What language is the hardest to learn?

@CMTS_87 (1340)
Philippines
June 5, 2009 11:27pm CST
For sure we have our own language. But we sometimes our language is not enough to survive in this very competitive world. And because of that many of us opt to learn another language that will give us edge over other individuals. And yes it very useful. But what language is the hardest to learn? Happy MyLotting!
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@jpso138 (7863)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
I think the Chinese language is quite difficult to learn. Aside from the difficulty of pronouncing, it is also difficult to read. Unlike other languages that are usually represented by alphabetical letters, theirs is more of characters. Well, I guess, if we put our heart to it, it would be easier but obviously it would really take time and a lot of effort in learning Chinese.
@agv0419 (3027)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
I think the difficult language to learn are Chinese, French and German. Chinese is difficult because of the pronunciation and the meaning of the word gonna change if you don't know how to pronounce it properly. French is also difficult because of the different pronunciation of the word and the spelling. It is very complex to learn it.
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@CMTS_87 (1340)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
Yeah! Chinese is very hard to learn but if you have dedication for sure you will learn the language in no time! Thanks for the response! Happy MyLotting!
• Egypt
6 Jun 09
arabic and chinise
@spoiled311 (5502)
• Philippines
7 Jun 09
hi CMTS! well, i think for me that would be chinese and french. i love the french. i think their language is so exquisite and their ways are so classic and timeless. but it is so hard because you don't pronounce the words as you read it, unlike most of the words of the english language. and then there is chinese. a one-syllable word can be pronounced or accentuated like 6 times and all can mean different things. i am trying to learn because i married a chinese and i would also like to take part in their conversations, even if i don't speak, at least i would understand what they are trying to say. i can grasp some of the things that they are talking about, but well, of course, not everything. i am filipino by the way. so my main language is ilonggo, then tagalog, then english. take care and God bless you! happy mylotting! :D
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@CMTS_87 (1340)
• Philippines
7 Jun 09
I love French also but I don't know how to speak the language. But I know how to speak Spanish. Hehe! Two beautiful ROMANTIC LANGUAGES - French and Spanish! Thanks for the response! Happy MyLotting!
@med889 (5954)
6 Jun 09
I know English, French, Hindi and now I am learning Chinese which I thought it was very difficult but once I started to have friends who decided to help me I found chinese language less difficult. I got friends here in mylot who is teaching me Chinese just as friends who taught me Hindi. So I am quite lucky to have them as friends. The next language which I want to learn is German and I heard that this one is really difficult.
@CMTS_87 (1340)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
Way to go my friend! You can do it! Good Luck! Thanks for the response! Happy MyLotting!
@meticulo (1286)
• United States
6 Jun 09
I think all languages other than what we usually use are all hard to learn. But if we really make an effort to really learn it I guess we will be able to do it. The hardest language for me anyway is Russian? We'll I just made a guess..lol. I don't even know a single word from them.
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@CMTS_87 (1340)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
Yeah! I think Russian is a very hard language to learn. Thanks for the response! Happy MyLotting!
@awcase (74)
• United States
7 Jun 09
that is what i have heard english is the hardest to learn to me i don't think so but i speak it. i do think it is good to learn other languages thou considering the way the world is going.
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• Pitcairn
6 Jun 09
As an alien, i find at hard to learn the different main languages all over the world. All of them has its own differences as to how it is pronounced, how is it accented, and how the word is used. it is indeed super complicated and difficult to learn, especially if the learner has complete zero background. But for me, Chinese is the hardest. It is the second most spoken language next to English, and it is possible that in the future, it could be the next language to be used in international dealings, especially in business (Chinese men are known to be business men, no?). With all the strange calligraphy and CH's, i would probably die by learning it.
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@tonyllenium (6261)
• Italy
6 Jun 09
i always use to think that the hardest langauges to learn are that one from Asia!!This normally can be really personal because it depends from which country you come from and so which are your attitudes or habits during your life too as we refer to languages!!So seing that i live and come from wstern europe i think languages as Chinese,Japanese,Arabic,Korean,an so on are really hard to learn and speak!!
@sherio (3)
• Egypt
6 Jun 09
my guess it is arabic and chinese and i know arabic so for me it is chinse :)
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@berrys (864)
• Singapore
6 Jun 09
i think Russian or danish has definitely got to be the hardest. with the different variations and gender words you have to add the way its written and how its read its simply amazing if you know it. and the writing look so complicated and the wrong notation definitely means something else. Italian can be quite challenging too if you can't pronounce certain words. i am fluent in English Chinese Malay french german and korean. and i really want to pursue Russian but i think it might just be too much for me. haha anyways enjoyed your discussion. bye.
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• Kottayam, India
6 Jun 09
chinese/france arabic
@CMTS_87 (1340)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
French is very easy to learn according to my friends. Thanks for the response! Happy MyLotting!
@Nir360 (139)
• Israel
6 Jun 09
Arabic is not hard :D
@zackn87 (345)
• United States
6 Jun 09
I think chinese is hard. they use different tones to mean different things. thats complex!
@CMTS_87 (1340)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
Correct! The Chinese Language is kinda very hard to learn. Hehe! But I think the language is very interesting. Thanks for the response! Happy MyLotting!
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
I agree with you zackn87. Even the Chinese alphabet is hard to study and understand.
• China
8 Jun 09
English is my second language, but I learn it not very well.There are few chances to speak out.For subject study,i have to read many materials in english,sometime,i find it is hard to understand .
@CMTS_87 (1340)
• Philippines
8 Jun 09
Go! Just practice! In no time you'll be using English just like your native language - with ease! Thanks for the response! Happy MyLotting!
@Nir360 (139)
• Israel
6 Jun 09
Some tell me Hebrew is a difficult language to learn. but no one mentioned it here so i guess it's easy for you all? :D
@CMTS_87 (1340)
• Philippines
7 Jun 09
Hehe! I think Hebrew is a hard language to learn, is just that it is not commonly use around the world unlike the languages mentioned here. Thanks for the response! Happy MyLotting!
@reckon21 (3484)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
I think Chinese language are the hardest to learn. I know there are some harder language out there. But if I will just bring myself harder to study it maybe I will be able to learn.
@CMTS_87 (1340)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
Many are saying that Chinese is a hard language to learn, and I believe that. Haha! But I think it would be easy for us to learn the language if we will try also to understand the Chinese culture! Thanks for the response! Happy MyLotting!
• India
6 Jun 09
pathetically no language is hard , u 've to got make an application of the language , the main purpose to which it serves is the compatibility with other individuals in the community, if u are able to make them understand what u want then its done ,LIKE IN MY response there stubborn mistakes i've made grammatical ,snouted mistakes. but the purpose has been completed , u R able to analyse what 'm trien to say .. aaprt from the general crude SIGN LANGUAGE mandarin , polski R difficult ,but if u r stubborn to take it out nobody can stop U.
@CMTS_87 (1340)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
Oh! Haha! Well you really need patience and dedication! Thanks for the response! Happy MyLotting!
@queennee (186)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
hi cmts_87,almost all language are hard to learn.(except the language that each one of us here are using.)it really needs patience and dedication inorder for us to learn new one.but yes,there are really some language that is so hard to learn.for me it french and korean language,looks like the words are complicated and hard to pronounce,i love hearing them talking but i just cant get it.i find them cute also,specially the korean people,thier lips seems to pout always everytime they talk..hhhmmm..seen it mostly in boys over flower..hehe! good day!
@CMTS_87 (1340)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
Haha! KOREANOVELA ADDICT! I bet you all love the guys there! Hehe! Enjoy the show! Thanks for the response! Happy MyLotting!
@stanlee81 (381)
• China
6 Jun 09
As to my knowlege,arabic is the most difficult to mater,then the russia,then germany.
@CMTS_87 (1340)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
Yeah I think Russian and German is very hard to learn. I don't know Arabic. Thanks for the response! Happy MyLotting!
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
For me, the hardest language to learn is Korean. Korean because the pronunciations are just simply, complicated! I'm not trying to offend anyone here, but I think it's really hard to learn I watch Boys Over Flowers and I noticed that the spellings of the words they speak are kinda tongue-twisting. I think Chinese is hard to learn to but so far, I don't find the words' pronunciations complicated. I'm quite familiar with Chinese Mandarin because I love their language and their culture. I used to watch Chinese Paladin and I loved their language and culture in an instant
@CMTS_87 (1340)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
I think you're a Korean Addict! Should I say Koneanovela Addict! Boys over Flowers Huh! Hehe! Thanks for the response! Happy MyLotting!
@britt_200 (1227)
• United States
6 Jun 09
ive heard that its english. the only reason people say that is because of the many rules that english language has. i only know english and some spanish, so i havent learned anything else. thats just what i hear.
@CMTS_87 (1340)
• Philippines
6 Jun 09
English is very easy to learn, also Spanish! Love Spanish by the way! Thanks for the response! Happy MyLotting!
@xannebull (1800)
• Philippines
11 Jun 09
for me, chinese japanese and korean language are hard to learn,. english is the easiest i think.