Most Annoying Languages


The Top Ten

1 Chinese

Sitting on a restaurant right now trying to get some work done and the table over is speaking Chinese so loudly, it's aggravating. I remember falling asleep once to Chinese music, which toned down the harsh sounds of the language, but nearly having a heart attack when I was woken up by some kind of narration on the cd being spoken in Chinese. I know the content matched the calmness of the song, but he sounded so angry

Been living in a very peaceful, quiet and friendly townhouse for a few years. Everything changed recently ever since some Chinese moved in. They are so loud in common areas even at night as if they don't care about others at all, we are seriously considering to move house.

Together with their bad manner and etiquette, it is the world most hated language by far.

yea I get a headache everytime I hear it - OzzyVanHalen

My roommate is Chinese, and every night I have to listen to him play his game, and Scream in Chinese. I don't understand it, and half the words sound exactly the same. The heavy R's is not a stereotype. It is real, and really annoying. And so many "sh" sounds. It's just a stupid language. 0/10, would not recommend

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2 Arabic

It sounds like a throat disease.

They just sound like they want to smack there wife or kids every time they talk. Always has an angry tone.

Really it's a bad language. in Iran, Iranian students most study arabic and all of the students in Iran HATE THIS LANGUAGE!

Disgusting throat sounds. Especially the ع sound makes me sick.

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3 Hindi

Hindi has a mix of properties that many find annoying, the high proportion of stop consonants to fricatives can make it sound quite choppy. Also the fact that it's a syllable timed language, to speakers of stress timed languages like English this can come across as a little soulless, also adding to the impression of choppiness.

It's a language that even Indians don't like communicating with. Most Indians prefer speaking their indigenous languages rather than hindi.

Every language has a beauty of its own and every nation subjectively considers

Its own language the most beautiful so please stop hating.

People act as if English is the best language ever, I am sorry but there are still very kind people better than most English speaking people in the world.

Annoying asf

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4 French

Ts a way to express feeling and emotion in a way like no other. It originates from a place of great beauty. Is thought of highly and is respected for its ways of making someone know you truly care.

The French language is beautiful.

They have the best love song in the world. The language may be hard, (it is even hard for French) but the difficulty able you to express feeling better. Believe me, be able to sing in French work with laddies ;).

This language has more names than anyone else, which makes it one of the first most interesting and certainly not annoying so far.

In French you can express anything you want, for that reason French are not really seen as they should, nice people with such a wonderful language.

I'm studying it and also my children are starting too, we plan also to return in this so beautiful and peaceful country, thanks so much France.

There are words in French that do not translate into any other language that explicitly express situation of love. For example. Retrovialles: the feeling you get when you see someone after a long physical separation. Surely one of the less annoying language.

And when saying that 40% of French words are English, you must learn that it's the contrary, 40% (even 45% depending of sources) of English words have French origins. With around 80,000 words, and here we count only words imported directly from French. By searching correctly, you will find these facts on internet.

All the rest is just voting French annoying language because of uncultivated way of acting.

It's THE language of loVe.
It's a complex language, with which you can express everything you want.
The French dictionary is the fist one in term of number of words.
I spent time to learn it, but it's such a nice experience to speak it, you learn and improve it everyday, it's a real magic language.
But if you are not clever or not mature enough, pass your way and continue to write here or there stupidities.

The sound of french turns my stomach inside out.

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5 Swedish

Swedish is a beautiful language, I live in Norway. We sound pretty similar. The language sounds friendly and I feel like I am home when hearing it.

The comment which said Spanish accent, nobody in Sweden got a Spanish accent, except for the ones from Spain who isn't born in Sweden. Sweden is very north in Europe, Spain is very south, almost in Africa.

Always sounds loud and sounds like a verbal hammer. I usually understand most accents when a person speaks English, but a Spanish accent just shuts down my brain.

I learn this language online and it's so beautiful in both speech and writing. It's a little confusing, especially with 'The (human noun (e.g. Girl)) and '(Human noun (e.g. Girl))' as it's hard to hear the 'n' sound (or at least for me, I've always had a problem with hearing the letter 'n'). However, when you get used to it, it's quite easy. People are only voting this because the country itself is in a state from mass immigration. LANGUAGES ARE NOT POLITICS, IDIOTS! - LemonComputer

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6 Spanish

So many people speak Spanish and I don't know what the hell they are saying

I've learned Korea, Spanish, Italian, and listen to Chinese almost everyday.
Italian is very lyrical. Generally, people speak as if they are singing. Korean and Chinese can be spoken in a very tacky way as if they are from the South. Korean can be toned down by speakers. So can Chinese. Spanish is the opposite of lyrical. Its almost as if speakers think the louder the better. Louder isn't better. Its annoying and down there with Russian and German language. a lot of these annoying languages don't bear concept of lyricism in their languages so people just speak it fast and loud as if they work in a lumber yard.

Spanish should not be here! It is not annoying! And it is also really easy to learn! Please change this big mistake.

Spanish is not easy to learn. No foreign language is easy to learn. Even if it was, though, a challenge is always fun. - Mooshroomsrock17

Honestly I can't stand hearing people ramble in spanish, most spanish music annoys me as well.

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7 Korean

When the Koreans are whining at the end of every sentence, it sounds like Tarzan!

Korean sounds whiny as hell. Whinier than any other language
You've ever heard...

A 7 year old girl and a 40 year old man speak the same way. Imagine if someone said to you, "Please help me-e-e-e. "

I really love the writing system. But I just can’t stand the language - Chatsa2

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8 Vietnamese

I came here because of Vietnamese. I had to search why some languages are annoying because of South East Asian languages are generally annoying, Vietnamese specially. I have Vietnamese friends, had Vietnamese roommate. They are great, lovely people. But, I wish I could cover my ears when I hear Vietnamese spoken. The same goes for Thai. The sound Vietnamese speakers make are similar to the loud, annoying chewing sound some people make while eating. Or it is the same sound cats make while drinking milk or water.

The worst language by far, makes me nauseous, its like there is no break in between words. I heard there are 20 something versions of letter "A" in this language, only ups and downs. Even thinking about it makes me upset, it should be illegal

This nasty awful sounding language should be number one, the vietnamese language is the most ugliest sounding, most loudest, most disgusting, most repulsive, rudest, most awful and most uneducated sounding language I have ever heard, whenever I hear vietnamese speak their the disgusting and ugly sounding vietnamese mother tongue, it sounds like they are imitating the sound of retarded ducks and and chickens squawking. Everyone I know finds this language to be foul and repulsive to hear, it is so ugly sounding to the point that almost no one even wants to learn this language, Vietnamese is the most unpopular language amongst then youth, the adults and the elderlly. I think we should fine any vietnamese for speaking their unbearably nasty awful sounding language in public.

Weird nasal tones makes it unbearable to listen to.

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9 Thai

The worst.

It's nasally, high pitched, lots of long notes in the language, it's like the language was intentionally designed to make everyone sound like a whining 12 year old girl with a sinus infection.

Can't believe Thai is not in the 1st rank. When I first heard the language I thought it was a joke and that retarded accent was something people made intentionally- pretty shock afterwards to find out it was a real language. Thai is a language that you can never keep your straight face when hearing because it sounds so dumb and annoying, kudos to all businessmen out there who have had a successful business with Thai people.

Thai sounds like the people are constantly complaining. It is beyond annoying especially when a guy from there has a deep voice but the language makes him have a high pitch as well.

I can't stand this language. It hurts my ears. So annoying. Probably the ugliest language.

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10 Russian

People on here have obviously not had much exposure to Russian, or it would be the top of the list. It sounds terribly annoying and nasally. The inflection is terrible.

I learn Russian online (I know that people who look at comments on this list may be annoyed with me saying 'I learn (language) online' constantly by now, but it's true..-.). I even like a Russian singer. Makes good songs with so much emotion although I don't know what he sings about. I find nothing wrong with the language as a whole. Sure, it's difficult, having 30+ (might be 33, I don't know really) letters that Russian learners need to learn and learn to pronounce, but once you get over that, it's quite easy. Some Russian words even are almost exactly the same as English in how you say it. Examples are 'Bicycle' and 'Radio'. I don't see the big deal that people have with the language. - LemonComputer

As a Russian, I strongly disagree with you. Yeah, in comparison with English language, Russian one is kinda weird. But it does not mean it is disgusting or something... Honestly, I really like English. But Russian has many advantages, too. You just have to get used to the way it sounds. - RocknRollJoanOfArc

Aggressive and selfish mindset produces harsh and unpleasant sounds.

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The Contenders

11 German

German is amazing and if you think Germans are Nazis or evil then you're racist I'm German and I'm not a Nazi... Germany has a very low crime rate it's a beautiful language sorry for my bad English

Squeaky, noisy, and unnecessarily complicated. This is especially true of the Standard German dialect.

For a quick example compare the English "I am a surgeon" to the squeaky, harshness of "Ich bin Chirurg" when properly pronounced.

No serious person can actually say he/she actually wishes to learn this language for its beauty.

One has to have grown up with this language in Germany be duped by sentimental attachment into liking it.

It's the most disgusting language in the world and I'm pretty sure in history. Obnoxious, gross and even though many germans are good looking...Its true what they say, you can't have it all because their language makes up for all the flaws they lack on their face and body

It sounds disgusting

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12 Japanese

I like how they sound, but some times it sounds like they are pretending to be cute :(

If you are going to judge the beauty of Japanese based on how young girls talk then you should do the same for English and judge it by how dumb valley girls talk. And that would be #1 on the list. It's the fault of kawaii culture, not the Japanese language. And whoever says Japanese is the same as Chinese is just... so ignorant it's pitiful and obviously has no knowledge of either language. Probably no knowledge of any language other than English, actually.

Japanese is always being cute. Japanese sounds uncomfortable

Annoying. - Miauzer

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13 Dutch

Modern Dutch is guttural, monotone and eating itself by incorporating so much misconceived English. It's young and middle-class speakers (specially the women) sound retarded by speaking in a theatrical manner encouraged by the media.

On the other hand, there is a nice-sounding Dutch in the Southern Netherlands and Northern Belgium, especially the standardised version. Dutch in the Randstad is a bastardised language that needs to die out soon.

The most annoying Germanic languages. It has no harmony. Germanic languages either sound soft (like English) or Hard (like German). Dutch is a robotic language! Just listen to some Dutch songs.

The standard dutch is one of the most superficial languages ever, much like American English. Combined with the slow guttural vomitting, which sounds as if the mouth is pregnant of a German word, Dutch from the Netherlands/Holland/VOC should be greeted with fire and brimstone. The Southern Dutch and Belgian native Flemish however is one of the most natural sounding accents in the world in my opinion and have a rich culture in prose and poetry.

The easier German. - LemonComputer

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14 Tagalog

A gentleman at work sadly takes his break at the same time I do. And he's always on the phone with someone. Talking VERY LOUDLY. In Tagalog. Even listening to something loudly -- something extraordinarily beautiful like 16th or 17th century polyphony -- in order to counteract the effect sometimes just doesn't work. It is just an ugly language. Nails on a chalkboard? I can totally handle that? Tagalog? See me run, screaming, for the door. Even Tagalog accented English is almost impossible to hear for any length of time.

I go to a school where in one particular class I have about a group of 10 of them sitting behind me incessantly talking all the time. I call this my suicide class because I swear, every time I hear these guys talking I really just wanna kill myself. They're so annoying!

Horrid sounding language. You can never just have 2 or 3 in a room. They invite/others also invite themselves every other filipino they know wherever they go. If you ever go on a trip with them even for just a few days they take half of their possessions with them and cram it and as many people as they can into the car.

Loud baby babbling with unnecessary choppy and fluctuating tone.

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15 English

I hate when English speakers - mostly the racist ones who frequent this page - think they can objectively rate how other languages sound. Literally, you guys are all the worst.

I like english but even english-speaking people have trouble with english. It's made up of 6+ languages and It's irritating when the same word spelled multiple ways have different meanings. Example: "There" in that direction or place. "Their" as in someone's posession. "They're" as in a contraction or joining of two words. What's worse is if you have an argument on the internet and the other party doesn't have a good comeback, the default action is the embarrass you by pointing out bad spelling or punctuation errors. Really dude.. You wanna say my misuse of language proves that I'm less educated than you. Did it ever occur to you that I just don't wanna type everything out on this puny screen?

If the Americans think that the British version is annoying, why don't they change their language considering it was created by English people?

The fricative sound is so annoying. Living in one of the countries where English is least used by natives, it's so annoying being in the English-speaking environment where everyone's speaking English, especially by English natives. It's like hearing something hissing "Zz" all the time.

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16 Danish

Though it is the most beautiful and eloquent Scandinavian language when it is written, it turns into the sound of someone speaking Norwegian being strangled once they open their mouths (though it is probably more appropriate to say that they open their throats, not their mouths, when they speak)

As someone who genuinely love German language, Danish surprised me in horridness. It's just so UGLY.

Sounds like they're choking on a potato

It's stupid

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17 Filipino

It sounds as if someone is molesting a chicken.

This language is from the Philippines. But it is spelled nothing like Philippines. That just pisses me off.

Filipino is not a language. Tagalog is the language.

Ugly ag

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18 Polish

Stop hating on Polish! It's a really great language and fun to speak. Don't hate just because you can't pronounce the sounds. - Miauzer

Kids sounds spoiled! I'm polish... It's a hard but pretty language, similar to others as well..

Females sound like excited annoying children, irritating up and down tones. Harsh and cold sound.

Too much "sch/zh" sounds.

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19 Hebrew

Every time I hear someone speak it feel like burying my head in the ground.

Although I can't speak it, Hebrew seems like a really nice language - TwilightKitsune

Every minute I hear them talking my cash reserves are depleting...

Very disgusting language it should be 2 in the list

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20 Czech

Played professional basketball in the Czech Republic. Their language is by far the most irritating I have ever heard. They have a saying that sounds like "Tay Vola" (probably spelled wrong) It roughly translates to "Oh Man" they mutter that saying almost every other word and the men are about as tough as American women so they also have that going for them. Overall it was a great experience but the language and toughness of the people I played with were HORRIBLE

Sounds disgusting.It's similiar to slovak but czech is worse

Czech is NOT the most annoyin' language brod

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