What is more difficult later on would be the use of the subjunctive in both French and Spanish, although as I don't speak German, I don't know how much the subjunctive is used in the language.
The subjunctive is difficult to English speakers as it is almost never used. You would find it in constructions such as "If I were Prime Minister I would lower taxes". Nowadays, we are hearing more "If I was..."
German has multiple subjunctives! In addition to the "if I were a rich man" construct, there's a fabulous "Konjunctiv I", which is used to report speech and/or to convey scepticism in a devastatingly concise way. Instead of a "he said..." preface, individual verbs have a different form and spelling. You can also express it in various tenses - past, future, etc.
There's a German tendency to shovellotsofwordstogetherintoacompletelynewwordforwhichtheyclaimnoadequateindividualstandalonewordexists. Deciphering those can be daunting at first, but part of the fun. Educated Germans enjoy putting their verbs half a page or more away from the verb's subject, albeit in the same sentence. That's also fun for anyone who has the sort of brain that can readily work out 11+ style puzzles. Some of the funniest movies and best "Krimis" (crime drama) I have ever seen are German language ones. Watching them, even with subtitles, is massively more enjoyable than most of the wall-to-wall cheap, voyeuristic, reality tv tripe served up here.
I really enjoyed learning German and found it very logical and comparatively straightforward to pronounce to a level that doesn't grate too much with a native speaker. I loved French when I studied it, but the pronunciation (and therefore the spelling) is full of pitfalls for the unsuspecting. My command of Spanish is rudimentary, but I've often thought it would be a handy language to have. Choose one you like and view it as a means to have fun with new people, watch movies and find out a bit more about our near neighbours and export markets. A positive attitude and a bit of hard graft with vocabulary really helps with language learning.
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