Jun 24 2011, 10:31 AM
I'm learning German and didn't think it would be so complicated but compared to English at least it has a lot of inconsistent rules not to mention a lot of rules period. For instance EVERYTHING has to be gender related for some reason.... English, I think, is fairly easy; then again English is my first language........ but in English their is no gender-relation nor is their conjugation like in Spanish, German, and probably a whole bunch of other languages. Spanish, which I had learned a little too, seems very logical and consistent in their language rules... I heard someone said Chinese is fairly "simple" like English, subect then verb order always... I'm trying to learn Korean but it's very difficult, then most of the one listed here for sure at least. What do you guys think? About these or other languages, how hard they are and how they compare to one another?
Jun 24 2011, 11:13 AM
QUOTE (ilikeaf @ Jun 24 2011, 10:31 AM)
I'm learning German and didn't think it would be so complicated but compared to English at least it has a lot of inconsistent rules... English, I think, is fairly easy; then again English is my first language........ Spanish, which I had learned a little too, seems very logical and consistent in their language rules... I heard someone said Chinese is fairly "simple" like English, subect then verb order... I'm trying to learn Korean but it's very difficult, the most of the one listed here for sure. What do you guys think? About these or other languages, how hard they are and how they compare to one another?
I think when learning a language you should be faithful to only one...
because learning a language is so much more than just learning words.
I am currently learning Korean, which i think is a very lovely and scientific language.
I was raised with both English and Spanish.
The fact that I know Spanish makes it easier for me to learn Korean, because I've already been exposed to a different sentence structure with It.
But IMO you should focus on one~
And dive into it wholeheartedly~ ^____^
Jun 25 2011, 03:52 PM
learn a scandinavian language n_____n
those are pretty easy, ja!!
spanish would probably be easier than german which would probably be easier than korean/chinese if you're a native english speaker.
i don't think chinese would be fairly easy though, if you plan on writing it too.
Jun 25 2011, 04:36 PM
My friend learned english then japanese. she's good with both but her japanese gave her a japanese accent when she speaks english. =p
Jun 25 2011, 04:39 PM
i've heard everything the germans say is entirely direct and literal.
they have no room for metaphors, sarcasm, double entendres, etc.
that's why germans are void of humor. they're the least funniest people on the planet.
Jun 25 2011, 10:27 PM
Japanese was actually easier to learn than Spanish despite the fact I am fluent with English.
Jun 26 2011, 12:57 AM
I'm fluent in English and French. Though I've mastered French, I think it's one of the most difficult languages I've come across. At least when it comes to pronunciation and accent. It took me quite a while to speak French well enough to the point where I could converse with a native French speaker without having an accent, or them suspecting that it's not my first language. It was an oral problem for me, not a memory or spelling / grammar problem. Another language that I find hard is Korean. Like with French, I find the accent and pronunciation of Korean words very difficult.
About Chinese being simple, it does help that the sentence structures are similar, but writing Chinese characters can be a challenge...and time consuming. Another not so simple thing about Chinese are the tones. Having to remember how each individual word is not only pronounced but said. Imo, Chinese would be easier to learn and sound much more pleasant if it didn't have these tones. (Really they could be omitted if you simply thought about the context of the word and the subject matter.)
Jun 26 2011, 02:56 PM
Depending on your first language.
If your first language is English, Spanish and German will be easier to learn than East Asian languages.
The result will be different if your first language is Chinese/Japanese/Korean/Vietnamese.
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