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Hardest European Languages to Learn (with map)

Can you name the European languages that are hardest to learn, from the perspective of an English native speaker?
Including smaller languages that are the majority in their region
One of these languages belongs to a country typically considered Asian on Jetpunk
Quiz by Jiaozira
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Last updated: March 6, 2020
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Language
Less Hard
Albanian
Belarusian
Bulgarian
Czech
Greek
Icelandic
Latvian
Lithuanian
Macedonian
Polish
Russian
Serbo-Croatian
Slovak
Slovene
Turkish
Ukrainian
 
More Hard
Basque
Estonian
Finnish
Hungarian
Maltese
Example Sentences
Germanic
English
The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dog.
Icelandic
Skjótur brúni refurinn stökk yfir lata hundinn.
 
Slavic
Belarusian
Chutkaja buraja lisa pieraskočyla lianivy sabaka.
Bulgarian
Bŭrzata kafyava lisitsa preskochi mŭrzelivoto kuche.
Czech
Rychlá hnědá liška skočila přes líného psa.
Macedonian
Brzata kafeava lisica skokna nad mrzlivoto kuče.
Polish
Szybki brązowy lis przeskoczył nad leniwym psem.
Russian
Bystraya, korichnevaya lisa, pereprygnula cherez lenivogo psa.
Serbo-Croatian
Brza smeđa lisica preskočila je lijeni pas.
Slovak
Rýchla líška preskočila na lenivého psa.
Slovene
Hitro rjava lisica je skočila čez leni pes.
Ukrainian
Shvydka bura lysytsya perestrybnula nad ledachym sobakoyu.
 
Baltic
Latvian
Ātrā brūnā lapsa izlēca pāri slinkajam sunim.
Lithuanian
Greitai ruda lapė iššoko per tingų šunį.
 
Uralic
Estonian
Kiire pruun rebane hüppas üle laisa koera.
Finnish
Nopea ruskea kettu hyppäsi laiskakoiran yli.
Hungarian
A gyors barna róka átugrott a lusta kutyán.
 
Other
Albanian
Dhelpra e shpejtë kafe u hodh mbi qenin dembel.
Basque
Azeri marroi bizkorrak txakur alferraren gainetik salto egin zuen.
Greek
I grígori kafé alepoú pídixe páno apó to tempéliko skylí.
Maltese
Il-volpi kannella malajr qabżet fuq il-kelb għażżien.
Turkish
Hızlı kahverengi tilki tembel köpeğin üstünden atladı.
4 Comments
+3
Level 70
Mar 6, 2020
I wanted to be a little more exclusive, but more specific sources are hard to come by. From what I've found, the easiest Slavic languages are Bulgarian or Macedonian, while the hardest is probably Polish. The Uralic languages, Turkish, Maltese and Basque are not related to English, increasing their difficulty. Some or all of the Celtic languages, as well as Uralic languages Karelian and Sami are likely difficult enough to be on this quiz, though they do not have enough speakers nor data.
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Level 68
Oct 7, 2020
Fun!
+1
Level 70
Oct 7, 2020
Thank you!
+1
Level 69
Mar 3, 2023
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