Most Difficult Language to Learn

Greece
November 15, 2012 4:34pm CST
On my first day of Greek language lesson, I almost give up. My teacher is very efficient and patient. She let me read the words all over again and I obediently did whatever she says. I learned a little and i tried to concentrate. It's really difficult to learn when you're already grown up as you are pre-occupied with a lot of things. Greek is a difficult languange to learn but others said that russian is more difficult. But when I learned how to read and write russian, I didn't actually have trouble. I didnt learn how to speak well as I dont meet a lot of russians during that time. But I have no idea why it took me a long time to learn greek when I'm already lving in greecew for 3 years. ARabic is a difficult language to learn to and also french. But i think the msot difficult is chinese. They have a lot of characters and the words are difficult to pronounce. What do you think, guys? What is the most difficult language to master for you??
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11 responses
• Portugal
15 Nov 12
OMG, russian, now greek, you are great! How many languages you want to learn? I think chinese is the most difficult language to learn for everybody who is not native and maybe is pretty hard to handle even for them at the beginning. I have studied english for 7 years and yet I make a lot of mistakes :(, but for me the most difficult language that I tried to learn was french. Even if it is latin at origins at my native language I really can't manage to talk with their accent. Good luck with your greek language lessons :)
• Greece
16 Nov 12
You can call me a beginner as I only know how to read and write a few words. I think the most important thing is you understnad it.
• United States
16 Nov 12
Chinese or Japanese? I'm not native of China but it doesn't seem difficult for me to understand. If probably you are expose to Chinese culture and language its not difficult to learn. Same as Japanese too.
• India
16 Nov 12
thanks for the discussion,,as i am from India,,i used to talk in Hindi,,& in India i am form Jaipur..so I can talk in marwari as well.Which is my regional language .Now a days i am trying to learn English,,Initially i was very bad,,but now because of some good teachers & because of mylot,,I am very much improved..In terms of language I feel English was bit hard for me,,
• India
17 Nov 12
yeah to learn english we face some problem here because this is not our national language...so its difficult to become master on this but its not impossible if we practice daily 2-3 hours on it i think we could be average and greater than average on this language...thank you..
@flamez3r0 (319)
• Puerto Rico
15 Nov 12
Hello :D. I would think the hardest language to learn depends greatly on the languages you already know. For example, my native language is Spanish, which makes all the languages that also come from Latin quite easy to learn (such as Italian, french, etc.). The same happens with people that speak English when they are learning German and such. But for me, the hardest language of them all to learn are those that don't use the same alphabet and have multiple ones, like Chinese or Japanese. I find it impossible to learn how to write/read in them, even if I can learn how to speak and understand if someone speaks to me in them. But if you measure both speaking and writing the hardest language of them all for me is Hebrew. First the writing all looks the same to me, and then they pronounce things from the throat which makes it different from what I am used to (I speak using mostly my tongue). I tried learning Hebrew once, I gave up :P.
• Portugal
15 Nov 12
Every sentence in Hebrew, even if it is a compliment, gives you the ideea that the person you are trying to talk with is mad at you, I think this is funny :) And yes it's also one of the most difficult languages, when I've seen their alphabet I have not even tried to learn anything else.
• Albania
16 Nov 12
I think the most difficult language to learn is french for acent
@laydee (12814)
• Philippines
16 Nov 12
I am learning Chinese (Mandarin) these days and I often ask myself why I was learning such. I find it difficult because it's really something that's not my league. But I am thinking that perhaps there's some good with this. I'm just glad that there are a lot of people of motivating me to continue. Now is our second week and I do hope that I could complete. Have a great mylot experience ahead!
• Carolina, Puerto Rico
16 Nov 12
For me the most difficult ones are chinese and japanese. They just have so many definitions for just one simple character it drives me insane. Now, the easiest for me are french and italian. Maybe it's because my native language is spanish.
@graysky (132)
• Philippines
16 Nov 12
From my own personal experience.i think Chinese language is difficult to learn.I have tried Nihonggo before but its not that hard neither Spanish.Learning Chinese language is kind of like your twisting your tongue back and forth,lol...,what makes it also hard is this,same words - different intonations and you got different meaning..haha.. When i first came here in Chinese country i was kind of shock!Anyway,they say the best way to learn the language is to be with people who speak the language,and i find it true.
@yudhyhg (116)
• Indonesia
16 Nov 12
i think english also hard to study..but the most difficult for me is mandarin (chinesse language). i've heard my friend speak it with her friend via telephone and i think i must study hard to can master it. japanese is also hard..all language always hard to study in beginning
• Calgary, Alberta
16 Nov 12
I know there is no way I can learn the languages that uses a different alphabet so there is no way I can learn Mandarin,Hebrew,Arabic,Russian and Japanese is kinda easy to pronounced for me but I cant learn Kanji. I actually understand a bit of Russian but I can't read Cyrillic. when it comes to languages that does use Roman Letters, I don't think I can learn Finnish, Their words are so long to get into my head. Irish is a very beautiful language but its so hard to learn that even most of the Irish people don't speak it and prefers English. I speak English, Spanish and I am trying to learn French, At first thought its hard but by the end of the day, I realized its not hard as it may seem,
@eagletrek2 (5275)
• Kingston, New York
16 Nov 12
Hi right now I'm learning Hebrew which is not That hard since I can read it for prayer service What I'm learning is to speak it and understand it So if I ever get a chance to go to Israel I'm be fine. I do have friends who are Russian For me that look hard to do and the Chinese language look hard to OK good day
@beamer88 (4267)
• Philippines
15 Nov 12
Although I'm bilingual, I'm still not that good at learning other languages, especially if it's spoken. I also agree with you that Chinese maybe the most difficult language to learn. Plus the fact that there are several sub-languages or dialects of this like Cantonese or Mandarin, and these are totally different from one another. Even a lot of say Cantonese-speaking Chinese have difficulty understanding a Mandarin-speaking Chinese.