The Vietnamese language is a language spoken by over 90 million people, almost all of whom learned the language to fluency while growing up. Not a lot of adults learn Vietnamese, though. It’s considered a difficult language by many, and the few who want to challenge themselves with an “exotic Asian language” mostly just opt … Read more Is Vietnamese Hard To Learn? (I’ve got to say.. YES)
Swedish and German are two languages that both belong to the Germanic branch of the Indo-European language tree. This means that they are related. It doesn’t necessarily mean, however, that they’re mutually intelligible. English, too, is a Germanic language after all. To be more precise, German is a West-Germanic language. So are English and Dutch, … Read more Swedish VS German – How Similar Are They? (Which Language Is Harder?)
French and Italian are two European languages with similar origins. The languages have a lot in common and they’ve both got a reputation for being languages of beauty, passion and warm-bloodedness. But how similar are French and Italian really? French and Italian, despite similarities in grammar, vocabulary and origins, are not mutually intelligible. While they … Read more French VS Italian – What Are The Differences? (And Which Language Is Harder?)
Whenever people speak of language learning, or more specifically, difficult languages, two languages are almost always mentioned more than others. Chinese and Japanese. Everybody and their aunt knows that these two languages are two of the most complicated tongues out there, at least from the perspective of an English speaker. They are notoriously difficult to … Read more Is Chinese Harder Than Japanese? (Chinese VS Japanese – A Comparison)
Swedish is a North Germanic language with around 10 million native speakers who live in Sweden and to some extent in Finland and Estonia. The Swedish language is closely related to its neighboring languages Danish and Norwegian, but it also has some similarities with other Germanic languages such as Dutch, German and English. But does … Read more How Hard Is It To Learn Swedish? Can I Learn It By Myself?
The Russian language is the mother tongue of over 150 million people in Russia, but also in several other countries such as Belarus, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. It’s the most populous language in the Slavic language family and an extremely important language in terms of politics, economy and much more. You came here’s however, because you’re … Read more How Long does it Take to Learn the Russian Language as an English Speaking Self-Student?
Indonesian, or Bahasa Indonesia is the Language of 43 million native speakers and over 150 million second-language speakers. The language belongs to the Austronesian language family and is a standardized version of Malay, spoken in Indonesia along with over 700 other languages. Despite its being geographically distant and seemingly unconnected with English and other European … Read more Is the Indonesian language hard to learn for an English speaking self-student?
The Greek language is the native tongue of over 13 million people in Greece (and Cyprus and Albania). It’s a language of the Hellenic language family, which is an independent branch of the Indo-European language family. This means that despite Greece’s and the Greek language’s importance in world history, the language isn’t closely related to … Read more Is Greek a difficult language to learn? 6 things you need to consider
Czech is the language of some 11 million people, mostly in the Czech republic. It’s a Western-Slavic language closely related to Polish and Slovak and it’s got the reputation of being a fairly difficult language. But how hard is the Czech language really to learn for an English speaker if you learn it by yourself? … Read more Is the Czech language hard to learn for an English Speaking self-student?
Mandarin Chinese is the language of China, Taiwan, Macau, Hong Kong and Singapore. It’s spoken by around 1.3 billion people, making it the most spoken language on the planet. It’s closely related to another Chinese language, Cantonese, and its known for its writing system, its tones and the fact that it’s quite difficult to learn. … Read more How long does it take to learn Mandarin Chinese as a self-student? 6 things to consider