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Yeah... The english language fu*ks up sometimes..
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figured it would be somethin like this

english is the hardest language on earth to learn if you arent native to it. its simply because its a "bastard" language. we borrow from french, latin and german to make up most of our words. add the fact that we have things like onomatopoeia and homonyms, its tough sh*t mayne.
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i tried to explain this to a c-worker and they just looked at me like i'm foolish and nodded like yeah ok
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The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.


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Pistol Peter said:
i tried to explain this to a c-worker and they just looked at me like i'm foolish and nodded like yeah ok
Word the English language is fu*ked up. Pretty sure it's a fact it's the hardest language to learn.
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mind blown
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actually english is known to be one of the easiest languages to learn... and its also know that people who study and learn english as a second language usually speak it better than those who have it as a primary... one thing people fail to realize in case on the "engrish" asian sterotype...they have grown accustomed to using there tongue a certain way.. as a spanish speaker may still roll their R's when speak english..
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more than half of the world speaks english..it is far from the hardest
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I want to show this to my ESL friends.... it'll blow their mind
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Philly B said:
Word the English language is fu*ked up. Pretty sure it's a fact it's the hardest language to learn.
are you kidding? go learn chinese lol


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nu uh!!!!!
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Rahnayr said:
The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.


The soldier decided to sizzurp his sizzurp in the sizzurp.

This is what is sounds like when you read it fast

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Especially when some letters create the same sounds as others.

Phich & Fish.

A non native speaker might put the first when they meant to put the latter


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are you kidding? go learn chinese lol


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That chart though

I definitely need to become fluent in spanish. I also want to learn japanese but this chart is crushing my dreams

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are you kidding? go learn chinese lol


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Chinese isn't as hard as it looks.. This chart specifically speaks to the difficulty of the language from an English Speaker's perspective. Those languages at the Hard end of the spectrum are only hard because they are so fundamentally different from English both with rules, and in it's format. Arabic is not that hard to learn as a language.

There are A LOT of reasons why English is a difficult language.Like stated above, it's a bastard language, so it's missing the uniformity a lot of languages have (Like Greek, Japanese, Spanish where most verb endings are at least similar). There wide latitude of exceptions to the grammar rules also make it difficult to get a fundamental grasp of the word as well, especially because we learn them intuitively.. It truly is an ugly and arbitrary language. Now is it the hardest? I'm not sure. I'm 25 years old and I'm still learning how to use it properly lol...
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Rahnayr said:
The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.


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Rahnayr said:
The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.


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DionteEliceDDD said:
Retarded how though and cough don't rhyme
that's rough ain't it...
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