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What's the easiest spoken/written language to learn?
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Posted 11/2/07
well.. guys.. except english..
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Um.... chinese for me
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^ and i thought chinese was really hard..
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spoken- japanese

written- korean

sorry. bored.
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^ i can relate. i truly understand. :)
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actually for someone who hasn't grown up learning english, it can prove difficult to learn.

The sentence structure is different, and the vowel sounds change dependent, on word whereas in japanese for example 'a' will always make an 'ah' sound, but in english it makes many different sounds. This is one of the reasons that some people learning english find it hard to pronounce, heck even english speakers have to wing the pronounciation of words they don't know, because unlike other european languages, we don't use accents in writing (save for some names).

Also, there are alot of exceptions when you conjugate verbs in english. i wouldn't say hynoyms and syononyms were that much of a problem, though people who are native speakers stumble themselves, but every language is like that.

it's probably the easiest to write though, the alphabet is simple, it's only the pronounciation that makes it tricky to learn.

that being said, i would say cantonese is the hardest to speak, particularly if you start learn at a later age, it's got so many tones within the language and they can really catch you out. I mean chances are, you mispronounce english, you'll be understood anyway, mispronounce cantonese and the word can change completely.

to write, i'd probably say traditional chinese because there are so many characters and there's no guessing how to spell words, if you don't know, you don't know. also arabic, because once it's joined up i can't distinguish seperate lettters. it's hard enough to read some people writing in english joined up.


the easiest to speak would depend on where you live, i mean it'd be easier for an english speaker to learn french or spanish rather than chinese or japanese because of the similarites between those languages.
Posted 11/2/07
I think sign language. I agree that Chinese might be the hardest to learn. I think I am going to come up with my own language one day ... wonder how that will turn out.
Posted 11/2/07
as an english speaking born fool... spanish... then italian... after that all hell breaks loose!
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Norwegian I'm learning right now and it's actually pretty easy.
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ENG ftw.. x) took me one day to learn abcd.. lol
Posted 11/2/07
The easiest is probably English then French

Kanji is so hard to write!
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Posted 11/2/07
Well my own language for me...but if that doesnt count, probably nothing besides english
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Posted 11/2/07
Almost anyone from the Philippines could easily learn/speak Spanish, then Chinese, then Korean, then Japanese... Tagalog and English are already a given
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Posted 11/2/07
hmmm.. its gotta be the obvious answer
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spanish - written

spoken - japanese. [it sounds soooo much like japanese =\]
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