The hardest and the easiest language in Duolingo courses...
Hello everyone! According to you, which language is the hardest and which the easiest to learn?
Depends but all other things (like interest, available material, practice partner) being equal, the easiest would be something similar to you native language (for English: Swedish, Norwegian, Dutch, Spanish) and the hardest something dissimilar (for English: Vietnamese, Turkish, Hungarian, Japanese)
I was wondering how difficult is Greek language to a foreign person
Regarding Greek (and similarly Latin) it depends very much about your current experience with (some) Greek words and or its alphabet.
E.g. if one has already knowledge about physics and or mathematics then the Greek alphabet letters (like mu, nu, omega, beta, alpha, ...) are possibly already quite familiar to you (as they are used there quite extensively sometimes). That might give one possibly a head start in learning Greek in Duolingo as you already might recognize a lot.
Hebrew is the hardest because the writing system leaves you with no easy way to figure out the vowels of any new word you encounter AND the course is missing audio for some sentences - so there is plenty of guesswork filling in all the vowel sounds for words you may not have encountered previously in the course and which have no audio.
Easiest is Esperanto.
Hi Marilena, I would think that Greek, would be more difficult than languages with an alphabet similar to English. Of the ones I have tried on here, I disliked Catalan and Romanian the most. I know I didn't like the audio in either course, and I think also because they were less familiar to me beforehand.
Are you a native Greek speaker? Have you studied languages besides Swedish?