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

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

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+ - 207 130
Vietnamese Language is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 262 158
Japanese Language is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 142 73
Polish Language is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Polish Language

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Thai food is listed (or ranked) 9 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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Hebrew Language is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Hebrew Language

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+ - 185 166
Icelandic Language is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Icelandic Language

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+ - 192 149
Russian Language is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 114 98
Gaelic is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Gaelic

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

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

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

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

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

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+ - 92 105
Welsh Language is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Welsh Language

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+ - 73 66
Navajo is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Navajo

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+ - 69 66
Aramaic is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Aramaic

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+ - 101 149
Albanian is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Albanian

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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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Slovenian Language is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
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Croation is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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

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+ - 84 126
Binary Code is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Binary Code

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

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+ - 85 121
Danish Language is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Danish Language

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+ - 40 57
The Greek language is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 27 38
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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+ - 42 66
Ivrit is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Ivrit

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+ - 74 117
Indonesian Language is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Indonesian Language

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+ - 49 79
Tagalog is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Tagalog

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+ - 53 87
Klingon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 108 203
French Language is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 9 4
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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+ - 11 25
Latvian is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 61 112
Latin Language is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 24 49
Croatian is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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+ - 24 46
Body Language is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Body Language

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+ - 18 37
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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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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+ - 31 60
The origin and development of ... is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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Sign Language is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Sign Language