It’s never easy to learn a new language, as many people who take up jobs overseas soon find out. It may also be quite a fun experience for some, especially if the language they’re currently learning has many similarities to their native language. This isn’t the case with the languages on our list, however, as these languages are universally considered to be among the hardest to pick up for anyone trying to learn them.
In fact, it is even the most experienced of translators who usually have difficulties learning these languages and we’ll soon find out why that is. Long story short, here are the ten hardest languages to learn for foreigners.
French can be easy or hard to learn depending on your native language. At this point in time, French is the official language of 29 countries. If you have a strong grasp of other languages like Portuguese, Spanish and Italian, it may be easy for you to acquire the basics of the French language. This is because all these languages are Romance languages. French pronunciation follows very strict rules based on spelling, rules that are based on history rather than on phonology.