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7 Easiest Germanic Languages to Learn for English Speakers

Have you ever wondered what are the easiest Germanic languages to learn for English speakers? If you have, we are here to provide you with answers. Many people nowadays are not satisfied with speaking only their mother tongue and decide to learn one more. Those lucky and persistent ones speak more than one foreign language, being the reason why they are called polyglots. However, we should all know that there are lots of things that will affect how fast we will learn a foreign language. This is why there are some languages that are easier to be acquired and learned by English speakers, and those they will definitely struggle with. For this purpose, we decided to check out the ranking provided by the Foreign Service Institute, which, as you will see, does not include only Germanic languages, which are our focus for this article. The languages are divided into five categories, and those in the first category are considered to be the easiest to learn, while the ones in the fifth category are exceptionally difficult for English speakers, as estimated by the Institute. This may be quite easy to know, especially if you decide to move at one point. And, if you do, don’t forget to ask movers Toronto for help. But, now, languages!

  1. Icelandic

The Icelandic language belongs to a subgroup of North Germanic languages and it is one of those languages that English speakers should not struggle much with while learning. If you wonder why you should learn it, just think about amazing and beautiful Reykjavik.

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  1. German

German is considered to be quite similar to English, and it belongs to the en most popular languages in the world, which explains a lot why you should learn it. Germany is also a beautiful country, and it offers lots of opportunities for foreign students and workers.

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  1. Norwegian

We find this language in the first category of languages that are considered to be closely related to English, and it is estimated that an English speaker should not need much to learn the basics for everyday communication.

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  1. Afrikaans

This language is only spoken in some African countries, such as Namibia and South Africa, and as you may guess, it is not very popular. But still, it is quite easily learned by English language speakers, as it belongs to the first category of languages. Many words are quite similar to English!

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  1. Danish

The official language of Denmark is also one of the easiest languages to learn for English speakers. However, it has many vowels not present in the English language, such as æ, ø and å, so you should be prepared to it, if you decide to learn it eventually.

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  1. Dutch

In simple words, this language is somewhere in between German and English and that it also shares many cognates with English. It has many similar words with English, so the speakers of two languages may even understand each other at certain points, without much effort.

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  1. Swedish

Swedish is also one of the easiest languages to learn for English language speakers, and it will not take you more than 20 weeks of continual studying to learn enough for a basic everyday communication.

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