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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.

None of the words in English use tones or accents like Chinese. They don't force you to move your voice in a certain way when you talk. They have mostly been creative with the words and as for the ones that sound the same you can easily find the meaning of by using the context of the sentence. Also, there are tenses. In Chinese the way you have to give the message "I went to the store" without any context, you would have to say "yesterday I go to the store" or "I go to the store a few hours ago." In English you don't even have to use a time. Plus, the written language is easy to read and write. It is also very fast. I don't know how people read those characters, or even write them. They have to memorize each and every character how to read and right them. It is a very easy and understandable language. I rest my case.

I chose English because it's the most useful language to speak in the world. It's so diverse!

2 Spanish

I like English more but Spanish deserves to be 2nd so yeah. Best sounding language and easier to learn than English (and I'm a native English speaker lol)

I speak spanish and it's a really nice language. Recommend you learning it.

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

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!

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

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

French and English are originated from each other. The great language, not lazy, beautiful, slips off your tongue.

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 sounds so nice and it's actually pretty easy to type and write words that you know despite there being loads of different letters in the language. This is not biased, I'm learning loads of languages and they're all great in their own ways.

5 Italian

I speak Italian along side English, and I truly believe that the Italian language is very pleasing to hear as all of the words seem to match up to make a melodious language. Unlike English, Italian is very accurate in spelling. Italian is a great way for people to learn other languages as it resembles many other Romance languages and some other languages such as German or Slovenian.

Italian should be more widely spoken as the language is very accurate in spelling, has a nice sound to it and is very easy to learn.

I wish that Italian was spoken in more parts of the world. If Italy just colonized in the 1600s. If Italian was spoken completely in one continent or in a big country like Brazil or Canada that would be amazing. We all need more Italy.

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.

6 German

The language is very precise because of its articles and cases.
It doesn't have much homophones.
However the articles make it hard for non-native speakers since they can seem arbitrary.

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

English is basically German and Latin together, so be more grateful to Germany. Guten Tag, Pferde!

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.

7 Japanese

They just have a different style of writing and speaking it. Unique language, that's why I like it.

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

The hiragana and katakana letters look... Well, cute. While the pronunciation is fast the vowels and other stuff are quite simple.

8 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.

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!

The Arabic language is poetical. You can have several meanings for one word and the way it is composed. It gives you the freedom to express your ideas in few words. Besides it has the best set of vocabularies!

9 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..

The Greek language is the language of the arts and sciences. It is a language of literature and discovery. It's existence has advanced civilization as we know it.

10 Portuguese

There really isn't a "best" language, as all languages are beautiful and unique. One language should not dominate the world, the lack of variety would be boring. My personal favorite, though, is Portuguese. The culture is very loving, not just in a romantic or sexual way - although this is definitely present - but in a you're a human being and you deserved to be acknowledged and cared about kind of way. This, among with the beautiful, unique sounds of the language allow a sense of belonging and worth. Brazilians hug and kiss strangers. Physical contact in the United States among friends of the same sex can sometimes be perceived as being gay (which, if it is, is TOTALLY okay, not saying that this bad, it just shouldn't be the only conclusion ever drawn from this type of interaction) but in Brazil, it is absolutely normal and just a way of showing that you care deeply about your beloved friend. Portuguese is often compared to the other romance languages, but really, it has its many ...more

I love this language so much I'm actually learning it right now, it's easy when you start with the basics but it gets harder after that. I even know a few words! "Cadeira" is chair, "Casa" is house, "Carro" is car, and "Ola" is hello. It's also not unoriginal like Spanish or Italian. Best language for me!

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

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11 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..

Tamil is the seat and best language also Tamil is not originated from any other languages in the world. Grammatical thing in Tamil is best. I have never ever seen the language like Tamil. Because Tamil is the best

12 Chinese

Chinese is a beautiful-sounding language and even more beautiful-looking. There is endless meaning behind the characters and the tones aren’t really as hard as people say they are. Also the grammar is easy which is a dream for me as a native English speaker (I learn Chinese)

Chinese is one of the most successful languages in the world. It has a proud history (not only 5000 years, according to historical records, 20 thousand years ago) and an amazing number of users. Its accumulated cultural background can be comparable with any other language in the world, and even surpass many. Its beauty makes millions of people intoxicated. It is the sediment of wisdom of millions of people. The popularity of the Chinese world is not optimistic now, mainly because China's national conditions are still developing, and China is also very nervous about its own governance. It is not open enough, but it is working hard!

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.

13 Telugu

It can be treated as the worlds sweetest language... Because already it has a title "Italian of the east".. Most of the words in Telugu ends with vowels which brought the language sweetness... Once you listen the language you can will believe that even honey is also somewhat lesser in sweetness of the Telugu... Its simply rocks... And music in this particular language is simply super... This language had preserved the language game called 'asthavadanam' which has extinguished in the other Indian languages except Sanskrit...

Telugu has been voted as the 2nd best script in the world by International Alphabet Association.

Eager to learn Telugu.. Its nice to hear this language and even to learn... I can say this, as one of the sweetest classical languages I heard. It is even called as "Italian of east"...

Sweetest language in the south, even ancient Tamil poets praised telugu. Foreigners refer to telugu as the Italien of the east, and was even regarded to have status of the indian natonal language. I do not know why this is only the eleventh best language.

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 Sinhala

Sinhalese better known as Sinhala is an Indo-Aryan Language which is Spoken by Sinhalese, Though I am not a Sinhalese I knew it from my childhood, I hope its one of the Best Languages in the World, A Person who can Pronounce Sinhala well undoubtedly will able to Pronounce any Language in the World in a native manner (or closer) that's the amazing fact

Sinhalese or Sinhala is one of the very few melodious languages in the World, Sinhalese no doubt becomes one of the most fertile and Greatest languages in the World as well.

Sinhala is considered as the most beautiful accent & most beautiful alphabet that a language has on earth. It has evolved for over 1000 years and so is well designed today. But, unfortunately, it's spoken by a very small no. Of people around the world and majority in Sri Lanka, also among the top 30 dying languages due to decreasing use of it due to lack of natural evolution and lack of availability of reference for higher studies and research. But, it still is the most beautiful language on earth.

It is also known as "Hela" meaning the language of the 'helios" or the Sun. Scientists believe that the language may have been bought to earth by aliens. Therefore Sinhala has been used to communicate the friendliness and humanity of mankind on board spaceships sent to discover extraterrestrial life.

16 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.

The language that first man talked about human rights ever on earth

! 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

17 Hebrew

The tone of it is far more rough than the other languages but being an ancient and old language can make the beauty of it more, and I like it by the way...

How is this so far down!

I really really really like this language and I use it for a second language and I want to learn more about the language itself.

Not the best language, but it's my language and that's all that matters.

18 Ukrainian

So smooth and calming! although it isn't my favourite language I still think it should be in the top 10

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?

19 Dutch

I'm not sure why Afrikaans is rated above it's father, Dutch.
Anyway, I'd like to say that Dutch is an extremely rich and flexible language.
Using Dutch you can describe things in more detail compared to English, there's lot of literature in Dutch/Flemish. Just think about books like Anne Frank's Diary! Besides that there are the masterpieces written by Louis Paul Boon. These are just 2 examples, there's much more. There are words like "Gezellig" which can't be properly translated to English and there are many more examples. So while German is flexible, Dutch is still a bit more flexible. As how others describe Afrikaans for example, all of those features are in Dutch but more explored, more complex. After all Afrikaans grew from a simplified Dutch. So to me, Dutch is the most impressive language and I'm glad or rather proud to speak it.

Dutch is a very beautiful language and it's sad that people are now forgetting about this language and using English instead.

Dutch and English are sister languages, so it uses some English words

Dutch is really underrated!

20 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

It's a very melodic and beautiful language.

21 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!

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!

Since I am Swedish it is really easy to learn and speak this language and I just started and I know probably half of the all words.

22 Romanian

To me, Romanian sounds very beautiful because it sounds like you are speaking two languages at once. I really think it deserves some attention because it is sad that people hardly know this language.

Romantic sexy latin language :)) just love it!

Beautiful Romance language similar to Italian and Spanish but distinct and sweet in its own way

Best language

23 Icelandic

A Germanic language that retains its Viking roots, being the only one that still uses letters ð and þ

It's a fantastic langage.

It’s beautiful language and the land it’s so beautiful and nirth lights

It's easy to learn abcdefghijklmnopqrstuvwxyzðæþö

24 Amharic

Amharic is the most spoken semetic language in Africa.

Amharic the most poerfull language in the world

I'm from Ethiopia Ahmaric language is largest and oldest language also it is different from anather language.
Man can say the best language over the world

Amharic is one of the best laguage in the world with its wax and gold expressions. It is very powerful and easy to learn with its own writing letters like..ሀ ha ለ le መme ሠse ረre... It saves space more than any language which written with latin letters.
By far the best language.

25 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.

You know what good about it, you can use any other language's vocab and it'll make sense and is acceptable because of its fluid grammar and rich culture. It also has almost every phonetic sound a human can produce.
Learning Hindi make learning other languages easier.

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

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