There Aren't Any Hard Languages
Home / Podcast /

[14] There Aren't Any Hard Languages

One of the most common issues that comes up in language learning is whether or not certain languages are easier than others.

In this episode, I respond to this with an anecdote from my time in Korea going between Korean, Irish and French.

Summary:

  • After spending time learning Korean in Korea, French felt like a walk in the park.
  • Difficulty first and foremost is relative – it depends on your first language and experience.
  • The easy/difficult dichotomy only exists in the very beginning but goes away after you’ve adjusted to the changes.
  • Expect some adjustment time but things will get much easier as time goes on.

Related blog post:

Right here I talked about the question of easy vs. hard languages.

Resources:

I highly recommend italki for language practice and seriously affordable lessons in most languages.

There Aren't Any Hard Languages
0:00
0:00
0:00
"The limits of my language mean the limits of my world."
- Ludwig Wittgenstein
© The Mezzofanti Guild, 2022. NAGEL PTY LTD. All Rights Reserved.
Join The Guild

Let Me Help You Learn A Language

  • Get my exclusive language learning content delivered straight to your inbox.
  • Learn about the best language resources that I've personally test-driven.
  • Get insider tips for learning languages.

No spam. Ever.