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Is learning English easy?
OCEAN | 
United States KKonian 
Is it easy to grasp the basic understanding of English to speak semi decent English and be able to understand basic phrases? Hard languages like Asian languages especially seem much more complex to grasp the basic understanding of while English seems quite simple in how it works
2021-10-22 08:50
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Yes
2021-10-22 08:50
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+1
2021-10-22 09:48
+1
2021-10-23 17:03
#2
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Asia M@GNU5
English is easy to learn among all the languages in the world imo. In english you just have to learn the basic alphabets, vocabulary, tenses, and punctuation marks.
2021-10-22 08:51
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+1 only difficulty could be that words don't sound like they're written
2021-10-22 08:53
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#7
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Asia M@GNU5
ah those... like there and their, lose and loose, and etc kekw
2021-10-22 08:53
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Idk how native speakers can write those wrongly tbh
2021-10-22 08:54
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Asia M@GNU5
there is a tendency that they get confused I get confused but barely.
2021-10-22 08:56
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There writing skills are not their sometimes!
2021-10-22 08:58
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Asia M@GNU5
Then their English needs improvement or they could cause some unintended shenanigans
2021-10-22 09:00
nvm im idiot
2021-10-22 10:45
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It's was a joking smh my head
2021-10-22 10:46
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i know bro i havent had my tortilla and cortado yet
2021-10-22 10:49
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ropz | 
United States Goob
it’s embarrassing to see tbh
2021-10-23 04:32
UK spelling > US spelling
2021-10-23 17:03
4 replies
+1000
2021-10-24 19:25
3 replies
COLOUR FAVOUR bro and why the S in apologize? (apologise???)
2021-10-25 03:17
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WHY IS THERE Z IN APOLOGIZE OR REALIZE?
2021-10-27 11:18
bro you literally say soccer instead of football
2021-11-01 13:12
Same, I don't know what they're education was like but it must have been quite poor
2021-10-23 17:08
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hay ewe misspelled a word their!
2021-10-24 19:09
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Shut up
2021-10-25 16:27
what's ironic is that usually natives get homophones confused more often than those that are ESL, ETL. At least people I see in the US.
2021-10-24 02:48
Have a hard time with Three and Tree.
2021-10-22 09:52
23 replies
What about Massachusetts?
2021-10-22 10:15
19 replies
"English" word
2021-10-22 10:33
12 replies
This isn't an English word?
2021-10-22 11:06
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Does Massachusetts sound like an English word to you?
2021-10-23 03:08
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Yes
2021-10-23 04:21
yes
2021-10-23 12:42
Yes
2021-10-23 17:04
tf u mean?
2021-10-22 12:07
6 replies
It resembles Finnish far more than English
2021-10-23 03:08
5 replies
expected from 10iq user
2021-10-23 12:41
4 replies
Are you genuinely this dumb? Massachusetts is an Indian word, not an English word.
2021-10-24 02:37
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2021-10-24 11:05
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Trolling or dumb?
2021-10-24 19:05
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2021-10-24 20:08
What about Worcestershire?
2021-10-22 11:30
5 replies
cestershire in the uk is usually just shortened to 'ster'
2021-10-22 12:17
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Woo stuh shur init fam
2021-10-22 12:45
it's pronounced like "wo ster shear", right?
2021-10-23 10:56
so worster?
2021-10-25 03:12
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in the places I live near yes, but i think its probably different in places further south
2021-10-25 23:34
#127
ropz | 
United States Goob
with tree the t is pronounced by putting the tongue right behind the teeth and with three the th is pronounced by putting the tongue on the teeth, all upper row btw
2021-10-23 04:33
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What if you lisp?
2021-10-23 05:41
Exactly, plosive vs dental fricative. Two very different phonemes.
2021-10-25 09:32
#209
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Brazil nuke_brs
But those words are spoken as written though. I think are talking about words like lead (past verb) and lead (present verb), for example
2021-10-24 02:58
english is easy cuz we exposed to it all day long thru films, commercials etc :D
2021-10-22 08:51
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#8
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Finland uSnaj69
+1 Without that it'd be as hard as other languages
2021-10-22 08:54
4 replies
Nah. Imagine learning one of the click languages or even china.
2021-10-22 11:08
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Edit My brain when somewhere else when I wrote this I have no idea why.
2021-10-22 21:03
I imagine learning the entirety of China would be quite difficult indeed.
2021-10-23 16:54
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not even themselves have the ability to do so :P
2021-10-25 03:18
#4
broky | 
Latvia GOATKY
no it is are not :D
2021-10-22 08:52
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are you can fuck?
2021-10-27 05:04
Yes, not just because it is not that complex, but because there are so many resources. We are exposed to it daily as #3 said, and most of the 1st. world countries in the world teach English from a young age. :D good day American boy.
2021-10-22 08:53
#11
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Finland uSnaj69
No, englando learn are reali hard lanquaqe
2021-10-22 08:56
Learning any language is not easy, but english is hard because of its weird rules and some words that don't follow the rules kind of like latin.
2021-10-22 08:58
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I'd say other languages have more weird rules than English
2021-10-22 08:58
English has really easy grammar compared to my language Only 3 cases in English Lol
2021-10-22 09:01
-1 English is easy af compared to other languages
2021-10-22 09:15
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prolly
2021-10-22 09:18
Yeah mastering it can be a bit tricky but to like grasp the basic understanding it seems easy. Like being able to speak broken English where it’s far from perfect but people can still understand
2021-10-22 09:30
NA brain, English is easy which is why it's the Lingua Franca, you are just dumb. Latin follows rules, it's difficulty is due to it being a complex language with different tenses and forms to describe all manner of things. God imagine comparing Latin to English, shows the level of education in your country.
2021-10-22 10:35
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Seems to be a running theme in English-speaking countries of going "Omg English is so trashhh look at all these stupid rules that make no sense!", but every language has bizarre idiosyncrasies, so it's really weird to use that as a reason for why English is "bad". I guess it's just part of the culture of self-shame that's been developing over the past few years for god knows what reason.
2021-10-22 10:46
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Honestly every language has a lot of weird rules, but English has A LOT less of them than others, i think people from UK and US just cry a lot about English because they have people who can't even speak 1 easy language properly. The reason English is so widely adopted is because it's easy to learn and master (compared to others anyway)
2021-10-22 12:52
They're people who can't speak English correctly, ergo it's difficult/bad these same people are almost always mono/bilingual typically with English being a language picked up at a young age.
2021-10-23 03:09
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fake flagger
2021-10-23 05:44
1 reply
I can tell yours is real at least
2021-10-24 02:37
+1
2021-10-24 19:11
I literally think english is easy too, but i've seen a lot of people who can't grasp english so its more of an education problem
2021-10-23 22:47
English isn't the lingua franca b/c it's easy lmao, it's b/c England and America have been the dominant imperialistic/capitalist influences on the world in the modern era
2021-10-27 08:08
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Do you think English would be the lingua franca if it was as difficult as Latin? Why is English used as a lingua franca in Africa, in African countries which weren't colonised by the British?
2021-10-30 01:57
Bro English is ez wdym???
2021-10-23 05:46
Obviously That’s why we choosed them as international language back then
2021-10-22 09:00
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Sure...
2021-10-22 09:11
Well, You are actually wrong. It was chosen because of the "power" of the nations that speak this language. Military power mostly. Imagine if Chinese people invaded all of the europe instead of Germans and They actually won. We would be speaking Chinese right now as a second language. Oh and btw, it was very close and we would speak German and I am not talking about the war right now but about the voting.
2021-10-22 09:26
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bing chilling
2021-10-22 09:55
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#46
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Indonesia lumayan
bro wtf
2021-10-22 10:02
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hen xiwan
2021-10-23 04:41
All the nations voted back then, I understand your logik and surely was a strong reason to vote English if we think that 1 billion people speak English mainly , but overall it’s easy language too, comparing with German or French. Italian are super easy but it wasn’t an option.
2021-10-22 10:00
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Its not about my logic. It is how it is since always. Hundreds of years ago almost every nation in europe speak Latin just because Roman empire was the strongest political and military force on the planet. Even tho normal people were too poor to learn how to speak Latin, every1 knew how to pray in Latin because of the mark that Julius Caesar left with his military force. Check the history man, its crazy. He died and thousand+ years later people still knew and used Latin because of that. After WW2 there were only 2 reasonable choices, English and German. English was chosen only because Germany lost WW2, if not that, we would speak German. This is how history of the world look like. If world war 2 would look any different or it wouldn't happen at all, who knows what would we speak right now. Its really hard to tell.
2021-10-22 12:14
italian is super easy to learn?
2021-10-25 03:17
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Yeah 2 years max and you have the first degree
2021-10-25 09:25
#47
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Greece hekzy
Superidol
2021-10-22 10:03
You should read up about the voting thing again, it's kind of a myth that it would have had such a big impact (i thought the same in the past). i will post a link if i find what i mean
2021-10-23 09:46
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Its Muhlenberg Legend. The "voting" You talk about was about official language of USA. I kinda wrote entire thing wrong back there, what I meant was voting inside of the country (at least mine).
2021-10-23 10:01
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arent you german?
2021-10-23 10:48
1 reply
I am not
2021-10-23 12:41
The easiest language ever
2021-10-22 09:05
Yeah, I can say an example of my friend who learnt English in a decent level (enough to communicate both written and spoken) by playing and watching series with subs In english the main thing is vocabulary, after learning some common topics you can already talk. Cant do it in russian or finnish lets say, many cases, almost each word has to be changed for a sentence to make sense
2021-10-22 09:08
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I have a question that I've been curious about but never thought to ask. So in English it's possible to say something in completely broken grammar, but the other person will still understand what you're trying to say. Is this common across most/many languages? Or is it a more uncommon feature?
2021-10-22 10:49
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Now when I think about it, I believe that it's probably possible to understand broken Russian, with no right endings etc. I guess English is easier in a way that some simple sentences can be formulated faster (as you dont need to think about each word) and without so many mistakes that can be made in Russian
2021-10-22 11:01
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ropz | 
Latvia JRun
Russian speakers can easily understand broken russian language. A lot of migrants from Middle Asia don't care about endings and other stuff like that, but anyway they're understood by native.
2021-10-22 12:11
I'd understand someone talking incomplete Finnish, meaning they only use the words without any prefixes or suffixes. If they say something along the lines of "Tietää missä kauppa?" "Know where store?" it becomes very easy to get what they want but impossible to try to get a deeper understanding.
2021-10-22 12:24
#137
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Japan Jewsaki
Because English has so much potential for slang
2021-10-23 05:20
#20
SPUNJ | 
Europe Pts
Yea it is very easy... one of the easiest languages for sure
2021-10-22 09:09
english is 60% french, so...
2021-10-22 09:10
6 replies
french is 60% english.
2021-10-22 09:12
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#27
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Indonesia songokong
but same words in english and french mean different things so its funny
2021-10-22 09:20
1 reply
yeah and french have different words for every number
2021-10-22 12:35
i wish it was true but those 40% seems like 400% youtu.be/IYOa7tWlRSs?t=5
2021-10-22 12:34
#138
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Japan Jewsaki
English was what peasants spoke
2021-10-23 05:20
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yeah ppl dont know that french was the main language in England nobility from 1066 until 1362 but after that the nobilty changed the language to english
2021-10-27 07:39
Its easy, tenses and grammar easy too but take time to learn it
2021-10-22 09:18
I thought my english was good until I went to Ireland or south of england. I couldnt understand sometimes or midwest USA
2021-10-22 09:28
English is easy to learn because you can read and hear it everywhere (if you're young and use the internet) I find that in many big EU-countries (France, Germany, Italy, Spain) especially the older people have relatively poor understanding of english, because even the foreign (US/UK) shows and movies are dubbed, so people hear much less english
2021-10-22 09:43
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Can confirm
2021-10-22 09:42
#34
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Kazakhstan SayYouCome
Yes, only esperanto is easier
2021-10-22 09:47
easiest language I've learned so far
2021-10-22 09:49
It's only easier to learn because of the exposure in media etc. Otherwise technically each language has the same difficulty from and to. So English is as hard for Japanese people as it is for English people to learn Japanese.
2021-10-22 09:51
10 replies
I mean... learning Japanese is hard even for Japanese people
2021-10-22 10:14
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I don't doubt that 😅
2021-10-22 10:22
How is Japanese hard for Japanese people? Spain has a literacy rate 1.5% lower than Japan, with Japan having 99.9% literacy.
2021-10-23 03:14
No English is significantly easier to learn than Japanese, unless you're Chinese/Korean perhaps.
2021-10-22 10:40
6 replies
It was an example, as I said English is easier because of exposure worldwide. Take 2 other languages, they will have the same difficulty for both cases when the exposure is at the same level. So Dutch/German and German/Dutch or Spanish/Portuguese and Portuguese/Spanish.
2021-10-22 10:44
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English would be easier without the exposure too. and no exposure is not the only factor
2021-10-23 03:13
King Sejong had the right idea about breaking down the language into a syllabary, rather than continuing on with thousands of glyphs. I get the impression that Japanese adults can read much better than they can actually recall Kanji on command, I saw a video where adults were asked to spell common words by hand and few got it right Simplified Chinese solves none of this, reduced stroke count doesn't help when written language has fallen out of favour Arcane writing system aside, Korean and Japanese don't seem especially difficult except for their utter unfamiliarity to European learners
2021-10-23 05:22
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A Korean born 20 years ago can't even read a newspaper printed in the 1980s. I guess it helps to cover up your countries terrible oppressive history if all of your citizens are illiterate. Also in 2003 the literacy rate in Korea was only 75%. >I get the impression that Japanese adults can read much better than they can actually recall Kanji on command, I saw a video where adults were asked to spell common words by hand and few got it right Not sure how you can spell a word by hand in Japanese, unless you mean writing? Writing skills wane the less you use them, they can still read them just fine. >I get the impression that Japanese adults can read much better than they can actually recall Kanji on command, I saw a video where adults were asked to spell common words by hand and few got it right Most Chinese pursuing a higher education learn the traditional characters too. >Arcane writing system aside, Korean and Japanese don't seem especially difficult except for their utter unfamiliarity to European learners Of course they aren't actually difficult or the language would fall out of use like Latin or Classical Chinese. Exposure won't help a European language speaker wrap their heads around the different grammar and sentence structure.
2021-10-24 02:47
Are Japanese, Korean and Chinese as similar as Portuguese and Spanish?
2021-10-23 17:14
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No not at all. All of them are isolate languages. The ease in learning is due to English education being terrible in both countries and in the case of Chinese sharing a logographic character set.
2021-10-24 02:43
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#44
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Ireland tka4
This is the chart of how many hours it would take for a native English speaker to learn those languages, it also presumes you're studying full time... For those learning English, it would probably be another picture completely but would be hard to pinpoint the exact number of hours needed
2021-10-22 10:00
Yes, it's extremely easy for an european
2021-10-22 09:56
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A European* because "European" starts with a "you" sound
2021-10-23 11:00
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well, I guess its not that easy lmfao
2021-10-23 12:09
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It's* because "its" is a possessive form, and in this case you want to say "it is" and the conjunction is "it's"
2021-10-23 16:44
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I knew that bro
2021-10-23 16:52
3 replies
Yet you still used it wrong
2021-10-23 17:33
2 replies
Its the internet, typos exist, I'm not gonna take care of every word :/ Its different from your / you're too because its exactly the same spelling , there's just no apostrophe, it's not that big of a deal
2021-10-23 17:34
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There is an apostrophe, it's and its have completely different meanings and spellings, one is one word and the other is two words... Bruh
2021-10-23 22:22
#41
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Ireland tka4
Really depends from what language you're learning it from, native speakers of German will find it easier than those who speak Chinese etc. In about 1-2 years of living in a country and studying for 2-3 hours a day (at least), you definitely should be of medium proficiency...
2021-10-22 09:58
#42
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Greece Graecos
It depends on your native language obviously: its phonology, its vocabulary, its grammar. Being a native French speaker, I can't deny that vocabulary-wise, it's wasn't hard at all
2021-10-22 09:59
flag checks out
2021-10-22 10:01
There are languages which require you to change form of a noun, depending on context. In English "dog" remains "dog" no matter what tense you use or what words stand next to it in a sentece. The problem I still have when it comes to English is mostly articles and the use of the so called Past Perfect. I understand the theory behind it but still fail to comprehend the usage of this tense in some sentences where I would normally use Past Simple. Oh, and phrasal verbs are tough, lots of them plus they are idiomatic and often must be learned by heart.
2021-10-22 10:04
4 replies
What's the problem with articles?
2021-10-22 10:11
2 replies
Take a guess
2021-10-22 12:04
1 reply
I have no idea
2021-10-22 14:10
#90
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United Kingdom itzgeez
I feel like people learning English (or any language) as a second language will probably know more about the intricacies of the grammar rules than a native speaker would. That's not to say that a native speaker is necessarily worse at grammar though, because they just know what sounds right and what sounds wrong lol.
2021-10-22 12:29
Yeah I learnt by watching a tv show
2021-10-22 10:16
#54
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Serbia ArmA012
Well, for Serbian, English is way easier to learn because the word doesn't have a change in every sentence or context. But, English is hard for most Slavic countries because it is pretty different, still way easier in my opinion.
2021-10-22 10:28
#55
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Switzerland HLTVzera
m sdf mdsfsdf kgjf
2021-10-22 10:29
#57
arT | 
Brazil logzera
Way easier than portuguese
2021-10-22 10:34
Depends on your mother tongue. Could be easy or hard
2021-10-22 10:34
you have lots of opportunities to learn it due to it being so international, that makes it easier. but ultimately it depends on where you live and how much effort you put into learning it, but compared to most languages it's one of the easiest to learn.
2021-10-22 10:40
The main advantage to english is it´s omnipresence. You´re exposed to english all the time, and many languages use some english words to begin with. So you have a head start, when learning english, particularly in pronunciation. I don´t know if it´s good or bad, that the english language itself is influenced by both latin and germanic (and even a little nordic from the vikings) - maybe thats an advantage too, because it´s easier for people to at least get a foothold in the language quickly, if their original language is germanic or latin.
2021-10-22 11:09
I mean...we are here because we've learned it somehow, right? It wasn't a struggle for me since I've built foundations in daycare when I was 5 y/o and developed from that foundation with movies and video games. But in our public school curriculum English lessons start in 4th grade, because of that I see many of my friends(talking about the top 2% students in Istanbul) struggle with English and some of them are still unable to speak. Turkish and English have very different structures too, pronunciations are really difficult since we usually have one or two sounds for a letter while English has that legendary "though, tough, thought, through, thorough" clusterfuck.
2021-10-22 11:17
#77
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Australia jd4ddy
When I visited Germany, the people there said that English was super easy for them to learn because the languages are 60% similar. For other other languages such as any asian country english is a challenge
2021-10-22 11:23
Depends on what your native language is/Which other languages you speak. People from Scandinavia and the Netherlands will have a far easier time learning English than people from Russia, Japan, China, Poland etc. Simply due to how similar the languages are to English.
2021-10-22 12:18
It's very easy if you go to pasha london school
2021-10-22 12:20
Yes took me 0 effort as a baby
2021-10-22 12:21
1 reply
Same but thats kind of how it works for every language as babies
2021-10-22 20:32
only if you want to learn it.I remember the first years in the kindergarden we had english language lessons but i didnt learned anything.Then the first grade until the 7th grade i didnt learned anything as well because i wasnt interested in learning the language.Then we had a very good english teacher in highscool where i had my solid base of learning the english language/and because i have already started playing games that everything was written in english i couldnt understand a thing so i wanted to learn the language.So after that i self thaught using my pc just by browsing the internet watching news in english,reding news in english etc. I am far from a perfect english language knowledge but im ok with that.
2021-10-22 12:26
Anglis vry easi too teac i lern no time
2021-10-22 12:36
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Name checks out
2021-10-22 20:36
6 replies
u chek my ut?
2021-10-22 20:40
5 replies
I'm gonna need a translator for this :D
2021-10-22 20:41
4 replies
Yir, it is actually kind of hard to write understandable when you have to write nonsense at the same time. Was trying to imply that you where "checking me out" :D
2021-10-22 20:45
3 replies
Just your fingers, but that was pure concern for them...
2021-10-22 20:47
2 replies
I promise you the name originates from female admiration of the ones you are concerned about...
2021-10-22 20:52
1 reply
Ville aldrig have gættet - hehe
2021-10-22 20:56
No, its very hard and you will most definately struggle to make sense of any of it
2021-10-22 20:38
I'd say English is one of the easiest languages to learn.
2021-10-22 20:47
I would say that the written-spoken english relationship not being not very "transparent" makes it difficult because most of the time how you think words would sound isn't really the case. That said tho, verbs are easy (except some irregular ones), vocabulary is ok and in general it isnt very difficult. Being a native spanish speaker, some sounds are difficult to pronounce because they are way different, but you can always learn :)))
2021-10-22 20:53
not sure. was exposed to it all my life like french or german so they also seem to make more sense then for example spanish
2021-10-22 20:54
#108
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Russia armando_o
english for pidors ruski for ril meeens WHEN I SAY SYKA U SAY BLYAD SYKAAAAAAAAAA
2021-10-22 20:56
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#170
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Netherlands RC1XBET
zajebis blyat' vse govoryat suka blyad'
2021-10-23 11:57
Its ez, I learn it only 18 years and almost understand what americans say!
2021-10-22 20:56
as a native finnish speaker i can say that learning english has been way easier compared to other languages i've learnt
2021-10-22 20:57
It’s actually not, if you compare English to some other languages. It has a lot of words and hard grammary. Only thing why it’s easy because you hear it everywhere and it is the language what people use as their common language if their native language is different Subjective opinion though.
2021-10-22 21:01
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#136
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Japan Jewsaki
It's only cuz there are so many exceptions
2021-10-23 05:19
I would say German is easier to learn. and for me personally, especially in written language, French is the hardest.
2021-10-23 03:35
7 replies
You think german is easier than english? How is that?
2021-10-23 04:14
1 reply
cuz I learned it as a kid
2021-10-23 09:30
German is easier to write/read in the sense that words are pronounced how they're written but granmar is harder
2021-10-23 09:34
1 reply
I mean we have crucial words as well like "Weg" vs "weg" Or a classical cuz it has also grammar function "seit seid"
2021-10-23 09:36
#168
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Netherlands RC1XBET
I had german for 4 years in middle school (yeah it's been almost a decade) but the only thing i can say is "hello"
2021-10-23 11:43
2 replies
LuL for dutch people it easy to learn.
2021-10-23 12:12
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#174
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Netherlands RC1XBET
nicht so sehr
2021-10-23 12:32
Very easy, I know english more than portuguese.
2021-10-23 04:13
4 replies
are you living in an english speaking country and have you been talking to people and interacting with the world in english more than you did with portuguese throughout your life? If the answer is no so you don't know more english than portuguese LOL
2021-10-23 04:29
3 replies
sure
2021-10-23 04:36
2 replies
answer my question
2021-10-23 04:36
1 reply
#149
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Netherlands RC1XBET
"I demand you to answer me, you random guy!"
2021-10-23 09:33
#123
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Sweden piCt
Guess it is sort of "easy" if your language is germanic. Not so much if it is slavic or asian.
2021-10-23 04:27
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#158
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Netherlands RC1XBET
"slavic or asian"
2021-10-23 10:39
A language is "easy" to learn if your main language uses the same alphabet as the one you're trying to learn. Not only that but it also becomes easier if you surround yourself with the language. For example watching shows, Trying to speak it with friends/family or yourself, Listening to music or reading literature. Also keep in mind that learning to read a language is generally speaking easier then learning to speak it since pronunciation can be difficult. If you do these things daily you'll be able to have very very very small talk with people in 1-3 weeks depending on if you're a fast learner or not.
2021-10-23 04:32
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Well if you surround yourself by it you are learning it… might not notice it though but wouldn’t say it makes it easier
2021-10-24 02:41
The easiest
2021-10-23 04:37
cus it is written is latin russians ,chinese, japanese ,arabs ,etc numerals if your language like dutch which is written is latin it will be easier to learn it example : I'm malaysian i learned malay which has been rewritten in latin which makes more people can learn english easier (you ask old people to speak english here they aren't as fluent as the gen y & z) statistics shows that its true more people knows english more in my country after we convertered to latin (its not an overnight change it was a long time project)
2021-10-23 04:56
#133
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Canada Dubsyy
if you read read as read you have to re-read read as read.
2021-10-23 05:10
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#135
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Japan Jewsaki
Wtf
2021-10-23 05:19
#134
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Japan Jewsaki
Yeah but to be fair I learned it when I was like 5
2021-10-23 05:19
english is kinda hard because theres lots of weird exceptions to pretty much ever grammatical rule
2021-10-23 05:22
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+1
2021-10-23 10:43
If you just read a lot and check dictionary whenever you encounter a word you haven't seen before, then you should be fine. I don't even remember most grammatical rules by now and just type with a gut feeling.
2021-10-23 05:29
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2021-10-23 05:47
#147
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Netherlands RC1XBET
It's hard to learn english because of the sentence structure (some words need to be at the beginning of sentences, others at the end) and because of exceptions
2021-10-23 09:31
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#169
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Netherlands RC1XBET
Also, the language which is closest to your native language is the one that's easier for you to learn. It differs for everybody.
2021-10-23 11:55
#148
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Finland KieZuZ
English is the most common second language. It is easy and it was formed as common language among people with different native languages.
2021-10-23 09:31
I was pretty much fluent in English at like 9/10. I was earlier than most at my age because i learned it mainly from playing video games and watching YouTube while the rest learned it from school. I sounded like any other american tbh. It’s probably a pretty easy language for us speaking germanic languages, but other language groups may struggle more.
2021-10-23 09:34
It is relative. For european language speakers, english is really easy. European languages not only have similar grammar, but also have similar vocabulary of Latin origin. But it can be quite hard for asian language speakers. Because there's no similarity at all. On the contrary, learning japanese as a korean is easy af while westerners struggling with japanese
2021-10-23 09:50
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*Half of the europeans the other half of the europeans is using cyrillic which is completely different
2021-10-23 10:08
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Right. but both(russian and english) sill have grammatical similarities. Korean and Japanese also have completely different alphabet systems and vocabulary. But since the grammars of both languages are similar, it is easy to learn each other's language.
2021-10-23 10:30
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when it comes to pronunciation tho its hard for the cyrillic user countries because we use hard tongue and when we have to pronounce soft tongue english words we tend to pronounce it with our hard tongue cyrillic way.
2021-10-23 10:46
Korean and Japanese have little similarities, they're unrelated languages with the sino loan words being unintelligible in most cases and there's no evidence that the Korean language inherently gives an easier time learning the language unlike Chinese. If it were so easy Japan wouldn't have such a large Korean population who isolate and don't speak the language.
2021-10-24 19:19
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Well many people say learning japanese is easy here. Even for me, i had studied japanese to get a job there, i can surely say it was easier than any other language. The grammar of both languages are really similar. but yeah we don't use hanza(kanzi) anymore so reading and writing might be quite hard for us, but having conversation is totally different story. Unlike English, when speaking in Japanese, i don't have to struggle with rearranging the order of sentences in my head. You will be surprised that how easy to learn each other's language is, if you start learning korean. And i think having large korean society there isnt just about language difference. Ukraine had had large polish society too. And its actually quite common phenomenon in the world
2021-10-25 07:39
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It's not because of innate similarities because the languages are isolate but rather better education for Japanese compared to other languages in Korea. It's not about the language it's about the fact they don't speak it, despite living in Japan for generations, which is pretty unique.
2021-10-25 09:32
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Lol just try to learn korean if you're a real japanese. You'll know what im saying
2021-10-27 04:52
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Yes learn a whole new language just to win an argument on HLTV. It's a literal fact that the languages are isolate and there is no noticeable decrease in study time needed to achieve grades of Japanese language level skills in Korean speakers versus non-Korean speakers.
2021-10-30 01:59
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Lol you think you know better than me who can speak both languages. But whatever, you will never change your thoughts so lets say you're right
2021-11-01 13:02
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You can claim to speak both languages easily on HLTV it means nothing, I'll trust established evidence from academics over an HLTV user any day.
2021-11-02 03:33
awful grammar and nonsense horrible spelling + pronunciation I can say the word - but sometimes I have no idea how to write it LOL correctly those two are the worst in english also alot of Tenses not always intuitive
2021-10-23 10:41
#162
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Russia threk
Yes and No. Learning any language is hard. But English bth. is easy. Try learning German. G00d luck.
2021-10-23 10:48
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haha true.I quit when i saw how many different forms the german irregular verbs have.
2021-10-23 10:52
German is similar to english
2021-10-23 12:12
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#178
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Russia threk
Ich bin joke Smart_RIGHTIST?
2021-10-23 13:52
learning german is pointless, why waste time learning a language which its native speakers can easily speak english cuz they had tier 1 education? better learn a language like spanish, half of their native speakers are poor and can't speak english at all, it's more useful
2021-10-24 03:02
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#216
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Russia threk
Germany have best salary to life conditions in europe. Every Brands and what you just think off, is there! . It's allways good to know this language if you wana live there. Spanish culture is far different than Most of Europe. I would enjoy to to visit spanish cities but live there?BIg NO! Simply Germany is rn best country to live in the world.
2021-10-24 15:05
easier than german for sure
2021-10-23 11:04
In terms of speaking I say its pretty easy For writing, its pretty hard bc bullshit rules but not as hard as some languages like chinese
2021-10-23 16:53
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What bullshit rules does English have?
2021-10-24 19:16
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not so much bullshit rules but like english is very inconsistent with its rules
2021-10-25 02:05
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It's not, you just have a childish understanding of the language, either that or the NA education system is terrible at explaining how the language works.
2021-10-25 03:01
Yes.
2021-10-23 16:57
Took me a couple years
2021-10-23 16:57
Yes, English is easy to learn.
2021-10-23 17:00
#186
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Turkey TheTurks!
Very easy
2021-10-23 17:01
well compared to learning german it's easy af
2021-10-23 17:05
I think that learning a language is very dependent on what other languages you speak, because many languages have the same language stem and therefor similar to each other.
2021-10-23 17:08
Depends on teacher imo
2021-10-23 17:16
yes, but there are many words that you pronounce differently, and you need to put the time to work on them to be fluent, for example: Colonel Phenomenon Squirrel Scissors Otorhinolaryngologist
2021-10-23 17:26
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half those words are pronounced as spelt and nonphonemic orthography is common in most languages
2021-10-24 19:15
Yes
2021-10-24 02:44
#206
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Australia LACH1E
The most challenging parts of English are the very culturally specific uses of idioms and what is implied by certain choices of words and phrases. The words are mostly the same across the different English-speaking countries, but the reasons the words are used are different. In the US "how are you" basically means hello, while in Australia it is an actual question, to name one example.
2021-10-24 02:44
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Idioms exist in every language and dialectal differences and colloquials aren't unique to English
2021-10-24 19:07
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#249
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Australia LACH1E
obviously
2021-10-26 08:09
#211
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Norway jatakk
if you have a germanic language as mother tongue, then its easy
2021-10-24 03:04
#212
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Other Bactuga
Yes, i basically learned it just by playing games like Minecraft and watching Youtube videos, the thing with English is theres alot of room for error, it can not be 100% right but people will still understand you, and it does help that there is 400+ Million English speakers all around the world
2021-10-24 03:07
I didn't go to any specific english class, just by watching tv and stuff I learned it pretty well
2021-10-24 03:08
Difficulty of language depends on your native language. Western languages transition easier to other western langauges (latin based ones particularly). Asian languages transition to other asian languages easier (chinese based ones particularly). To have passable communication in English is probably easy enough, to have advanced grasp of any language is an entire other matter. It's hard to learn most languages beyond the basics.
2021-10-24 03:31
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+1 yup, i agree #238
2021-10-25 03:36
Probably depends on your mother tongue. East Asian languages are probably easier to learn for an East Asian. Germanic languages are easier for Central/Nordic Europeans and so on.
2021-10-24 19:14
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+1 exactly my point #238
2021-10-25 03:35
#224
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Europe nikyyy
I would say so yeah.
2021-10-24 19:16
I learned it in cs:source and watching movies/tv shows
2021-10-24 20:10
#231
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Brazil drydden
Idk I learned it when I was a kid, so it was easier than if I learned it as an adult
2021-10-25 03:02
#235
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Germany Matrixrl1
Yes very
2021-10-25 03:17
#237
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Brazil Fusk4
yes
2021-10-25 03:18
it depends what is your native language. If your native language is something like, chinese, korean, japanese, thai and so on, then english might be harder to learn. If your native language is russian or comes from slavik family maybe a bit easier but still hard. If it is a latin language family (french, spanish, romanian so on) even easier. And finally if it is a germanic language maybe the easiest but still could be debatable. I think german language could be the closest to english, maybe I am wrong. TLDR, if german is your native language then english could be easiest language to learn (dutch maybe too)
2021-10-25 03:34
English is easy for many because its actually a rather new language. A new language made up by older ones. like French. Spanish.. there is a lot of Danish in there because the leading structure of England was Danish for a very long time so between 10-15% comes from Danish/Norse. But that is why many western speaking people have it easy with English compared to other languages, because its made up with things they know from their main language. But with that, if you are not from that "group" English is not really that easy. Asian people will have an easier time learning languages from their "group" and so on.
2021-10-25 04:36
Yes it actually is
2021-10-25 07:40
You are from the Us, they need to learn our language.
2021-10-27 05:05
#253
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Finland cuntycorn
it is easy
2021-10-27 05:11
My opinion is that English is probably the easiest language to learn to speak and write, Unlike other languages, English has no cases, no gender, no word agreement, and arguably has a simple grammar
2021-10-27 06:35
Easier than português
2021-10-27 06:43
English such wow learnt it in 12 years
2021-10-27 06:49
Native English speaker but English seems so much easier than other languages. Currently learning French and its not hard per say, just a little but of a pain. Theres no masculine nor fem words in English. Learning my parent's languages which is either Japanese or Filipino is so painful, but I'll have to learn eventually.
2021-10-27 07:11
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Eurasian girls are top :))
2021-10-30 01:59
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Are you offering up your sister to him?
2021-11-02 03:35
I remember getting shat on my first year at school with mostly enlish speaking students. I was crying even sometimes lol. It took at least a year for me to speak and understand
2021-10-30 01:59
yes it is
2021-11-01 13:04
#267
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Norway jatakk
Indo-European languages har not hard compared to east asian languages
2021-11-01 13:06
Hard to say tbh, I reckon every language has it's difficulties when it comes to learning them.
2021-11-01 13:08
I learned it from youtube/movies/tv shows and Im 15 and yeah I would say its pretty easy to learn
2021-11-01 13:11
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