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Hands up if youโ€™ve ever dreamed of learning another language? Most of us love the idea of being able to hold a conversation in Spanish, or pontificate in German, or translate our Marvel Universe slash-fiction for appreciative Japanese audiences. But not all languages are born equal. For the native English-speaker, some are significantly harder to learn than others.

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10. Finnish (Study Time: 1,100 hours plus)
9. Estonian (Study Time: 1,100 hours plus)
8. Georgian (Study time: 1,100 hours plus)
7. Hungarian (Study time: 1,100 hours plus)
6. Mongolian (Study time: 1,100 hours plus)
5. Vietnamese (Study time: 1,100 hours plus)
4. Mandarin & Cantonese (Study time: 2,200 hours)
3. Arabic (Study time: 2,200 hours)
2. Korean (Study time: 2,200 hours)
1. Japanese (Study time: Over 2,200 hours)

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