Top 10 Coolest Languages

The Top Ten
1 German

Language of logic, words combine and separate in a way that makes sense. It has always been the language of the working man, driven by people. The only ones who say German sounds angry are those who are rude and offensive enough, often lazy people who love and study languages with a culture based around pleasure, not hard work or efficiency.

German has beautiful pronunciation, and of course, there's variation depending on the speaker and their country of origin (Switzerland, Austria, Germany, etc.). Most people's only experience with the language is racist stereotypes and speeches from Hitler they heard in high school. It's very uneducated to say such ignorant things like it's an angry sounding language.

Most of you may not know this, but German is one of the newest languages on the planet. When Martin Luther translated the Bible, he formed the German language that is spoken today. He did something genius there. He formed a language all German districts could understand, and it marked the beginning of modern German. As a native German, I have to thank you for voting us up here. I wouldn't have thought that it sounds cool to you...

2 English

English is very precise, logical, but yet nuanced and expressive - and already functions as the world's unofficial language for all things important. Apart from some weird spellings, it is great because the rules are fairly simple. It doesn't mess around with conjugating verbs a thousand different ways, you don't have to worry about gender cases, plus many other awesome benefits.

In modern days, English is a requirement, plus there are different varieties of English like British, American, Australian, and many more. British English is way next level. As a Bangladeshi, I adore the British speaking style very much. It's one of the most mesmerizing ones.

My native language is English, and if you think about it hard enough (in my opinion), you get to see the true beauty and how cool English actually is. Another reason why I think English is cool is that it is spoken almost everywhere. Wherever you go, there will always be someone who speaks English!

3 French

I have been learning French for a while now, and I think it is so cool how everything makes sense! The pronunciation is pretty straightforward, unlike English, once you get to know how to speak it. J'aime parler français!

When you learn French, you see the world differently. It's no coincidence that it's the second most learned language after English. Moreover, it's useful in many countries all over the world. It's the most beautiful language, the language of love, culture, elegance... It's really the coolest language in the world.

I have to say that I do think German is pretty cool, but it always sounds like you are coughing. I speak French and German, and I think that French is far more beautiful. This makes French expressive, but the only thing I find German useful for expressing is anger. If one speaks French and German, they will find that French is more expressive in all situations.

As for comparing French to the other languages, I don't speak them. However, I can say that I like the sound of French much better than any of them, and I think French deserves the top spot, or at least #2. It is hard to compete with German.

4 Russian

Russian, even though it is extremely difficult to learn, is so interesting with the flexible word order and mysterious sounds. I have been studying for 3 years and feel as if I am just now appreciating the culture and influence the Russian people have made upon the world.

It sounds very cool and is difficult to learn, making it something impressive to know. Additionally, there are plenty of Russian speakers in the world to practice with, making it something practical, rather than Gaelic and Irish.

More interesting than most other languages. It's the best language to use if you don't want your enemies to know what you're saying about them. It's super difficult to learn, so most people give up easily.

5 Spanish

There's a reason why it's the second most spoken language in the world after Chinese. By the way, 95% of Chinese speakers live in China, while Spanish speakers are everywhere. Therefore, technically, Spanish is the most spoken language globally. Spain rocks.

Passionate and to the point. It is what it is. There is no hiding in fancy French or Latin vocabulary (it would be silly). No need to make weird noises to sound good. As long as you say something meaningful, you are good.

I feel that Spanish is easier to learn than a lot of other languages, and that it's fun, too!

6 Italian

Italian is the closest language to Latin, so if you know even a few Latin roots, it will make the whole process easier. It is also the language in which most music is written. Have you ever wondered what words like adagio, espressivo, presto, and fortissimo mean? They are all Italian terms that describe how music is played: slow, with expression, very quickly, and loudly.

As a musician, I have learned a lot of Italian just by reading music sheets. Give Italian a go! It is a beautiful language and definitely worth learning.

Italian is very cool. When written, the language looks simple yet accurate without the use of many accents. When spoken, all of the words come together to make a beautiful sounding language. This is by far the coolest language.

I love Italian so much. It's a 'bella' language, and I constantly come out with Italian phrases every day at home. I have been to Italy before (I'm English), and the country is as beautiful as the language. Ciao bella/bello!

7 Japanese

Learn it at school. It makes us sound good. It's an awesome language! I love the kanji too, and how every picture means a word. When you put two or more pictures together, you can guess what the word is. It's a very sensible language.

Hiragana, Katakana, Kanji, and Romaji (the one I am using now) mixed together add a bunch of inconsistencies in reading, plus counters and onomatopoeia, and you've got the coolest language. I love languages in general, and there are a bunch of others I love as well, but Japanese is pure magic.

Japanese sounds so cool and at the same time it is easy to pronounce. Just like the language, the culture is interesting and both of them are just as amazing as the other.

8 Swedish

I love Swedish. I used to teach myself Swedish, and then my parents took me to Sweden for a week so I could practice more. I love the language so much now. Ha en bra dag!

Some of you have never heard Swedish before and are just passing this one by. You guys HAVE to look up someone talking in Swedish. It's amazing.

Swedish is so beautiful! I love the language so much I just had to learn it. Some of my favorite singers are Swedish.

9 Irish

Irish is like Spanish but better. More phonetic and with fewer irregularities like using C or Qu for the /k/ sound. It's a very interesting language. I love its grammar rules. They are so consistent. Irish sounds a lot like Spanish, French, Italian, and Portuguese.

It sounds so beautiful and unique, and the phonics are very different from English. Also, it feels very soft and dances on your tongue.

I gotta admit that Irish is among the most warm-sounding languages there is. It truly sounds magical.

10 Dutch

Dutch is a really fun language and a great choice for an English speaker who wants to learn a second language. Dutch culture is really interesting to learn about, and Dutch people are really nice and fun to interact with.

It sounds beautiful and really messes with English speakers' heads, making them do a double take. Sometimes it's easier for them to understand what you're saying. Also, it sounds like The Sims language.

I'm a native English speaker, so I found it quite easy to learn. That's the only reason I picked it.

The Contenders
11 Korean

It's my first language, and I love it. I also love English, Japanese, Spanish, and Chinese, so I tried to learn them all. I find English very brilliant and efficient, as I can speak with people all around the world. Japanese is very soothing and sounds so cute. But Chinese and Korean have a certain feeling, I guess? Their words are full of meanings.

I really like to write 'Love' in Chinese characters after one of my Chinese friends taught me. Its character is a combination of roof and friend (please correct me if I'm wrong). And I love my language because, maybe because I am a native speaker, but I find it beautiful whenever I read or write poems and novels.

Honestly, Korean is amazing! I love that it's just so unique and it's a very well modern language. Korean is so cool as well, and if you speak it, you are already cool! The language is nice because it sounds so strong and affirmative.

12 Chinese

Chinese is very ancient and sounds very cliché. I would study Chinese and it just sounds so cool as well. The language itself has so much meaning and culture.

It has cool grammar, sounds cool, has a cool writing system, has a lot of unique history, a lot of people speak it, and it comes from a unique culture. Should be number 1 or 2.

Traditional Chinese looks beautiful when written down. Simplified Chinese simply looks bad.

13 American Sign Language

No phonetics (obviously), but after learning the language from a deaf friend, I feel that the hand movements are very fluid and beautiful to watch. The language of hands.

14 Persian

Persian might not be the most useful language to learn, but I think it is the most amazing language, and I'm lucky my mother tongue is Persian. It's full of idioms and proverbs, rich literature (you can find the most beautiful and touching poems only in Persian), beautiful and unique sounds, and it's ancient. Although Persian has been at risk of extinction in history (after the Arabs' and Mongols' attacks), it's widely spoken today. Persian even has been the official language of India for a long time in history, covering a large area in Asia.

I am an Iranian living in India. I learned Persian from my grandmother. I just fell in love with this language.

I do speak this one! Not as a native, though, but it sounds very soft and nice with poems.

15 Finnish

Amazing language. Very melodic, sounds very beautiful when people are not trying to sound like douches. The language can be really tricky for some people to learn as it belongs to the Uralic language family, and its vocabulary can be completely alien to people, as well as tricky grammar.

In my opinion, Finnish is the best and coolest language in the world, mostly because the words are written and pronounced exactly the same. And - surprise, surprise - Finnish is my native language!

I would really LOVE to learn Finnish, but it's hard to find resources since it's not really a language that people LEARN... Especially online. It really sounds beautiful!

16 Norwegian

I know both Danish and Swedish, and I always used to think Norwegian sounded so stupid and child-like. But after living in Norway for a few months and getting some exposure to the language, it sounds really cute. It's definitely the easiest of the Scandinavian languages for native English speakers in terms of pronunciation. It's also sort of like the in-between Scandinavian language, since Norwegian is understood by both Danes and Swedes.

I have been learning Norwegian for a while now, and I've got to say, I love how simple and sensible it is! It also sounds awesome! Jeg elsker norsk!

It's both melodic and beautiful. But most importantly, Norwegians are awesome.

17 Arabic

Honestly, the best part of a language can be its complexity, and Arabic is pretty cool since letters can vary in shape. But since several letters have similar shapes with very distinct differences, even learning these variations is simple. I haven't gotten into sentence structure yet, but the words by themselves are pretty cool.

Arabic truly is an extremely eloquent and beautiful language. People claim that Romance languages, especially French, are the languages of love. However, I honestly think Arabic is truly the language of love. There is absolutely nothing in any other language that can encompass the love that habibti (my love) and albi (literally my heart) do.

This language sounds so fantastic with the cool sounds that most other languages don't have. It has its own unique sounds, and the Arabic alphabets are really beautiful! My dream is to master Arabic someday.

18 Bulgarian

Bulgarian is a beautiful language. I speak English, French, Spanish, and also study German, but my native one is Bulgarian!

The Bulgarian language is very beautiful. It has logical grammar but at the same time is hard.

It has the most logical grammar in the world.

19 Greek

Greek is the path to open your mind. You achieve a connection with top works from the fields of Philosophy, Literature, Arts, and ancient sciences. I hope everyone has this opportunity!

I love Greek with its relaxing beautiful sounds. After studying it along with a dozen languages, it has been my favorite.

Its soft tone almost sounds like Spanish and is very subtle. Also, it is a great way to extend your historical background.

20 Portuguese

Portuguese is just beautiful, be it from Brazil, Portugal, or some African countries. The best is from Portugal, though. It's original and poetic, as Brazilian is more fun and happy.

I love Portugal Portuguese because it's a beautiful language, and it's the original. It is, without a doubt, the best language in the world, spoken by the best people in the world.

Amazing language. It is spoken by the best people in the world (Brazilians). The language sounds super cool and Brazilian Portuguese is really open and free.

21 Scottish Gaelic

I'm so happy to see this here. I love everything Scottish, and I think the way it flows, yet is powerful, is one of the most fascinatingly beautiful things on the planet.

I've been learning Scottish Gaelic for a little while now, and it sounds so cool, so interesting, and so different and cool.

I'm a French dude and I like Scottish Gaelic, a language which must be learned more.

22 Celtic
23 Belarusian

It is considered one of the most melodic languages in the world, second after Italian. It should get more credit. It is a beautiful language.

24 Polish

Sounds really unique! A lot of "sh" sounds, but that's what makes it sound cool in my opinion.

Polish obviously isn't my native language, but it sounds so cool. I wish I could be Polish.

Polish is not so hard to learn, contrary to popular belief. Also, it's beautiful!

25 Icelandic

Remember, this is a list of the coolest languages, and that is definitely Icelandic. One of the oldest languages still used today, Icelandic is practically identical to the most fascinating historical language of all time, Old Norse. Icelandic is an absolutely magical sounding language, and in my opinion, it is the best poetry language of all time. When you visit Iceland, like I have done, you will realize that all other languages absolutely pale in comparison. Icelandic sounds like it is from another world. It is beautiful, unique, and ethereal, just like the perfect country from which it comes.

Let's not forget Icelandic. I'm Icelandic, and all my foreign friends find it pretty awesome just listening to it. It's like speaking a language from a fantasy book. The spelling is one thing, but the dialect and pronunciation are another. Check it out!

This is the closest you get to Old Norse. It's very complex and very beautiful sounding. I was in Iceland, and the men that speak it sound like Vikings, and the women that speak it sound soft and gentle.

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