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List Rules 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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Chinese language is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 429 179
Arabic Language is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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Sanskrit Language is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 242 149
Korean Language is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Korean Language

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+ - 253 167
Hungarian Language is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Hungarian Language

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+ - 207 126
Vietnamese Language is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 262 154
Japanese Language is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 178 120
Thai food is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 139 69
Polish Language is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Polish Language

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+ - 178 128
Hindi Language is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Hindi Language

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+ - 164 119
Hebrew Language is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Hebrew Language

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+ - 182 164
Icelandic Language is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Icelandic Language

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+ - 191 146
Russian Language is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 89 71
Diné Bizaad (Navajo) is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Diné Bizaad (Navajo)

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+ - 112 97
Gaelic is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Gaelic

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+ - 101 84
Urdu is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 79 66
Ubykh is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Ubykh

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+ - 77 68
Georgian is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Georgian

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+ - 105 110
Basque Language is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Basque Language

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+ - 92 104
Welsh Language is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Welsh Language

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+ - 72 66
Navajo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Navajo

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+ - 101 148
Albanian is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Albanian

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+ - 69 66
Aramaic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Aramaic

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+ - 72 78
Farsi (Persian) is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Farsi (Persian)

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+ - 83 116
Slovenian Language is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
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+ - 58 81
Slovak Language is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Slovak Language

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+ - 107 155
Croation is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 83 124
Binary Code is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Binary Code

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+ - 123 168
German Language is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 26 31
Lithuanian is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Lithuanian

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+ - 85 121
Danish Language is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Danish Language

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+ - 40 57
The Greek language is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 162 232
English is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
English

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+ - 27 37
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 56 86
Serbian is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 74 116
Indonesian Language is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Indonesian Language

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+ - 42 66
Ivrit is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Ivrit

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+ - 49 78
Tagalog is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Tagalog

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+ - 108 201
French Language is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 52 87
Klingon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 9 3
Ancient Egyptian is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Ancient Egyptian

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+ - 77 133
Dutch Language is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Dutch Language

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+ - 61 112
Latin Language is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 10 25
Latvian is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 18 37
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 23 48
Croatian is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 23 45
Body Language is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Body Language

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+ - 63 114
Norwegian Language is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 30 60
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+ - 35 68
Sign Language is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Sign Language