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Is English the easiest language to learn?
Hello Sphere Word Tiles Global Languages CulturesThe question of which language is the most difficult to learn and which is the easiest to master is a much debated one.

In a language study done by the British Foreign Office the most difficult language to learn was found to be Basque, spoken in the Basque Country in Northern Spain and Southern France. One of the reasons is that Basque is an “isolated” language and does not share Latin roots with other languages in the way that Spanish, French and Italian do. Thus, vocabulary can be difficult to learn.  In addition, the grammar, syntax and pronunciation are very complex. Other languages, with an enormous amount of characters, such as Chinese, Japanese and Vietnamese, are also very difficult to learn by speakers and writers of the Roman alphabet. And many say that, in Chinese, once you have managed to master the long lists of complicated characters, an even more difficult task is the pronunciation.

What about English? Isn´t it one of the easiest languages to learn?

For the speakers of Romance languages (Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian) when you start learning English you are not starting from scratch. Just by using the same alphabet you are already off to good start. Continue Reading…