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71. Posted by i c e (Respected Member 326 posts) 9y

My parents are using Rossette Stone Right now ANd find it extremely helpful if you really want to learn!!


72. Posted by aleah (Full Member 400 posts) 9y

I actually think Korean is quite easy to learn (grammarwise). There are not many exceptions, and when you get the system which form you have to use it is quite easy.

The difficult part was the memorizing of the words, because I could not make any connection with any language I've learned before.

I forgot the alphabet: the Korean alphabet is phonetic, it took me only a couple hours to understand the alphabet, which is much more logic than the latin alphabet. Apparently it is one of the easiest alphabets in the world

73. Posted by Gemi9bear (Budding Member 86 posts) 9y

I think Japanese language is the easiest. ;)
Is Dutch really a difficult language?? Hmm, that's what I heard!

[ Edit: Edited on Jul 24, 2007, at 6:38 PM by Gemi9bear ]

74. Posted by Desiree (Inactive 157 posts) 9y

Quoting Gemi9bear

I think Japanese language is the easiest. ;)
Is Dutch really a difficult language?? Hmm, that's what I heard!

as a dutch speaker as mothertongue..
Yes.. even for me it's rather complex but it's pretty much like german but we skipped all the logic of the grammar. For example, femine and mascunine words are very hard to recognise but you do need to know that before make the sentence.
Also we have quite a lot of words that have a large number of different meanings. And we use in speech a lot of sayings. They make sense when you're dutch and used to it... but otherwise..

ow and some of our letters have to be pronounced very deep in your troat so it sounds like you have a serious cold

but we do have a normal alfabet

so... don't learn dutch, english is good enough... convincing?

75. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 9y

Quoting Mexi Mexi

most dificult laguages ......... 'cause i've mastered the enlish language in just 4 years

hmmm, think you need to spend a few more years mastering the english language

76. Posted by bwiiian (Travel Guru 768 posts) 9y

Quoting rbyslipahs

Quoting Travel100

Quoting angela_

Icelandic has the gender thing as well and we have 4 conjugations of every noun, most of which are irregular.

Wow...remind me not to try and learn Icelandic.

I tried that once. Three weeks later when I woke up in the head trauma ward of my hospital...

There was a documentary programme on here in the UK about a guy who was extremely clever and they gave him 4 hours to learn iclandic. He was then interviewed live on iclandic TV about how he has learnt the language and he went on and spoke as though he had been speaking it for years. Incredible.

77. Posted by kombizz (Full Member 1416 posts) 9y

The simplest language to learn would be Farsi (persian).

78. Posted by ViajeraRus (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y

These two languages are so different but they are both so useful. For me they both were rather easy, so I think it depends on your skills. But also I can say that the most important thing here is desire. If you want to learn some language, DO IT! AND DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT GIVING UP!

79. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1734 posts) 9y

Esperanto was supposed to be the solution but that idea fizzled out!

80. Posted by Budai (Respected Member 506 posts) 9y

Some say that English is the new Esperanto....

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