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Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

Here is the Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

10. Spanish

Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

  • Spanish is a major world language.
  • Most of Central and South America speaks Spanish, as does Equatorial Guinea in Africa and, err, Spain.
  • Simply put, you learn Spanish and you’re unlocking a heck of a lot of the world for yourself.
  • Just about everybody living in the USA has access to Spanish-language cable TV, so soaking up that sweet vocabulary is super-easy.

9. Portuguese

Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

  • Supremely easy to access.
  • Portuguese is closely-related to Spanish, with all the advantages that entails.
  • In our high school analogy, Portuguese is basically Spanish’s shy but friendly cousin everyone secretly has the hots for.
  • The flip-side of this is that if you already know Spanish then Portuguese is harder to initially get to grips with.
  • This is because the two languages are stuffed with ‘false friends’, words that sound identical but carry very different meanings.

 

8. French

Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

  • If a language falls into the ‘romance’ category, then it’s gonna be easy for you to master.
  • And ‘romance’ is a category French doesn’t just belong to; it’s a way of summing up France’s entire cultural ethos.
  • French is the prettiest, most-sophisticated.
  • It’s a language that once was perhaps the most-important on Earth.

 

7. Italian

Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

  • Today, learning Italian pretty much restricts your travels to Italy.
  • Italy just happens to be one of the most-cultured, historically-important, and beautiful countries on Earth.
  • Italy is the reason you can learn Spanish, Portuguese and French with such ease.
  • Spanish is essentially just a bastardized descendant of ‘Vulgar Latin’, the language used by the grunts and soldiers of the Empire.
  • Biggest advantage to learning Italian is just how much awesome culture you get to unlock.

 

6. Swedish

Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

  • Let’s step away from the sunny climes of southern Europe.
  • Sweden is a completely different kettle of (fermented) fish.
  • A cold, snow-bound country in the darkest reaches of Northern Europe, it’s about as removed from our previous languages as rotten herring is from pasta.
  • Swedish is a prime example of a Germanic language.
  • For learners, this translates to a language that’s comparatively simple.

 

5. Norwegian

Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

  • Norwegian is the closest we have in the modern day to being able to speak Viking.
  • That alone should be reason enough to study it. But if you’re not swayed by manly beards, manly helmets with manly horns, or man-punching your way across the seven seas, then there’s at least one other good man-justification.
  • Norwegian is easy for English-speakers to learn.
  • Another Germanic language, Norwegian shares all the positives of Swedish, while being even simpler.
  • The grammar is close to English, while verbs are easy to master (there’s little change depending on the context).
  • Again, there are a lot of closely-related words. Again, the rhythm and emphasis are not too dissimilar.
  • In a broad study conducted at the turn of the 21st century, the Federal government declared Norwegian one of the easiest languages for Americans to learn.

 

4. Esperanto

Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

  • Esperanto is the most widely-spoken made-up language in the world.
  • Invented in 1887 by L.L. Zamenhof, it was designed from inception to be crazy easy to pick up.
  • The result is a tongue that sounds strangely familiar, whether you’ve ever encountered it before or not.
  • Chances are you’ll find yourself vaguely understanding bits and pieces of it.
  • In lists like this, we wouldn’t usually include a made-up language, because that way madness lies.
  • But Esperanto is in a different league.
  • Around 2 million people have some knowledge of it, and it’s estimated that up to 1,000 families may be ‘native’ speakers.

 

3. Afrikaans

Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

  • The language spoken by the descendants of Dutch famers in South Africa and Namibia, Afrikaans has a long and turbulent history.
  • For some Boers, it is an integral part of their identity, a way of planting their flag in a culture that has changed seismically over the last 20 years.
  • Afrikaans exists somewhere between Dutch and English, while being simpler than both.
  • The grammar is logical and consistent, with none of the weird exceptions English insists on throwing in.
  • The verbs are also super-easy.
  • Again, Afrikaans isn’t a great traveling language.
  • You’re pretty much restricted to just two countries in southern Africa.
  • On the other hand, if you’ve ever wanted to understand Boer culture or to spend extended time in South Africa, it would almost be crazy not to learn it.

 

2. Frisian

Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

  • It’s a pretty obscure tongue.
  • Frisian and English were basically the same darn thing until comparatively recently.
  • The two languages only started evolving independently 1,200 years ago, a long time in terms of getting over your last breakup, but next to nothing on the linguistic timescale.
  • Even today, Frisians like to drop the old saying “good butter and good cheese, is good English and good Fries” into conversation.
  • In both English and Fries, the sentence sounds identical.

 

1. Dutch

Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

Top 10 Languages Easy to Learn

  • Dutch is considered by linguists to be the easiest major language for English speakers to understand.
  • It is spoken in the Netherlands (duh), Belgium, Surinam and the Netherlands Antilles, with about 23 million speakers worldwide.
  • It has so much in common with English that you can learn it in almost no time at all.
  • This is the result of a happy historical accident.

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