Saturday, June 7, 2014

Hardest Languages?

Learning a foreign language is not easy. If you've learned several languages, you may have found that some languages are comparatively harder than others. For native English speakers, to pick up Spanish is easier than to pick up Japanese. You'd feel more difficult to learn a certain language because it has less similarities to your mother tongue. Or, there're few materials to learn that language.

I want to share this infographic, which shows THE HARDEST LANGUAGES TO LEARN (for native English speakers). It's interesting. :)

Via: Voxy Blog

Well, according to this infographic, Japanese is categorized as HARD language. What do you think? It also means, it is very hard to learn English for me (a native Japanese speaker), right? It is, it is. So I'd be really appreciate it if you would help me with my English!X)

But it won't matter if it is the hardest language, if you really want to learn it.
"If you believe Japanese is difficult, vague, and illogical, it will be for you. But if you focus on the easy, concrete, logical bits first, you will learn much faster, and have a hell of lot more fun along the way. " ~John Fotheringham, Fluent in 3 Months: Is Japanese Hard? Why Japanese is easier than you think!

*Japanese Word of the Day*
/yareba dekiru/
I can do it if I do!!!

As you see, it doesn't have a subject. So it can be "YOU can do it" "WE can do it", or someone else can do it. It depends on the situation. Japanese language really loves to omit its subject in a sentence.

*やれば/yareba/ is the ba-conditional form of やる(to do). This form indicates the meaning of "if" "when" or "in case".

*できる/dekiru/ can do

ex) 正直(しょうじき)、できるかどうか、自信(じしん)がない。
/shoujiki, dekiru ka douka, jishin ga nai/
Frankly, I'm not sure whether I can do or not.

*~かどうか/...ka douka/ whether or not
*自信/jishin/ confidence
*ない/nai/ don't have, there aren't ⇔ ある/aru/ to have, there are

We never succeed if we don't try it. :)
Anyway, have a happy weekend!!

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