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1 English

I have studied numerous other languages including, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Croatian, Hungarian, and Chinese, and I have looked rather thoroughly into Greek, Welsh, Dutch, Mongolian, Hebrew, and even Cherokee in search of a language I wanted to learn. I have spent the last two years searching out one or more of these languages daily, and going about this with as little prejudice as it is possible for an English speaker to have; taking with me the attitude that English is far from perfect, having many irritating blemishes, such as continually broken rules, words that aren't spelled the way they are pronounced, redundant characters, words with too many meanings/usages, etc. All that being said, I have come back around to the notion that English is the finest language I have found, and am likely to find.

I don't say that snobbishly, I take no pride in it at all. I say it out of careful consideration in regard to two factors: 1) the simplicity and relative freedom of its ...more

It's the international language which is understands by anyone of any region. It removes all the barriers between different countries.

English is the most easiest language to learn! There are no verb conjugations, and its grammar is very easy, even the irregular verbs are not difficult at all. This language has the international power, and like a bulgarian, I am proud to be a part of the English community. I have learned this language since I was 10 years old, although my English still did not reach a high level - I am proud to know it, to read it and to speak it. I accept this language like my native language and I want to improve my knowledge. I love you, you are my number one!

Easy to understand and cool international language. Hard but full of excitement.

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2 Spanish

You have to say first that the Spanish language is originally from Spain (Europe), because so much people don't known that Spain is on Europe, and then also most people from South America and central america speak it.

One of the few languages you can speak without feeling embarrassed. It is a very poetic language

Spanish is a very sweet language where everyone talks clear and soft and that makes Spanish be more intellectual with people since it looks like you are being king while you are speaking

Very easy and fun to speak! Very useful and spoken in many countries and areas.

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3 French

French is the best language in the world! It is a very polite languge and people who think that French is a bad language are silly. The French language is obviously by far the best language so just admit it!

French is the best language! Much better than all the languages they listed anyway!

Bonjour, Minseurs, Madames and Madamoselles!
French is GREAT!
Comment ca va?

Even though I live in the USA, I am part french(yes, I am fluent in French). Trust me with this, it is harder than you imagine and there are a billion rules in verb conjugation. I get things wrong constantly and I am way better at speaking English. Spanish is way easier.

Sunwhisker

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4 Russian

I can compare Latin, Greek, Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Russian and English. English has the biggest vocabulary, but unfortunately including too many homonyms. Being spoken worldwide, English is also the fastest in coming up with new terms and notions, which often remain unknown in other European languages until years, sometimes decades, later. A practical advantage of English is its simple grammar, but that also limits possibilities of expressing subtle aspects. Italian, Spanish, French, Dutch and even German also have simplified grammars, albeit not as simplistic as English.

Latin and Greek are beautifully structured and both well suited to poetry and science, but Latin seems a little cleaner. Roman poets loved decoration as much as Greek poets, but the Latin language can also express the essence of things with stoic and efficient purity.

Grammatically Russian is structured similar to Latin and Greek, taking all the advantages from that. Of those modern ...more

Best language to express any specific feeling situation it's deep and very precise language... Maybe that's why so much writers and poets used this language for their masterpieces

Ok, some of the greatest poets used this language to describe feeling and emotions(Leo Tolstoy greatest writer in Russian history). Very cool language to speak. All of you should know it.

Russian is one of the most beautiful and the coolest in the world

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5 Italian

I know I shouldn't talk as I am Italian, but always living abroad I think a can give a personal opinion. I really love French and Spanish, I like English (British), Russian and actually Arabic too, a little. But I must say, Italian is the best. Its sound is amazing, is romantic, fluent, joyful, so poetical and "classical" (also because it comes from Latin). Its meanings are wonderful, with plenty of different shades and synonyms. There is no language like this, or at least for me.

A language which is simply a beautiful music to hear... So rythmic and romantic to listen and to speak, a language which has been the founder of most of languages in the world.

Sounds so cool. I have Spanish at school which is Okay but I LOVE italian

What could be better than the living Latin?

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6 German

There is only one language I know perfect for science on this planet. And it is german. I am studying physics in America. And even the war is over for years and english overtook the place for most important language in science our professor still has told us to study this language, to get better in physic. And I did, and what did I learn? I firstly understood the relativity Therory in a whole new way of course. But I was able to get it much better. Still it is hard to get, because I wasn't able to get all of it, but I am moving on...
What I've learned is, that german is a language you shoul learn at least for science, because it has developed very important stuff, we still need today.
And if you are not that kind, it is still worth learning, because English lost so much through invasions of its heritage, you'll see by learning german. So learning is easy after a while, but the start is hard, because you are prejudiced by bad rumors of this language.
Not to forget, I am just ...more

Only through the complexity of this language, many developments have occured like "The relativity Theorie" and a lot of other modern stuff. But this is only a sidewalk of this language. It sounds hard to most non native speakers because the language is in relation to "Hitler" and it will stay there for a long time, I guess. Whatever language you like to learn, a language is always the best thing you can do for your brain. So as a native english speaker, german is very related and should not be banished because of history, like nearly 70 years ago.

German for me is the most creative flexible and also precise Language. Not only for Science and Research, but also for literature, music and culture. It is so rich of words and expressions and you can make up new words by combining existing ones. I like the Sound and melody of the language. It sounds very educated and represents the modern Germany with its modern, elegant, efficient and also fun orientated Lifestyle. As the two biggest European Parties are celebrated there. Oktoberfest in Munich and Carneval in Cologne. The Language fits to with it and to have great Fun!

I started to learn German some month ago, Its amazing, nice and rational :)
Germans! you got a nice language over there!

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7 Arabic

Have you guys ever listened to nasheed? Have you guys ever read portions of the Quran? I am not a Muslim myself, but I start trembling and crying every time I do. The words sound so beautiful when recited, and the complexity in its meaning is simply beyond me. Have you guys ever visited an Arab or Muslim country? These people respect their mothers. These people are honest with their employees. These people cherish their neighbors. These people personally welcome tourists as their guests. These people genuinely care for one another. These people are so smart, so kind, so content... they're simply enlightened.

And our society? We disrespect our parents, our teachers, our women, our neighbors, and our coworkers. We are far too busy to care for the single mother or the homeless man or the orphan child. We don't even have enough modesty to respect ourselves. I don't know why but in these people I see pure light. And I think their language and their culture are one and the same - ...more

The original Arabic text of the Qur'an has been preserved from the time of its revelation. Translations have been done into various languages, but they all refer back to the original Arabic. In order to fully understand the magnificent words of their Lord, Muslims make every attempt to understand the rich and poetic classical Arabic language. - Bringls

I am Swedish, I can speak French, Spanish, I usuallly listen to arabic people speak with each others it looks very disgusting, but the first time I listened to an arabic poem, I was crying without even understanding the world, it's heart-touching! I have never felt like that! oh my god, unbelievable! this is not a language this is MAGIC! I have a dream that one day the whole world will speak arabic so we can speak from the HEART!

Most delicate and beautiful language

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8 Japanese

I love Japanese language, I speak both Spanish and English and after speaking these languages for all your life you eventually get tired. I started watching anime a few months ago and the moment I hear it, I loved the language.

I think This language is very beautiful because it flows in a sweet way this language sounds so pretty because no harsh sounds are in this beautiful language because people get to roll their tongue very well as it's a smooth language to listen to sounds very cute and very smooth and beautiful, cute, smooth, colorful Japanese people when they talk it's sounds like they are singing while they talk very soft I would like to listen to this language forever because I've heard Japanese it sounds very beautiful, romantic, cute, pleasant, colorful, smooth and soft spoken language for me I love this language sounds so beautiful and cute and colorful and peaceful and smooth loves this beautiful language Javanese is the worst sounding language doesn't sound beautiful and romantic or anything but Japanese sounds very beautiful and peaceful but I'm hoping for a video called what Japanese sounds like to foreigners if I see it I'm gonna react to it because the man asks the strangers what they think ...more

Japanese in college is challenging, but if you get a good tutor to speak some to you it will sound quite melodious. Japanese is also the language of Japan, which I adore all things Japan. Go Japan from US!

best

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9 Tamil

I am a Thamizh. I know fluently to read, write and speak in Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Hindi, and have knowledge in Sanskrit grammar also. In my opinion I see Thamizh is "THE BEST". Not because I am a Thamizh but in no other languages I knew the words are having their roots and correct reasons in them. And those words' roots you can find in Thamizh. And the words not only just have correct reasons but when put together in sentences "ITS SWEET". I think this sweetness is because of its "SIMPLENESS".

Only 30% of ancient Tamil literature is recovered... Other older literary proofs got destroyed in natural calamities... In 30% of the existing content we have such a rich content... Now you can think about the greatness in this language... Tamil (TAMIZH) THE BEST

I really love Tamil poems. They describe emotions into many cascading layers effortlessly. I love the way Tamil poem's world selection. Let it be the hell or heaven, one will feel it while reading. I cried many a times. It brought Che Kuvera in me. I've got the kick of 1000 bottles of wine at a same time. Very happy to see it, topping the list of Indian languages. Today I know there are 9 more beautiful languages I can't just miss..

good

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10 Hindi

Best language, with great pronouns and many meaning of one word, like in English... You can sing really great song in Hindi, which can be feel in heart, and its easy to speak as an second language, if you can speak neighbour language of Hindi, like Nepali, Bhojpuri, Bengali etc... I am not botn in India so my mother tongue is not Hindi, but I can still speak Hindi, I learn Hindi in 2-3 years. Just by watching movies, etc. So if you live near by India than its easy for you to learn English. And I think its kind of easy for others too. You can feel the words that is in Hindi... This language has really good feeling to your emotion. You can easily make jokes, story, etc in Hindi... Because it is different but the best language to learn and speak. My native language is Nepali, but I think Hindi is also a great language to speak. - Krishnadahal1999

Without any doubt I can tell that Hindi is one of the best language in the world

I am an Indian and I can proudly say that Hindi our main language is the best language in the whole world... I am really sad to see some people if India voting their state languages over Hindi...This language is a source which in its own way unites India

Best language.

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11 Portuguese

The Portuguese from Europe and Africa sucks, but the Portuguese from Brazil is awesome. It sounds totally different than any other kind of Portuguese spoken worldwide. It is consequence of the influence that the Brazilian Portuguese received of a lot of other languages, such as Italian, Spanish, German, languages of Brazilian Indians, and languages brought from Africa by black slaves. It is what made the Portuguese from Brazil be the beautiful language that it is nowadays.

Portuguese from Portugal, it's beautiful

I think it is he best language ever

I live in Brazil and Grew Up here (So I might be biased), but the accents in Africa and Portugal are a bit bad, Still good, but bad. Brazilian portuguese however, is awesome, has some violent but unique slang (50-60% of slang here is something like an insult or a sex thing) but its still cool.

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12 Bengali

It is one of the most sweetest language in India as well as in world, the way of pronunciation in this language is is very sweet.

Without any doubt Bengali one of the most popular language of India & mother tongue of Bangladesh is the sweetest language of all. In the world of literature contribution of Bengali is no less than English or any other language.

Bengali should be 1st rank

Bengali is the best

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13 Chinese

Chinese is the most beautiful language in the world, especially traditional Chinese, it consists of China's 5, 000 years of history. Either in its writing or speaking, it's perfectly amazing.

Every Chinese-English word translation has a meaning & a story. That's why they have various regional Chinese dialects whatever they use depend on their locality. - VNTMFans

Chinese is amazingly beautiful and melodious. Poetic to : tian an men means "door of the celestial tranquility".

This should be listed as Mandarin

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14 Czech

It is a very nice languages to learn. I am mostly proud to be learning it well.

It's very unique language for sure with a nice sound and melody. It may be challenging to learn it, but result is worth it

It's such an interesting and unique language.

It's nice, unique and hart language to learn.

15 Norwegian

I'm learning Norwegian and it has become my favorite language already. It might sound like someone is passing gas when you speak it, but that's what makes it fun. It's easy to remember and fast to learn. I give it 5 stars!

Danish spoken with a Swedish accent. I can speak quite a bit of Norwegian and it's a very easy and simple language, especially if you know another scandinavian language already. If you want to learn a scandinavian language, learn Norwegian. You'll be able to understand most Danish and Swedish and even some Icelandic because of how mutually intelligible it is with the other languages! The grammar is almost identical to English besides the V2 rule, which is very easy to grasp! - SenpaiNoticeMe

Few languages have so many dialects, each with their own vocabulary, tone and rhythm. The writing language is not that good though. You spit the words out so it is perfect for Rock!

Norwegian has best sweet sound

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16 Greek

Greek should be at least at top 10. It's the Big Mama of ALL European Languages. It is a very interesting, and one of the few surviving Ancient Languages. For a thousand years it was the most important language in tge world, everyone should speak Greek, even Jesus Christ knew Greek. It is simply Majestic...

Seriously? Greek should be on number 1...

Why is Greek so low in that list? Almost every language has many greek words in it.. We owe the greek language the existense of all of our languages..

It's the Big Mama of All European Languages.

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17 Latin

Latin has been a dead language for a thousand years, yet people still speak it. That must prove the strength and beauty of the Latin language.

This should be #1 because without it would we not have languages such as Italian and Spanish, plus this language was supposed to be the superior language, not English. It is also a very poetic language.

I speak Latin and it is by far 100% awesome! Fun to learn and it makes you look very smart. It also gives an understanding of Roman life. Honestly, it should be in the top 10

Language of the mother church.

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18 Persian

One of the most beautiful sounding languages! It sounds so soft, the words sound beautiful and I basically love the way it sounds. Also I think that if you will learn persian you will not speak it with the accent of your native language. (i'm not persian by the way).

I'm agree with you

Persian is in number 1 or 2 or at least 3 on my opinion. The reason that It isn't on number 1 is the people don't know anything about it.

The Persian language just flows beautifully, it is a very poetic and sweet dialect which never sounds harsh nor brash. It's charming, soft, and lyrical. Just gorgeous.

! This is the most descriptive language after Spanish in my opinion, its like so good, it has lots of different words and as a native speaker who knows, English, Turkish and arabic as well, I am just so proud to say I can speak in such a language

Look! persian is hard but its very very very... beautiful

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19 Swedish

I just love to hear it, it so smooth and musical. I would like to learn it.

I'm learning this language and its just amazing and Easy to be honest I was gonna learn Spanish but I found it difficult compared to Swedish Can't wait to be Fluent! Plus I love the Country!

This is the kind of language I confuse with poetry

I love sweden

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20 Ukrainian

Ukrainian language sometimes like Italian, so nice melodic and soft

Very melodic language, just try listening to it!

Ukrainian songs are well known in all former Soviet republics because of their beauty. When Ukrainians speak their language abroad, many people stop to listen to it and ask: what language is this?

The best language ever. At least the best in the Slovenian group of languages. It is so melodic, soft and beautiful. If you hear real Ukrainian speech you would definitely fall in love with this language.

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