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Windows 7: How difficult is your language? Language Difficulty Ranking

15 Jun 2013   #1

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How difficult is your language? Language Difficulty Ranking

The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) in USA, responsible of teaching US diplomatic staff foreign languages, have studied them to rank foreign languages according to how difficult they are to learn by a native English speaker.

Language Difficulty Ranking | Effective Language Learning
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http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Wikiboo...glish_Speakers

Interesting list. Of my two native languages, Swedish seems to be one of the easiest and Finnish one of the most difficult to learn.

Kari
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15 Jun 2013   #2

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im gonna stick with google translate. kiitos
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15 Jun 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
im gonna stick with google translate. kiitos
mig också or minuakin

have an awesome day; on mahtava päivä
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15 Jun 2013   #4
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Of the European languages I have been exposed to I always thought that Hungarian must be very difficult - and Finnish is probably in the same league since it has the same origins.
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15 Jun 2013   #5

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I've played around with Google translate, typing in German/Russian phrases to see how well they translate into English. It seems to work OK, to a certain degree, provided you word the content as if you were talking to a young child, basically making it as simple as possible. Needless to say, some phrases still come out with strange/interesting translations.
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16 Jun 2013   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Borg 386 View Post
I've played around with Google translate, typing in German/Russian phrases to see how well they translate into English. It seems to work OK, to a certain degree, provided you word the content as if you were talking to a young child, basically making it as simple as possible. Needless to say, some phrases still come out with strange/interesting translations.
I got myself in real trouble one day when I was trying to translate something into Norwegian.

A friendly Norwegian from Haugesund helped me correct it and we are still friend s
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