Top Ten Easiest Second Languages for English Speakers to Learn


The Top Ten

1 Spanish

Really?! Number 1?! Spanish?! Wow. Spanish may be easy for English speakers but it's definitely not the easiest

It was easy! My kinder garden teacher said I was good at it - AnonymousChick

I learned to speak and write Level 1 to 6 Spanish because the Filipino language has words like puede and basta, plus, these Spanish people and one of the friendliest in the world! And very religious too! - JomartheGreat

Yep, Spanish is much easier to learn than French in my opinion.
Me gusta mucho hablar en Español. - Rocko

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2 Esperanto

This might be easier than Spanish because all you gotta do in Esperanto is pronounce words

The language is dead easy to learn, with simple, straightforward grammar rules. You can reach reasonable fluency within a few months.

Designed to be regular and simple grammar. Nothing could be easier and remain a fully functional language.

Esperanto is easier to learn than other languages, because it is phonetically consistent: when you read something, the prononciation is always clear even if you have never seen the word before - and vice versa: you can write down every word you hear in correct orthography, even if you have never heard it before.
The grammar is strictly logical and allows you to create expressions which others will understand.

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3 German

Really easy language...

I think German is difficult. - Metal_Treasure

Because every language is hard

Are you kiding me German is maybe the most difficult language to learn - METABOLICA

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4 Dutch

A lot of the words are similar and easy to spell

Easy because it's 50% English and 50% German. - Metal_Treasure

5 Portuguese

I've known Portuguese since I was born in Portugal. Very easy to learn.

6 Italian

So easy

7 Hawaiian

Consists of twelve letters, two symbols, short words that means several things and is a part tonal language. Complete lessons exists on YT

Lol. This is a joke right? This person obviously knows little about Hawaiin. It's really hard to learn

Harder than like sinhalese probably

8 Swedish

I didn't take much Swedish, but from what I have taken, I know that the sentence structures are the same as English. That alone makes it easier than most languages. If you've taken any German on top of that, it's even easier than if you didn't. det ar lätt

9 French

I have nearly finished learning French, and it is really easy! Try it. - micahisthebest

10 Norwegian

The Contenders

11 Chinese
12 Indonesian
13 Polish

Polish? What?
I used to say that it's easy and encourage foreigners to learn it, but now that I think about it, it's really hard and the grammar is just random, not logical. - PolishGuy

Putting Slavic languages on this list is a joke.

14 Turkish
15 West Frisian
16 Scots
17 Hindi
18 Danish Danish
19 Afrikaans Afrikaans
20 Filipino/Tagalog

For me, Filipino is the easiest language to learn for english speakers. They use the Latin Alphabet which is way more easier. and the words and phrases are too long yet it's still very beautiful.

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