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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

2
524 211
Arabic Language is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

3
329 210
Hungarian Language is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Hungarian Language

4
269 138
Sanskrit Language is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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311 200
Korean Language is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Korean Language

6
244 105
Polish Language is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Polish Language

7
346 192
Japanese Language is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

8
262 158
Vietnamese Language is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

9
257 176
Russian Language is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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208 163
Hindi Language is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Hindi Language

11
205 158
Thai food is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
KirkWightman added Thai

12
209 204
Icelandic Language is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Icelandic Language

13
116 79
Georgian is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
BarbaraAnnMeshi added Georgian

14
186 162
Hebrew Language is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Hebrew Language

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109 81
Ubykh is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
BarbaraAnnMeshi added Ubykh

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139 135
Gaelic is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
NWashburn added Gaelic

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120 112
Urdu is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
marya added Urdu

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106 102
Diné Bizaad (Navajo) is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
zxray added Diné Bizaad (Navajo)

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109 89
Farsi (Persian) is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
zxray added Farsi (Persian)

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115 149
Basque Language is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Basque Language

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49 10
Ancient Egyptian is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Nymphrodell added Ancient Egyptian

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110 140
Welsh Language is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Ashtro1969 added Welsh Language

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86 93
Aramaic is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
zxray added Aramaic

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111 188
Albanian is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
KenDobs added Albanian

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84 98
Navajo is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
LanaYoshii added Navajo

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224 297
English is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
zxray added English

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125 191
Croation is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
ravensymone added Croation

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78 119
Slovak Language is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
lalispeter added Slovak Language

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154 215
German Language is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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93 150
Slovenian Language is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
AnjaKastelicŦElion added Slovenian Language Slovenia is a beautifull, small country, with a lot of diversity and special language.

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100 166
Binary Code is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
zxray added Binary Code

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61 95
The Greek language is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

33
46 70
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Tomáš Belina added Czech Republic

34
95 156
Danish Language is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Danish Language

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37 64
Lithuanian is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Jody Spencer added Lithuanian

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65 111
Serbian is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
DijanaDačić added Serbian

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120 241
French Language is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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80 144
Indonesian Language is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Indonesian Language

39
61 110
Klingon is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
zxray added Klingon

40
89 164
Dutch Language is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Dutch Language

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56 104
Tagalog is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
zxray added Tagalog

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47 92
Ivrit is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
zxray added Ivrit

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29 62
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
AntsMontego added Estonian

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70 140
Norwegian Language is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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20 49
Latvian is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Deniss Dakstins added Latvian

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67 143
Latin Language is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn

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36 78
Body Language is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
sos233 added Body Language

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49 104
Sign Language is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
zxray added Sign Language

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26 64
Somalia is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
salma-ibrahim added Somalia

50
42 98
Swedish Language is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Hardest Languages to Learn
Swedish Language