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Book: The Five-Minute Linguist

Chapter: 39. What Makes Some Languages Harder to Learn than Others?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.38159


Most professional linguists would probably say that every language is complex in some ways and simple in others, but Chinese can be considered the hardest for native English speakers to learn.

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  • Barry Hilton ( - bhilton) 'Independent scholar'