The 10 Hardest Languages for English Speakers to Learn

Japanese, Finnish or Chinese? It’s never easy learning a new language. There is a lot of new vocabulary and grammar one must learn. But if you’re going to learn something new you may want to try something more difficult. A language with different alphabets, characters, writing styles and new sounds will push you to the limit. Here are the 10 hardest languages for English speakers to learn.

Mandarin

Mandarin is the most spoken language in the world. Mastering Mandarin is a tall order for most English speakers though. Because Mandarin is a tonal language, every sound in Mandarin’s phonetic transcription system pinyin has four distinct pronunciations. Chinese is a language rich in homophones and full of idioms and aphorisms picked up...

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