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Which is the easiest language to learn?

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Generally, students of languages with a similar origin to their native language found this language easy, as compared to those who had no prior background on a particular language or language of similar origin.

Choosing an “easy” language to learn depends heavily on your base or native language. These are some of the factors involved in language learning:

Number of speakers: Refers to the total number of people worldwide that speak this language. Obviously, these results may be subjective.

Speaking: This is based on the ease with which learners are able to pick up this language.

Grammar: Different languages have different grammatical structure, some of which are easy to learn, while others are not. Grammar was chosen as a criterion when ranking a given language as easy, moderately easy, or difficult to acquire.

Writing: With some languages, learning to speak first and write later makes the journey smoother. Other languages are equally easy to speak and write. This item spells out the easiest languages to write alongside the most difficult. As with speaking, easy, moderately easy, and difficult were used to qualify each language.

Difficulty: A rating of 1 to 5 was used to reflect the level of difficulty that learners found acquiring a particular language, 1 being easiest and 5 being hardest.

According to the Institute of Foreign Languages there are the 10 easiest languages to learn:

1. English

2. Spanish

3. Italian

4. French

5. Hindi

6. Portuguese

7. Arabic

8. Chinese

9. Japanese

10. Korean

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