I can speak english, american, australian, scottish and a bit of Canadian but Irish is hard as fuck
and welsh is actually retarded
I'm not trilingual, I ""know"" spanish but I don't actually know how to speak spanish (could have a conversation in/with a spanish but would have some trouble saying some common words). Had french in school and english was quite easy compared to it. But I guess that's easier to learn a language when the majority the content you consume is in english. Movies, TV series, music, online forums.
It was fairly easy once I knew how verbs (english tenses are not complicated imo, at least compared to portuguese), nouns and adjectives work and the names of the objects. By the time I was 14 I could already have a conversation in english.
Sounds are not hard to understand as well, maybe hard to nail (talking about having perfect pronunciation).
I’ll probably have to bump this for non-NA timezones hahaha
I don't know much but I still struggle with Russian compared to my grasp of English, you can bend it and shape it like you want, not gonna work with Russian.
I grew up in Singapore, where they basically teach a "mother tongue", in my case Mandarin Chinese, alongside English. But English is the main language, there was only like 6 hours of Chinese lessons per week, 8 hours per day. So 1 month there is 160 hours of learning, only 32 hours (20%) is for the mother tongue, the others are all in English.
But English is actually quite easy, it is just confusing at times and troublesome. Sing Sang Sung, this tense that tense making me all tense. Though pronunciations are tricky sometimes, but I always just say it is how the American says it when I pronounce something wrongly.
Not that hard, but it depends on who's learning. I don't have any problem learning a new language, such as portuguese or english. But, as i said earlier, it depends
English compared to Spanish? I'd say English was like... 1,7x harder than spanish, if that's the accuracy you're looking for.
english is simpler in some ways and harder in others
English is easiest. Example russian 2-3 times harder to learn than English
English was the second languange I was thought after danish (my mother tounge). Then I kinda learned german, can't speak it but can understand it alright when spoken to or when I read it. Much of it is due to me not remembering what the words are in german when I'm about to speak and the grammar when I write (much is reverse of how it is in danish).
But english was easy to learn since theres a lot of similarities when speaking and writing.
Other than English I learned Russian and Polish, and considering that I still mess up with Russian more frequently than English (not that often, just more), even tho my mother is Russian, and I had plenty of experience during my visits, I’d say Russian is harder. I don’t have anything else to compare with, tho, since Polish was easier for me (I’m sure you know why).
Well i learnt it in school, and considering Dutch and English are surprisingly similar it actually wasn't too bad
English is a very easy language.
I want to hijack this thread to ask this. When you guys who speak more than one language, do you dream in your mother tongue or in English? For Trilingual people it may be even more weird like if you know French, German and English do you just have a hybrid mix in your dream?
I want to learn at least another two languages, one asian dialect either Korean or Japanese and then French. Bonus points if I also learn some Filipino. I am just worried that I will have a difficult time becoming trilingual and not being really strong fluently in all languages because I would maybe get words mixed up or just not know the right translation for phrases etc.
English and romaninan ones like italian or hispanic are easiest languages ever
English easiest but might be because learning started at a young age (in Finland when I started I think it was at grade 3 so 9 year olds, nowadays its grade 1 so 7 year olds I believe)
Definitely easiest, English was the easiest language for me to learn but that might be cuz I got exposed to the language from a young age (even before school) and I was fluent when I was about 7-8, but school+current popular culture taught many of my friends who weren't as lucky as me
if you try to learn it it's hard. if you just watch people speak like youtube it's extremely easy as the only hard parts in english are sentence structure and pronounciation.
I learnt English at the same time as learning my mother tongue Punjabi and Hindi. It was ez.
easy i literally just watched yt as a 7 year old and just learned it like that
actually my native language is the hardest lmao i want to die
I never had any problems learning English, since I always enjoyed learning new languages even from a young age (learned my first English words when I was like 6?). I have to use English pretty much daily, so I constantly learn new things about the language.
Swedish is a bit tricky. It's a fairly easy language, but it's just that I don't really need it or find any use for it - hence why my Swedish is pretty bad. I still feel like I could probably speak/understand Swedish on a pretty high level if I used it more and actually put some effort into properly learning the language.
I'm also learning Greek on my own and it's been a lot harder than learning English or Swedish for multiple reasons. First of all as I just said - I am learning it on my own, which makes it quite a lot harder to learn the tricky parts of the language. Also the completely different alphabet and different style of language doesn't make it much easier. :D It's not related to any other language that I know and the fact that I can't train my Greek with natives makes it a bit difficult to learn it on a high level.
Also I know some really basic stuff about Latin and Hebrew, but those don't really count. :P
i speak russian spanish english but english was my main language so idrk
I speak polish, english (I would say fluently) plus I know a bit of russian and basics of german.
I think that english is easy language to learn.
English is the easiest language you can learn)
very easy, probably the easiest language to learn
I can speak Spanish and Italian. In terms of vocabulary, it's fair, as English has a lot of French words in it. In terms of grammar, it's ten times easier. Latin languages like making grammar difficult, and even though it's ok if you put minimum work into it, English doesn't even need it.
I speak polish (mother tongue), french and english. English is quite easy to write/speak, french is also fine to speak, but the grammar is fucking disgusting :D
Easiest of them (Romanian - native, german - advanced and greek - begginer)
Extremely easy, in fact it was so easy that it has become my main language nowadays...
english is easy for me lol
Hard. I started learning in elementary school but I wasn't actually able to become fluent (well, enough at least) until high school.
(Actually, I don't really count as trilingual. My Spanish is terrible)
English first/second language EZ??
English Arabic and Spanish :)
English was the easiest
I'm not trilingual, but I used to learn three other languages in the past (Korean, French and Norwegian). I don't really remember my experience with Korean because I was 13 years old then, but French was total pain in the ass, not even close to English - huge divergence of writing and pronounciation (English has it a lot too, but it's not even comparable with French), lots of illogical grammar rules as well. I mean, it's very beautiful-sounding, interesting and stuff, but very frustrating once you actually try to learn it as a foreigner. As for Norwegian, it's extremely easy, it looked much easier than English to me, maybe because I've already mastered English, which is also a German language, but phonetics, grammar, lexis, all of that was easy for me, I was able to have a good basic conversation after 1 - 1.5 months of learning.
I will probably start to learn Japanese soon, I only need to solve all my school problems first.
Pretty easy, english is not a hard language really. There are some things, but I am sure it is one of the easier ones.
It was the easiest but also the first
English is easy not only because of its simple grammar but also because we use it everyday on minor things like watching a movie, a video, whatever it is.
It’s harder not to know english nowadays than it is to learn it.
english easiest language to learn - I didn't really bother with the balls deep grammar in school tho, as I don't exactly anticipate majoring in English lmao
other than english: French, German, a little bit of Danish, Spanish and Portuguese and obviously Italian
very easy compared to deutsch
Hard since the other 2 are local languages
easiest language in the world
I feel I kind of grew into it like a mother tongue or something, most of it came from video games I guess
imo english is more easier than spanish lmao
Its quite easy, I speak french and portuguese which are quite complex languages, English is really easy to learn and get used to in comparison
very easy, but I also started learning english at 6 years old, so age might be a factor
English too ez, French not so ez
Easy as it's pretty straight forward without changing noun forms unlike other languages.
I can speak Mandarin, English, and Canadian well. Maybe I'll try learning Australian one day.
English isn't too hard compared to the other related languages such as Canadian.
English is a hard language that is made easier by having it available everywhere.
The other languages that I learned, supposedly easier, were less 'available', making it a bit more challenging to get beyond a basic fluency level.
hardest thing about english is unintuitive pronounciation of words, other than that it's the easiest of russian latvian and english.
xd anyone who thinks english is an easy language doesn't know shite about the language honestly english is way more complex irregular than german french spanish italian or whatever else
German is by far the hardest. And, if I wasn't native portuguese speaker, portuguese would be impaired with german.
i speak english and programming language
so easy because we grow up with it in western europe. so you get a feeling for it from a very young age.
french was a lot harder.
pretty easy, we have so much contact in movies games even here actually
Serbian, Croatian, Montenegrin, Bosnian, English, understand Macedonian and Slovenian, also i can understand about 20-25% of Russian what can i say i am a man of knowledge
quite easy, a lot of the world's culture is english (Most famous movies, most famous musicians, most famous games etc....)
English was super easy. Really helped with learning Russian and Japanese
it's really easy. i think due to most tv, music, games, internet etc. being in english so you're exposed to it the whole time
i speak 2.5 i can speak english and vietnamese well and am learning french rn. english was easy because it was my first language
learning english was never a necessity to me (school grades aside), i learned it without any pressure and it felt somewhat "easy". Now writing it and speaking it fluently anywhere (ie scotland, texas, singapore) is a different story, there are way too many variants.
I learned English automatically almost, it was a bit of a mix, I learned basically nothing from school but I had a lot of UK mates that I met while playing Empire Total War, I made international friends through a gaming community and had to learn even more English than I already knew. But my foundational language skills in English came from watching English and American movies as a kid with my now deceased Father who had lived in England for 5 years, so there is a lot of British influence. Now I basically speak fluent English with a British accent that I picked up from my mates. Apart from Danish and English, I also knew a little German since my ancestry is German, and I learned a lot of German in school and from my own studies, not enough to keep a long conversation going but enough to tell the shopowners what I would like to buy and so on. My native language is of course, Danish. The grammar part of German is very difficult compared to English, English is easy as fuck for me personally but German is very hard to grasp in my opinion.
It's pretty hard. But if you live in USA or in a position to use English everyday, you get the hang of it very fast. There are many weird spellings that do not correspond to how you'd pronounce the word, which was the worst part. What helped me become fluent was probably reading a lot. Best way to learn sentence structure, grammar, and spelling.
I also speak Russian, but can't write in Russian that well.
english is ez to learn and ass to pronounce
learning english vocabulary = harder than learning jerman
understanding a jerman text = easier than english as my language is mor esimilar
mastering the language= much easier with english.