Is English at the same difficulty level as chinese japanese korean and arabic?
I know those 4 are supposed to be the hardest in the world but I was wondering if English was as difficult as they are, and if so, why
- 4 weeks agoFavorite Answer
English is known to be one of the hardest languages not from a professional point of view but simply the dialects and slang we use is hard for non English speaking people to learn. Like it's difficult for a person from New York to understand someone from the south. We speak different and use different words and phrases that can't really be taught.
- ZirpLv 74 weeks ago
That depends on which language you already know.
English has a very large vocabulary, with lots of synonyms. It has spelling competitions for *native* speakers. It has a lot of homonyms, homophones and homographs. The lack of a consistent structure is challenging for some.
a rough cough ought to plough through my hiccough though
- LônLv 74 weeks ago
It depends on what your first language is.
Chinese people find Japanese easy but Portuguese difficult.
Portuguese people find Spanish easy but Swedish difficult.
Swedish people find Norwegian easy but Chinese difficult.
- David B.Lv 74 weeks ago
I think it might be due to the many slang expressions and colloquialisms.
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- regeruggedLv 74 weeks ago
Lots of words have different meanings but are spelled or sound the same. Lots of idioms and colloquialisms.