Top Ten Easiest Second Languages for English Speakers to Learn

The Top Ten
1 Spanish

I learned to speak and write level 1 to 6 Spanish because the Filipino language has words like puede and basta. Additionally, the Spanish people are among the friendliest in the world and very religious too!

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

I actually know how to speak Spanish.

2 Esperanto

Esperanto is easier to learn than other languages because it is phonetically consistent: when you read something, the pronunciation is always clear even if you have never seen the word before. Similarly, 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.

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

3 Norwegian

Norwegian is easy to learn if you're fluent in English.

4 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 would say German is medium-easy if you exclude the countless idioms that actually make the language trickier than people realize. I say medium because of the cases. Sometimes you can straight up forget which case it is if it has minimal clues of which one it is.

5 Dutch

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

6 Italian
7 Portuguese

I've known Portuguese since I was born in Portugal. It's very easy to learn.

8 French

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

It's by far the nicest language to learn.

I learnt French at school and loved it.

9 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 hadn't. Det ar l├Ątt.

10 Hawaiian

It consists of twelve letters, two symbols, short words that mean several things, and is partly a tonal language. Complete lessons exist on YouTube.

The Contenders
11 Klingon
12 Danish
13 Gaelic
14 Indonesian

Indonesian is a beautiful language and definitely one that more people should be learning. For an Asian language, it is fairly simple.

15 Chinese
16 Korean
17 Japanese
18 Polish
19 Afrikaans
20 Russian
21 Greek
22 Arabic
23 Hebrew

Modern Hebrew is a very simple language once you become familiar with the alphabet. It is far less complex and more organized than English.

24 Turkish
25 West Frisian
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