Top Ten Easiest Second Languages for English Speakers to Learn

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The Top Ten

1 Esperanto

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.

This language is almost the same grammar as English.
"Estas la kafo en la kafajo bona? " translation: is the coffe in the cafe good?
"La viro kaj la virino" translation: the man and the woman
"La knabo falas" translation: the boy falls
It is easy, I have been doing this just TWO days.
I can do other sentanses, too.

2 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

3 German

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

"Wie spat ist es? " "Es ist halb zwei"
English: "What time is it? " "It is half past one"
easy! - lolingdog9000

4 Dutch

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 Hawaiian

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

Harder than like sinhalese probably

7 French

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

8 Italian
9 Swedish
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

14 Turkish
15 West Frisian
16 Scots
17 Hindi
18 Danish Danish
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