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What is the easiest language to learn

  1. 1. What's the Easiest Language to Learn? That will be the best language learning blog? That is the easiest? Two different questions, frequently uttered in the same breath. But that is okay, because you will see just one answer. Whatever language you whole-heartedly choose to study is likely to be both the best and the easiest. But, here is some help choosing. The choices. Here is the Modern Language Association's 2002 set of the most commonly studied languages at university level in the Usa. I've not involved ancient languages like Latin, Biblical Hebrew, or Sanskrit, special reasons languages like American Sign Language, or U.S. heritage languages, like Hawaiian or Navajo because the range of those languages uses another dynamic: 1. Spanish 2. French 3. German 4. French 5. Western 6. Chinese 7. European 8. Arabic 9. Contemporary Hebrew 10. Colonial 11. Korean 12. Vietnamese 13. Hindi/Urdu 14. Swahili
  2. 2. Difficulty, according to Uncle Sam First, consider some cold facts. The U.S. State Dept groups languages for that diplomatic service according to understanding difficulty: Class 1. The 'easiest' languages for speakers of English, requiring 600 hours of classwork for minimum proficiency: the Latin and Germanic languages. However, German itself takes a extra time, 750 hours, because of its complex grammar. Group 2. Choice, necessitating 1100 hours of classwork: Slavic languages, Turkic languages, other Indo-Europeans such as Persian and Hindi, and some non-Indo-Europeans such as Georgian, Hebrew and many African languages. Zulu is rated easier compared to rest, at 900 hours. Type 3. Difficult, requiring 2200 hours of study: Arabic, Japanese, Korean and the Chinese languages. Do you want to get a chance to practice this language? Now, consider another important factor: availability. To be a successful student you need the chance to read, hear and speak the language in a natural environment. Language learning takes a huge quantity of concentration and repetition, which can not be achieved entirely in the classroom. Will you've access to the language where you live, work and travel? The 14 most popular programs according to a variety of linguistic convenience and accessibility. 1. Spanish. Class One. The grammar is familiar and regular. It's also common in the Americas, the only foreign language with a major presence in the insular linguistic setting of the U.S. Chances to hear and speak it abound. It is the overwhelming favorite, accounting for a lot more than 50 % of language study enrollment within the MLA study. 2. French. Type One. Grammatically complicated but not difficult to learn because therefore a lot of it is words have entered English. Because of this vocabulary appreciation, it is easy to attain a sophisticated level, particularly in reading. It's a world language, and an enthusiastic learner will find this language on the web, in movies and music. 3. German. Class One Plus. The syntax and grammar rules are complex with noun declensions an issue. It is the language to start speaking, with a simple language comparable to English. Subjective, high level language is significantly diffent considerably, although, where English decides for Latin terms. So listening comprehension is not difficult. , it values clear enunciation 4. Chinese. Group One. It's exactly the same basic grammar rules as the clearest enunciation, a common language and Spanish among Latin languages (along side Romanian). Chinese skills are often transferable to French or Spanish. You may need to go to Italy to practice it, but you'll find worse things that may happen to you. It's also withstood in the world of opera and classical music.
  3. 3. 5. European. Class Two. That highly inflected language, with declensions, is pretty hard to learn. The Cyrillic alphabet isn't especially difficult, nevertheless, and once you can read the language, the numerous borrowings from French and other western languages are a nice surprise. It's increasingly accessible. 6. Arabic. Class Three. Arabic is spoken in dozens of places, however the many national dialects can be mutually incomprehensible. It's only three vowels, but contains some consonants that do not exist in English. The alphabet is a formidable barrier, and good calligraphy is difficult to perfect and highly valued. Vowels are not usually written (except in kids' books) and this is often an obstacle for reading. It's common in the Muslim world and possibilities exist to practice it at every degree of formality. 7. Colonial. Category One. One of the most widely spoken languages on earth is usually overlooked. It's a vocabulary and familiar Latin grammar, although the phonetics may take some getting used to. 8. Russian. Type Two Minus. It includes several borrowings from Arabic, Persian, English and French. It is a Bantu language of Central Africa, but has lost the difficult Bantu 'sounds.' The audio system is familiar, and it's written using the Latin alphabet. One important grammatical thought will be the division of nouns into sixteen classes, each with a different prefix. But, the classes aren't arbitrary, and are predictable. 9. Hindi/Urdu. Class Two. The Hindustani language, an Indo-European language, includes both Urdu and Hindi. It's an enormous number of consonants and vowels, creating distinctions between phonemes that an English-speaker can have difficulty hearing. Words often have trimmed endings, further complicating understanding. Hindi uses many Sanskrit loans and Urdu uses many Persian/Arabic loans, meaning that a large vocabulary must be acquired. Hindi uses the phonetically exact Devanagari program, created specifically for the language. Naturally, Urdu's usage of a borrowed Persian/Arabic script leads to some approximation within the writing system. 10. Modern Hebrew. Group Two. Improved as a living language during the nineteenth century, it's taken on faculties of several languages of the Jewish diaspora. The resultant language has become regularized in grammar and syntax, and the language has absorbed many loan words, specially from Arabic, English and Yiddish. The alphabet has both print and script forms, with five vowels, maybe not generally marked. When it does happen vowel marking, or going, is very complex. Sounds may be difficult to reproduce in their subtleties and a specific amount of liaison makes hearing knowledge difficult. It's not so accessible outside a spiritual or Israeli context. 11. Western. Group Three. Difficult to learn, while the vocabulary is unfamiliar, and what's needed of the audio system so rigid that even the countless words that have been borrowed from German, French and English will appear unrecognizable. With three different writing systems, it is forbiddingly hard to write and read. Also, social constraints may possibly impede of good use interaction.
  4. 4. 12. Chinese. Class Three. Whether your decision is Mandarin or Cantonese (the review does not make a distinction, strangely enough). It's probably the most difficult language with this list. It offers all of an equally unfamiliar vocabulary, a significant number of tones, an incredibly complicated writing technique, and the most challenging aspects: unfamiliar phonemes. Individual motivation is completely essential to keep the student on course. It is easy to find, because Chinese communities exist throughout the world, on the positive side, and Chinese language media, such as for example films, newspapers and TELEVISION, are present in most these communities. 13. Vietnamese. Group Three. This language belongs to a new category of languages, however it does use much vocabulary from Chinese (useful in the event that you already speak Chinese!). It has six tones, and a grammar using an new logic. It is not all bleak, however, Vietnamese runs on the Latin produced alphabet. The probability of speaking this language are not large, although there are 3 million speakers within the USA. 14. Japanese. Category Three. Korean employs an alphabet of 24 symbols, which accurately symbolize 14 consonants and 10 vowels. However, the language also includes 2,000 commonly used Chinese characters for formal papers and literary writing. Speech levels and honorifics confuse the learning of language, and there's link between phrases, making them hard to identify. The grammar is not very complex and you will find no shades. It borrows many Chinese words, however the language is unrelated to other languages of Asia. More information is available here. The most important element of all: individual motivation The 3rd, most significant element is up to you. The language to learn is the one that you're most motivated to learn, the one you enjoy talking, the one with the culture that encourages you and the record that touches you spiritually. Because learning a language involves distinguishing with its people. and playing its behaviors, It is useless to take to to learn a language if you should be not enthusiastic about the people who speak it So, consider all three factors: motivation, linguistic and supply convenience, in that order, and come up with the last list your self. The bad news is that no language is really easy to learn, but the good news is that we humans are hard wired for a great amount of linguistic freedom, as long as we discover how to start the educational process. If the benefits and advantages of the language are obvious to you, you will be able to get these rusty language synapses causing in your head and start the words coming. Bonne chance!