What's the shortest it took you to learn a language?

What's the shortest it took you to learn a language?

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Posts270Likes101Joined15/9/2018LocationSkopje / MK
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Macedonian
Other English, Serbian

Also, as an alternative, what's a language that took you longest (but you managed to learn it eventually)? :) 

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Posts882Likes533Joined18/3/2018LocationBellingham / US
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English
Learning French, Japanese, Korean, Russian, Spanish, Swahili, Tagalog, Thai
Other Chinese - Mandarin

It depends on what you mean by "learning a language", but I reached B1 in French in a bit less than a year. I've had it on a slow maintenance program since then, and it's crept up to a low B2 over the course of about 7 additional years. My longest in years was Spanish; maybe 30 years. Of course the question takes on a whole different flavor if you interpret the questions as "how many hours?" Shortest French, longest Japanese in that case.

I'm reading the Malazan Book of the Fallen.

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Posts142Likes114Joined4/10/2018Location
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Chinese - Mandarin, English, Chinese - Cantonese
Other French, Indonesian, Russian, Thai, Vietnamese

Personally, I don't count languages stuck in A levels. For languages in which I managed to pass the A threshold, I'd estimate it took about 1.5 yrs to gain functional proficiency in Vietnamese. Indonesian took about 2 years. 

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