Top 10 Best Sounding Languages

The Top Ten

1 French

Definitely French. I speak Spanish and English and I'm studying French and the sound is amazing. I would love to marry a French girl

So you like how it sounds, and want to marry one of their women? Isn't that kinda jumping to conclusions, and it doesn't make sense? Have you ever met a French girl? Do you just want to marry one so you can speak the language more often? I don't understand. I used to take French, it's a great language, but it pales compared to Italian or even German. German words are hilarious. - MattAffterburner

As a fluent Spanish (Madrid, Spain) and English (North Carolina, US) speaker there is no language that compares with French. I would trade both languages I know just to know French.

English: easy but not that much shades and make all voices appear to be high-pitched ; Spanish : nice to hear but Spanish peoples always speak so loud ; Italian : nice to hear but to much repetitive vowels sounds (as "a" "i" and "o") ; German : sounds nice and looks a lot to French in pronunciation but you better run if a German yell at you, it scares (a lot) ; French : various sounds with not that much repetitions, fluent and don't make a high-pitched voice to everybody.

I'm fourteen - I speak fluent English and I am at a high intermediate French level. It's such a beautiful language, and I hope to become fluent. I'm taking intensive French next year and hoping to learn a lot.

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2 Portuguese

Whether from Brazil (Brasil), Africa or, of course, Portugal- it's simply lulling to the ears, no matter where you're from. One of the Romance languages; its structure is great while its soft nasalized tones and "sh" endings are not only easy on the ear, but more than pleasing in their almost sung form. I'd vote it top 5 if not "numero um"!

Most melodic language in the world.

I think Portuguese is the most beautiful language in the world

If you speak portuguese, you are a lucky and happy person for sure, the most poetic language worldwide.

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3 Spanish

I was always curious and eager about learning this beautiful language. It first appealed to me because I didn't understand it when I heard Spanish songs in the past. I speak French, English, Arabic, Armenian and Spanish (although I am still not fluent with Spanish yet) and I am from Canada. I must say that Spanish is music to my ears. It sounds great and is so romantic. Anyone who will hear a good song in Spanish will love the language. The love songs in Spanish will make you see how romantic the language is and make you love the language even more. I would easily trade my Armenian and Arabic just to be fluent in Spanish. It is an easy language to learn especially if you already know French because both languages have a similar grammar and words that are almost the same.

I have been learning Spanish, and every time I speak it I feel like a song ringing in my ears. Spanish is so beautiful ( and fast).

Spanish is passion. Spanish is elegance and beauty. It sounds so sweet and warm.

Spanish is so beautiful. Try listen to poetry in spanish about the sound of the sea, or any kind of natural beauty... sublime

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4 Italian

It's got staccato, it's got bella figura and it's got a natural flow like now other language. It's a like a sunbaked, elegantly worn down version of Latin with sprinkles on top. It's got the warmth of Portuguese, the clarity of Spanish and the sophistication of French. If there is a heaven, they surely speak Italian over there.

This is modern Latin. It is a very poetic language and has some of the best literature. I am a native English and Spanish speaker. And I must say that Italian flows the way a language should. Only Spanish, Portuguese and Romanian come close. French sucks.

Italian is melodic, vowel heavy, and all around pleasing to the ear. Depending on the speaker there are times Italian sounds as if it is being sung there is a reason why it is the language of Opera. Which opera is in itself one of the greatest art forms the Italians have gifted humanity amongst others.

At the moment of writing this, Italian and French were at the top of this list which is great because those two were the last candidates I had to chose for my next language. French sounds good and is very useful because it is the 2nd most spoken second language. You open up a lot of options if you are a traveler. Regardless of all this, I picked Italian because the energetic and romantic flow of it was too hard to resist. I traveled Europe for 2 months and you just have to listen to a group of Italians for 5 minutes and you'll want to join in! I speak English and Spanish, I can afford to pick a "less useful" language! - daniel619

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5 Japanese

It flows perfectly, though the grammar is a bit difficult to grasp if English is your first language.

The Asians groups and singers are the best music all around the world in this moment

Japanese is one of my absolute favorite languages! It flows very beautifully and singing along with J-pop is not too hard because It's pronunciation, compared to Mandarin, Korean, Vietnamese, and the other East Asian languages, is pretty simple (plus it isn't tonal like many of the Asian languages tend to be). People think Japanese is whack because it's so hard to learn and understand and grammar rules and bla bla bla but when you look at it and the Romance languages it is much less complicated.

Japanese is one of the most beautiful languages in the world. The pronunciation of the words sounds very good.

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6 Russian

Definitely the scariest white people.

It sounds melodic to me. Even their curse word sounds nice

Lovely language! Sounds super melodic...

I think this language sounds beautiful and is very sexy when women talk. The pronunciation I love the accent, the richness of the Russian language is impressive, not to mention the challenge of learning their alphabet as fun and interesting at the same time, it is a rather difficult language, especially for me, I'm Spanish and both languages seem very little, but the nice thing is also difficult. I recommend it.

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7 English

I feel like the best part about the English language isn't that it's so widely spoken, but rather BECAUSE it's so widely spoken that there are tons of different accents among completely native speaking English countries, including very powerful, utterly anglophone nations like American(all of it's dialects), Australian and British. It's because of this diversity that native speakers are able to clearly understand what a non-native speaker is saying through their accent. Obviously sometimes it's harder with certain accents like Scottish, or really thick ones, but opposed to other languages where you can often not even understand what they're saying because of their accent, English speakers can generally understand what you're saying, and if they can't tell exactly what you said, they can usually figure it out from context. Worst case scenario you'll have to repeat it slower if your accent is too thick. accents can be a big barrier for lots of languages, but in English, accent is ...more

The way English is worded is just amazing. Because of the sheer amount of its vocabulary, you can express yourself in a sophisticated manner while being understood. There are a lot of words which have just slight differences amongst them in terms of the meanings, which adds to the richness of your expressions. There are a lot of authors who contributed to the richness of this pretty language, most notably Shakespeare, who furthered the development of early modern English. Also, there are tonnes of classic love songs written in this language. Personally, I think it is a language of love and romance. Also, it has developed over a long history, which makes the language itself reflect a rich heritage, which should be cherished and preserved for generations to come. Also, the culinary heritage which developed along with the language adds flavour to it. If you look at the historic architecture throughout England, you cannot stop but appreciate the perseverance and the artistic sense of the ...more

I just voted for British accent.

It is so easy to speak and the language sounds good.

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8 Arabic

It's very beautiful not in a sweet way but it sounds strong and structured with with very unique letters and sounds. Arabic poetry is absolutely breathtaking

Sound great when men speaks arabic

You can almost say that poetry is made for the Arabic language, Arabic in its structure accommodates the sounds of poetic lines and even if you haven't heard Arabic before, you'll notice the perfect poetic sound system. Other than that, as countries there haven't yet developed technologically, so most of the terms they use are related to nature and village life, so basically it is an old romantic language.

It Is the most poetic classical rich language ever! And has the most divers sound system that isn't in any other language! In other words it is the queen that you will find out after learning it that many words we say is originally Arabic!

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9 Farsi

When you speak Farsi is very calm the tone isn't high

Beautiful language. If Arabic was sour or bitter, Persian would be sweet!

Arabic is sour! Farsi sounds like some Arab got boozed and smoked some water-pipe and then started speaking.

If its only about how languages sound then I should say yes it sounds good.
Ihim.. it sounds good and this fact is what gave this lang opportunity to evolve and become the body of the biggest tree of languages which they call indo European.. Without being harmonic and having the capability of making endless new words and the sentimental accuracy which this language gives it couldn't spread itself this wide without the point of sword. despite the fact of creative inherent of this language is clearly ascertainable by studying its literature one other point is that this lang was affected by its inhabitants and its environment that caused the fact that this lang can cover a wide range of concepts and it do not need to give a same exact concept several names or to invent several names for different conditions of a same object there for exactly like numeric system it can call an object in different conditions by using close to exact adjectives which is not the same for example in Semitic ...more

It sounds like poem. You love to listen to it without getting tired.

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10 Sinhalese

Not just Sinhalese sound beautiful, it's letters are the most rounded letters in the world. it is believed that Sinhalese letters became that beautiful due to the reason language is well civilized and organized. Some scientists doubt that Sinhalese has a different influence of some unknown source (aliens or any other) due to its uncommonness with compared to other languages. Unfortunately less amount of people use Sinhalese and it used as an official language only in Sri Lanka.

Extremely beautiful language. Words have powerful meanings. Sinhala people use less hand gestures and different kind of tones when they talk. Because they don't need them to express what they want to say in Sinhala. It sounds soft and civilized.

Being a native speaker what I adore about my mother tongue is the depth in it especially in literature, it's amazing how in some literary pieces one word with its multiple layers of meaning can give another total different layer of meaning to the whole text. And though it takes time to master the real beauty of the writing ability of it's letters with all the rounds and curves when written well with a good hand I presume it's obviously one of the most beautiful manuscripts ever

We can pronounce any word in any language. Because, We have many letters in the Sinhalese alphabet
To pronounce any sound of the whole world. It is not in any languages in the whole world. So many peoples can't pronounce like Sinhalese peoples.
I do not believe & Sinhalese language originally came from North India with North Indian people. Because, we have more than 35,000 years of history for human life in Sri Lanka. We have very proud & brave history. More Indian peoples know it & they are still reminding it.

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The Contenders

11 Ukrainian

Due to the lack of influence in the world is the only reason Ukraine is not number one. This language doesn't just sound beautiful, but also the articulator looks nice while speaking, which cannot be said about French.

Ukrainian has an amazing sound!

Ukrainian is most beautiful language! Ukrainian songs sound really good and they are very magnetic!

The Ukrainian language was officially recognised as the second most melodic language in the world after Italian and the third most beautiful based on such criteria as vocabulary, phonetics, phraseology and sentence structure after French and Persian. The competition took place in Paris in 1934.

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12 Greek

It sounds like all the European languages (Russian, Italian, Spanish... ) together and has a very nice sound.

One of the most beautiful-sounding languages in the world.

I have been to many countries, especially in Europe and Asia. Greek is by far the nicest language. It sounds so cool

A classical language. But most importantly, some of the best literatures were written in Greek, Iliad and other great works by Great Homer for example.
After Latin, Greek is the best for writing poetries and very descriptive novels.
Sources: "I'm a linguist, trust me, bruh! "

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13 Celtic

I'm sure this meant something different, as celtic is a language family. I personally really enjoy the celtic language Irish, also known as Gaeilge.

There actually was a proto-celtic language that was spoken a few thousand years

Celtic is not a language. It's a language family. If you're so unknowledgeable, don't use linguistic terms at all.

Gaelic, not celtic - SigmaV84

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14 German

If you listen to German being sung, it sounds so beautiful and not harsh at all. Remember that a vast majority of baroque, classic, and romantic composers and poets spoke German. It is the very language God has created for music because it goes smoothly with the soft tunes of all these classical musical pieces. Also, it goes smoothly and harmoniously with worship hymns. Remember Martin Luther was also a composer on top of being a religious advocate.

I speak English and French fluently, but German is probably the best language and always will be. German is a language for people who are realists, and are to-the-point. It is a language to be respected and is not a language for wimps. It is very complex and requires a complex mind, in order to master it. It also has the best sounding consonants. Basque is my second favorite; for it sounds very pretty and has cool consonants like Germans; the only con is that it is sloppy and tends to lack the analytical/organization that German has. (Latin would be third, but it is extinct and not used enough to qualify for this listing.)

It simply sounds great, even though I don't understand a word. It sounds somewhat barbaric and I like it.

German is a very beautiful language with its grammar very easy and its simple combining of words to make a compound word. It is a very straightforward language and can sound in a very serious manner. This said, it can also sound very sweet as it's words, never confusing, with its vocabulary full of thought, and never barbaric. It was fun and easy for me, an English speaker, to learn this language, and I find it the best language for anyone to learn. The only reason why I think this language has a bad reputation is because of World War II

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15 Chinese

Screw the haters. Chinese is the best language globally.

Chinese actually sounds pretty (I am talking about the ones from Beijing, not Taiwan) It is hard to learn the line structure but once you get the hang of it, pronouncing the word is too hard

Chinese is one of the most intelligent languages in the world. It has been developed for more than 5000 years. It is the most beautiful language in the world.

Chinese is extremely beautiful and graceful.

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16 Korean

I'm surprised this language is not ranked much higher. Maybe in a true poll it would be different?
I won't bring up the influence the pop culture this nation has produced - someone else can do that or you can just turn on the T.V. lol. South Korea is polarizing, it's controversial and sometimes downright ridiculous. I haven't realized the full potential of the country until I actually decided to make a trip and stay there for a few months while working different jobs. I truly recommend it to people to choose South Korea as their top priority if you ever want to plan an Asian trip. Being born and raised in Los Angeles, I thought we had it all.. My perspectives towards Asia had changed 180 once I visited South Korea (Japan as well). I don't think USA or any other country can no longer create false stereotypes out of insecurity - they're a very strong country with the entire population just ingrained with grit, hard work and progression.

I'm going on tangent here but... the ...more

Why is this not higher up?

For me, korean it's one of the most beautiful languages in the world

Duh

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17 Swedish

Beautiful

When Swedish people talk, it sounds like they're singing. Beautiful!

Most beautiful language in the world.

Amazing language. Sounds like singing

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18 Hawaiian

Hawaiian is my #1 favorite language, and I have many favorites. It is so much more poetic than any other language, and the way it sounds is just so warm and beautiful.

Hawaiian sounds so beautiful it's light and soft and the songs sound good and like real music

True Hawaiian sound so soft and gentle and feels amazing to be able to speak it as we know Hawaiian language only has 1,000 native speakers and is endangered and should be brought back to life and fully restore

Hawaiian has only eight consonants, and every consonant in a word is followed by a vowel, so the words roll out of your mouth like a melodic stream -- perfect for singing!

Every consonant is followed by a vowel, so it flows like a melodic stream out of your mouth, perfect for singing!

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19 Tahitian

Beautiful and tropical sounding language. Bougainville described Tahiti as an "earthly paradise" and the language sure shows it. Very similar to Hawaiian.

20 Finnish

Doesn't sound as homosexual as swedish

Nah finnish ugly lol

I like the way it sounds

Finnish is a beautiful language that deserves number one! It is exotic, unique, and wonderful in all aspects. You can look at other European languages and compare them all, but in Finnish they have a language of their own which is great. It's mesmerizing tone a words like lyrics make me think. I speak English and Spanish but nothing compares to Finnish. Not to mention J.R.R Tolkien based his language off Finnish. Makes you think doesn't it.

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21 Icelandic

The only reason it isn't in the top 3 is because its not widely known

Icelandic is basically a modern dialect of the most badass language of all time - Old Norse. No other language can sound so strong and warrior-like and yet so beautiful and ethereal at the same time. Icelandic is truly an amazing language. Far more beautiful than any Romance language.

Chances are you haven't heard Icelandic, given how small of a country Iceland is. It sounds basically like elvish from the lord of the rings movies (Tolkien based it on Icelandic). Plus it hasn't changed in 1000 years, so it sounds like Vikings. It has an elegant fluidity with a unique edge, and lots of th sounds

Very traditional and hasn't changed much over the years. Although a bit complicated. - markusw0207

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22 Catalan

I love the sound of Catalan. I just do.

It's loverly and it has a special place in my heart

Sounds like a mix of Romance languages

Better than Spanish, because I think it's more beautiful

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23 Dutch

Beautiful language, easy to learn and lovely to hear. No exaggerated accents, I honestly thought it would be ranked higher.

I love dutch, definitely the middle of English and German, has latin, French influences like English, if the norman French didn't invade in 1066, English and dutch would share mutual intelligibility, very much like how Norway and Sweden are today, hence dutch and English are very closely related I speak both languages and some words and scentences need no translation at all

Beautiful language and as an English-speaking person I have to say that Dutch is in my opinion a better-sounding language than English. I'd go as far as to say that it sounds better than French and Portuguese and is definitely the best Germanic language. - MagmaFox

The Dutch language is interesting and easy to learn, because it looks a bit like the English.

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24 Haitian Creole

Gwo twou sen fon

90% of the language is based on the elegance of modern-French, and bares some influences from Portuguese, Spanish, Taíno, and West African languages; so it is not hard to see why it is such a beautiful language. Oh the romantic ballads of the beautiful troubadour music is absolutely breathtaking! It is also mutually intelligible with Antillean Creole and to some extent Louisiana Creole, which are both French-based in the hemisphere. I'm a native English speaker, who learnt French and Spanish and am picking up the Haitian Creole rather nicely.

It's a derivative of French, so of course its beautiful!

25 Swahili

Baba Yetu Is ear-opening. I would've put Maori at number 1 until I heard this song in Swahili

Swahili is the most beautiful language in the world

The fact that swahili has a unique pronunciation of words like Marekani meaning America, makes it a cool language!

Sweetest sounding language in existence. Makes you travel to cool coasts of East Africa. Should be higher in the list

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26 Tamil

Feeling very upset to see Tamil in 35th rank... as per record Tamil is the most oldest language among all these languages... No language can come even close to Tamil pronunciation, Detailed and to be honest mother of all languages...

Undoubtedly the world's oldest language. Ancient Tamil people were the forebearers of bravery and civilization. The only language in the world to have maintained the same grammar and same script for more than 2500 years. All other classical languages on Earth suffer from a lot of borrowed words and change in script.
All South Indian languages evolved from Tamil. There was a time where the Tamil kingdoms RULED THE ENTIRE SOUTHEAST ASIA UNDER THE "CHOLA DYNASTY".

The language with the most oldest history. Every legit historic evidence supports it. BEST OF THE CLASSICAL LANGUAGES. A language with worldwide recognition and respect, its culture is extremely rich.

It is undoubtedly one of the ancient and the most beautiful language in the world.

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27 Hungarian

It's so satisfying to hear native speakers say all of those syllables in one word.

Absolutely amazing sounding, exclusively poetic, and in one wors amazing language! Number one.

The sound of Hungarian doesn't look alike any of the languages, there's nothing to compare it... it's very unique.—As English speaker you'll misunderstand a lot of words... Almost every third.—
Also very hard to learn Hungarian. When you learn most of the languages, you climb the mountain, and see how beautiful it is; when you learn Hungarian, it's like a serpentine. After every curve, you see more and more. For example: almost all of the words have synonym, and synonyms are not synonyms, they include something more.
Because of this you'll never be bored.

Very poetic.

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28 Bengali

We had to fight a lot to get the right to speak this language. Many of the young generations laid their lives down so we can speak the language we love, Bengali. Plus, it sounds sweet, too, even with different dialects.

It's very nice language by this language one can win hearts of others very easily

Of course the world's most artistic languages and the most beautifully written language. No languages can beat this language in terms of Literature and Art.

This is the most beautiful language in this world. You can easily learn.

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29 Estonian

*Smooth
* Caresses the ear when you hear it
* Sounds like singing

Best language for songs

Just because a language is not widely known doesn't mean it doesn't sound good.

Probably most elvish-like language in terms of beauty

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30 Scottish Gaelic

This and Irish Gaeilge are definitely languages of peace. I haven't heard an angry song written in these tongues. There is a lot of art and history as well. Though they may not be needed most places like English is they are still something worth keeping alive. Don't let anybody tell you different.

Scottish Gaelic is the purest language to speak, no doubt about it. The way it rolls off the tongue and feels as you speak it is more flowing and tangible than any other language I've ever spoken.

Such an interesting sound. I am learning it now. So under appreciated.

Sounds like the life of the party on one end of the scale, and poet laureate on the other.

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31 Wolof

yes wolf.

It sounds like wolf

Perfect sounding

32 Romanian

This language sounds amazing - the fluidity and beauty of the romance language with a touch of slavic vocabulary.

Fact: The most beautiful language after Italian is Romanian.

Very lyric language. Sounds like honey

Romanian has the beauty of Italian and a touch of russian to it. Gorgeous.

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33 Norwegian

It's so beautiful

I know a little norwegian. I think the pitch accent sounds great.

I find it a bit odd that Swedish is ranked above Norwegian. Both have a fluid, melodic nature to them, but Norwegian's pitch accent gives it a sing-song characteristic that puts it ahead of Swedish for me.

I fell in love with the way the language is written. Very beautiful

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34 Guarani

Haven't heard of half of these... - markusw0207

Modern Paraguayan Guarani is a very expressive agglutinative language with nasal harmony. But Guarani, in the forms of Língua Geral Paulista and Língua Geral Amaz'nica, was once the lingua franca (unifying language) of Brazil. And how can I forget to mention all the pretty polkas in Guarani?! It is a lovely language that has been hidden in the shadows of Spanish and Portuguese.

35 Persian

It just sounds romantic and friendly... Even if your angry it just sound friendly

A classic language (others are Greek, Latin and Sanskrit), nice and beautiful poetry. One of the most important languages through history. Persian was a lingua franca in the Ancient and Medieval times.

Farsi already is on this list, so don't waste your vote here

I think Persian sounds calm and romantic and they donot use one letter more than other letters

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36 Faroese

Such a rich and perfected Norse language with a dewy, sculpted sound.

37 Turkish

When I first took a class to learn Turkish (they call it Turkce) I couldn't wait for the next session. And the first time I learned a complete Sentence I was repeating it day and night. It is the language of soul and I think it's true that it's the first language that humans have spoken. It has very solid norm and rules and once you learn the pure Turkish you know that it's the language you want to speak.

Very fluent language great loan words.

Yes, Turkish is, for me, the most melodic language, because there is a vocal harmony...

Obviously all languages are beautiful. However, for me Turkish has a certain appeal due the vowel harmony, the logical syntax, and simplicity of the root words. As an English speaker (USA) it seems easier to learn than some IndoEuropean langauges that I've tried to study such as Russian which has so many declensions that it is difficult for me try to speak. That being said, I think Russian and Arabic are also beautiful. Some day I also hope to learn German which also sounds beautiful to me. The Romance languages are always highly rated so I thought I would give a plug for some other deserving languages.

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38 Polish

Russian with the whipped cream topping left intact. A chocolate coating added. Sugar sprinkles, little candles on top, paper streamers, even fireworks! A language like a ridiculous eight-tier wedding cake, prepared in a well-stocked kitchen by an impassionate cook on his last day before retirement. Who knew exactly what he did, why he did it and that he'd saved for last a most improbable treat indeed.

Beautiful Language

I'm learning it. Don't ask why. There's so many z's it's unreal.

It sounds like slavic version of French. It's perfectly combined with music and VERY DIFFICULT to learn.

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39 Urdu

I think the compiler of this data never heard urdu. Its among top 5

It is a very sweet language with a lot of power in it too

Urdu is sweet and best language

Should be in the top 5 at least. It's a mesmerising language

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40 Latin

The most sounding language in the world. Despiste it is dead language.

Flexible, sophisticated and precise. It seems to me it must be the western language in which you can express ideas with the minimum number of sounds. Italian, Spanish, French are poor cousins. But, on the other hand, Latin is almost useless nowadays, so I would go with Spanish for pure practical reasons.

Brilliant language! Flows well as well as sounding nice. I wish it were still spoken today!

Laconic, deep, strict, flexible, beautifully structured.

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41 Telugu

The best language in terms of script and pronunciation. The script beautiful because of every letter looks a like a circle or a curve and the pronunciation is more like melody tone.

Its uses full circles in it unlike half circles in many other languages.

Speaking sounds delightful. No lack of words. You don't have to mix other languages words to write poetry.

It's mellifluous and is proclaimed "The Italian of the East" and it's older than tamil

Very sweet language I love telugu&
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42 Punjabi

Punjabi is a beautiful language. It has a way of flowing that no words can be used to describe it. - original

Sweet language. As the script of punjabi gurmukhi written by guru sahibs. Mostly popular for saints scripts and punjabi songs and folk tune. I like punjabi beat and I recommend to every one to listen worldwidely.

Everyone is dance on Punjabi Beats, It's a sweet language.

Beautiful language

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43 Basque

A very ancient and Mysterious language spoken in north Spain and maybe the oldest of Europe

As basque myself, I'm proud of knowing this particular language, which I consider a treasure. Learning the language shows particularities about how old it is, comparing roots, expressions and the sentence construction. For example: "aizkor" means "axe", knowing the root "aiz" (or aitz, atz, az…) means "stone", or "rock". An axe was a stone with a handle once!

It also shares multiple words with its flatmate language, the Spanish, due the lack in basque of some "modern" terms.

There is as well another important aspect of the language, as it is a very earth-integrated. There are thousands of words to designate particular trees, or animals, the sea state, types of wood, weather. Some other words have a very poetical meaning, such as the word for "moon", "ilargi", what literally means "dead light" or "light of the dead".

Maybe our ancestors thought the shine on the moon was the souls of those who died on the earth.

Euskadi is one of the few surviving pre-Indo-European languages in Europe. The language has had to be fought for during Franco's regime. It is a stubborn language that will not die, you gotta respect that! Gora gora Euskadi!

44 Irish

Easily the most graceful sounding accent in the world, and the type that makes us all crave an Irish lullaby before bedtime. Musical, poetic, emotional, and bound to bring a tear to your eyes when sung with the right voice. This is the most beautiful voice of all the heavens greatest.

Listening to a soft Irish song brings tears to the eyes while a harsher one will make your blood pump. It's beauty is impossible to describe.

I was in Ireland over the summer, this language is written everywhere from road signs to doctors offices, it's a gorgeous language!

The coolest overall. Its vowel-heavy structure makes you feel like you're riding the soft green hills of Eire, until its throat-clearing consonants bring you back to reality, making for a balanced linguistical experience. If not the coolest, then the most unique.

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45 Hebrew

Sounds Great, Looks Great, Defenently deserves to be number one. because French people are mean

It was one of the first languages in the world in the time of our lord and savior

It is beautiful!

It is the language of the prophets
Of the sign up on the wall
It is old and sacred
It will open up your soul

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46 Czech

My mother language. It's hard but very dynamic language.

Its only hard because of the 'ř'.

Czech is just awesome, if you'll heard I'm one who speak fluent czech you must found that czech is awesome language. Is really hard to learn, sometimes is hard to talk but still is beautiful.

Can be challenging to learn, but result is definitely worth it

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47 Quechua

yes.

48 Yucatec Maya
49 Galician

Really beautiful language and mother of portuguese (4th position)!

En todo estás e ti es todo,
Pra min y en min mesma moras,
Nin me dexarás ti nunca,
Sombra que sempre me asombras

The most ancient ibero-romance language of the Iberian peninsula and mother of the Portuguese language spoke mostly in northwestern iberia

50 Indonesian

It sounds great

It has 300 millions speaker and also one of the easiest language to learn!

It is very easy to learn Indonesian.

Indonesian language is the most easy language to learn.

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