https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geo_torno9

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).

Have suggestions?

December 23, 2017

32 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Maughanster_

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.

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geo_torno9

Okay

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DaphneTheSnail

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!

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geo_torno9

yup.

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SantB

Yup= "Yes" in elephant language, said while lifting the trunk lol

December 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SantB

Yeah, it definitely fits her. (Elephant) trunk in Swahili is also trunk, how silly lol

December 25, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/MarcelBal

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

December 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geo_torno9

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...

December 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Everdella

Hungarian is much harder than Polish—if you're looking for a challenge.

December 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geo_torno9

I'll try.

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SantB

Oh, I now see your young's with you, sorry mom elephant :D That huge trunk confused me lol

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SantB

An elephant riding a tornado... just imagine... hohohow hihihilarious lol

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geo_torno9

Oh, but it's possible. I was born the day there was a tornado in the same town, just one hour later.

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gumwin126

Also, a challenge is Swahili

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SantB

I agree, no better language than Swahili for an elephant

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SantB

That's it, now you can learn your first phrase in Swahili, Mr Elephant: Ninajivunia trunk langu :D

lol!

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geo_torno9

Wow I am officially packed ;) thnx!!!!!!!!!!

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/RudolfJan

Fully agree. Much harder than said if you really want to learn it and great fun, though the quality of the course is not so good, but there are many other resources.

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SantB

Here you got another elephant to marry with, and speak Swahili together lol

December 26, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Everdella

Good—but I'm not forcing you to do anything—whatever language you choose to pursue doesn't matter to me :-)

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geo_torno9

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.

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SantB

Bad mom elephant you are, who's gonna breastfeed your poor little baby then?

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gumwin126

Spanish is fun! U got to remember the correct verbs and the tenses are hard, but it is challenging in its on way!

December 23, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geo_torno9

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 ;)

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Gumwin126

Cool!

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/LasCicatrices

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.

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Deyan161

Try Turkish - challenging 'cos it works differently from Indo-European languages but uses the Latin alphabet.

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geo_torno9

I have Turkish already

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Hannah573871

You should try Swedish!

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/geo_torno9

I think I will take up Swedish once I finish Danish, it will be so much easier then.

December 24, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AsaCross16

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!

December 26, 2017
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