Even if your mother tongue is English, English is still hard. Why is 4 credits for English compulsory for the OSSD? T-T
you should have been learning French as mother tongue in Switzerland. When you have to learn as child Ancien Greek, French; German, English and Italian at the same week. you will find English easy. It's extremely difficult to write in French accurately because it's not a phonetic language. It exists also spelling contests. Napoléon Bonaparte made in his time about 80 spelling mistakes !
I imagine English to be a hard language to learn for foreigners but that's just what I think... Any language is probably hard to learn for anyone trying to learn it as a second (or third or fourth or even maybe 30th!)
As a native speaker, I can confirm. None of the rules are universal, the pronunciation has shifted dramatically since the last time spelling was standardized (like 400 years ago), half the vocabulary comes from a completely different language family. Even with over 20 years of practise I still screw up perfectly ordinary sentences.
Actually, I speak a North American dialect, so I use that weird r sound where you bunch up the middle of your tongue toward the back of your mouth. It takes some kids YEARS to learn how to do that properly. One of the most common sounds in our language, and some native speakers don't master it until they're in middle school. Awful hodgepodge mess of a language.
Learning English can be tricky for foreigners. Of course you'd think English is easy if it's your native language. But for someone learning it, it can be very difficult.
Who keeps making these questions? they are hilarious and ridiculous :))) Of course English is easy compared to bloody Korean. I can't even pronounce agglutinative, for christ sake :)))
Knock, Xenogenesis, silent E's, other stuff that's easy to native English speakers but could be difficult to others
English's spelling and pronunciation are difficult, but the fundamentals of the language (grammar and whatnot) are really quite simple compared to other languages. Before someone tries to get on me about irregularities, EVERY language has them. It's a natural occurrence that happens with language.
ive been told english is pretty easy, with the hardest parts being the pronunciation, and all the minor exceptions to memorize.
in fact when i asked my korean friend if english was difficult, she responded with "it was easier to learn than korean", so interpret that however you like≈
english is my second language and I must say it's true, but not as hard as I thought it would be.
I'd think trying to learn any language as a second or third wouldn't be easy.
Is it really? It always seemed easy to me but only because thats my main language
it doesnt follow its own rules a lot of the time, pronouncing new things is basically a guessing game, stuff like that