Most difficult language

level
9
Posts409Likes154Joined10/7/2018LocationTrece Martires City / PH
Native
Tagalog
Other English

Which do you think is the most difficult language and why? 

do the right thing even when nobody is watching

Posted 
0
#1
level
7
Posts142Likes114Joined4/10/2018Location
Native
Chinese - Mandarin, English, Chinese - Cantonese
Other French, Indonesian, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese

That would really depend on what is your native language, no?

Posted 
1
#2
level
6
Posts114Likes79Joined8/10/2018LocationPH
Native
English, Tagalog
Learning Japanese

I guess languages that require lots of memorizing, particularly in the writing side of things. I'm thinking that Chinese, while grammatically not as complex as other languages (based on anecdotal notes from friends lol), their writing approach can be considered the biggest barrier to mastery. 


I mean when I started studying Japanese I was already losing my mind with the 2000 kanjis that's required for "basic fluency", the Chinese language has a more robust number of characters and I guess it's safe to say that it takes much longer to get familiar with. Beautiful language tho don't get it twisted.


Posted 
0
#3
level
31
Posts927Likes581Joined18/3/2018LocationBellingham / US
Native
English
Learning Chinese - Mandarin, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai

Michelle.Batan wrote:
Which do you think is the most difficult language and why?

Most difficult for who?

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

Posted 
0
#4
level
9
Posts409Likes154Joined10/7/2018LocationTrece Martires City / PH
Native
Tagalog
Other English

Mel.Palogan wrote:

I guess languages that require lots of memorizing, particularly in the writing side of things. I'm thinking that Chinese, while grammatically not as complex as other languages (based on anecdotal notes from friends lol), their writing approach can be considered the biggest barrier to mastery.

I mean when I started studying Japanese I was already losing my mind with the 2000 kanjis that's required for "basic fluency", the Chinese language has a more robust number of characters and I guess it's safe to say that it takes much longer to get familiar with. Beautiful language tho don't get it twisted.


same goes with korean and Japanese I guess :blush:

do the right thing even when nobody is watching

Posted 
0
#5
level
9
Posts409Likes154Joined10/7/2018LocationTrece Martires City / PH
Native
Tagalog
Other English

leosmith wrote:

Michelle.Batan wrote:

Which do you think is the most difficult language and why?

Most difficult for who?


most difficult to learn for you :blush:

do the right thing even when nobody is watching

Posted 
0
#6
level
31
Posts927Likes581Joined18/3/2018LocationBellingham / US
Native
English
Learning Chinese - Mandarin, French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai

Michelle.Batan wrote:
leosmith wrote:
Michelle.Batan wrote:
Which do you think is the most difficult language and why?

Most difficult for who?

most difficult to learn for you :blush:

Of the language I've learned, Japanese.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

Posted 
0
#7
    Feedback