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What language to learn?

Thinking about trying to learn a new language.

Here's the shortlist, with reasons.

Honourable mentions for Brazilian Portuguese (I love the sound of it) and Arabic (super widely spoken within London, very hard to learn).

Reading through this, I guess I'd like to learn a language that will

  1. help me speak to more people in London
  2. be useful in future travels
  3. open up new cultures and new ways of looking at the world

Happy to take input from others.