Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Society & CultureLanguages · 4 weeks ago

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

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  • 4 weeks ago
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    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.

    • Pontus
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      English is NOT known as one of the hardest languages (or the easiest) universally. It depends on how different it is from the languages the learner already knows. Zirp & Lón gave correct answers.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    4 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

  • Lôn
    Lv 7
    4 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.

    • Lôn
      Lv 7
      4 weeks agoReport

      They have similar characters.

  • 4 weeks ago

    I think it might be due to the many slang expressions and colloquialisms.

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  • 4 weeks ago

    Lots of words have different meanings but are spelled or sound the same. Lots of idioms and colloquialisms.

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