the pronunciation is not clear and loud. It should speak less quickly and clearly in order we learn easly that "easy difficult langage" !
I am 54 and English is my native tongue. Struggled with and ultimately failed French in school. Learning languages is very hard for me. Now learning Korean and am enjoying it but WOW its so hard for me
Like you, I am of similar age (48) and learning Korean is a real challenge. Because I am Polish, my language training includes two topics: English and Korean ....
I wonder if foreigners think that english is hard to learn...just a thought.
To me it has been easy to learn English although I have had some problems with grammar. However I think I can make myself clear when I speak or write because English is a little similar to Spanish (which is my native language). And ... for some people I think it's hard to learn English since pronunciation is different from writing, but with some practice it becomes easy.
As a foreigner whose native language is not English.. Well English is quite easy to learn
Being a native English speaker who speaks 3 other languages, I can definitely say that English is probably one of the hardest languages to learn for non-natives. At least that's what I feel.
and what are the other languages do you speak'? I notice you learn French whose spelling is extremely difficult. For exemple the famous Napoleon Bonaparte made about 80 spelling mistakes to the dictation of Mérimée. In French we pronounce Kosova like cause au veau ; l'art moderne lard moderne ; l'état de Vaud (a place in Switzerland) like les tas de veaux ; la mer like la mère like l'amer... the langage is a source of misunderstoods because of that.
I speak Hindi, English, Spanish and Korean. I am also trying to learn Dutch, but well, I am far from fluent in it. Although I haven't learned French, but yes, I agree that its spelling is quite difficult. Perhaps that's one of the reasons why English pronunciation and spelling are so irregular, for it has received a lot of influence from French.
mmm it really depends. my native tongue is Spanish and I started to learn english by myself when I was 6 years old so to me it's been easy. but it was really hard for my highschool classmates to understand and to have a good pronunciation cause they haven't been introduced properly to the basics of the language while they were kids.
I just read an article about how nonsensical sentences such as "the wet towel is dry" are good for improving abstract thinking and brain development :)
Duolingo is not just an app where you have phrases. It encourages you to try new sentence patterns and experiments. So don't be sassy if you don't have the phrases you like. Because you can just replace words you don't like in a sentence so it will fit your needs.
The point of DuoLingo is not to be a phrasebook. The point is to teach you grammar and vocabulary in a new language in a memorable way. Brushing it off as "useless" instead of taking what you learn and trying to reapply it elsewhere in sentences that DO make sense completely defeats the purpose.