Which is the easiest foreign language to master and why?

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  1. Mighty Mom profile image85
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    Which is the easiest foreign language to master and why?

  2. EuroNinila profile image82
    EuroNinilaposted 7 years ago

    I would say Spanish because compared to other languages it is most similar to English and it would be most useful to you considering its the 2nd language next to English.

  3. bradbutler profile image59
    bradbutlerposted 7 years ago

    If you are native English speaker, then it would be Spanish.
    Spanish pronunciation is fairly easy for English speakers, with only ten vowel/dipthong sounds (English has 20), and the easy-to-master letter ñ. Like Italian, the orthography is clear and simple; words are written as they’re pronounced, which makes reading easier. Grammatically, Spanish has fewer irregularities than other romance languages too.

  4. favouriteperfume profile image60
    favouriteperfumeposted 7 years ago

    Interesting question and I would say that the easiest second language for anyone to learn is the universal language of Esperanto, which is a constructed language devised by a Polish doctor  LL Zamenhof in the 1870s/1880s. It has just 16 easy grammatical rules and very regular  patterns so there's no irregular verbs to learn. It is estimated that around 10,000,000 have studied it to some extent at some time.

  5. Triimarc profile image61
    Triimarcposted 7 years ago

    Spanish is a good suggestion, but I would recommend German. Many of our words have a germanic origin.  It is a very technical language which follows fairly strict grammatical rules unlike english and spanish both of which are rife with exceptions to the rule.  Just my opinion after trying french, arabic and spanish.

  6. johannaalexa profile image59
    johannaalexaposted 7 years ago

    umm try to learn Filipino language, but i self-studied Korean the problem is , its hard to put the words to form a sentence, there are a lot of similar words.

  7. researchpapers profile image59
    researchpapersposted 7 years ago

    Its Spanish because i learnt it and its very much similar to English and you will learn it in short of time as well.

  8. profile image52
    manickrajposted 7 years ago

    it"s a world language .easyly to speak.but tamil language is wonderful language world old language also. mother language is best one of world .our mother language simple to our country

  9. Austin Dawursk profile image60
    Austin Dawurskposted 7 years ago

    It all depends on your age. Your brain is capable of not only learning new into, but physically change to accommodate it. However the older you get the harder it is to learn and process info unconsciously. When your a baby, your mind is like wet clay. It picks up new info all the time, and the brain shapes into what it needs to do that's why you can have actual conversations when your 4 and your native language better and more fluently then foreigners who learned it at say 16. You learn the language and then it becomes second nature, you don't have to think what each sound of a word means, unconscious recognition, but when you learn a language when your older say 16 your already hard wired for your native language, and it becomes harder to learn a new language, it like taking an old computer from the 90's and trying to down load window 7 on it, it may work a little but it won't know what it is and move slower or not process the info, so in conclusion there is no such thing as an easy language to learn. Language is the most complicated thing for your brain and and does not allow a lot of space to change once a language is fully learned. It doesn't mean you cant learn a new language, you will just have an accent and will have to ask fluent speakers to repeat a lot of what they say.

  10. soulsirene profile image60
    soulsireneposted 7 years ago

    For me, Spanish is the easiest foreign language to master. Our dialects in the Philippines, are mixed with some Spanish language. We could sing few Spanish songs, regardless of mispronunciation of some words. If we can, why can't you.

  11. Nicola Tweedie profile image79
    Nicola Tweedieposted 7 years ago

    One you can easily practice - i.e. with someone who you see regularly who speaks that language fluently.
    Language is a living thing and the best place to learn it is within a community of speakers.

  12. sara xiao profile image60
    sara xiaoposted 7 years ago

    It depends the contry which your family live in. Surely,baby-talk must be the first language that people want to talk.

  13. Casey Strouse profile image61
    Casey Strouseposted 7 years ago

    I would agree that esperanto is probably one of the easiest languages to master because of it's logical and regular structure.  Words are encoded so you know their part of speech simply by the ending; however, this can lead to problems when trying to learn other "natural" languages as they do not have some of these features.

    I found it rather difficult to make progress learning Swedish after two years of learning and using esperanto regularly.  I kept wishing that Swedish had grammar encoded endings and other things that could be viewed as a crutch in esperanto.

  14. lzlpio90 profile image83
    lzlpio90posted 7 years ago

    Definitely SPANISH! Before, I was eager to learn French, but it just got my tongue tied! I could hardly pronounce the word specially with "r".. It is so difficult! But, when i diverted to Spanish, it is somewhat different.  Maybe because Filipino language has similarity with Spanish words. Within a month or so of learning, I can speak a little with it and even understand some of the basic words. It's way too far with the French. But, still I love both the languages and I want to learn even more.

  15. finajenny profile image56
    finajennyposted 7 years ago

    based on my experience it would be Korean and I don't know why,  I guess it's about interest and the reason why you want to learn the language.

    Since I was young my grandpa start to teach me Spanish I use it for a while, I was quite good actually but when he died and I don't have anyone to converse with using the language I kindah forgot, of course I still know the basics but not as good as I once once.

    I learn french too (my foreign language subject) but for one year all I know is the words of introduction we were forced to memorize.

    I learn Korean for six months (speaking only) and after six month I am quite good and until now I can still converse, of course I have the accent but I am understood. smile

  16. StellaSee profile image83
    StellaSeeposted 7 years ago

    I would say it's Spanish too. I think it's easier for me because I also speak Japanese and the pronunciation is closer to that language than in English. Grammatically, the verb conjugations and things like that have a certain predictable pattern that it's not too difficult to memorize. (compared to like, German! big_smile

  17. Joy M profile image76
    Joy Mposted 7 years ago

    I like dabbling in foreign languages and, as a native English speaker, having tried Spanish, German, French and a little Chinese.  German was by far the easiest.  As Triimarc meantioned many of our words are Germanic, there aren't any weird pronunciations, and the words actually follow the rules - unlike English.  On a side note I've heard that English is the worst language to learn as a second language.

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    TwistedFate2057posted 7 years ago

    Definitely German. Many of their words are either pronounced exactly the same as in English (only a little harsher and more Germanic), or a very similar to English words. Of course there are different rules and words like in any other language, but as a beginning language it is very easy.

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    alexibarraposted 6 years ago

    I think it depends in your native language...

    I'm Mexican, so Spanish first,  English as second language, basic Japanese as 3rd for now, I would like to take on another 3+ languages but I would really like to know what are the best options...


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