Is it true that English is one of the hardest languages to learn?
I have heard this before. Is that true?
- ZirpLv 72 months agoFavorite Answer
For a lot of people, it certainly isn't the easiest (Esperanto is). English is teeming with synonyms, homonyms, homographs, homophones.... and has spelling contests for *native* speakers.
Losing most grammatical endings made it easier to write songs in it, but also makes wordorder a lot trickier
- davidLv 42 months ago
Well, I sure don't know what anybody around here is talking about.
- 2 months ago
About 1/3 of the worlds population have learnt at least basic English, which makes learning to that level easier - it's just about everywhere. Advancing beyond that is where it gets more difficult as there are so many exceptions to rules, special cases, irregular spellings and non-English words which are now part of the English language.
@Big Igloo 2020 - All languages borrow from each other; English takes other languages down dark allies, beats them senseless and steals what vocabulary it can...
- CatherineLv 72 months ago
I didn't find it hard to learn. It only depends on people ...
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- Gretchen SLv 72 months ago
It is not true. English is as easy or difficult to learn as any other language. Most people find that the closer a native language is to the language being learned, the easier learning is, but that is not always so.
- ?Lv 72 months ago
I have, too, because it is a mutt language of all the other languages.