What Is The Hardest Language To Learn?
People often ask, “What is the hardest language to learn?”. Though after some research, they will find that the answer is a complicated one. This is because the answer is largely subjective (opinion) and also depends on what your native language is.
Your Native Language
While no language is simple to learn, those that are more closely related to your native language are certainly going to be easier to learn than ones that are not.
Learning a completely different and exotic writing system can also be a big challenge, though that does not necessarily make a language more difficult. Grammar and sentence structure can often play a larger role in difficulty.
The Most Difficult Language
Since it’s impossible to say with certainty that there is a language that qualifies as “most difficult”, we’ve provided a handy infographic below that will give you a general idea of difficulty of the most common languages.
The statistics and rankings included in the infographic below are provided by the the Foreign Service Institute (FSI) of the US Department of State. Please keep in mind that these estimates are only intended for native English speakers.
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