Russian (with a little Greek) at the same time. Russian’s grammar is satisfyingly complex while being somewhat familiar if you know a smattering of Spanish grammar. It’s also fun to learn to read. Never mastered but spent spare time at work and home studying it from ‘in the late 90s. [around 25-29 yrs old]
Switching to Turkish. I’ve heard its fun because it has a lot of French loanwords yet is different enough to be interesting.
I’d say Arabic but then you get the Castilian vs Mexican/Puerto Rican/South American Spanish problem : there’s a LOT of Arabics.
I’m in the USA. We think Manitobas were mistaken for Mermaids by colonizing ships and pirates and in Florida, boaters often hurt Manitobas with their drunken speedboating ways.
It’s a shame I have stunted US Geography education. Still never learned the provinces of Canada.
My tells me Canada isn’t real. It’s a fantasy just over the rainbow but there IS a country called Canadia. His teachers don’t believe him either but he may be right.
He’s 12 + class clown. He likes triggering adults and regular kids by mixing up obvious facts.
His latest is talking about the dust bowl of ’77.
The unspoken part of the question:
” Can men and women truly be just friends [without requiring one, the other or both to be gay]?”
It’s a fancy version of the “fellas is it gay…” meme.