Being multilingual can be fun. You could not only surprise your friends with words they would not be able to digest, but it also opens doors to professional opportunities. While learning some languages is easy, others take tremendous dedication and mental stimuli. And today we will take a look at 25 most difficult languages to learn in the world. If you have managed to learn any of these languages, we could do nothing but congratulate you.
An Indio-European language spoken by the people of Kosovo, Albania, Bulgaria and the Republic of Macedonia, the Albanian language is centuries-old language that was first spoken by the old communities of Montenegro, Italy, and Greece. It shares lexical isoglosses with other languages such as Germanic, Greek, and Balto-Slavic, but its vocabulary is quite unique from other languages.
This North Germanic language is an Indo-European language that was largely influenced by Danish and Swedish languages after the colonization of America.
This already looks impossible to learn to me. More popularly known as Siamese or Central Thai, Thai language is the official national language of Thailand. It’s a member of the Tai-Kadai language family, and almost half of its words are acquired from Pali, Old Khmer or Sanskrit. Thai is basically tonal and analytic and is known for its complex orthography and markers.
Vietnamese is the official language of Vietnam, as well as a first or second language for many of its ethnic minorities. Vietnamese vocabulary has borrowings from Chinese, however the Vietnamese alphabet in use today is a Latin alphabet with additional diacritics for tones and certain letters.
Arabic is one of the elegant languages. Today’s Arabic language is a descendant of the Classic Arabic language that was first spoken during the 6th century. This language is spoken broadly across territories, stretching from the Middle East to the Horn of Africa. Most of its spoken varieties are unintelligible and are said to constitute a sociolinguistic language.
Mandarin is a language within the Chinese language group and is actually the most spoken and the toughest language to learn. Thanks to it being a tonal language, every sound in Mandarin’s phonetic transcription system pinyin has four distinct pronunciations.
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