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Toughest Languages To Learn

Thursday, Feb 25, 2021, 9:40 am


The structure of Korean language sentences are dramatically different from the structure that you find in most other languages. Those native in European languages find it the hardest to master with the way verbs are conjugated. It can be an extremely difficult language to learn, but once learned is invaluable.


Polish is a very difficult language to learn. With seven different cases, there is a lot of variation in accent and pronunciation. The language itself is beautiful and quit interesting, but there are no short cuts to learning it. You have to learn the entire language to master it correctly.


A complex language, Arabic is part of the Afro-Asiatic language spoken mainly in the Middle East and Africa. There are three states for each word, two genders and three grammatical cases. Most people find it difficult to pick up all the specifics of the language. A language that is taught in schools in America now, make it easier to pick up at a younger age.


As an East Asian language, Japanese is the primary language in the country of Japan. With a large number of words borrowed from English and the Chinese language have a big influence, Japanese can be confusing to learn. The written word code is different from the spoke word code, making it all that much more difficult to learn.


German is one of the major languages in the world and has the greatest number of native people speaking it within the European Union. The language is inflected and contains several dialects and three grammatical genders. It can be hard to keep track of it all when learning this language.


Danish is another North Germanic language and is also another of the hardest languages to learn. It is spoken by six million people, but the sounds are not typical of other languages. The written version does not help either, because the spoken word doesn't sound the way it is written.


Norwegian is part of the North Germanic languages. it is considered one of the most difficult to learn, and even harder to speak with correct pronunciation, because there are so many dialects that native have taken upon themselves to indoctrinate, with no official standard in place. Unless, you want to come up with your own dialect, then maybe you can create a following.



The French language is spoken in twenty nine countries. It is a Roman language and is easier for native speakers of other roman languages to pick up, such as those who speak Spanish, Italian or Portuguese. It can be challenging to other people who speak languages from a different language family due to their strict pronunciation rules.


One of the biggest hinderances to learning Chinese is their alphabet. The language itself is complex with a high tonal system that is difficult to pick up. The tone can make one word mean up to four different things. The written language, with its difficult to learn, due to its disconnection to how the words actually sound.



Greek is the main language of Greece, which is highly inflective and with derivational affixes. Many find it hard to learn because of its syllable structure being complex, having remained the same since ancient times. Greek is the longest documented language in history. A beautiful language, it is independent of the Indo-European languages.


Icelandic is the language of the natives of Iceland, but it uses an archaic vocabulary along with complex grammar. The language itself is inflective to a degree that some language learners find it hard to pick up. It's grammatical structure is similar to ancient Germanic languages, and seemingly has not changed since those times.



With complex grammar, Finnish is one of the most difficult languages to learn. The language uses a plethora of derivative suffixes, that even the quickest language learners may find daunting to learn. There are also many verb, noun, pronoun and adjective modifiers, as well as numeral modifiers, all depending on it's use in a sentence.


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