I don't know how I said that, but m'kay. I also recommend Chinese! Chinese is the easiest for Spanish speakers, I think. Plus, did you know that the Korean language was adapted from China (and Japanese was also)?
That's quite reductionist. Korean and Japanese are language isolates, but due to extensive histories of trade, war, and other contact, Imperialist China left its mark in a big way. That's why you have the vast presence of grammatical parts and cognates. Borrowings that overtook much of the language's innate forms.
Because old Korean and Japanese were not written in their initial forms, we will never know precisely what they were like, but if there is a presence of something familiar, its from contact and sharing, not linguistic relation.
I think you mean the writing system, not the language. And, in Korean they use a new writing system now, so that also isn't from China
What? Chinese is not at all related to Spanish. A language like Portuguese or Italian would be much easier. Also, Korean and Japanese borrowed some vocabulary and characters from Chinese, but neither of the two languages developed directly from Chinese.
what?? my native tongue is spanish and chinese is nothing like it. at all. I think you mean tagalog, which was heavily influenced by spanish within other languages.
はじめまして not はじみまして. I'm fluent in Japanese and English and I hope to become fluent in Korean too. ;)
Korean is considered one of the four most difficult languages for English speakers to learn, along with Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic, according to https://cdn.lingholic.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/Hard-Languages-To-Learn.png
Even though Japanese, Korean and Chinese are the languages I actually find easier to learn, compared to languages like French and Spanish etc.
That's probably because you care more about Korean and put more work into it. French and Spanish are objectively much more similar to English than Korean is in every way.
How can they say it's not difficult? There's no easy language to learn nor job to do. Well, anyway it was just an example. Lol
What's the difference between "hard" and "difficult" in this context? "Korean is not hard." should be accepted too.
It is ranked among the most difficult languages in the world sooooo........ No
Not really, depends on what site you looked at. I would say Chinese, or Arabic because the Chinese language is supported with many different various characters. The grammar is very confusing as well. However, I can see why Korean can be hard. I get confused by the ㅔ andㅐ. Plus, the grammar is pretty hardcore as well being a heck a lot different from the English language. Chinese grammar is a lot easier for English speakers because the Chinese grammar is a lot like the English language. It would be even easier for Spanish speakers as well.
Nah. My Chinese is now way better than my Korean but I still find the grammar hard in both and Chinese grammar is nothing like English grammar unless you're talking about simple three word sentences. My first language is English and my second is Spanish.
Alright, I know I'm late (Seven months... Yikes... Are you still here?) but it really depends on the language you're learning it from. The grammar system, pronunciation, etc. is quite different from the English language. However, Korean has a similar sentence structure to Japanese, and the two languages have quite a few words in common. I think a Japanese speaker learning Korean would be similar to an English speaker learning Spanish. It just depends on the native language / languages you know.
Maybe but Korean is harder to pronounce for Japanese speakers than Spanish is for English speakers.
Korean is not so difficult to learn because its alphabet is easy to read and the words are easier to pronounce than Chinese or Arabic. But Korean is difficult because grammar is complicated and the place of words is unusual
Hmm... As a Korean American who can pretty much speak, sort of read, and canNOT spell, I disagree.
Ah if it hard then why have you reached this far people. If it was easy ❤❤❤❤ it wouldnt even be an achievemnt. No one would even be amazed even you yourself wouldnt. You knew what you were getting into so suck it up or give so you stop discouraging other people.
Those feeling like giving up. Please dont. Its is sooo worth it. And its not hard I mean 80 million people people speak and write it from the geniuses to the dumbest so why can't you.
I actually find Thai a bit easier, even though I've spent more time in Korea than in Thailand. Thai writing is harder but Korean grammar is much harder. Pronunciation for both is a bit tricky.