Top Ten Easiest Second Languages for English Speakers to Learn

The Top Ten

1 Spanish

Not the easiest though - darthvadern

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

2 Esperanto

Obviously one of the easiest. Either 1st or 2nd - darthvadern

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.

3 German

I have never taken German lessons, but just by seeing it on the internet I've picked up a few words. It's very similar to English in my opinion. Sometimes I can read a sentence in German and know exactly what they are talking about without actually knowing the words.

I think German is difficult. - Metal_Treasure

Because every language is hard

Really easy language...

4 Dutch

I heard this is the factually easiest - darthvadern

I think because some Dutch words are similar to English words. - Userguy44

A lot of the words are similar and easy to spell

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

5 Italian

So easy

6 Portuguese

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

7 French

Just difficult in sound and grammar.

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

8 Norwegian
9 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

10 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 l├Ątt

The Newcomers

? Arabic
? Greek

The Contenders

11 Klingon

Lol no - darthvadern

12 Gaelic
13 Indonesian
14 Chinese
15 Afrikaans

Easier than a lot of languages here


16 Danish
17 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.

18 Turkish
19 West Frisian
20 Scots
21 Hindi
22 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.

23 Korean
24 Japanese
25 Russian
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