What languages are hardest to learn?
Among the linguists often wonder about what language is hardest to learn. In the world there are about 2650 languages and 7000 dialects. They all have their own grammatical system and features.
It is believed that the languages that have common roots with the native human language, to learn much easier. So, for example, a Russian man is easier to be granted Ukrainian and Bulgarian.
So is there the world's most difficult language? According to the results of the research defence Institute of languages in Monterey California it was found that the greatest difficulty for study represent Japanese, Korean, Arabic and Chinese.
5 the most difficult languages on the planet
Chinese. This language is almost absent in common with the European languages the words for this reason, learners of Chinese must be very hard to do. Also the alphabet of this language generally includes 87 000 characters, 4 tonal accents and a variety of homophones.
However, there are people who are learning Chinese because of its high complexity and originality.
Japanese. Its difficulty lies in the fact that the pronunciation is significantly different from writing. That is, you will not be able to learn to speak the language, learning only to read it, and Vice versa. The main feature of language is that it contains about 50 thousand kanji – complex Chinese characters. When style is important not only form, but also in what order are features.
Korean. The alphabet of this language consists of 14 consonants and 10 vowels, but their counterparts in the Russian language is almost absent. Combination of consonants with vowels can be 111 thousand 172 syllables. So many sounds Korean is very difficult to understand. Grammar specific: when writing a verb will always be in last place, while other words will stand before him in a certain order.
Arab. The greatest difficulty is writing. Many of the letters differently written and have multiple interpretations that depend on their position in the word. The vowels in the letter are not included, hyphenation is not permitted, and the uppercase letters are non-existent. Moreover, the Arabs write from right to left.
Touka. This language is common in the Eastern Amazon. The most difficult is agglutination. For example, the word "hóabãsiriga" means "I don't know how to write." Here are two words for "we", inclusive and exclusive. An interesting feature in this language are the verb endings. They are required to use, because they understand where the person knows what they're talking about.