Which language is the most difficult to learn?
The answer to this question depends on who is being asked. A Portuguese speaker will find it easier to learn a Romance language like French, Italian, Spanish or Romanian.
The Foreign Service Institute conducted research to find out how long on average it takes for a native-English speaker to learn to speak a foreign language fluently. The results showed the most difficult languages to learn, those in Category 5, are all Asian: Arabic, Cantonese, Mandarin, Korean and Japanese.
For these native-English speakers, Portuguese and Spanish are both Category 1 languages, while languages like German were put in Category 2.
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