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List Rules List of the easiest foreign languages to learn.

What is the easiest language to learn? It really depends on your native tongue. What might be fairly easy for a native English speaker might be far more challenging to someone who speaks Arabic as a native language, for instance. That being said, there are several languages that are easier than others to pick up, for pretty much everyone.

This list includes a wide variety of different languages, so be sure to vote for those you think are the easiest/quickest to learn, and vote down any languages you've struggled to pick up. And, if you don't see a language you find easy to learn listed, by all means, add it.

Learning a new language can be an invaluable skill. Being bilingual can help you with your studies, and it could even help you land that dream job. In terms of the easiest languages to learn for native English speakers, the so-called "romance languages" aren't overly difficult to pick up with some study. The romance languages include Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese and Romanian. These are among the most commonly spoken, best languages to learn, particularly Spanish and Portuguese.

Other major languages which might be fairly easy to learn include German, Dutch and Swedish. Languages like Russian might be slightly more difficult, not just to learn, but to speak. Some languages which might be even more difficult to learn include Arabic, Japanese, Chines (which has several variations), Vietnamese and Indonesian. Again, though, it all depends on your native tongue.

Learning a new language is always challenging, but it's extremely rewarding, too. Were you able to learn a new language fairly easily? If so, please vote and feel free to share your experiences in the comments.
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Esperanto is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Esperanto

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Spanish Language is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn

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English Language is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn

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Italian Language is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn

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Basque Language is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Basque Language

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Lojban is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Lojban Conlang based on logic & cultural neutrality to test the theory that language restricts or directs thought.

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Lingua Franca Nova is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Lingua Franca Nova an auxiliary constructed language originally created by C. George Boeree of Shippensburg University, Pennsylvania. Its vocabulary is based on the Romance ...

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Toki Pona Language is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Toki Pona Language Toki Pona is a constructed language, first published online in mid-2001. It was designed by translator and linguist Sonja Lang (formerly Sonja Elen Kisa) of Toronto. Toki Pona is a minimal language. Like a pidgin, it ...

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French Language is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn

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Interlingua is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Interlingua

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Swedish Language is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Swedish Language

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Ido is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Ido Constructed language/simplified off-shoot of Esperanto

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German Language is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn

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Novial is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Novial easy artificial auxiliary language - (1928)

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Portuguese Language is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn

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Middle English is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Middle English

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Indonesian Language is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Indonesian Language

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Afrikaans Language is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Afrikaans Language

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Lingwa De Planeta is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Lingwa De Planeta a constructed international auxiliary language - development began in 2006.  

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American Sign Language is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
American Sign Language

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Irish Language is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Irish Language

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International Morse Code is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
International Morse Code

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Norwegian Language is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn

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Dutch Language is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Dutch Language

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Frisian Language is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Frisian Language

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Hawaiian Language is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Hawaiian Language

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Malay Language is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Malay Language

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Aymara is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Aymara

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Welsh Language is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Welsh Language

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Slovio is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Slovio

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Malagasy is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Malagasy

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Macedonian & Bulgarian is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Macedonian & Bulgarian

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Tagalog is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn

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Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn

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Flemish Language is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Flemish Language

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Swahili Language is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Swahili Language

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Latin Language is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn

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Volapuk Language is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Volapuk Language

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Breton Language is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Breton Language

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Klingon Language is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Klingon Language

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Swahili Language is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Swahili Language

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Albanian Language is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Albanian Language

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Fijian Language is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Fijian Language

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Burmese Language is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Burmese Language

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Zulu Language is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Zulu Language

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Navajo Language is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Navajo Language

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Romani Language is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Romani Language

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Quenya Language is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Quenya Language

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Afar Language is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Afar Language

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Old High Gallifreyan is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Old High Gallifreyan