Worst Language in the World

When you hear someone speaking an odd foreign language in the street you feel like laughing, but which is the worst and most useless language in the world.

The Top Ten

1 Chinese

Everybody in China are going to be offended by this! One thing I wonder is why we think there are some ugly languages. Why do you think some languages are ugly anyway? I mean, seriously everybody! Just because you can't understand them, doesn't mean that they're speaking an ugly language. There is no such thing as an ugly language!

I quite agree with Chinese. Ok, first off, the sound. Chinese sounds really just repulsive and just... loud. The thing is, my mother is Chinese, alright? She speaks Mandarin (she's from Beijing). I asked her what is her least favorite accent in the world, and she told me SOUTH Chinese. That means like the Shanghai accent, or like Chinese spoken in places like Singapore. Search it up if you don't know what it sounds like. NORTH Chinese actually sounds pretty or elegant when wanted to. It can also sound very strong and angry when wanted to. North Chinese sounds pretty good.

Now, their grammar and language system. Okay, first off, I am no linguistic, but I enjoy languages. I studied Chinese for a year (and I will continue), and it's very interesting. First off, it's not hard! I don't really know since I haven't completed learning yet, but it does not seem hard at all! Their grammar is super easy! It is extremely easy! There's no conjugations, subject pronouns, object pronouns, ...more

I have to say as a Britain-born Chinese receiving traditional authentic Chinese education, I understand that Eastern languages which distinguish meanings basically by vowels instead of consonants (like English) can sound very weird when you don't understand. And also, the folk speak in a very mundane way with all kinds of accent which makes Mandarin sound annoying. It's a language can only sound a bit of decent when announcers and T.V. series roles are speaking, otherwise not really pleasant to hear.

But the point I want to make here is that: this vote per se is very stupid and it just triggers out all kinds of superficial people couped up in their little funny world, expressing there shallow useless opinions while they don't know anything about how noble Chinese is in terms of written language.

No conjugation, extremely flexible, full of stream-of-subconscious, profound and rendering endless space for imagination (not like western words with set definition and written ...more

I learn Chinese and it’s very stupid

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2 Hindi

Hindi is annoying but its also the best language if you wanna insult somebody... Look up hindi abuses.. They're hilarious

Hindi is as enigmatic as it is frustratingly complicated; and yet it is one of the most graceful and beautiful tongues to speak. It spans cultures, dialects and races, and is arguably one of the most multicultural languages on Earth (Persian, North, East, South Indian and English influences).

I think, Indian languages are far easy and better than most of the languages in the world. Multi languages mixed to form new unique language, which you hear now a days in present life. - subhash

Love how Hindi is one of the worst whereas Bollywood and all those poetic Bollywood songs, whether its Pyaar Kiya To Darna Kya, or, Ek Dil Ek Jaan, are apparently Hindi and are masterpieces so whats wrong here? Oh I dunno.. Maybe the fact that Bollywood is a con industry which extensively overuses Urdu but places a Hindi label over it. India, don't be a slag, you have fooled everyone for an entire 100+ years of Bollywood films by not acknowledging that its Urdu, not Hindi. Urdu makes your songs beautiful.

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3 American English

We literally have an inappropriate or rude word starting with every letter in the alphabet.

If this wasn't in the list, I would have put it myself... - Althemaster

There's a particular American English dialect I find revolting. It's called Redneck American English, and is particularly prevalent in the Appalachian Mountains, but it established child colonies in places as far away as Texas and other parts of the South. If there's a nasal twang when you're speaking to an American, it's Redneck American English.


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4 Arabic

Arabic is my first language (although I'm better at English, to be honest), and reading some of these rude and hurtful comments, I feel like CRYING. They kept on saying how it's the language of terrorists and people who got to Hell, and these awful and mean stereotypes are so wrong...I don't know where to begin!
I'm only a little girl, but you people are making me feel that I'm so awful I should go commit suicide or be slaughtered or something! Yes, there are children who know this language! Yes, INNOCENT CHILDREN, and imagine how they'd react after reading this. I'm not kidding, saying this to someone about their language and religion will prompt them to kill themselves! I know this site is about sharing opinions, but not tarnishing others' beliefs! There are billions of Muslims out there, and VERY FEW are actually terrorists. I may be one, and even I am ashamed about what they done at 9/11! We Muslims would never, EVER dream of doing this and we hate the people who did those ...more

Its cool the way that they have their own slang and it is not a easy language to learn which makes it more interesting to speak, many movies use different languages which is what makes them cool and amazing to learn

This is best languages in all over the world

Ugly asses

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5 French

It's an awesome language, I like speaking it, but, oh my God, it's so hard to make sentences and stuff out of it. Like, when I need to make a sentence up, first I gotta get the right words. In English, that's usually enough. But no, no! Not French! Then, I have to remember all the genders of the nouns. Luckily, there's a general pattern for French noun genders. Anything ending in -e is likely to be female. All else, male. Then I gotta figure out if 'le' or 'de' or 'la' or 'les' or 'des' is the right word to use before nouns. Then I have to make sure I'm sounding the words out right, because you have to distinctly pronounce the last letter of the word before a word that starts with a vowel. You'd think then you can start speaking, right? Nope! Then I gotta make sure I know to silence the right last letters. You almost never pronounce 's,' 't,' 'p,' or 'd' at the end of words. Except in 'basket' or 'foot' or some other stuff. Then I gotta put my adjectives in the right place. Adjectives ...more - Arkadios200

There are words in French that do not translate into any other language that explicitly express situation of love. For example. Retrouvailles: 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.

The language... It sounds beautiful. I can give it that much. However, French is a fantastic case of form over function; it's a mess of inconsistent grammar, obtuse verb conjugation, and impenetrable phrasing. It's made even worse by the drunken sound of the language. While the syllables elegantly flow into one another, so do words and entire sentences! If you wish to learn French, then you may want to consider a lobotomy.

I like French language because it sounds very good and fantastic.

Baguette - S235

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6 Old English

Let's get something straight. Old English does NOT mean Shakespeare English or King James Bible English. Shakespeare could not understand Old English. The term "Old English" does NOT mean "English that is old"; it refers to the language that English originated from, which is often called "Anglo-Saxon", as it was spoken by the Angles and the Saxons. Shakespeare spoke early modern English, which was spoken many hundreds of years after Old English had died. If you want to see Old English, Google an untranslated version of Beowulf.

Please educate yourselves.

Haha shakespeare isn't old English! He transformed the English language! You should read works by christopher marlowe who wrote dr faustus, who was a peer and rival of shakespeare. both lived at the same time but wrote in completely different ways. Now marlowe is old English. shakespeare invented over 2000 words including crocodile! In fact tolkein who was a professor of anglo saxon at oxford hated shakespeare because he thought he ruined the English language.

The words are so odd and different that everyone just guesses whats going on. - ozzydog12

It's so old

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7 German

German is not a bad language. It is just harsh and loud. I think that it is a beautiful language if you actually listen to it.

Actually, it's also a quick and hard to catch on. And you have a point. - TheRegular1227

Der die das dem den des ETC etc etc... Need I say more. You have to plan for an hour in advance what you're going to say and hope that you get even 1/3 of it right to be understood.. And all that planning ahead (in your head) is just for 1 sentence. God forbid you want to strike up a conversation. I mean come on. And then the words are all contorted in the sentence and you don't know where they go, why, and what they put them there for... ARG!

Well I can't speak it and for your info I think it sounds pretty cool... Sorry. But I actually might want to learn it HOW HARD IS IT

Well, it was hard enough for Mark Twain to say that "A person who has not studied German can form no idea of what a perplexing language it is." - Arkadios200

I have a German apprentice and God his accent in both German and English is awful.. Why do they all sound like nerdy robots?

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8 Klingon

To those who learn Klingon, please pour your time and energy into learning a real language. You could learn French and speak with a huge percentage of the world. You could learn Koine Greek and read the New Testament. You could learn Mandarin and impress everyone as you read the decorative characters at the Chinese restaurant. However, you are learning Klingon. Congratulations, you can talk to a few Star Trek geeks and nobody will understand you.

This made me laugh out loud

I agree that it is not a real language and why do people speak Klingon if it is not real

Klingon is a waste of time, legend has it that one person wasted his time learning Klingon and failed his tests, but hey, now he can takk to fictional aliens.

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9 Latin

4 out of 5 words in English wouldn't exist without latin so stop being lame and look it yo latin may be gone but its left a TON of word in English

Latin is so beautiful! Spanish is my first language and it comes from Latin.

Only 1 in 5 words in English come from Latin, as it is 29% Latin. Know the facts before posting things that are not true. English is 56% Germanic, not Latin.

Just bad. Should be nr 1

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10 Italian

Horrible language, old fashion. And Italian people cannot speak without gesticulating, even when they drive.

And for improving the intellectual level of Italian, Italian is NOT the most direct evolution of Latin, it's the Romanian (from Romania).

Italian is not a pure living language, it's dying because there is no evolution.

I just can't stand this pompous sound. It's some kind of caricature of art. I only hate Spanish and English more.

To all you saying that Italian is the world's language, just need to understand Italian language is obsolete, bro trust me, try to learn something in Italian and you'll realize it's completely dumb like learning an absolute dead language like latin. Now everything is in English and better use British. Never start to learn this dumb language only used in the back kitchens of some pizzas or others Italian restaurants, only Italian people speak Italian language, never find any Italian word in the most advanced fields like new technologies, nano, biotech, genetics... The world is managed by a prevalent language named English. But if you want to play an actor as mafia guy, ok, you'll just look a loser.

So desgasting and enoyin

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The Contenders

11 Tamil

Tamil is unpleasant to the ear. It is not a language one can easily relate to. Most Tamil people now speak slang which is a terrible adulteration of a language - often with swear words spoken in bad taste. Many literary works in Tamil have been recognised and taught in Indian schools today, unfortunately not the same quality exists today. Tamil movie songs sound like noise. Being half Tamil myself I feel embarrassed when a Tamil person speaks of Tamil as though no other language exists in this world. People from tamilnadu must be more welcoming to other Indian states and stop being narrow minded.

Tamil people always shout. this language is really loud! feels like if we are scolding someone

Quite frankly, the harshest sounding language in the world. The Tamil language is an abomination to all other spoken languages in the world. A dog howling at the moon or a donkey braying sounds musical compared to listening to Tamil

One of the most unpleasant languages

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12 Korean

I think Korean sounds annoying, it seems harsh and masculine. I hate how they drag the vowels; a's, o's and e's. It's so hard to listen to K-pop can hardly make out each word, the words don't have an individual sound its like strung together.

Korean writing system is very easy to learn. It is brilliant. Korean as a spoken language isn't tonal like Chinese so that makes it much easier than Chinese. The fact that Korea has very high literacy says something about Korean being a good language. Korean is pleasant to listen to.

The problem I have had learning Korean is just me. For some reason I have trouble with it.

THEY HAVE TOO MUCH VOCAL! (i.E. eo, ee, eu)
who ever studies korean must be crazy

Dude, we're not crazy actually, I've studied 5 languages plus Korean right now and it wasn't a headache - EmilyEgberts

Whiniest language on the planet

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13 Mandarin

Chinese is already on the list and to the normal person, there is no difference between the two, when Chinese is actually 2-3 different languages and Mandarin is the "official" language of the country.
The grammar is actually common sense and is not hard to pick up on
The characters are near impossible and the tones are hard, but really, with practice it gets quite easy.

Didn't realize there's a specific Mandarin option. As mentioned in the Chinese option, it has terrible structure, no base letters to form words and very unrefined altogether. It sounds horrible to the ears as well.

Lol all of Chinese languages are super annoying.

ALL chinese dialects in any shapes and forms IRK me and when chinese speaks they ABSOLUTELY GRATE me! - JayKool

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14 Punjabi

Punjabi is hilarious and an awesome language! By the way, WHO THE HELL started this list. None of the languages are ugly or "THE WORST". Every language is beautiful in their own way. Every language has its own swear words. Every language is written gracefully. Every language has beauty and grace. Every language is spoken by us. I am realyy disappointed in humanity. We have that much narrow brains to go on making a list about the worst languages in the world. As if there wasn't sadness and violence and hatred in this world already. Stop trying to make more hatred and violence and sadness. Alright?!

Think it the one of the worst and most annoying languages in the world because sounds they no words just mumbling

I'm a punjabi and it's not annoying language specially abusing someone in punjabi has its own fun.

Punjabi is annoying

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15 Spanish

Really easy at first, but very difficult as you progress to higher levels. Too much idioms, impossible to learn as a foreigner. 14 tenses, some of them really useless. Almost impossible for a foreigner to understand natives speaking due to high speed and sound variance. The most deceiving language in the world: seems easy to learn, but it is almost impossible to advance after the first easy steps. A total waste of time.

Spanish seems to be my least favorite foreign language because I didn't even takes Spanish class back in high school.

The grammar is excessively formal (according to some, answering a question with just "si" or "no" is dismissive or rude), words tend to be long, word genders convey no information, sounds are limited (I suspect rolling Rs is to make up for how few sounds are used in the language) and prepositions are vague ("en" means "in" and "on". If you were considering taking Spanish, consider Latin instead, then you'll be able to get around any Romance language.

You people are so retarded. This list is retarded.

Sounds like mongoloids

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16 Vietnamese

The best word to describe Vietnamese is gurgling, but not the pleasant river-like gurgling -more like the kind of a sound you'd hear a frog make before choking on its own saliva. The language also has an annoying, whining tone to it, and that makes it sound like the people speaking it would be constantly complaining. Vietnamese speakers tend to spit a lot while speaking too, and that's really not a miracle considering all the frog-like croaks they have to produce all day long. Vietnamese is a lot worse than Finnish or Korean or the other languages rated higher on this list - just try sitting in a bus full of gurgling and whining Vietnamese speakers, and see if you come back sane.

I wonder why nobody hasn't voted for this language that makes extremely nasal sound. I tried so hard since there are so many Vietnamese around me but you know, a guy speaking in Vietnamese is the worst, in my personal opinion. I don't know about any structures or grammars of Vietnamese, so no offense about it. But the sound really is killing me.

Voters have obviously never heard Vietnamese

This is not a language. It' s pure choking.

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17 Swedish

Danish and Norwegian are way prettier

An ancient leftover from danish "colonial" time, swedes have developed the manly viking language to a something that sounds like a bad musical.. Their ancestors should be turning in their graves..

When swedes talk it sound like are gobbling out weird noises, GOD its hard to keep a covnersation going..

Indeed! I am 1/4 Swedish and I can agree----it's pretty worthless. My cousin R studied it extensively and lived there for a year...when she got back to the states she thought she was God. Unless you're into Abba and shopping at Ikea, I can't think of any place such language would come in handy. I'm proud to say that my majority of ancestry comes from England and Wales. I would visit those two places anytime.

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18 Polish

One of the coolest sounding language out there!

I personally think Polish sounds beautiful. A lot of the sounds fit well.

I'm from poland and I can say that it is the hardest, and English in my opinion is the easiest

Oooh, what an awful language! Their letters are 100% Dumb, like a Z with a dot over it (ż) that will make everybody cry and the worst thing is that it appears in common words like "może". Even the linguists can't say if the word pronounced as [ɡʒɛˈɡʒuwka] should be written as "gżegżółka" or "grzegrzółka" or "gżegrzółka".

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19 Welsh

I can only assume that this idea of annoying languages has been started by an English speaking person. No other human being would do this. Although English is not annoying as a language, the majority of English people, due to their ignorance, are extremely annoying.

Sounds like a robot having a seizure

I live in Wales my god! This language is awful then someone speaks this language in sounds like somebody chork and spitting at the same time and the poor children in school to speak this rubbish no wonder why the English taught us will English of course.

Oh my gosh, this language is like a person having a seizure on a keyboard, or a cat walking and sitting. Has anyone heard of the second longest place name in the world? It's Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlantysiliogogogoch. And guess who created this ridiculous word that could be used for a secret password, THE WELSH! They practically smash all their words into a sentence, plus add spitting and choking. You might be able to have a chance to speak this language if you master what this guy said: https://www.youtube.com/watch? v=fHxO0UdpoxM - RedLightningStrike

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20 Dutch

I cannot consider a conservation in this language serious. In addition to seemingly consisting mainly in gargling, this incredibly ridiculous mixture of English and German wizardrously manages to make any person sound like a drunk elk.

As a dutch speaker, compared to other languages I know, I find it simple and rather unimaginative. Like the dutch cuisine, it reflects their peoples tendency towards frugality.

I'm dutch and I hate my language, it should be at least in the top 5 ugliest languages in the world.
I wish English became our official language, everybody in the Netherlands can already speak it so why don't we stop speaking our ugly language.

It's definitely not the worst. But sometimes I prefer English over it. - Userguy44

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21 Hungarian

Hungarian is one of the most beautiful languages in the world... And for the Hungarian, it is the most beautiful of all languages... Sad to see a lack of civility and common courtesy on this post...

Sorry to say, but this language is one of the most weirdest I've ever heard

One of the most advanced in the world - 100% dialect compatibility. Scientific and precise - hard to learn but cool

It's throat singing, horrible. Disgusting.

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22 Urdu

The language which sounds decent, looks decent and is spoken decently.

Urdu is not a copy of Arabic idiots! Pushto is what the terrorist in Pakistan speak idiots! Urdu is just like Hindi, a beautiful language

Well said. It isn't even related to Arabic; it just has many loanwords.

Hate urdu as it is a very complicated language for me I rather learn something else then this I don't know why is it compulsory to learn it in Pakistan

Baddest language though I am a pakistani I don't like this place...no offense

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23 Gaelic

This language is died yet you are forced to learn it for no important reason. Literally no one speaks this (there are tiny minorities in north donegal and west Galway), yet in order to uptake important jobs such as primary school teaching, being a guard (police officer), being a lawyer and becoming a politician you are expected to be near fluent. Outrageous.

Ugly, useless language that is forced on children by a state and government with a misplaced inferiority complex and sense of nationalism.

It's outrageous how what is spelt is not how it sounds. Who invented Gaelic spelling?

People complaining about the Irish language here although 'Gaelic' is Scottish. Why, just why? I love the Irish language, but I might just be biased.. Slán. - LemonComputer

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24 Albanian

Although a very nice way to insult someone..every word sounds like insult. By the way is not the most old language in europe, how can that be? I study archaeology, so I know that greek language is the most old in europe and the oldest living language so far by the first written accounts.

I've been studying the new and old albanian, they sound interesting and a lot different and the new one is hard to learn but awesome if you know to speak it fluently.

"Car" means "phallus" in Albanian. I don't like having to censor my vehicle's name... Just kidding, but it's so obscure that I can't imagine why someone would use it. - Arkadios200

Best country

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25 Turkish

Turkish is the most interesting language I've ever heard. Sounds like they always say same words.

Ugliest language I've ever heard. Hurts my eyes.

I am not turkish. But I think it's a cute language.

Definitely the ugliest language in the world. Its gulum bulum sulum durum all the time.

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26 Cantonese

Pak Pak Pak Kak Kak Kak Pak Pak! Yes! That is what I have heard.

That's actually (I mean it this time, trust me) onomatopoeia for pleasuring oneself... Where have you been - IRllyNeedALife

Everything but the Hong Kong - EmilyEgberts

Myself a hongkonger but the slangs are a bit weird... - MChkflaguard_Yt

Diu lei lou mou - SilentKiller1996

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27 Swahili

You put a silent qz at the end of most sentences
Then you find that you don't pronounce most of the word for example the word for monkey is huytipuiq. Yes, it looks impossible to say you pronounce it: hway-tiki-wa-ik

28 Tagalog

Easily the undisputed champ of horrendous sounding languages. I don't even know where to start. everything sounds like bing bang bong. every time I hear this language it just annoys me. there is no way I can ever get accustomed to hearing this language. if I were married to a filipino woman I would have to kill myself having to deal with listening to this language that sounds like constant bickering.

Tagalog is STUPID and every1 want to speak tagalog to me just to mock me especially my brother. I want to get out of this country and stop hearing is godamn crap language. I don't care if in half filipino or not I just hate the language. I'm SICK OF IT! I don't understand why it has to sound like this. My friends get what they want which is no hearing tagalog. I also wish the same but I keep hearing it.


Yes I agree 100% Tagalog is very annoying to listen to. Why was this chosen to be the national language of the Philippines. When there are other languages spoken in the Philippines that sounds so much better & pleasing to your ears than Tagalog.

Second ugliest language.

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29 Danish

When I hear someone speak Danish it sounds like they have something stuck in their throat

It sounds like a drunk Chinese guy trying to do a Swedish accent while speaking German and choking on a potato.

There's a reason why most Danes know English.

It sounds like they are puking all the time

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30 Bulgarian

A copy of Chinese language

Bulgarian and Chinese are two completely different languages - BorisRule

You now try to steal Bulgarian language too. Good job my brainwashed slavo-Bulgarian friends.

Bulgarian should not even be a language. It is your basic Slav language that became simple due to Greek and Tatar/Turk influences. So it became more simple because too many people that these Slavs absorbed can't speak the proper Slavic language so this is now Bulgarian.

Bulgarians are speaking a Macedonian dialect

31 Finnish

Finnish is a really hard language to learn. Finland is a good place to live, but at luck, you also speak Swedish in Finland and Swedish is much easier and nicer.

Finnish grammar is undoubtedly very hard to master, but the pronunciation and spelling is so logical and without any exception that it's actually possible to spell everything correctly even if you hardly understand a word of what you're writing down. I love it!

One of the most modern and advanced languages in the world. No fin doesn't misunderstand one and other. It's very hard to learn and even harder to master and the benefits for knowing it are minor, because Finnish language isn't influential on world-wide scale. And also Finnish culture is not rich compared to other countries in the world. Only good thing is that Finland is very good place to live in.

Awful listening to. Just awful.

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32 Serbian

It is such a boring language to listen to! (I may be Albanian but that is not my reason of hating this language) Serbian is like a wannabe Russian, it is just so hard to listen to!

Oh my god 50% of this language consists of swearwords or swearing sentences. They have 2 or three different words for "f***". And while serbs try to imitate Russians, bosnians just fill up the language with even more swear words and phrases...

I am from Slovenia and with Serbians we are been n Yugoslavia and Serbian language is really funny. Croatian is funny too.

Ugly. Unpleasant.

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33 Persian

This language is full of honour and graces, it's so beautiful and I really admit and like the accent that it has, calm. As I hear the others speak, one of my wishes is to learn this language one day, I've a big interest to it and one of my beloved language.

Really a beuatiful language and sweetest I have ever seen it is also decent and respect full language which always gives honour to listener like to say listener aga means master or sir

If you heard them all talking, Its just SO pretty, the words and all, One day, I want to investigate this language! - EmilyEgberts

Men should not be allowed to speak this language.

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34 Yiddish

I bet the people who speak it just make half of it up! - thetopten

I'm conversant in Russian and to a lesser extent in Yiddish (both ugly in my opinion) and whenever I don't know a word in Yiddish I just insert a Russian word with same meaning. Surprisingly, everyone understands it.

The worst part of the language is that it's spoken mostly by old Jewy-Jews who 1) don't use the language to talk, just as adverbs for other languages, and 2) it is never their first language, it's Russian or German, or Polish (Yiddish/Polish, There is a combination endorsed by the international phlegm association.)

It's an abomination.
It's like all the worse aspects of Hebrew and German combined.
I am fluent in both Hebrew and German, by the way.

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35 Malayalam

What are these douchebags barking about? The beauty of the language lies in its complexity. Yes, it's a blend of Tamil and Sanskrit which gives it a best of both worlds kind of status. Malayalam has the most number of alphabets among all the Indian languages and from my experience, I can confidently tell you that any word from any language from any part of the world can be written and spoken in Malayalam with near perfect accuracy. Try the other way round and you can be almost certain to get cramps on your tongues!

This is the most flexible language I've ever heard of. Usage of the tongue in speech is very essential. If you want to listen to a variety of Malayalam dialects, go online and listen to speakers from different parts of Kerala. You can notice the difference in accents, new words and complexity in this beautiful language. Although if you listen to songs, you may notice they kind of sound similar and not as varied as day-to-day common tongue conversation.

I want to gag when I hear this language spoken. It sounds terrible to the ears and it has no originality in it! It's plainly an infusion of Tamil and Sanskrit. The people are equally as terrible as the language. I cannot stand hearing tamil degraded and impure - or basically what they call it, Malayalam

Yez is the worst language in the world

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36 Javanese
37 Hebrew

Sounds like a strong diarrhea.

I am astonished that this language is not much higher in the list. Even for a Dutch person like me it sounds like just gargling. (and I know my own language sounds terrible to the English speaking world)

Actually, Dutch is a really cool language. It's like a cross between English and German. Easy to learn, fun to speak. I don't know much, but I have a lot of fun with it. - Arkadios200

Sounds like they are clearing their throats when they speak.

Worst language ever
I hope I am not wrong when I travel

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38 Thai

It is very annoying when I have to hear Thai. The language only fits girl, I can't hear a man talking this. Its so feminine.. I love thai foods but if I have to hear how they spoke to each other, I have to hold the urge of closing my ears.

Its all sound to me.. 'Pang cong rong kaa.. Sa rong sang ka' all these 'Kaa' is oh my god... Not for me

Oh my god it's difficult to learn. It's also a tonal language and for some reason it's just really hard for me to master the pronunciation which is usually my strong suit. I always get compliments for my English, German, Finnish and Spanish. But my Thai is just awful. It just doesn't roll off my tongue the way Germanic languages do.

I can understand if people from Europe and America don't like Chinese, Japanese, or Korean, maybe they're not used to the way Asian languages pronounce. I can tell the differences and those three languages are beautiful in different ways to me. But as an Asian, I can't even stand Thai, a LOT of my Asian friends from different countries agree with me. I tried to watch Thai drama, but gave up because of their language. It's just so annoying to me ears.

I lived in Thailand for 4 years. It is the most annoying language! All the words sound like retching/gagging noises "ooeeyyy" variants. The men sound like they have a mouthful of boiling hot rice while the women just sound like squawking crows "ka ka ka! "
You know you can't take a language seriously when they name animals after the noise they make (looking at you, maew) and every other word is crap or ka!
Joke of a language that nobody in the real world can ever take seriously!

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39 African American Vernacular English

They definitely destroyed the English language

This is barely a language. It's like saying American English and British English are two different languages, they are not. Anyone who speaks any kind of English can understand American English, British English, AAVE. They are all one language, English. You don't take classes for AAVE. This "language" is mostly glorified by social justice warriors on tumblr who will defend anything that black people do or say even if some black person starts killing every living thing in sight (yes, social justice warriors are "against" racism by allowing dark skinned people get away with anything while shaming the light skinned for existing. No one that I know likes social justice warriors). I am not against black people, almost all that I know are completely normal people. AND NONE OF THEM THAT I KNOW SPEAK THIS "LANGUAGE".

How did the African-American dialect not get mentioned even though American English came in at number 2? By far the worst dialect in the world - it's an insult to the language.

LOL. baseless but fun! It's all about their swag, brothers

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40 Khmer

Useless and not very attractive. Might as well put the effort you would have put into learning Khmer, into learning Thai.

Khmer sounds like Thai... It's annoying to hear... I even can't love a song in Khmer

Khmer people are nice and smile everywhere in their country but no interest to learn another language beside EN, FR, CN

41 Indonesian

Hey Haters! This language is not ugly at all! I'm French! SHUT UP HATERS!

The language for me is just not pleasant.

It is a beautiful language and it is also easy to learn

Indonesian is the most hated language in the world. It is considered to be nuisance by many English speakers because the words has no specific meanings.

Get your own language bitches

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42 Malay

I don't think it was bad language but it look's like a talking ducks when you hear some conversations of them...

This is most stupid language 4 ever sound like a dog barking

Malay language is the most easy language to learn and to speak in the world

Malay is an ape language with no quality.completely useless and unworthy to learn.basically borrowed from sanskrit and Tamil.this lang sounds like ape talking.forced to learn this stupid language in Malaysia.i'm not proud to have malay as my second lang since it is a lousy language with no quality and sophistication like other languages such as French and Chinese.

ALL chinese dialects in any shapes and forms IRK me and when chinese speaks they GRATE me to the bone; so, ALL chinese DIALECTS are the UGLIEST OF ALL! Malay sounds the BEST more so than the so-called romance languages and all asian mother tongues! PERIOD! - JayKool

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43 Romanian

Beautiful language but very difficult

It's one of the most beatiful languages!

Sounds better than Italian.

Beautiful but too difficult for a romance language

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44 Portuguese

Beautiful, full of richness, soul, and character compared to Spanish. No better language for poetry than European Portuguese, and no better language for music than the sexy Brazilian Portuguese. There is no better romance language to know today than Portuguese. It is spoken officially all over the world! Brazil has the 5th strongest economy in the world! Lots of people are now learning it as a 2nd language and rightly so.

This language is so Beautiful, and have so many different accents! I love it

This language irritates me a lot by way how it sounds.
It is something as any old man without teeth eats a soup and speaks together...
Too much soft words, lot of "sh.. ", "ny.. ", "jy" and so on. Spanish is on similar base but sounds normal.

Ugly language

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45 English

English, actually, I think depends on the accent and the intelligence of the speaker. It is a language which can sound incredibly dull, boring and crude. However, it also has the richest vocabulary of any language; some of the most lenient sentence structuring (sentences can be structured umpteen different ways); and it can be crafted to create vivid images that no other language is capable of supporting.

There are reasons why most literature outside Mandarin continues to be written in English; why most business continues to be carried out through English; and why English is the fastest spreading language in the world. The most successful books are, you guessed it, English.

Whoever said the language is unsophisticated is, in my opinion, incorrect. The language itself is one of the most complex and malleable languages known to man. However, many of the people who speak it are idiots. Also, not all accents sound bad.

I'm an English speaking Irishman and so my accent ...more

I've spoken English all my life, but ever since I started taking Spanish class at school, I've realized that English makes no sense.
I mean, silent "e" at the end, double consonants, etc. It is stupid.

My vote is for English (all forms and accents).
Unsophisticated, crude and boring. People who can only speak English (with no understanding of other languages) often believe it is the best language and are usually uneducated, nationalistic imbeciles. The different accents with which it is spoken (American, British, Australian, etc) often accentuates the ugliness of its sounds (eg. Nasally drawls, moronic grunts, etc). It also has limitations in vocabulary - an English speaker will only say "snow", whereas an Eskimo or Sami person would have a more succinct description of it, depending on the type and context. Unfortunately, due to the terrible history of invasion of other lands by the British, it has become too widespread, threatening native languages such as those from Aborigines in Australia, Native Americans, and the Gaelic and Welsh languages. Truly it is an evil language, and the fact that these comments must be made in this language to show this to English-only speaking fools ...more

Inglish simpli haz tu meni inkonsistensiz ("English simply has too many inconsistencies", written phonetically)

Japanese -> Makes sense
Korean -> Makes sense
Chinese -> Hard to pronounce but okay...
English -> What is going on!?

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46 Georgian

Georgian is one of the unique and ancient with its written language. In the World exists only 14 written language and one of them is Georgian while in the world exists over 200 countries. Even more, Georgia has 3 type of alphabet. Beautiful language or not for you it is up to you, taste differ but it is unique for sure and no similarities with Turkish or Russian languages.

I do not find Georgian ugly or beautiful, it is definitely very unique and their writing is beautiful

The script is beautiful and language sounds great

It's completely different from Russian or Turkish, Maybe Some words are similar, yes, because we are neighbor, But I Think it's is natural... but Structure is completely different... yes it is unique type, There is three Kartvelian ralative Languages - Georgian, Svan, and Megrelian. This last two are just spoken Language..
კ" - ილი სურვილ"ბი - საქარ - ვ"ლო"ან!

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47 Afrikaans

Afrikaans actually has a strong history in South Africa and lets just say that it was the bad guy in the story. There were lots of protests about Afrikaans must fall in parliament because people were forced to learn it. And one school started a protest on the road near by and Afrikaans soldiers made a wall and open fired killing children like Hector Peterson.

It's Dutch, but in South African. It's like the American English of British English. In all serious ness, I don't believe it deserves to exist. - Arkadios200

Ugliest sounding language ever. A mishmash like badly played clarinets and tubas. I'd rather listen to someone vomiting.

Stupid language invente ignorant gits

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48 Kazakh

The ugliest language I have ever heard. they speak as if they are spitting at your face some features are similar to turkish but it is an ugly language though

Anything associated with Turkic languages has got to be ugly sounding

I love kazakh! so unique, I love the people, the language, etc. its pretty hard though. can't pronounce anything ): even with knowing russian

49 Basque

First, it's not a latin language, it's a language isolate. And it's toughest grammar makes it very hard to learn. Very terrible.

It's a language isolate.

Worst latin language. Sounds like a Spanish/French hybrid, with an awkward accent

50 Latvian

Terrible, just terrible language. Its hard and the rules are even harder because there are a lot of exceptions and stuff so the rules apply only to few sentences.

Difficult but very beautiful and interesting language

Because "Latvian 10 year old boy" the grammar is even worse than how you speak English

Is this latin? Im9,and I'm learning latin!

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