Should I learn French or Russian?
I have no practical reason to learn either.
I was thinking french because even the Russian to English translations of literature I read have random paragraphs of french in them(Why do Russians do this?).
things to consider
1. Are you planning to ever hold a job there, do a lot of traveling there, or just live there?
2. Are you planning to get a wifey from there?
3. Are either relevant to your career or lifegoals
4. Which has literature that you enjoy more?
If you are generically interested in literature or philosophy or the humanities, German and French are (arguably) tied for the most economical, with German edging French out quite a bit (IMHO) unless you have specific reasons to learn French. Russian is cool but very niche by comparison. Don't learn it unless you have a specific reason - economic, family, or you know for sure you love Russian lit. And I don't mean you have some vague idea that you like it. You will seriously regret wasting time learning a fairly difficult language if you didn't commit to it going in.
Girls don't shit you fucking idiot.
>I read have random paragraphs of french in them(Why do Russians do this?).
Russian nobility and upper classes were huge francophiles and even spoke French which each other often I believe.
The French are pretty much the world's benchmark for sophistication.
>e I read have random paragraphs of french in them(Why do Russians do this?).
Russia before Peter (up to early 18th) had enclaves of West Euros for various reasons, mostly economic, but for the most part it was still very distinct culturally. Peter the Great was raised partly in those enclaves and hung out in them a lot and he was also a batshit insane megalomaniac. When he came to power he forcibly "Europeanised" Russia, or began a process or trend of Europeanisation, or rent "authentic Russia" in half and awkwardly sewed a stillborn dream of Europeanisation in its chest, depending on who you ask. The Imperial Russia of Peter and his successors became Europhile but especially Francophile as Louis XIV's France was the dominant high culture of the 17th and early 18th centuries.
Wealthy, educated Russians probably would have spoken French a lot better than they spoke Russian in a lot of cases.
French will definitely be harder if your native language is English
Even though russian has a different alphabet it is very rudimentary , flexible, and easy to learn, whereas french has a lot of very difficult grammatical rules
Russian might be seen as easy language to learn, I don't think it is. You would shoot yourself trying to learn all these rules to form participals, putting commas correctly, etc, if you had to do so, of course.
the fuck did you just say about my waifu?
Apologize now, or pay the price later
>language requires you to conjugate the noun when a verb acts on it
Into the dustbin it goes
If you're asking that question, then you will pick one, but you will never learn either.
>Italians sound like they're gay AND stupid.
>I was thinking french because even the Russian to English translations of literature I read have random paragraphs of french in them(Why do Russians do this?).
You really put no thought into this, did you?
>The French are pretty much the world's benchmark for sophistication.
Most of the high courts of Northern Europe spoke German. Personally I consider posh british infinitely superior to french, as I associate the french language with short-statured and heavily hirsute men eating cheese and smoking cigarettes.
Yeah but Russian has cases and besides that French is easier for Romance language speakers and has more vocabulary in common with English and other Romance languages.
Maybe OP is an uncultured swine and only knows English but if he goes for French, it will be easier and he will have a leg up on Italian, Spanish and Latin.