first, second and third foreign language (subjects)


Senior Member
Spain Spanish
hi all,

Is it correct to say "first foreign language, second foreign language, third foreign language".

They all refer to subjects.

In Spanish, it is "primera lengua estrangera, segunda lengua estrangera y tercera lengua estrangera".

Thanks a million!
  • It's OK to say Spanish is my first/second/third foreign language. Most people whose native language is English say Spanish is my second/third/fourth language. In other words, they count English as their first language and omit foreign.