live in for a couple of years.
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>>53768506
>wants to live in Rossiya

lol
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>>53768506
you can move there today if you want, the native population growth is in decline, lots of unused clay to settle if you can develope it.

but it's not sweeden, no social benefits or gibsme dats., unless you are military or government connections.

Some of the locals can be a real pain in the ass and will try to kill you to take your shit.

but yeah, go for it.
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>>53762890
Romani means Roman
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>>53760492
And Russia doesn't have a shit situation, Germany is far more important than Russia especially in terms of being useful. Unless you want to travel to the shitholes inhabited by Russian speakers.
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>>53768672
>lots of unused clay to settle if you can develope it.
No, you can't. Everything were privatized 20 years ago. Even if you were so lucky to buy something 40km away from nearest town, then you're will meet Russian bureaucracy with Reagan jokes like queues and enjoyment with approving every instantiations.
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>>53768838
>Everything were privatized 20 years ago.

no not everything, there's more clay than people to go around who can effectively keep check of it.

you can live on someone's "privatised property" without them knowing your entire life. and not be bothered.

however it is risky
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>>53765872
>Chinese is the only one more useful than Russian, and it's comically difficult


All of this sentence is comically wrong
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The most useful languages are (not including English)

For Americans

#1 Spanish
#2 French or German
#3 Mandarin
#4 Arabic
#5 Russian
#6 Japanese
#7 Portuguese

For European

#1 French or German
#2 Italian/Spanish
#3 Arabic/Russian
#4 Mandarin
#5 Polish
#6 Japanese
#7 Portuguese

For Aussies etc Mandarin and Japanese higher.


Mandarin is a meme language though i'd rate Korean/Japanese as better to learn because China is a shithole, this is also
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>>53768672
well i wouldn't want to move there to grow crops. i was more thinking working a shitty job which i'm fine with and see the sights. experience a true russian winter and that.
a friend lived there for quite some time and really liked it but she's got a russian citizenship so i just thought that there might be problem getting into the country, landing a job/place to live/whatever you know.
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>>53769213
French is literally the least useful language on either of your lists.

German is also pretty much entirely useless outside of Europe. It is in no way more useful than Mandarin, Japanese, Russian, Arabic or Portuguese.
>>53769602
Mary your Russian friend. Acquire citizenship.
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>>53769602
>well i wouldn't want to move there to grow crops. i was more thinking working a shitty job.

lololololo what?

I hope you got nerves and patience of steel and can take subhuman banter like a motherfucker, you will be discriminated and treated like shit most of the time within the subhuman elements you have in mind.

lol You'll want to kill yourself by the end of the year....and the winter will only compile this urge

personally, I just dont think you can hack it.champ

stay in sweeden and save your health
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>>53762175
Why would anyone sane want that experience?
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>>53769762
Based on what, your poor brain function?

French is useless on what measure? The French speaking European region is hugely important, the Francophone world is bigger than the Portugese speaking world and the French language is still hugely important for NGOs.

German is useless outside of Europe? Right so Japanese and Portugese are really worldly? Mandarin is barely used outside of a small region also. German world is objectively one of the most power economic areas in the world and actually functions properly unlike Russian/Arabic regions.

Not only that French / German are incredibly easy to learn relative to those other languages (probably about the same as Port).
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>>53772249
>>53769762
Also note i say as a European. Unless you are planning on moving outside of Europe these are the main languages of this continent which makes them intrinsically useful to the people of this continent and the business's that inhabit it.
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>>53761615
just keep talking in german, they will get it eventually
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>>53772249
>Francophone world is bigger than the Portugese speaking world
Hahahaha! Bullshit.

>the French language is still hugely important for NGOs.
Which NGOs? The only one I can think of that has any kind of relevance on the world stage is MSF... and if you want to work in the African bush, pulling maggots out of the feet of starving Africans people, sure, go work for MSF.

>German is useless outside of Europe?
Yes.

> Right so Japanese and Portugese are really worldly?
Portuguese is an official language on four continents, at leat. And Japan is a significantly larger and more important economy than Germany or France.

> Mandarin is barely used outside of a small region also.
Mandarin is barely used outside of one massive region that is as large as Europe by area, and larger than the entirety of Europe and North America combined by population.

> German world is objectively one of the most power economic areas [sic] in the world and actually functions properly unlike Russian/Arabic regions.
...and for this reason, everyone there speaks English already.
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>>53760492
Russian sounds pretty shitty too land italian sounds pretty nice sadly its useless
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>>53760372
I have this dilemma too.
I already have basics in German so its easier
But learning a new alphabet might be fun.


I thought about Arabic, in case shit goes down but its too much of a hassle.
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>>53767139
Chekhov my nigga

Russian culture is pretty alright. I've been to Moscow and St. Petersburg before, they're nice cities and the people are pretty polite contrary to what's said. They're just not as open as most Americans, which is what people in the US misconstrue as unfriendliness, I think.
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>>53767712
>France
>White heterosexual couple holding the French flag
Disgusting
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