What is the easiest second language to learn for English speakers?
- ZirpLv 710 months agoFavorite Answer
Disregarding toys like "toki pona" and conlangs with less than a million users, Esperanto
Closest related to English are Scots, Frisian and Afrikaans, but according to the US Foreign Service Institute.. learning Frisian or Afrikaans takes just as much time as learning Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Dutch, French, Spanish, Catalan, Portuguese, Italian or RomanianSource(s): Dutch, speaking German, English, French and Esperanto
- 10 months ago
I was taught much of Latin in third grade. I took Spanish for 3 years and still struggle with it, however i remember how to from sentences with Latin.
- RobinLv 710 months ago
they could learn canadian engish, australian english, indian english, singapore english and I hate to say it but if their grammar is really bad then american english
- 10 months ago
All the Germanic languages, I'd say
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- Don VertoLv 710 months ago
It is sort of a toss up between French and Dutch.
French and English share a lot of vocabulary.
Dutch and English also share a lot of vocabulary.
Dutch might be easier except for gutteral sounds like sch,ch and G
- John PLv 710 months ago
It depends on the individual person. At school I found French easier than German (but I started French 4 years earlier than German, at the age of 8). My wife, in a different school system, found German easier than French. We concluded that the quality of the teachers made much of the difference.
- alLv 510 months ago
Pig Latin is the easiest.
- CogitoLv 710 months ago
I found Spanish very easy, and French only marginally harder.
Italian isn't very difficult either.
I struggle with German, Welsh and Latin.
- JulienLv 710 months ago
I would say Scots first, then Esperanto. The third one could be Frisian.
If you want a language with a state, I'ld say probably Dutch. It's both very close to English and looking much lighter grammatically than German (I say that without speaking Dutch).
If you only want the language of a (former) great power or influential country, I guess Spanish would be in good position. Especially in a scholar context in which writing and orthography would be an important component.
- M JohnsonLv 610 months ago
Spanish, or Latin if you have money.