French and Italian are two of the most widely spoken languages on the planet.
With French as the second most widely spoken language on the planet and Italian as the fourth most widely spoken language, there is no doubt that the two languages are on an equal footing when it comes to popularity. Furthermore, both languages provide a significant number of benefits and advantages to anyone who can master them.
Let’s now see between Italian and French which one should you learn first.
There is no doubt that both languages are Romance languages and hands are interconnected to one another.
This means that learning one language would by default, help you learn the other on its own. In fact, both languages are extremely easy for any English native speaker to master. Additionally, French is also the second language in the world which is taught in every single country. On the other hand, Italian is widely taught in Europe. This means that both languages have a generally large population that is already well versed with them. This makes it extremely difficult to analyse which language should be mastered first. Nevertheless, in this blog, we will discuss which language you should learn first, Italian or French.
As both the languages are well interconnected with one another and are also equally popular if not more popular than the rest of the romance languages,
it becomes rather difficult to analyse which one you should learn first. With that said in my personal opinion, I believe that French should be your first choice. This is simply because French is considered to be the easiest language in the world to master for any English native speaker.
This essentially means that if you are an English native speaker or happen to speak English proficiency, then your first choice should be learning French, in the event, you do not have any pressing need to learn Italian; and thus, Italian automatically would become your second choice.
You should be able to learn French pretty quickly too and after mastering French you can easily master Italian as well. Hence, when it comes down to which language you should master first, I truly believe that French should be the first language to master.
But you could start by learning Italian on the contrary if instead of your need being open-ended, you have a focussed need to learn Italian.
Throughout this blog, we've highlighted how, oddly, both languages are rather simple to learn.
There is no question that any of the two languages will be quite simple for you to learn. You will find it incredibly difficult to master both languages. This is due to the fact that they both belong to the same language family, the romantic family, and hence have much too many parallels. They have few variations between them, and these differences do not make one of the more difficult or easier to learn. As a result, in my opinion, if you want to learn a language, it is entirely up to you and your future goals.