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is it hard to learn a language that has different lettering than English?

October 4, 2017



It can definitely be tricky, but in my opinion it's completely worth it. Here's a link to a discussion I created where I explained my own method of learning foreign alphabets and asked people to share theirs. https://www.duolingo.com/comment/24689561


I tryed that and couldn't fix my account so I had to make a new one (actually this is my sisters).


My sister is trying to learn Hebrew on here. I didn't want to be discouraging so I didn't tell her this, but how are you going to keep all those Hebrew symbols straight?


Not necessarily. Greek (Ελληνικά) is hard but it is nothing to do with the fact it has a different script. Most just have an alphabet which can be learned quickly. Just not Chinese where you have to memorise a complicated symbol for every word.


Of course, Chinese isn't actually too hard as you can make sense of the 'parts' of the characters. There is no alphabet but lots of 'parts' you can piece together. You can't make up words, though.


It might be hard to type or write.


In my opinion, learning a language with a different alphabet is not what will make it more difficult. If I take Russian, it uses the Cyrillic alphabet but the grammar is simpler than Polish which has a latin alphabet...

Plus, if you are really motivated to learn the language you want it will make the process of learning enjoyable, bearable and easier.

Good luck !


it's easier than it sounds, and funner than it sounds. no

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