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What language is the easiest to learn?

I was thinking to myself if I want to learn a new language what would be easy to learn. I like to learn a new language, but don't have too much time to do it so an easy language to learn would be nice. Note: my main language is English.

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2 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/brittalexiswm

It depends on what your native language is, really.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/MichaelHallbck

Esperanto is designed to be easy, from what I've read it also speeds up learning other languages if you plan to move on.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/dou.fatima

i believe English is the easiest language to get fluent in short term,after that for me Italian is easy too but it really depends on who is learning maybe for some one else Italian is not a easy language...

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/thekatmorgan
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For a native English speaker: Spanish, Dutch, Esperanto or Afrikaans.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Kaka4444

If you are a native English speaker, Dutch may be a good offer

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TrioLinguist

Afrikaans, though, is very similar to Dutch except with heavily simplified grammar, so I would vote for that, if Esperanto is to be excluded.

P.S. There is also a huge factor which is motivation, an easy language like Spanish is torture for millions of schoolchildren simply because they have no interest in it. So many people claim German is hard, and yet I don't find it even a little bit difficult because difficulties stop mattering with the right amount of motivation and dedication.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Espeonage24

It's not torture because of the language, but you can only watch Muffy movies so many times before your brain explodes.

Otherwise, Spanish is a fun language!

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/rivlen
rivlen
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This is a great point. A lot of people, when they see me post things on Facebook in Norwegian, comment on how hard it looks. I don't find it at all difficult because I love it and it means something to me.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ChristianofPeace

Esperanto is without a doubt the easiest for a native English speaker.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/JohanVanderbalij

For an English native speaker : Scots, Frisian, Afrikaans and Dutch would be the "easiest" languages. If you are looking for a "bigger" language : Spanish would be easier than French or German, because grammar.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/RandomTed

It isn't on Duolingo, and some wouldn't agree that it is a really language, but Toki Pona.

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/KoningDerp

As many have stated before me, Esperanto was specifically created to be simple to learn. It's easy to catch on to, and the word order is quite flexible. Plus, it sounds lovely with its flowing words and sounds.

To continue with languages taught on Duolingo, I've found Dutch to also be a quick language to grasp onto. I'll admit that grammar and word order can get a bit confusing, but a few extra practice sessions- even if they are short- will help tons.

Every language has its difficult and easy aspects, though, and it really depends on the learner's own tastes. What is easy for one may be difficult for another, so all I can give to you is a recommendation based on my findings. I hope it helps, though!

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Reply2 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/T_Reindeer_Girl

German because there are so many words similar to the English language

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https://www.duolingo.com/LICA98
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Spanish is pretty easy, although Swedish is even easier

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https://www.duolingo.com/CamMcAnes

I would recommend Norwegian if you're a native English speaker. A lot of the vocabulary is similar, pronunciation is a little different but you could grasp it easy enough if you listen to people speaking it repeatedly. The grammatical rules are somewhat different but fairly easy to pick up and understand. Before I even started learning Norwegian I could understand fairly basic sentences just because they were so similar to English (with the exception of a few words).

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