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The Hardest Languages to Learn

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List Criteria: List of the hardest foreign languages to learn.

What is the hardest language to learn? It depends, but there are several foreign languages that can be extremely difficult to master. They include several of the Asian languages (particularly Mandarin), and some of the slavic languages as well. This list includes some of the most difficult foreign languages to learn, so be sure to vote for those that you think would be the most challenging -- and vote down the languages that you don't believe are truly that difficult to grasp. Also, if any foreign language that you think is particularly tough to master is missing, add it!

What makes learning a specific language difficult? Some of the factors that make a foreign language tough to learn include how hard it is to speak and pronounce (correctly) and how hard it is to write. Word cases are important, too: Some languages have dozens of different word cases, making it almost impossible to keep track. And keep in mind, what comes easy to some might be extremely tough for others. Learning English as a second language can be very, very hard, depending on your native tongue.

If you're thinking about learning your first foreign language, you might consider checking out this list of the easiest languages to learn. It includes some of the best languages to learn, including Spanish, Italian and French. Enjoy! Jouir! Godere! Élvez! (That last one is Hungarian, and it's really, really hard to learn).
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    Korean Language is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn


    Korean Language

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    Hungarian Language is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn


    Hungarian Language

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    Hebrew Language is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn


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    Hindi Language is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn


    Hindi Language

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    Icelandic Language is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn


    Icelandic Language

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    Gaelic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    Ubykh is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    Diné Bizaad (Navajo) is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    Diné Bizaad (Navajo)

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    Polish Language is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn


    Polish Language

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    Basque Language is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn


    Basque Language

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    Georgian is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    Georgian

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    Welsh Language is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    Welsh Language

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    Slovenian Language is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    Albanian is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    Albanian

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    Slovak Language is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    Slovak Language

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    Binary Code is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    Binary Code

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    Aramaic is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    Aramaic

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    Navajo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    Indonesian Language is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn


    Indonesian Language

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    Farsi (Persian) is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    Farsi (Persian)

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    Ivrit is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    Ivrit

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    Danish Language is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn


    Danish Language

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    Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    Czech Republic

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    Lithuanian is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    Lithuanian

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    Tagalog is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    Tagalog

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    Klingon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    Klingon

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    Telugu is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    Telugu

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    Estonian is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    Dutch Language is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn


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    Sign Language is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    Sign Language

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    Somalia is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    Somalia

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    English is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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    English

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