Two Foreign Languages Every American Man Should Learn

There is no stopping the rapid degradation of the USA, both with its economy and women. In short time a large portion of the male population will be unable to find a good job or a good woman, despite their best efforts. The smarter ones will pull the eject lever and parachute down to a foreign land where more professional and sexual opportunities can be found.

As I’ve written here many times before, you can’t expect to arrive in a foreign country and make it rain with only speaking in English. I can’t say anything about the level of fluency you’ll need for establishing a foreign career, but with sex you need basic knowledge of the local language, especially outside of Europe.

Having to learn a new language for every country you go to is impractical, so you want to get some bang for your buck. The language you choose to learn should have the following benefits:

  • be spoken by a large percentage of the world population
  • be a stepping stone to other desirable languages
  • be spoken in countries with beautiful women

The two languages that best fit the above requirements are Spanish and Russian.

Being able to speak Spanish is as close you’ll get to having a superpower: there are 20 countries that speak it, homes to the biggest bootied women in the world. An added bonus is that Spanish is very close to Portuguese, unlocking three additional countries for rape and pillage (Brazil, Portugal, and Angola). If you’re conversational in Spanish, it will only take you a couple months of intensive study to achieve the same in Portuguese as well. Both of these languages also give you a running start for the other Romance languages: Romanian, Catalan, French, and Italian.

Spanish is hands-down the easiest language for English speakers to learn. Attempting it as your first foreign language is worth your time because you have to learn how to learn a language, as strange as that may sound. In your Spanish studies you’ll develop tighter language habits that help you for much harder Russian.

Russian is the language spoken by the most feminine women left on the planet. Unfortunately, it’s hard as balls. Besides the cyrillic alphabet, you have noun cases, gendered verbs and nouns, comparative adjectives, difficult pronunciations, and all sorts of other crazy shit you don’t see in English. However, learning it will open up a whole new world of Former Soviet Union (FSU) pussy, such as Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan. You probably know nothing of these countries, but guess what: neither do most of your countrymen. There are no cheap RyanAir or EasyJet flights. There are no stag parties. There are no Australians getting drunk in hostels. These are pristine but challenging places that have women you can’t find anywhere else.

As an added bonus, Russian is similar to Bulgarian, Serbo-Croatian, and to a lesser extent, Polish and Czech. Russian will give you the grammatical foundation to more easily learn these other tough languages. You’ll be shocked at how far you can get with a language such as Russian from studying only one hour a day. As for Spanish, studying one hour a day for three months will enable you to start having real conversations.

My advice to you is to learn Spanish first. Make it a project for the next 2-3 years. Take 1 or 2 trips a year to Latin America and work on your world game. Dabble a little in Portuguese and Brazilian poonani. If you’re content with Latin women then carve out a niche while seeking employment opportunities that are sure to open up with your increasing fluency. When you’re ready for something new and even more challenging, Russian and the former Soviet Union awaits you.

Recommended Resources For Learning Spanish

Recommended Resources For Leaning Russian

  • Pimsleur Russian (Units 1-3)
  • New Penguin Russian Course – the best Russian textbook  (not like there’s a lot of choice anyway)
  • RussianPod101 – tons of downloadable audio programs, fairly priced

Again, start with Spanish first. Success there will give you the confidence that you’ll need to tackle Russian.

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Ian Ironwood
8 years ago

I’d add a third language, Mandarin. It’s the lingua franca of a good portion of East Asia and parts of South Asia, and there are literally half a billion women who speak it. It’s also ridiculously hard, but it does have the saving grace of having very few, if any, irregular forms.

Ed
Ed
4 years ago
Reply to  Ian Ironwood

Myself being a speaker of the language, and a lover of east asian girls, I still disagree. Just because Chinese is so ridiculously difficult to learn for speakers of European languages. I spent one and a half years of full time study only to get decently conversational. If your only purpose is to find girls, it is just not worth the effort.

Not that it cannot be extremely rewarding, though. Chinese women are generally attracted by European-looking men, but are often put off by language and cultural barriers; overcoming those opens for immense opportunities. While I personally have little interest in hookups and “mini-relationships”, I cannot but note that the number of girls showing romantic interest in me is at least ten-fold in China compared with Europe. Chinese women are also largely unaffected by western-style feminism. Most girls that I have met openly admit that they want a strong man to lead them.

So, if you are interested in China, it’s culture and people (including, but not limited to, girls), do learn Chinese. It is difficult, but rewarding. If you are only looking to find a girl (or many), you will probably get better return on your investment by learning some other, easier, language.

A.J.
A.J.
4 years ago
Reply to  Ian Ironwood

Most of them already speak good or semi-good English. Especially the younger generation.

Mike
Mike
8 years ago

Roosh, before you recommended Spanish for Beginners. Is Madrigal’s better?

[Roosh: 10x better.]

Veni Vidi Vici
Veni Vidi Vici
5 years ago
Reply to  Mike

I have Madrigal Magic Keys to Spanish and my only complaint is no Audio component.

beta_plus
beta_plus
8 years ago

@Ian

Learning Mandarin is one of the hardest things one can do. You have to memorize 2000 characters with multiple meanings, plus master the tones, which is completely foreign to European languages.

My dad has studied it since 1985 and only now has basic fluency.

While I know a lot of guys love Asian chicks and major props to anyone who manages to learn mandarin, the ROI for getting notches for learning it just doesn’t add up.

Carmo
Carmo
8 years ago

Dating a girl from Uzbekistan right now and can confirm that Russian is hard as balls. I did a few courses on Pimsleur however and have enough of a knowledge to speak a few phrases and show that I am taking an interest in her language.

The reward? An ultra feminine women who is dedicated to making me happy.

Homeskillet
Homeskillet
5 years ago
Reply to  Carmo

Just started dating a russian woman as well, and god is it amazing. She has an ultimate desire to please me, can cook like no other, and is comfortable being feminine and a nice woman. Not to mention she’s got a nice little crazy side and I could see her being a ride or die chick. Russian women are great. I’m going to begin learning russian soon.

20th Level
8 years ago

Another solid gold post Rossh. I can’t overstate how much I appreciate this advice. I’ve been wanting to learn conversational Russian and Polish in the worst way but didn’t really have a good idea of where to start. Keep it comin’.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Roosh, I’ve never seen you recommend Michel Thomas’ products, which I used for both Spanish and Portuguese. I found Michel Thomas to be far more effective than Pimsleur and most other people I’ve met who have tried both methods say the same thing. Have you just not tried Michel Thomas (also available for Russian) or do you not like it?

[Roosh: Never tried it. Probably will when I revisit South America later this year.]

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dickbutt
dickbutt
8 years ago

Your polygamy in russia tweet from a month or so back actually prompted me to buy the new penguin russian course lol

Yams
Yams
8 years ago

I think once a person learns Spanish they should proceed to learn all other romance languages because of how easy it is. For each additional romance language you learn the next one will be even easier.

I’ve seen people just fawn over a friend of mine for knowing Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese but people don’t realize how similar the languages are. Easiest way to rack up a large number of languages in the shortest period of time.

Sam
Sam
8 years ago

One thing worth mentioning is that you should only learn a language if you’re prepared to keep practicing it over time. You can learn a language but if you then forget about it for 12 months, you’ll have forgotten much of it. Languages need maintenance, so are you in a position to keep putting the time in over the years?

Xenephon
Xenephon
8 years ago

When I lived abroad and was learning Portuguese, I was frustrated how slow my learning was (despite immersion). My colleagues seemed to pick up the language so much faster. I really thought something was wrong with me, or that I was just a maddeningly slow language learner.

It was only when I started learning Spanish (already fluent in Portuguese), that I realized what was going on. My colleagues knew Spanish already! They’d already fought half the battle because they could understand roughly 50% of what people were telling them in Portuguese! They already were over that “Oh-my-God-I-don’t-know-what-anyone-is-telling-me” feeling. It took me a long time to get there. However, now Spanish is ridiculously easy. The only danger is mixing Spanish words with Portuguese, and vice versa.

Nice post.

LonerWithABoner
8 years ago

Spanish is useful not just for latin america and Spain, but also for speaking with other Europeans who are multi-lingual.

I was flying from Paris to LA on Air France, and a French couple tried to talk to me in French. I said, “Sorry No Francais. English? Espanol?” Turns out they were both fluent in Spanish (but not English) and we were able to communicate.

Being fluent in Spanish is also fun as a white guy living in California, for many reasons….

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Third language to learn: French.

Indispensable for the international player. (France, Switzerland, Monaco, Beirut.)
There are French-speaking model-type chicks the world over that won’t bang a guy who doesn’t speak their language.
Easier after knowing English and learning Spanish.
After Spanish and French, Italian is easy to understand and less difficult to speak.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Knowing French in Latin America helps. A lot of girls want to learn it and just speaking a few words to them in French will make them wet.
If she’s an engineering student, German would help. A lot of engineering students in Latin American, male and female want to study in Germany.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Good post. This is why I come to this site. I would have never thought to learn Russian to tap into untainted lands

Marmot
Marmot
8 years ago

Very nice. I like your reasoning!

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

U can pick up Russian women without knowing Russian. Remember…communication is mostly non-verbal

[Roosh: Yes you can, but the average ones.]

Boheme Chinois
8 years ago

Portuguese
Spanish
Mandarin Chinese
Thai
Vietnamese
French
Russian
Polish

These languages have beautiful, feminine speakers, people. Let’s hope American culture falls before the feminist virus corrupts these language’s cultures.

Anonymous
Anonymous
8 years ago

Great post Roosh. Languages are my new focus. I was so torn between Portuguese and Spanish (I’m dating a Spanish speaking girl, but am more interested in spending time in Brazil and meeting Brazilian women). I decided to start with Spanish, give it about a hard year’s head start of learning, then start picking up on the Port. You helped solidfy my choice!!

[Roosh: You can also go from Portuguese from Spanish. With Spanish there are tons more self-study materials so you are more likely to keep going, and there are more countries/situations to practice it.]

Anonymous44
Anonymous44
8 years ago

What languages make western white women wet? Arabic? Hebrew? Kenyan? Sudanese? (Irish, Dutch, etc)

Rivelino
8 years ago

good stuff roosh.

european
european
8 years ago

#20 Anonymous44

French, Italian.. anything that makes them think they are being approached by a charming cultured European who is capable having a discussion about art and shit and that is directly related to pink stereotypes they have about some European countries and it’s people (see Vicky Cristina Barcelona by Woody Allen). Spanish speaking men and American women probably won’t work out because of all those poor Mexicans living nearby (unless both sides are in Europe). Don’t know about Russian (although it did work in the movie called Happiness)

Cack Spackler
Cack Spackler
8 years ago

Actually, Mandarin is much more widely spoken than either of those two languages and with more than 25% of the world’s population living there, one would have better chances at meeting gorgeous and feminine women. Then again, I’m not sure if mandarin can be used as a stepping stone language into other languages, I’ve heard that it’s really difficult to learn.

Samuel
8 years ago

My ideal plans look exactly like your suggestions.

Good call.

Randall
Randall
8 years ago

Assuming that it’s pragmatic for a native English to learn ANY other language, I’d agree that Spanish and Russian are the best choices, and for the reasons you mention.

I don’t assume the premise because I find it hard to believe that there will be more numerous or superior work opportunities for anyone in the Spanish-speaking or Russophone worlds, let alone for non-native speakers. As the global economy contracts, states will reserve the dwindling supply of jobs, attractive or not, for their own people. Yes, immigration-addicted America will do the opposite, and get worse, but it’ll still have the infrastructure and relatively uncorrupted government(s) that Russia and Latin America lack. Women are better abroad, but if the meager jobs are going to native men, an expat will have little to entice them with.