Top 10 Difficult Languages to Learn

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  • mä vaan
    mä vaan Час назад

    Pleasy. If you don't know how to say something. Don't say it or them. And by being finn I don't have broplem saying things right. Just 'cause english speakers write and speak other ways you can't be able to learn languages easier, thn people from speaking other languages.

  • Patrick Morgan
    Patrick Morgan 4 часа назад

    disappointed German wasn't on this list xD It's some next level bullshit at times.

  • Greg Johnson
    Greg Johnson 5 часов назад

    I love watchmojo, but one thing that makes a person like me cringe is when you pronounce words wrong - I know in hindsight you guys have to produce many films daily and that is hard to get all the right pronunciations. But it would add that final touch if you did. In this video, because I speak Japanese, your pronunciation of the word Katakana was like nails on a chalk board. Just a suggestion. Otherwise, great videos! I watch them almost daily!

  • Ignacio Hawthorne
    Ignacio Hawthorne 7 часов назад


  • Ignacio Hawthorne
    Ignacio Hawthorne 7 часов назад

    I speak Thai, so...Thai is definitely hard! There are 5 tones. I also still understand some Choctaw, but we have very few Natives that can speak it anymore.

  • sans the skeleton
    sans the skeleton 8 часов назад

    Where is polish

  • Ben Parker
    Ben Parker 10 часов назад

    If we’re talking writing, I agree Chinese is probably the hardest just because of all the characters you need to memorize. If we’re talking speaking, I don’t think Chinese is as hard as others on this list. The grammar is much simpler than others on here and at least in Mandarin, four tones plus neutral isn’t that bad. If you want to learn Chinese, you can do it! I’m learning Mandarin and find it to be very fun! 加油! 你会做!

  • Nae Naed
    Nae Naed 10 часов назад

    So the first word means hi and it is pronounced like gamarjoba and the second word is bye and it's pronounced as nakhvamdis.
    Just two words from my language which we use on a regular basis, I think we deserve to be on this list, especially because of our grammar, oh and we have three different alphabets and also two other languages in some particular regions (we only have one official language but there are several Kartvelian languages, that's what I'm trying to say).

  • Jeppe Warberg Larsen
    Jeppe Warberg Larsen 11 часов назад

    Dutch? Pronouncation is tough, but along with Scandinavian languages nothing is closer to English.

  • 420 Cico
    420 Cico 12 часов назад


  • snoozls
    snoozls 13 часов назад

    Bulgarian? Its a language that came even before Russian and some people say is more complicated

  • stana916
    stana916 17 часов назад

    Bojler eladó

  • tony borg
    tony borg 17 часов назад

    The most difficult is maltese.

  • Rachel Yi
    Rachel Yi 18 часов назад

    As a Chinese myself, I don't even dare to say that I mastered in Chinese😂. It may be easy to begin with, but there're a lot more of idioms, phrases and even charactors to learn when you reach somewhere deeper in learning process .

  • Rinzin Wangmo
    Rinzin Wangmo 18 часов назад

    You forgot my country Tibet

  • Rebekah Elliot
    Rebekah Elliot 19 часов назад

    I am a native English speaker (from Scotland) and I have found Mandarin Chinese to be the easiest language to learn. Alot easier than others I have studied which where French and Spanish. I Studied French for 8 years and I cannot even count to 10. And I studied Spanish for 3 years and I cant even have a basic conversation

  • Michael Huber
    Michael Huber 19 часов назад

    Where is 'Merican?!

  • Emma Suzuki
    Emma Suzuki День назад

    Japanese is hard. I mean I’m Japanese and it’s so hard for me😂

  • Slopies
    Slopies День назад

    That's the only part I understood, but it gave me a lot of confidence.

  • 단검어둠
    단검어둠 День назад

    Substract letters, then new list will show.

  • Daniel Laverde
    Daniel Laverde День назад

    Chilean is the hardest language to learn on Earth. :v
    I'm just being sarcastic. I hope you not to bawl me out for laughing at Chileans.

  • Eagle God-Heart
    Eagle God-Heart День назад

    eh, Russian doesn't seem so hard to me over all.. im learning it myself, about.. 10ish hours in... so far its challengeing, shure, but not impossible.. ntm a lot of the letters are the same, and things like "pizza" are the same pronunciation, just with a slight accent at most.

  • Dawn
    Dawn День назад

    Aww. 我正在学中文. It's all about pressing on, with not just characters, but where appropriate, pinyin as well. I find it fascinating.

  • ibn tomart
    ibn tomart День назад

    in Arabic talk as u want and make your dialect and somehow everyone will understand you

  • Kseniya Marina
    Kseniya Marina День назад

    Eh, I wouldn't say Russian is that difficult. It looks crazy at first, but it's actually not too hard to pick up on after awhile! Now Farsi, on the other hand...

  • Vaas Montenegro
    Vaas Montenegro День назад

    Malayalam is the world's most toughest language . I didn't see it in the entire list...

  • Dj Just Do IT
    Dj Just Do IT День назад +3

    Who is dutch?
    Like if you are dutch 🇳🇱🇳🇱🇳🇱

  • Sunny Ito
    Sunny Ito День назад

    Russian and Japanese languages surely are difficult to learn but it so damn rewarding though ^_^

  • aldo droboniku
    aldo droboniku День назад

    I like my ALBANIAN

  • 趙鵬飛
    趙鵬飛 День назад

    雖然我會世界上最難的語言但是我的英語並不好。Although I will speak the hardest language in the world, my English is not good.

  • Prince Paul
    Prince Paul День назад

    sanskrit is not the oldest as some say in comments.Those are only perceptions. During harappan era(2000 years ago), the sanskrit is not in use. And it is said it was later introduced by aryans who invaded india. So sanskrit is not the language of india itself(originated from Prakrit and arabic). North indian as they were direct descendents of aryans say proud about sanskrit. But south indian are not as such. In south we have different language system which is dravidian. Dravidian languages are the true languages of india.(Tamil, malayalam, kannada, telugu).

  • The Ringer
    The Ringer День назад

    Try once albanian language 😏

  • Flugschüler Fluglehrer
    Flugschüler Fluglehrer День назад

    The Cyrillic alphabet is based on the Latin alphabet and not so different, definitely not like Arabic, which is a totally different story. There is very little hard facts in this video. Most of it is just urban legends and prejudice. Disregard!

  • Gasper Kolesa
    Gasper Kolesa 2 дня назад

    There are a lot of languages that are seeming hard but to me Russian is as easy as inglish or more.. I speak slovenian, Serbian-Croatian and a lot of words seem quite familiar so you can guess the meaning

  • maroine benadda
    maroine benadda 2 дня назад

    I'm sorry but you're very wrong because Arabic is the most difficult because the amount of things that you need is enormous

  • Ruth Frankemöller
    Ruth Frankemöller 2 дня назад

    Was ist Deutsch ?

  • Michael John O Sullivan
    Michael John O Sullivan 2 дня назад +1

    What about irish

  • kermit the derp frog
    kermit the derp frog 2 дня назад +5

    لا اتكلم العربية كثيرا. لكن أنا افعل

    • Fat Boy Joe
      Fat Boy Joe 2 дня назад +1

      لماذا يا صديق؟ هل يمكنك فهمها قليلا؟

  • Radek Suski
    Radek Suski 2 дня назад

    The “video” comes from Latin “videō” and not from Sanskrit. Also wondering where is Polish and other Slavic languages

  • Tamer Aydogdu
    Tamer Aydogdu 2 дня назад

    Korean language is so different and unique she says and gives the word-order as an example that is exactly the same in all Turkic languages.

  • Аливия Мэй Мэй
    Аливия Мэй Мэй 2 дня назад

    Аа Россия на 2 месте

  • GirlTDMHerobrine
    GirlTDMHerobrine 2 дня назад +4

    3:50 Oof I'm learning Icelandic
    6:58 Oof I'm learning Japanese
    7:31 I'm cringing at the pronunciations of Hiragana, Katakana and Kanji

    JOE ASQUITH 3 дня назад

    l'm native speaker of japanese.
    japanese is not difficult! I think the ranking is wrong.
    BTW, about only character, it's difficult.
    We use
    Hiragana ひらがな 46 type
    Katakana カタカナ 46type
    Kanji 漢字 50,000 type
    Rome ローマ字 26type
    Alphabet アルファベット 26type
    Kan-suji(number that wrote by chinese character) 漢数字 infinity
    Arabic numerals アラビア数字 infinity
    Maybe that is it!

  • William Angliss
    William Angliss 3 дня назад

    Hiragana, kaTAkana
    Also, this didn’t use any sort of actual statistics from government agencies or anything. If it did, Japanese would be at the top because it is statistically the most difficult to learn, but was somehow beat out by another Proto-Indo-European language.

  • negative & -ve
    negative & -ve 3 дня назад


  • Love Rain
    Love Rain 3 дня назад

    Indonesia has over 300 different local languages.

  • Mad Sharkz
    Mad Sharkz 3 дня назад


  • Chewy Suarez
    Chewy Suarez 3 дня назад

    People know finland only because sheldon spoke 5 words of finnish
    In big bang theory

  • Chewy Suarez
    Chewy Suarez 3 дня назад

    Not to flex but..
    I can speak Finnish
    And Shit

  • weird april
    weird april 3 дня назад

    "for english speakers"

  • Joseph Dov Kohan
    Joseph Dov Kohan 3 дня назад

    Hebrew is easy

    D.T. THE KING 3 дня назад +1

    Lithuanian is veeeeeeeery difficult

  • Gucci Smile
    Gucci Smile 3 дня назад

    i wonder if they know how hard and complicated Filipino language is😂 given you can read it since its written is same as English but language it self is so hard the intonation, comma, and the way you deliver words can give a complete different meaning, and also in Philippines there's a 180+ dialect spoken which make it even worst

  • Gucci Smile
    Gucci Smile 3 дня назад

    korean language isnt that hard tho😂

  • Joseph Sebuliba
    Joseph Sebuliba 3 дня назад

    Me Luganda

  • Enkhbayasgalan Dugerjav
    Enkhbayasgalan Dugerjav 4 дня назад

    Surah deeree tulval buh l hel hetsuu. Yun hujaa, yopon, solongos. Ter finland iihnii hel harin sonsgolontoi goyo sonsogdloo shuu.

  • Mani Velan
    Mani Velan 4 дня назад

    Try learning is not that is also one of the Classical Languages of the World which has survived and still spoken by 70 million People!
    Very unique with very strong Grammar and lots of ancient work and Literature..

  • Samuel Teixeira
    Samuel Teixeira 4 дня назад

    If it's only spoken and not ritten it is a dialecto not a language.

  • IGitzDiz
    IGitzDiz 4 дня назад

    then the comment section lol

  • Yvon Jervis
    Yvon Jervis 4 дня назад

    Totally 汉语很难。😂😂

  • Christo Abrie
    Christo Abrie 4 дня назад

    in Afrikaans, nearly every word has two or more meanings depending on context. get them wrong, and you'll end up with a hilarious misunderstanding. Afrikaans is heavily derived from Dutch (more on the Flemish side) and we use simplified grammar, so it's relatively easy to learn and considering that at least 60% of all Afrikaners have English as a second language, a rare ability arises. Afrikaners who can understand English (and vice versa), but aren't pro-efficient in speaking the language, can converse in two completely different languages, yet still understand each other.

  • eewag1
    eewag1 4 дня назад

    How about Hmong (Nkauj Hmoob) of China?

  • Sophia K
    Sophia K 4 дня назад

    i am russian and i can say that the russian language is not hard. For example, we have no articles and we have only three times.

  • Shahrazad Saied
    Shahrazad Saied 4 дня назад

    Turkish has one of the most if not the most difficult grammars to learn of all languages, for Indo-European language speakers. It is other-wordly. Don't believe me? Try learning it. I've heard that Chinese grammar is easy; it is hard to learn for other reasons (tonal language and insane writing system).

  • Bahar Alinaghi
    Bahar Alinaghi 4 дня назад

    I learned speaking in japanese in almost 1 year. It's not that hard
    Kanji is hard tho

  • xiang xu
    xiang xu 4 дня назад

    you may forgotten the africans ...

  • Rishabh
    Rishabh 4 дня назад

    And here I am, learning Russian on dualingo....
    I think the only reason I’m not finding learning Russian hard is because I’m still a teenager

  • Lady in the Pink
    Lady in the Pink 4 дня назад


  • Zakaria Sadrati
    Zakaria Sadrati 4 дня назад

    Russian and Arabic are in the top 10 of the most hardest languages!

  • Roger May
    Roger May 4 дня назад

    Pwy arall sy’n cymraeg ?

  • Katt Williams
    Katt Williams 5 дней назад

    Don’t take this video seriously because as a learner of Japanese and other languages not only do they pronounce wrong they are wrong about Korean not having relate ability. Korean is the same structure as Japanese similar words and you don’t need to learn thousands of characters. Kanji is used to abbreviate words so really you can learn 2000 but it’s more of a immersive learn after you can speak deal. As far as other languages mention I feel oppose truth and is discouraging.

  • Dheeraj Paleri
    Dheeraj Paleri 5 дней назад

    This video should be renamed 'top ten difficult languages to learn for white English speaking people'.

  • Joshua Brunken
    Joshua Brunken 5 дней назад

    Finnish is easy to learn. I'm learning Finnish and know basics and some phrases
    Estonian and Icelandic and Polish and Hungarian are more difficult to learn.

  • Mary Rose Rivera
    Mary Rose Rivera 5 дней назад

    What about Swahili?

  • Someone From somewhere
    Someone From somewhere 5 дней назад

    Arabic is a art form

  • Vikas Kakade
    Vikas Kakade 5 дней назад

    You forgot. KAZAKI LANGUAGE
    Diesel Motor Starters.

  • Jorge Freigedo
    Jorge Freigedo 5 дней назад

    I think chinese is world's most difficult lenguaje.

  • N B
    N B 5 дней назад

    I think Navajo is the hardest language to learn. I've never heard of or seen anyone actually become fluent in it. Sure some people know basic words or sentences but I've only seen our elders having conversations in navajo and it's a dying language cause it's so hard to learn and noone wants to learn it

  • Младен Раденковић
    Младен Раденковић 5 дней назад

    The Serbian or Balkan language is to hard and complicated..

  • I'm Resilent
    I'm Resilent 5 дней назад

    For me, Chinese is the easiest one.

  • taskforce juanforjuan
    taskforce juanforjuan 5 дней назад

    Youre telling me russian is harder than hungarian????!!!

  • Jestem Człowiekiem
    Jestem Człowiekiem 5 дней назад

    Kurwa !!!

  • Tilde 04
    Tilde 04 5 дней назад

    Lol I tries to learn Russian and I find both the alphabet and the spoken language pretty easy to learn, but it's probably harder for English people than Norwegian people.

  • Mopser XD
    Mopser XD 5 дней назад

    Where is Polish?? ;)

  • Soroosh Derakhshan
    Soroosh Derakhshan 5 дней назад

    farsi is even harder than arabic

  • #StenTube
    #StenTube 5 дней назад

    I speak estonian and finnish :3

  • Arturi Ja Carlose Eesti keelsed videod

    where is Estonia? It is also Finnish Ugric and you did put Hungary and Finland on the list but you didnt but the 3rd Finnish Ugric speaking language on the list.

  • Das Böse
    Das Böse 5 дней назад

    hungarians are assholes, shitty useless languague.

  • Holly Shue
    Holly Shue 5 дней назад

    Okay, even though English is excluded, I’d say it’s probably the hardest language to learn because it stems from so many other languages.

  • David Levine
    David Levine 5 дней назад

    Hebrew was not hard to learn at all. The alef Bet is simple with only 22 letters and about 6 final letters. Being a native English speaker I have to say that Hebrew is much simpler than English you didn't mention Swedish or Norwegian

  • Itanu chiry
    Itanu chiry 5 дней назад

    Do you thing Hindi is easy

  • memo
    memo 5 дней назад

    arabic is not hart to learn if you learn alfabet first then rot

  • YoYo FGT
    YoYo FGT 5 дней назад

    cyka blyat pizdec

  • Carstak
    Carstak 6 дней назад

    That's my ancestors (Khoi-san)

  • hansi
    hansi 6 дней назад

    so korean and japanese is there but not thai? eye-

  • ΚΑΒΕΙΡΟΣ Kawerus
    ΚΑΒΕΙΡΟΣ Kawerus 6 дней назад

    The hardest languages are the dolphin's and the wale's languages!
    (kalispéra apo Ellada)
    Hello from Greece

  • Biswaranjan Sahoo
    Biswaranjan Sahoo 6 дней назад

    Sanskrit is the mother of all languages ❤

  • Monica Bonner
    Monica Bonner 7 дней назад

    English its very Difficult Languages to Learn

  • sundus abdalla
    sundus abdalla 7 дней назад +1

    Can't believe they didn't include Somali in the video, that language is crazy and wierdly similar to Spanish believe it or not😅😇😂

  • SecurityFirst911
    SecurityFirst911 7 дней назад

    Where German at?