What Languages Are The Easiest to Learn?
What Languages Are The Easiest to Learn? I would like to know what you think.
Assuming that you speak English as a native language, the Scandinavian trio (Swedish, Norwegian and Danish), Dutch, German, Afrikaans, and most of the Romance languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese....) are easier than most other languages.
It'll be different depending on the person. A Korean speaker, for example, will be able to learn Japanese and Finnish easier than an English speaker because Korean shares many similarities to Japanese and Finnish shares many grammatical similarities to Korean. But a Korean speaker needs to learn the Latin alphabet to be able to read Finnish, while an English speaker (already having learnt the Latin alphabet) just needs to learn a few new letters and a few different ways of pronouncing things.
It also depends on motivation. If you love Turkish things, it might be easier for you to learn Turkish than Dutch, especially if you don't have any desire to learn Dutch.
If you are English speaker, look at
Having studied many languages at school and afterwards, i can say that you can learn and fluently speak esperanto in less than six month.
It is also a proven good base to learn other languages (in particular if you are european).
Unfortunately, there are not that many people speaking esperanto to be met in real life (although there are now many more thanks to Duolingo). And there is no political force to promote the language. A shame in my opinion.
I studied Esperanto about forty years ago, while at the university. I tought i had forgotten everything but now I am experiencing it again with Duolingo and, to my greatest surprise, it is coming back very well.
By the way here is a link to a map of the lexical proximity of the european languages
depends on your native/fluent language(s). if you speak a germanic language, a germanic language such as german, dutch, norwegian, etc. would be easiest to learn. if you speak a romance language, a romance language such as spanish, italian, portuguese, etc. would be easiest. slavic language: polish, russian, czech, etc. assuming you speak english, a romance language or germanic language would be easiest.
It depends on the individual's abilities and what their native language is and all that. However, Esperanto is really easy. Really, REALLY easy. It's probably the easiest language I've ever tried to learn. I'm taking a break from it because of reasons, but it's not going to be as hard to reach fluency as the other things I'm learning will be.