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.

118 Comments

  1. Ian Ironwood April 27, 2012 at 9:14 am

    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.

    1. Ed February 5, 2016 at 5:23 pm

      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.

    2. A.J. March 20, 2016 at 2:48 am

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

  2. Mike April 27, 2012 at 9:20 am

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

    [Roosh: 10x better.]

    1. Veni Vidi Vici October 15, 2014 at 6:51 am

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

  3. beta_plus April 27, 2012 at 9:21 am

    @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.

  4. Carmo April 27, 2012 at 9:23 am

    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.

    1. Homeskillet February 5, 2015 at 1:29 pm

      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.

  5. 20th Level April 27, 2012 at 9:27 am

    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’.

  6. Anonymous April 27, 2012 at 9:38 am

    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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  8. dickbutt April 27, 2012 at 9:58 am

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

  9. Yams April 27, 2012 at 10:40 am

    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.

  10. Sam April 27, 2012 at 10:58 am

    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?

  11. Xenephon April 27, 2012 at 11:05 am

    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.

  12. LonerWithABoner April 27, 2012 at 11:12 am

    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….

  13. Anonymous April 27, 2012 at 11:13 am

    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.

  14. Anonymous April 27, 2012 at 11:31 am

    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.

  15. Anonymous April 27, 2012 at 12:03 pm

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

  16. Marmot April 27, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Very nice. I like your reasoning!

  17. Anonymous April 27, 2012 at 1:01 pm

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

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

  18. Boheme Chinois April 27, 2012 at 1:04 pm

    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.

  19. Anonymous April 27, 2012 at 1:17 pm

    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.]

  20. Anonymous44 April 27, 2012 at 1:32 pm

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

  21. Rivelino April 27, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    good stuff roosh.

  22. european April 27, 2012 at 2:02 pm

    #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)

  23. Cack Spackler April 27, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    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.

  24. Samuel April 27, 2012 at 2:22 pm

    My ideal plans look exactly like your suggestions.

    Good call.

  25. Randall April 27, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    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.

  26. Randall April 27, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    If you want to go into the defense or intelligence fields, learn the languages of the West’s rivals or enemies: Mandarin, other Chinese tongues, Korean, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Russian.

    If you have the means to live as an expat, and you want to get better-behaved and -looking women than America can offer, take Roosh’s advice and learn Russian or Spanish or both.

    But if neither stipulation applies to you, don’t waste your time learning a language (that isn’t English), apply your efforts towards weathering the coming storm while sheltering in America, where things will get worse, but not as bad as in places where the police are muggers and extortionists.

  27. Brah April 27, 2012 at 2:39 pm

    You should’ve included Anki in your recommendations – makes it easy to acquire new vocabulary.

  28. Bigfoot April 27, 2012 at 2:52 pm

    My plan-

    Learn Spanish to a highly conversational level.
    Learn intermediate french.
    Then learn Russian.

    French is a pretty good language because of Quebec, which I feel is the last good spot left in Canada and US.

    Anglo phones don’t venture inside Quebec much(other than Montreal).

  29. Anonymous April 27, 2012 at 2:54 pm

    Don’t learn Mandarin Chinese. It won’t improve your chances of banging beautiful, feminine women nearly as much as languages like Spanish, French, Russian, Portuguese, or even Polish…

    There may be a billion Chinese, but you don’t want to go there and bang Chinese girls.

    1. Veni Vidi Vici October 15, 2014 at 6:57 am

      Agreed not to mention the Horrible male to female ratio there. If I had to pick an Asia Language Indonesian / Malay would be my first.

    2. Ed February 5, 2016 at 5:35 pm

      Learning Chinese tremendously improves your chances of banging beautiful, feminine and traditionally-minded women. The male-to-female ratio will not a problem for you if you are a decent looking white man. But you will need to understand something about their culture and habits to be able to identify the good ones.

      1. Stoshy December 6, 2016 at 11:26 pm

        A lot of East Asian girls are shy. So if you can break the ice, you’ve already had a good start.

        Go to colleges. You can find many international students who already learned English before moving to the US either on VISA or permanent residency.

        Also, there are plenty of Americanized-East Asian girls that maintain those cultural habits that makes them golden, Ponyboy.

  30. Jose April 27, 2012 at 2:57 pm

    I’m a native spanish speaker -latin- and have solid English fluency and some basic fluency in French and German.

    Asides from Spanish and French, German has not got me any good pussy. Also, German girls speak English insanely well.

    So, Russian is next. Portuguese is a good option too.

    Good post.

    1. Stoshy December 6, 2016 at 11:29 pm

      Haha, German is useless unless you’re doing international trade or want to sound like a Nazi.

      Many Germans prioritize learning English among other languages early in school. Many Germans know English well enough. Many German bands sing only in English out of hopes of being noticed.

      Learning German really brings you to a dead end. lol

      1. Kevin Joseph September 10, 2017 at 4:24 pm

        german is useless are yoiu nuts

  31. arafat scarf April 27, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    gotta learn to dance if you’re learning spanish. latin america is your oyster if you’re a dancin’ gringo

  32. Mage April 27, 2012 at 3:10 pm

    Learning Russian or another slavic languages will also be good for your soul. I am not kidding here. The depth of expresson in these languages is something you cannot grasp if you know only English. After all, Slavic and Baltic languages are closest to Sanskrit. English is very plain and kinda shallow. I think it has a lot to do with why English world has its troubles: dissolution of gender polarity (nouns have no sex in english), dissolution of family(words have lost touch with their roots, bowowed from other languages they dont grow one from other) and fattening of brain(no conjugations favor a simplistic mindset) and materialism (many catchy words for phisical concepts, just a few for abstract and humanitarian concepts)

    1. Allan Hall August 4, 2014 at 8:26 pm

      Those traits you listed would make a language easier, not more difficult.

  33. Nas April 27, 2012 at 3:59 pm

    Roosh, can you speak Turkish and Persian also?

  34. tjuan April 27, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    I’m doing the Pimsleur Spanish and Madrigal book now, the learning systems are different and complement each other, written vs oral, every day I learn a lot more.

  35. Bigfoot April 27, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    @Mage

    How hard would it be for someone who’s fluent in Hindi to learn Russian.

  36. Brianmark April 27, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    @29 Anonymous
    What’s wrong with Chinese? The girls are not good there?

  37. Brianmark April 27, 2012 at 7:07 pm

    Learning Russian the Hard Way!
    I met a nice Russian speaking girl at the Internet Cafe. After dating she later became my Russian teacher. Only problem was, I never put in but about half an hour of work with her because, we’d always end up in the bedroom! Enjoyed my afternoon Russian sessions, but unfortunately I learned little Russian. So Roosh get an ugly Russian tutor so you’ll actually learn some Russian!

  38. Issic April 27, 2012 at 8:34 pm

    Wow!!! That’s exactly what I’m doing at the moment. Learning another language is without question one of the best ways to improve your game. I’m not too interested in the two languages mentioned but I think the idea makes a lot of sense. I am able to read and write in my new language because I invested time learning it. It’s difficult at first but you’ll be shocked at how quickly you’re able to say a few words. I also use every opportunity I have to use and practice it.

  39. Anonymous April 27, 2012 at 9:03 pm

    my friend, you forget some african countries where portuguese is spoken, such as mozambique

  40. Timothy April 27, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Personally, I wouldn’t bother with Russian, but I already have the Pimsleur set for Spanish. I have the Madrigal book, and some smaller phrase and word books that I found cheap on Amazon. I also scooped up the Pimsleur basic French set cheap on Amazon. I have Rosetta Stone for both Portuguese and Italian.

    Spanish and Portuguese are the languages I most want to learn, with French a close third. On Tagged, I like to look at what languages the people that claim to be multi-lingual speak. The Brazilians that claim to be multi-lingual seem to have either French or Italian as second and third languages much more than Spanish. The native Spanish speakers seem to list English more often than not as their second language. I always took that as a clue that their native Portuguese was a stepping stone to the other languages.

  41. Thomas April 27, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    I am in my early 20’s and have always wanted to go to Russia since I was 17 and had planned to learn that language first. Is it really impractical to learn Russian before any other language?

  42. Milt April 27, 2012 at 11:06 pm

    I have been on precisely Roosh’s program for some time. I’ve been somewhat fluent in Spanish for years, after having lived in Latam. Now am working on Russian using Pimsleur plus books. Nothing beats Pimsleur. It’s the only way to actually get the WORDS into your HEAD so that you can USE them. The other thing to do is watch Russian movies. I buy them used off of Amazon. They help you pick things up and also help you see what you don’t know. Also a good way to get some insight into what Russians are like.

    But yeah, Russian is hard. 3x harder than Spanish. The problem is that there are no “freebie” words in Russian, whereas Spanish is loaded with them. But learning Russian is fun too. It’s like learning to play a difficult instrument, like the violin.

  43. MattW April 28, 2012 at 12:06 am

    I was near fluent in portuguese, then didn’t speak it at all for 3 years and took a trip to guatemala with a group of english speakers for 2 months (speaking in english with them all the time, not immersed in spanish), and was still conversational in spanish before the end of the trip.

    One highlight was at one point our group met up with a brazilian guy, and I was translating between all three languages for everyone.

  44. Orson April 28, 2012 at 2:32 am

    Howcome the ugly Hispanics are the only ones coming to the US?!!!!!

    I mean, at least the hot women from Spanish-speaking countries should be coming here. Not fair!

    1. Stoshy December 6, 2016 at 11:33 pm

      The Coyotajes got to them first.

  45. Orson April 28, 2012 at 2:35 am

    This is depressing…. my Game isn’t even very good to do well in English in the US…

    The enormity of the task just seems astronomical to me..

  46. Orson April 28, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Bigfoot,

    How hard would it be for someone who’s fluent in Hindi to learn Russian.

    If you are fluent in Hindi, that isn’t your biggest problem.

    Unless you are an Urdu-speaking Pakistani, you belong to the worst possible race a man can belong to.

    Indian women are not attractive.
    Indian men are not attractive to other women.

    While Indian men do considerably better with white women than Chinese men, at least Chinese men have Chinese women. Indian women are, for the most part, below the acceptable threshold of looks.

    Thus, being an Indian man is the worst race a man can be. Your Game would need to be in the 95th percentile just to do as well as a white guy with Game in the 40th percentile. There are such successful Indian guys, but the amount of work they have done is astronomical.

    This might be a lot less true in 20 years time, but that won’t help you now.

    Sorry. Better luck in the next life.

  47. Anonymous April 28, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Hate to break it for you but Russian girls are no more feminine than American. They’re just smarter. Smart enough to make you lower your guard by feminine charms so they can dig their claws right into your soul. Believe me, this is the most calculative and manipulative bitches in the world.
    All you know about women is applied to them and ramped up to eleven. Take it as a warning.

    1. Rokkr May 8, 2014 at 10:04 pm

      That’s because, as Nietzsche said, the Russian are evil.

    2. Gallan June 6, 2014 at 9:16 pm

      All women are evil, what varies is their self knowledge of their evil nature.

      1. anon May 11, 2016 at 9:03 am

        It’s a well established fact that men are more evil than women.

    3. Warren Wilson July 24, 2014 at 6:24 pm

      And Hide your kitchen knives if you don’t want to marry them.
      I speak from experience.

    4. Stoshy December 6, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      My friend’s Russian ex was a crazy bitch. She knew how to play on a guy’s emotions like they were puppet strings. So I concur. lol

  48. Kane April 28, 2012 at 6:47 am

    Easiest Spanish pick up line to use in the US?

    Eres Hispana?

    +10 points right there if you’re not Hispanic but can speak the language.

    Start talking about your experience traveling in Latin America. +20 points if you’ve been to her country. You’ll get her out on a date more easily than non-Hispanic white chicks and she’ll be more pleasant company.

  49. say what? April 28, 2012 at 7:13 am

    All you dorky caucasians sure are lucky. All you gotta do is pop up in a different land and be white,and bingo. Instant reinvention. Even ugly white guys can redeem themselves in poorer again African and latino countries. Don’t know About the Ee women though. Think that know a a bottom of the barrel Yankee when they see one(Most of the time,that is).

  50. HalfAsian April 28, 2012 at 7:43 am

    Spanish is indeed low-hanging fruit.

    Russian is actually not that hard if all you need is survival skills and are not aiming for fluency.

    Russian Cyrillic alphabet has only 33 characters, and is fully phonetic. Once you learn the letters, you can read it more or less correctly even if you don’t understand anything — try that in English.

    Noun cases and such are a bitch, but you can get your point across without them. I guess getting to the level needed for smooth conversational pick-ups is difficult, but in Slavic countries silent caveman pickups can work too.

    As for Mandarin, you can also get quite far without mastering the writing… but the tones make it much more difficult. However, it is ONLY useful in mainland China. Mandarin is NOT the common language of East Asia — even ethnic Chinese in other places (e.g. Thailand, Malaysia) mostly speak other dialects and zero Mandarin. Other Asian languages (Vietnamese, Thai, Japanese, Korean) have little to do with Mandarin apart from borrowing some more-obscure words, and a partly-related writing system.

    If you want low-hanging fruit for pickups in Asia, learn Thai or Vietnamese.

  51. The Geographer April 28, 2012 at 10:19 am

    Serbian and Bulgarian are closer to Polish and Czech than they are to Russian.

    Love,
    A Guy Who Actually Speaks More Than One of the Above

  52. dave April 28, 2012 at 11:36 am

    For people who are interested in higher proficiency, long-term maintenance, and easiness/fun as far as foreign language learning is concerned, I urge you to check out the spaced repetition and the “sentence method” of language learning that goes along with it. A few links:

    http://www.alljapaneseallthetime.com/blog/
    http://www.antimoon.com/

  53. Blunt April 28, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    As soon as I read the title, I knew the answer.

    I agree 100%. I am thankful for every minute I’ve spent learning Russian.

    Russian has what professional pussy-hunters like to call a ‘barrier to entry’.

  54. John Smith April 28, 2012 at 12:41 pm

    As a non white guy living in Russia who speaks both fluent Spanish and proficient Russian, Spanish has given me just as much return on investment as Russian here because it’s seen as romantic and exotic and I claim I’m Latino even though I’m not.

  55. Anonymous April 28, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Why Russian instead of Polish, if pussy paradise is called Poland?

  56. Orson April 28, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    Mage,

    After all, Slavic and Baltic languages are closest to Sanskrit.

    Wha??

    Then why are Balto-Slavic women so much better looking than Indian women? Language similarity should indicate common genetic ancestry…

    1. anon May 11, 2016 at 9:10 am

      Not really. Language has little relation to genetics. I mean Indians and Europeans both apparently partially descend from some so-called Indo-European people a long long time ago. But that only makes up a small part out their ancestry.

  57. choichoi April 28, 2012 at 6:03 pm

    Not in all cases. Look at turkic speakers from Turkey and ones in Uzbekistan. They look completely different in terms of phenotype yet they speak “genetically” related languages.

  58. Orson April 28, 2012 at 6:50 pm

    They look completely different in terms of phenotype yet they speak “genetically” related languages.

    I don’t agree that their looks are that different. Even Ukrainians often have ‘Asian’ slanty-eyes.

    I think skin color changes in just a few centuries, since the skin has to adjust to a new level of sunlight.

    Virtually all of the Eurasian landmass (white, brown, and yellow) is descended from Genghis Khan, after all.

    1. anon May 11, 2016 at 9:23 am

      I think they’re very different. Central Asians are a mixture of East Asian, Middle Eastern, European and South Asian ancestry, and Turkish people are more like Greeks, Caucasians, Arabs, etc. I’ve seen a few that look Asian influenced.

  59. dragnet April 29, 2012 at 8:57 am

    @ Orson

    “Indian women are not attractive.”

    You are way off-base on this one. Padma Lakshmi, Riya Sen, etc.

    You need to get out more.

    1. Stoshy December 6, 2016 at 11:37 pm

      Wait until they get older… late twenties. Run!

  60. Apocalypseman April 29, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    Motivated. Time to learn espanol.

  61. around the world in 80 jobs April 29, 2012 at 2:27 pm

    Yeah. The only way I learned spanish was pure women motivation in Colombia. I think that unless you learn from a young age, have a parent who speaks it, or are just a natural linguist, money and women are the best motivators. Once I get my spanish tighter, I will be sure to aim at Russian. Respect for the Russian commitment.

    -Turner

  62. Orson April 29, 2012 at 9:36 pm

    You are way off-base on this one. Padma Lakshmi, Riya Sen, etc.

    Come on, you should be smart enough to know what an anecdote is.

    Are all black women like Halle Berry? Vivica Fox?

    You are the one who needs to get out more if you think anecdotes are the averages.

  63. Absinthe April 30, 2012 at 7:48 am

    @ 47 Anonymous who stated:
    “Hate to break it for you but Russian girls are no more feminine than American. They’re just smarter. Smart enough to make you lower your guard by feminine charms so they can dig their claws right into your soul. Believe me, this is the most calculative and manipulative bitches in the world.
    All you know about women is applied to them and ramped up to eleven. Take it as a warning.”

    Damned straight.

    Be advised: don’t think you will land your hottie ruski girlfriend, unless you do not mind being used. The pretty ones anyway are real parasites. I have lived and visited in both Ukraine and Russia. They know exactly what is happening in the America and want to be a part of that pussy worship culture thanks to the internet. This is a very hard concept to grasp for men in the States who are eager to leave wasteland USA for something new. But please do not have delusions about east europe being a gold mine, but some men need to learn things the hard way. After interacting with them you will realize that they are nothing more than glorified roma whores. Leave them to their back alley coat hanger abortions.

    1. Stoshy December 6, 2016 at 11:39 pm

      LoL This guy gets it!

  64. dragnet April 30, 2012 at 8:37 am

    @ Orson

    Dude, I have personally banged a few attractive Indian women. Just say they aren’t your type–not that they don’t exist.

  65. Wedding Crasher April 30, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I totally agree organized criminals always seem to be from the FSU or LA countries so law enforcement officers would be wise to pick up. I used to live in Russia and agree that the women there whether ethnic Russian, Tatar, Chuvash, etc., are outstanding and judge themselves on how they look not to hook up but who they are.

  66. Anonymous April 30, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    Russian in US here. Since a completely opposite to you I do have to offer one opinion on Russian girls in US

    It takes an average cute 22 yr old (7) about 1.5 – 2 years to learn enough English and to catch enough free validation to start playing much harder.

    An 8 is about a year.

    About half of the girls I hang out with are Russian and most have serious trouble connecting with American guys.

    One said she felt them to be disingenuous. One thought they were mostly pussy.

    Each and every one was, no holes barred, slam anything you can into her lizard.

    The one that looked most innocent accepted an omega to drive from san diego to la for a party that i went to where she had some other dude that she felt nothing for also. both wanted to wife her . i almost offered too, by gods, when her visa fell through. She left to go back and snatched herself a norvegian guy in Moscow because of her english in 3 weeks. 1.5 months later they were married….

    so do not for a second believe in quality. these girls are not only cute and sexy, but also are often very pragmatic and smart.

  67. Orson April 30, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    dragnet,

    No need to exaggerate. There are too few Indian women, and they are too averse to black men, for what you said to be the truth, even if you were the best black man in America.

    Anyway, I am talking about averages. A hot Indian woman is valuable, just like a hot black woman. But those groups produce too few hot women.

    To say that Indian woman are of anywhere near the beauty of Russian women, is silly.

    And remember, I am someone who hates white nationalists and their stupid neuroses.

    1. esolesek September 27, 2013 at 3:44 am

      One group that has a lot of hot black women is east africa. Those women are like statues many of them. Unfortunately, they are also prob muslims.

  68. dragnet April 30, 2012 at 6:15 pm

    @ Orson

    There are plenty of attractive black and Indian women. I live in Boston—there is a decently sized Indo-Pakistani community and there are plenty of good looking girls. Most of the ones I know are affiliated with the universities or hospitals—that’s how I got into their social circles. If you have Game and manage to get into the social circle then you have a fair shot at banging the ones who aren’t religious as long as you are somewhat discreet. This is exactly what I did.

    Get a clue buddy.

  69. Icemancr April 30, 2012 at 11:01 pm

    Did Roosh ever disclose his Russian location?? My money is on what was formerly called Stalingrad. This is just based on his reading list.

  70. Le Von the Muse May 1, 2012 at 9:21 am

    Roosh,

    Good writing, again. I usually never comment and simply prefer to ‘enjoy’ instead of join the masses, yet an incident today at work reminded me of something similarly mentioned in your post as relation to Russian women. (or their feminine prowess)

    There is a girl at my job who stands at a stocky 6ft4, 210lbs, and boast the fact that she boxes leading towards the actual culmination of her life. She’s pretty in her own giant way, yet there’s the need to flaunt her epic size and deepened vocals in all attempts to showcase her masculinity.

    In the other corner, there’s this kid Oleg, a Russian dude who happens to razz on her every chance her gets. Well, in all actuality,we all find ways to pass the work hours by busting balls on everyone, but his case with her, it’s more direct, intentional and always hinting that she could do for a dose of estrogen from time to time.

    I have never been to Russia, BUT, from this interaction, and it’s extremes from the way others may poke fun, I can tell that a Russian male is just not comfortable having to endure the presence of a masculine woman. In fact so much that he does care if his wise cracks ring in painful truth. Which leads me to think that you must be right when stating that Russian women still remain feminine in today’s overbearingly ~penis’d~ society, because his interactions are stronger than any American, or otherwise. He simply can not see ‘it all’ as ‘a reality’…it’s just not right in his eyes. None of our eyes, yet he commands a more “I can’t believe your f*cking ass” kind of attitude.

    Thanks for the great read, man. An admirer.

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  72. Anonymous May 2, 2012 at 10:58 am

    @orson

    You might want to learn the meaning of the word anecdote before impugning someone’s intelligence. Though I agree that you can’t hold up the top examples of a race as representative of the entire race.

  73. Rob May 2, 2012 at 3:04 pm

    I can teach Russian over Skype for a small fee this summer. You would want to have the full Pimsleur coursework, and a Russian 1st year college textbook. If you have a work ethic, I can help you get started speaking good conversational Russian in 3 months.

    Scheduled at our mutual convenience. First 1/2 hour is free.

    Basically you will have to teach yourself, but when you are “stuck” on something, I can yank you out of your perplexity like a tow truck towing your brain out of the mud. I can explain grammar and idioms and endings and word order, the cases, the tenses, motion verbs, and pronouncing consonants that have the soft sign (myagkii znak) after them.

    Also, a good exercise is to learn Russian pop music songs and memorize them and learn what they are actually saying. Here’s a good example:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6DMsV_wajU

    Krilya by Nautilius Pompilius. When you have a grasp of grammar and some vocab, you can learn Russian from pop songs. here’s one more, a female vocalist with very good pronunciation:

    Angelika Varum, goodbye moy malchik

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vjFcjMncRlE&feature=related

    10 bucks an hour, pro-rated at 15 minutes, payable via PayPal. Go to my website linked above and post a comment with a real email address and I’ll get back to you.

    Nu, chevo tyi zhdyosh’? Davaitye nachnyom russkiy uchitsya!

  74. Brasileiro June 10, 2012 at 7:35 pm

    I agree with Roosh. Spanish and Russian are the the bests lern lenguage investiment to pick up girls. And latinas and slavic woman are very attractives. Latinas have a better curve body, slavic woman have a better beautiful face. So it is a big deal. It is also true about Spanish and Portuguese. Í never took any spanish classe in my entire life but when somebody talk to me in spanish I can understand very well. So if you know portuguese you can easily learn spanish and vice versa.

    One important thing here is the accent. Girls like accent. But not shit accents like asians funny disturbing accents. Even a guy who is a native english speaker and speak portugues with a funny accent will please the girls here, because it is not a horrible accent like a indian accent or chinese accent. Brazilian girls also like to hear italian and french as well. I think most of the girls in the world like these language. People think that a brazilian can easily learn frech. But it is not true. French came from latin just like Portugues, but the pronunciation for us is hard. For us is easy to learn Spanish, and after that Italian and after that French. If I start learn a new language, it would be italian and french.

    When I was in Canada I realized that canadian girls liked my accent, most of them thought it was french accent. I think because Canada has soo many indians, filipinos, chinese, speaking thoses disturbing ugly accents so the girls like when they hear some latin american guy speaking english with a latin accent. It is very nice to their ears. It is like you massage a girl in her ear. I just said something and they ask: “Nice accent! Where are you from?”. And when I said I was from Brazil they were like: “wow!” and want to talk more. Sometimes is very good being a brazilian guy in some countries.

  75. David October 11, 2012 at 3:14 am

    I lived in Italy for 4 years and learned the language and most definitely the women. It took me along time after coming back that it was the fucked up American girls and not me that was causing the problems here.

    Italian, french, Spanish are all quite similar being latin based.
    I see no need to learn mandarin, there are 40 million extra males in china due to the extermination of females through abortions. I don’t really have much interest in most Asians other than filipina as most society there has little value on life.

    Russians and Ukrainians have divorce rates higher than the states so I’m not sure you want to seek here for a life mate.

    I’m thinking Brazil will be the best place to be in the coming world crash from fiat money. They have a strong economy and don’t fight in wars.

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  77. Arturo July 4, 2013 at 1:00 pm

    I speak English (Duh), Mandarin Chinese (Mother tongue) and Spanish (because of my girlfriend and in-law) and recently started to learn Sign Language for my job.

    Why Russian and Spanish are better to learn than Mandarin Chinese when it come to accessing the available dating pool is because China is facing gender imbalance (yes, more men than women), so what you get are most possibly the second-rate leftover.

    At least in Russia and the rest of Central Asia and Eastern Europe, there are more women than men and many of them are single and are desperate for a husband.

    I am not too sure about the gender ratio in the Spanish-speaking world but I guess the ration is more or less equally balanced.

    Russian allows you to speak with at least 300 million first and second language Russian speaker and Spanish allows you to communicate with at least 400 millions first and second language Spanish Speaker (Including the USA, Brazil, Italy, Portugal and Haiti) which will also allow you to learn other fellow romance language such as Portuguese, Italian and French.

  78. esolesek September 27, 2013 at 4:17 am

    Learning even 100 words anywhere you go can be golden. It shows your interested and respectful. Make friends with any woman for entree into her circle, since most foreigners operate in bigger circles than Americans. Besides, if two friends or sisters express interest in you to each other before you’ve expressed any interest in them, you are in the catbird seat. Well, maybe not, if they decide you’re not worth the conflict.

    Behind many average girls is a smoking hot friend you’ve already been vetted for and you’re getting introduced without coming to her. The conversion can be tricky, but not if you’re just friendly out the gate and patient. Never let women know how soon you’re leaving. You can always make it out to be an emergency of some kind, and call or email something romantic. Don’t just disappear – bad for who may follow, and will breed evil in your that women
    will eventually see.

    As with all women, your horniness is spontaneous like theirs, not calculated in advance like it really is. Many women have a really hard time accepting this reality, and they use their moods as an excuse for their horniness. Dancing is of course an aphrodisiac, as is the mild cockiness that a mild drunk can bring. Never compliment a woman on her most obvious good attribute. If she has gorgeous eyes, for gods sake, do not tell her that.

    Compliment her choice in shoes or scarves of furniture or cooking and ask about non-sexual topics. Some dudes try to play it semi-silent. This is clearly better than yammering too much. You have to talk, but silence shows you don’t give it all away and you’re valuable. You’re just travelling looking for fun, not trying to relieve your never-ending horny.

  79. Aslan Naurzbai March 28, 2014 at 11:56 am

    as for Kazakhstan, our local native language (kazakh) is pushing out russian, fewer young kazakh girls speak russian – i noticed it in my hometown which used to be very russian speaking.. kazak is pushing out russian, so you better know some kazakh words too..

  80. SJ March 30, 2014 at 12:37 pm

    Agree. I am fluent in Spanish and now learning Portuguese. Knowing Spanish makes learning Portuguese far easier. Then I plan to learn Russian.

  81. Rokkr May 8, 2014 at 10:02 pm

    I recommend the teach yourself series and/or the routledge colloquial series. And if you wanna work your ass seriously, routledge has also some good grammar books with or without exercises. But I agree with you: Pimsleur is the best start.

  82. Allan Hall August 4, 2014 at 8:28 pm

    Swedish was a LOT easier for me than Spanish, and I’m fluent in French (and have been for 20 years).

  83. AM August 8, 2014 at 12:26 pm

    “Spanish is hands-down the easiest language for English speakers to learn.”

    Eh, I’m not sure. I’m told that advanced Spanish grammar is really hard. Spanish is probably easy for English speakers, but I’m not sure it’s the easiest.

    German also has very similar vocabulary to English, and although the grammar is very inflected, it’s also very orderly and follows common patterns. The vocabulary in Spanish matches the “higher” vocabulary in English, but in German it’s more the “lower” vocabulary, which I would imagine would be more practical in a bar. But Germany is very dialect-based, so you may have trouble when you leave the whores of Hamburg for Switzerland.

    When I took German in college, I was depressed at how beautiful the women are. We just don’t make them like that in America. My guess is because white Americans are rarely “racially pure”, so all the different features glop together.

    1. Kizman August 31, 2015 at 11:39 pm

      I actually found French to be much easier so far than Deutsch or Espanol. Any thoughts on this?

      1. Stoshy December 6, 2016 at 11:48 pm

        French has a smaller vocabulary and has not really changed all that much in recent history.

        German, I found, to be very easy to learn compared to Spanish. Still, I do not know what German will do for you. It’s more career specific. A lot of Germans already know English, too. They learn it early in life.

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  87. dema October 23, 2014 at 3:41 pm

    Hey everyone) Russian language is not difficult as well as others languages. it depends only how many time you spend on it. and the most important “do you have practice in Russian” I know that very well. i have spent a lot of my time on English study and came across to best way is to speak! so if any one who knows English and wants to study Russian or Ukrainian language feel free to contact me at [email protected]. p.s why you need to know english. It’s because of I can explain you something if you wouldn’t know what it’s in Russian wile speaking) and also i would like improve my English too

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  89. Mike Mack January 18, 2015 at 2:51 am

    mandarin chinese is NOT hard, the grammar is basic and you don’t need to learn the characters, you just need to learn pinyin (which is the romanized version)..I’ve been studying mandarin for almost exactly 1 year, and I’m more than conversational…I already learned spanish before this so I have that prior experience under my belt, but mandarin is definitely the way to go, people are just scared of it, but the intimidation will subside when you start to really get into it

  90. jessg63 April 12, 2015 at 9:21 am

    This was one of the worst articles I’ve read about foreign language. Congratulations, you wasted my time and yours as well. Where are you getting your information? Half of this is wrong and sounds very biased.

  91. El Conquistador April 5, 2016 at 6:37 am

    Most Red Pill advice on how to improve your sex/dating life consist of: 1) hit the gym; 2)improve your style; 3)make more money; 4)approach. I think learning a second language should be number 5 and I’m glad you give this advice to guys.

    Becoming conversational in a language such as Spanish, Russian, Chinese, French. Portuguese, etc. can transform your sex life. It opens up new countries of female options that monolinguals don’t have. Like you said, it’s as much of a superpower as muscles and money.

    The reason you don’t hear much about this is that the corporations and the female-dominated media don’t want men to exit The West en masse and have unlimited numbers of thin, attractive women available to them.

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  93. Just Tim December 9, 2016 at 11:13 am

    Coming from a former Spanish colony where Americans banned the Spanish language, I actually come to appreciate the Spanish language since high school.

    It actually helped me appreciate Romance/Latin cultures, despite the forced Anglicization during the American era.

  94. Kevin Joseph July 25, 2017 at 4:18 pm

    what a load of rubbish spanish the easiest language get the f out of here with that bs if that was the case why do people struggle to put sentences together