First of all, it depends on your native language and foreign languages you know. For example, if you know Latin, it is easier to learn languages ​​of the Romance group. If you know French Spanish will seem easy. However, there are ways to estimate a linguistic complexity.From this point of view the most difficult languages are those which contain a great number of rules to describe their structure.

In fact subjective factors play a much bigger role: a desire to learn a foreign language begins with your interest in a certain national culture. In this case a complexity of language plays a secondary role – an anime fan will learn difficult Japanese with less effort than relatively easy Spanish, which is completely uninteresting to him.

However it is considered that:

  • Firstly it’s better to learn German and French.
  • English is easier to learn with prior knowledge of German and French.
  • Dutch language is easy to remember after German and English.
  • Scandinavian languages are ​​better to learn after German.
  • Spanish, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian are better to learn after French or Latin.
  • Polish and Slovak are easier to learn if you know Czech language.
  • Yiddish – after German, Hebrew and Slavic languages.
  • Hebrew and Persian – after Arabic.
  • Japanese and Korean – after Chinese.
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