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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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Spanish Language is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn

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Esperanto is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
AdmiralCrunch added Esperanto

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

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117 21
Sarcasm is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Devin Ellenwood added Sarcasm

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145 138
Lojban is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
david5 added Lojban Conlang based on logic & cultural neutrality to test the theory that language restricts or directs thought.

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English Language is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn

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French Language is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn

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Basque Language is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Basque Language

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Lingua Franca Nova is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
mixmaster reid added 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) 10 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Kechjo added 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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Swedish Language is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
1479553542445 added Swedish Language

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Portuguese Language is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn

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Middle English is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
gretaelisif added Middle English

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Afrikaans Language is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Afrikaans Language

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

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American Sign Language is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
American Sign Language

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95 141
Interlingua is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
marcustrawick added Interlingua

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74 41
Irish Language is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Irish Language

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115 168
Indonesian Language is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Indonesian Language

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52 30
Hawaiian Language is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Hawaiian Language

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Lingwa De Planeta is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
mixmaster reid added Lingwa De Planeta a constructed international auxiliary language - development began in 2006.  

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Novial is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
mixmaster reid added Novial easy artificial auxiliary language - (1928)

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Ido is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
GavinAtlas added Ido Constructed language/simplified off-shoot of Esperanto

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

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62 81
International Morse Code is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Joe added International Morse Code

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

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36 38
Welsh Language is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Welsh Language

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113 200
Dutch Language is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Dutch Language

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

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

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91 158
Malay Language is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
mohammed saad added Malay Language

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Swahili Language is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Swahili Language

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20 65
Slovio is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Slovio

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21 58
Aymara is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Aymara

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

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Macedonian & Bulgarian is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Macedonian & Bulgarian

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20 43
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Kateřina Jančíková added Czech Republic

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65 174
Farsi Language is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Farsi Language

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22 53
Tagalog is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Airamesoj Reivaj Aliva Anivid added Tagalog

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Turkish Language is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
perfectturkish added Turkish Language

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

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

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Old High Gallifreyan is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Dave Anderson added Old High Gallifreyan

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

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15 38
Swahili Language is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Swahili Language

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

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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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11 38
Volapuk Language is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
Volapuk Language

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

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8 42
Toaq Dzu is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Easiest Language to Learn
GlekiArxokuna added Toaq Dzu