Any language is considered as hard when it is compared with multiple foreign languages and tested through many factors. In learning a new language most people face challenges in its pronunciation and grammar mainly. As a single language spoken person has to make much more effort than a bilingual speaker. As per recent studies it is found that Mandarin (Chinese), Arabic, Korean, Japanese, Russian, Finnish and Hungarian are the most difficult languages. However, these languages are often considered more challenging for English speakers due to significant differences in grammar, writing systems, pronunciation, and cultural context in comparisons of other popular languages.
- Mandarin (Chinese): Known for its tonal nature and complexity of writing systems with thousands of letters.
- Arabic: presents a different script, right-to-left writing direction, and strict grammar.
- Japanese: includes three writing systems (Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji) and unique grammatical structures.
- Korean: Has a totally different writing system (Hangul) and hard pronunciation.
- Russian: renowned for its complex case system and Cyrillic alphabets.
- Hungarian: Has a unique grammar structure and complex words.
- Finnish: Known for its complex grammar, numerous cases, and extensive vowel harmony.
Again, it’s important to note that “hardness” varies from person to person, and motivated learners can succeed in mastering any language with dedication, practice, and the right tools. Language learning requires constant learning and hardwork.