Which language is the most difficult in the world?!

@JulyKing (111)
China
November 2, 2011 10:06pm CST
Good morning,you guys! Yesterday,when I learned english by myself,one question bursted into my brain" which language is the most difficult in the world?", and then I posted this question to baidu and found out the answer.To my surprise,the ranking list of the most difficult language was" Chinese, Greek, Arabic, Icelandic, Japanese, Finnish, German, Norweqian, Denish, French",the Chinese was the first most difficult language,and Chinese was my mother tongue,wonderful! When a person didn't understand what others talked to them,how would them grumble?The majority could say:"It's Greek to me!" and how would Greek which was regarded as the most difficult language grumble?"Oh,it's heard just like Chinese!"Aha!At last,there was a strongest parlance about Chinese :"That's just like hearing a sealed book!Only god could overwhelm Chinese!" It's very interesting and I think I should try my best to study english because I have mastered the most difficult language Chinese.English is just a piece of cake to me!^_^ Happy every day and everything goes well!
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@youless (65827)
• Guangzhou, China
3 Nov 11
Although I am a Chinese, but I agree that probably Chinese is the most difficult language to learn. First, it is not easy for the foreigners to remember how to write the words. Whereas it is quite easy to learn a-z. And there are four tones for the Chinese and most of the words have the same pronunciation. However, the meaning and the words can be quite different. You have to tell which is the right word from the other words which have the same pronunciation. And sometimes some words can have many meanings, and it can even be opposite. I love China
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@mariahhh (1328)
• United Arab Emirates
3 Nov 11
I have read in many articles that Indian language is the most difficult language to learn. They have many different language in their country. Some of them don't understand each other because not all of them knows their main language, which is the Hindi. That is why when I see some Indians, they prefer talking in English because they know it better than Hindi.
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@lampar (7609)
• United States
3 Nov 11
English is the most difficult language in the world, i had been learning it since kindergarden, i am still trying to master it, including speak and write it proficiently after so many years had passed. I am still no where near it. It is so difficult. Sigh!
@JulyKing (111)
• China
3 Nov 11
Oh,lampar,don't you know ,english is the easiest language in the world as its grammas are very simple!^_^Are you American?Maybe you will understant why Chinese is the most difficult language in the world if you begin to study it!Aha!In chinese,every word may have different pronounciations and every different pronounciation has different means!You wouldn't understand according to what I just said to you!You should try to study it and know why it's too difficult!
• Indonesia
3 Nov 11
English is difficult to remember when to pronounce some words. As example, Flood,Floor, Flour, School, South. O or U? There are some rule, but rarely been taught. Arabic is difficult when it comes to irregular words. Most of them is irregular (unlike English which we can just use word+ed to express past and will to express future) Chinese is difficult as JulyKing said. You speak one word with some different tone and pitch (different pronunciations) and you will get somebody misunderstood. But the grammar is relatively easy than Japanese language. I ever learned those language so I can say I agree with JulyKing. Chinese language is difficult... I wish there will be a lot of Chinese book that use Roman/Latin character. Just like when I learned Japanese language in Roomaji form.
@WakeUpKitty (8726)
• Netherlands
3 Nov 11
Every language is difficult if you have a hard time to learn. It also depends on your own language which language is hard to learn since there are always languages close(r) to the one you speak so easier to learn. Some languages are also easier to learn because there are grammar rules. Other languages don't have those grammer rules anymore so you need to develop a kind of feeling to know what to say when. I wonder where you found that list since it's hard to believe that French should be a difficult language and the other roman languages are not. And houw about a language like Mandinka or Fulla or Hungarian? I also heard that the scandinavian languages are one of the hardest to learn. But if it's true? Might also depend on how eager you are to learn it, how much you need it and the possibility to practise it as well. We are all born without a language, we learn it as a baby, kid, teenager, it takes years to learn our own language (and many people even don't speak their own language without (grammar) mistakes) so I think we all should be able to learn other languages as well and it's not weird if that takes years as well too.
• Vietnam
5 Nov 11
I think English is far too difficult for me to pronounce very "well" because I don't understand how to create the vowels and consonants. But I think it is OK for me to well write it
• Indonesia
5 Nov 11
To me, all languages that is not written in Sanskrit are difficult language, like Chinese, Japanese and perhaps there are many languages that I have not mention yet. In my country, each tribe has very different ways of writing of the words. I once briefly studied my tribe's language and for me it is easily to learn, because the language is the language of the ancestor, so it is ingrained with the offspring, together with Chinese Language. If you are Chinese, of course, you will be proud to hear that your Chinese Language is recognized one of the most difficult language in the world and if you see my language writing, you would say that my language is also very difficult. It all just seems.
• China
4 Nov 11
I think Arabic is the most difficult language to learn in the world.It's the first time I heard that Chinese is the most difficult language because I am a Chinese.I 'm glad that I master the most difficult language since I was borned.
@dodo19 (14613)
• Montreal, Quebec
3 Nov 11
Well, I can't say for sure what the most difficult language to learn is, as I only speak English and French. But I can say that English is much easier to learn than French is. I don't know if it's the most difficult language to learn, but French isn't really easy to learn.
@Lore2009 (7390)
• United States
3 Nov 11
Who did the research/survey? Must have been an English speaking person! I've heard that English is the most difficult to learn!
@cher913 (25902)
• Canada
3 Nov 11
well i would have to say Manderin, Russian, and Greek as well. i think learning a foreign language is difficult at any point.
@narthan (326)
• India
3 Nov 11
I speak 3 different languages and those are English, Kannada and Corrgi/Kodava. But I have heard the most difficult language ever is Malayalam since it has got very complex pronunciation.
@Pachkov (250)
• Bulgaria
3 Nov 11
Everyone thinks that Deutsch is the most difficult language in the world. I do not agree with that. I think Chines or Japanies languages are harder to study. You have to study really hard to get their meaning.
@enelym001 (8340)
• Philippines
3 Nov 11
For me, Chinese language is the most difficult. In college, we have to take Nihonggo classes and Chinese language classes. I really enjoyed learning Japanese language it's one of the languages that I really wanna learn. On the next semester, Chinese was the language that we need to take and I find it really hard especially when our professor teaches us the way to pronounce those words. I can't remember anything except ni hao ma. But I still hope that I can learn more of these two languages.
• Philippines
3 Nov 11
I think it's Chinese. In my opinion, the words and phrases are hard to pronounce. Not only the pronunciation, learning that language also requires learning how to write it. It's not easy for me to learn characters with a lot of strokes. Japanese and Korean characters has easier characters. I learned to write Japanese characters in less than a week, except for the Kanji. Korean have simple characters. Other languages like French or Hungarian are hard too but Chinese is harder. But that's just my opinion, not anyone finds Chinese to be hard. It depends on the person.
• Indonesia
3 Nov 11
Arabic, Cantonese, Japanese are said to be the hardest, based on the approximate learning expectations compiled by the Foreign Service Institute (FSI)of the US Department of State. Many factor Chinese difficult to learn. For example, the characters (Hanzi) used in the writing system seem to be archaic and obscure. Every word is different symbol and it's not phonetic so it give you no clues as to how it is pronounced. For Arabic, the first challenge is the script. Most of the letters have four different form, depending on where they stand in the word, also vowel not included when writing. The sound are tough, but the word are tougher. And for Japanese, one main reason why Japanese is so hard is that the written code is different from the spoken code.
@chaijudin (506)
• Indonesia
3 Nov 11
I think all is hard , because we did.nt use all the language in this world
• Philippines
3 Nov 11
For me it's Chinese and Japanese. It's so difficult to pronounce a set of words put in a single sentence, and it's even more difficult to write and read their alphabet. When I see them write (the Chinese and also Japanese), I'm amazed at their speed, when in fact I see them like drawing some miniature houses and buildings. They're fascinating.
@svjomboy (876)
• Philippines
3 Nov 11
for me i considered chinese,german,finnish,norwegian,denish,japanese are the most difficult language for me. i know a bit french,spanish and arabic. hope to learn more different languages coz thats very need when you encountered some people from different countries!
@safety69 (592)
• Taiwan
3 Nov 11
Hi friend. I speak spanish , english and now I live here in taiwan and I ve been learning without going to study chinese , and for me its easy in a certain way but the difficult part are the tones , ohhhh that gives me hard time , because I know the words and when I speak many people dont understand me , I cant say the tones very well, but , I wont give up untill I speak it very well . I agree because the tones chinese is the most difficult languaje in the world. Good for You, that chinese is your mother tongue.
• Philippines
3 Nov 11
English is known Language and i can speak and write ,but other language i can't do it.. But, i do not know what language is hard for me and i have not trie some language.. But,if you are wise person, i think can do it easy,but it depends only..
• Philippines
3 Nov 11
I think Chinese is the most difficult to learn. Specially if it's not your mother tongue. I believe that Chinese language has different varieties. If you know only one variety and you go to some parts of China, even of you are Chinese, you will not understand them. I have always been fascinated by the Chinese language. I had a Chinese classmate before and he used to teach me some of most frequently used Chinese phrases. But I forgot most of it. I find it hard to say and I don't get to practice it. He also taught me how to write in Chinese but I gave up after a day. Writing Chinese is as hard as speaking Chinese. One wring stroke and it will give a different meaning. So lucky for you that you live in China and know all of these things. :)