Looking 4 New Language
Hi. I'm looking for a new, challenging language that I won't have to learn a new handwriting for (e.g., Chinese, Greek).
Try learning Vietnamese. It is probably one of the most challenging languages on Duolingo that uses the Latin alphabet, the other three (in my opinion) being Turkish, Hungarian, and Irish.
Have you ever considered Swahili? You aren't likely to get it confused with your other languages because of the differences, but it is still similar to English with adopting our words. You should try it out because it is unique and fun to learn!
Yeah, it definitely fits her. (Elephant) trunk in Swahili is also trunk, how silly lol
Although I have never studied it personally, I have heard that Polish is the most difficult available language on Duolingo that uses the Latin script
I tried Polish. I must agree that it is really hard. So I'm not sure if I'll do it again... I know that sounds stupid...
Oh, I now see your young's with you, sorry mom elephant :D That huge trunk confused me lol
Oh, but it's possible. I was born the day there was a tornado in the same town, just one hour later.
That's it, now you can learn your first phrase in Swahili, Mr Elephant: Ninajivunia trunk langu :D
Good—but I'm not forcing you to do anything—whatever language you choose to pursue doesn't matter to me :-)
I CHOSE THEM ALL XD XD XD! I am going to be so busy, but that's OK because I have nothing to do all winter break other than Duo.
Spanish is fun! U got to remember the correct verbs and the tenses are hard, but it is challenging in its on way!
Okay. There are a lot of Mexicans around me; it is probably smart. Plus I am going to Costa Rica this July so I'll try ;)
I'll make a list of the easiest and hardest languages that I've studied and opinions from other people I've met, for a guide to others:
The easiest languages that I personally have ever studied are Spanish and French. (despite what some native Spanish/French speakers I've met say about them being the "most difficult" in the world, I assure you they're not, so for those who are studying them, don't get discouraged!) However, I have also heard that Scandinavian languages, especially Norwegian, are extremely similar to English in terms of grammar, and Dutch is similar in terms of vocabulary.
The hardest languages that I have studied and heard from other people (that don't require much different alphabets) are Polish, Finnish and Vietnamese (debatable as to whether or not it's considered a "different alphabet" altogether, but not toooo different from ours). Keep in mind I'm basing these languages on those for an English speaker. It's difficult to pronounce Polish for an English speaker, however not impossible. Finnish, from what I've heard, has a lot of interesting and sometimes difficult vocabulary and sometimes is hard to find resources for. Vietnamese, being a language from Asia, doesn't really have any similarities to English, and languages extremely different from English are often difficult to get used to at first. The alphabet also has a lot of different accent marks in it, much different than our alphabet.
Hope I helped.
Try their difficulty ordering: http://how-to-learn-any-language.com
Try Turkish - challenging 'cos it works differently from Indo-European languages but uses the Latin alphabet.
I think I will take up Swedish once I finish Danish, it will be so much easier then.
What about Portuguese? That's a great language not only because you can understand Spanish but you would get Portuguese speakers as well! That's opening up another 1.5 billion people! 2/7 of the world! That's what I am doing!