I think it is quite sensible to know languages.
If you combine German, English and a Scandinavian language (preferably Danish or Norwegian, I think), you can read a Dutch Donald Duck magazine without too much amount of trouble.
If you, like me, know just the basic French (and a bit of common sense, I think), it is also possible to find your way around Italian, Spanish, Portuguese and Latin.
I love to boast about my fantastic book “Harrius Potter et Philosophi Lapis”. I have only read one chapter, but none the less – I’ve read it in Latin!
Is Russian the next step? Or maybe Mandarin?
I don’t feel the urge to learn Arabic or Hebrew just yet.
Though, I think I would like to study the differences and similarities between the two. “Shalom aleikhem” and “As-Salamu Alaykum” are two phrases far too alike not to be related.
And now it’s good night, gute Nacht, 晚安 (wǎnān), god natt, goedenacht, god nat, hyvää yötä, bonne nuit, bounanotte, おやすみなさい (oyasumi nasai), bonam Noctem, boa noite, Спокойной ночи (Spokojnoj noči), buenas noches, or whichever other language you’re speaking (or reading) 🙂