At what age is it easiest to learn a second language?
They concluded that the ability to learn a new language, at least grammatically, is strongest until the age of 18 after which there is a precipitous decline. To become completely fluent, however, learning should start before the age of 10.
What does Chinese sound like to foreigners?
Originally Answered: How does Chinese sound like to non-native speakers? 1- It sounds pitchy. Similar to English, people don’t always have good spoken skills and good sounding voices. 2- it sounds loud.
Does English sound like German to foreigners?
Yes, English sounds germanic to me. All germanic languages have different soundings when you know them. But they also have sort of same “feel”, in rythm and musicality that it is easy to recognise, like slavic languages do together.
Why is English such a weird language?
English has more phonemes than many languages, with around 44, depending on which variety of English you speak. It has an unusually large set of vowel sounds – there are around 11. According to WALS, most spoken languages only have between five to six vowel sounds.
What language does English sound like to foreigners?
As you have said, English shares a lot of vocabulary with French but that’s it, its essence and grammar is very germanic, resembling more German or Swedish. French grammar on the other hand is closer to Spanish and Italian. I’d say, it’s a very neutral sounding language.
What is the best sounding language?
According to the TOPTENS.com (rating was made on the basis of votes casted by users from more than 150 countries) Italian is recognized as the best sounding language, the second place goes to French and the Bronze worthily belongs to Spanish.
Is English a pretty language?
The English language is also beautiful because it has many languages combined into it. German, Norse, French, and Latin are just a few. The way it is spoken nowadays, probably turns some people off.
What is the most learning language?
The Most Important Languages To Learn In 2020
- Mandarin Chinese. With over one billion Mandarin Chinese speakers in the world, of course it tops the list of most important languages to learn in 2020.
- 8. Japanese.