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(Mexican) Spanish was the first language I studied, starting when I was eight or nine.
German is the language of my heritage (on both sides), and I started learning it at age eleven.
Swedish was my third foreign language. I learned it for someone I had a crush on in college, and picked it up again recently.
I studied Latin for a couple of years along with my children, and did well enough to ace a national Latin exam.
French was near the top of my "languages to learn" list from childhood, but I started it seriously only a couple of years ago.
A family member is from Brazil; I can now understand a great deal of the Brazilian Portuguese I read and a reasonable amount of what I hear.
I didn't have strong interest in Italian until recently, but as my fifth Latin-derived language (after Spanish, Latin itself, French, and Brazilian Portuguese) it's a breeze to learn.
I've tackled Japanese more than once but never gotten very far. Kana are my Achilles' heel (never mind kanji!).
I began studying Welsh in college and picked it up again recently.
I picked up Esperanto just for grins, but have yet to complete a basic text or Duolingo tree.
I've been moderately interested in Dutch since childhood, and had two or three opportunities to pick it up, but lacked the time or passion to seriously pursue it.
I started Russian on a lark -- partly because my languages are so heavily weighted toward Germanic and Romance -- but I have a tough time reading Cyrillic and I don't seem to have the enthusiasm to overcome it.
Greek is my new enthusiasm. I studied Greek roots extensively in high school, but now I'd like to learn some grammar and be able to read some written Greek -- whether modern or classical, I don't much care!
My real love of languages and linguistics traces to my first encounter with J.R.R. Tolkien at age thirteen. I own a Sindarin text or two, and wish there were enough material to learn the language for real.
I know the longest available text in Quenya by heart. I wish the corpus were larger, but I do keep track of the Neo-Quenya constructors' attempts to make more. :)
I once started a class in Siddur Hebrew for a Jewish ex, but didn't get far. I'd still like to be able to read a little Hebrew someday, so every few years I poke at it again.