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  1. Profile photo of san111
    san111 Male 18-29
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    October 2, 2006 at 1:33 pm
    Link: Why English is So Hard to Learn - I must admit, those would be hard to figure out for a non-native speaker.
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    munkynutz87 Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 2:21 am
    wow! haha if i was from another country i would toally understand!
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    alknick Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 2:24 am
    I am glad I`m a native speaker. God, this language is confusing!
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    Ivar Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 2:27 am
    I still say French is worse.
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    banana_benda Male 40-49
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    October 3, 2006 at 2:33 am
    Ivar, Pourquoi dites-vous cela ?
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    Osprey39 Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 2:37 am
    No, English is much more irregular than French.
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    pat125 Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 2:46 am
    Damn, makes me feel lucky that I learned English as a native speaker :-)
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    biffyclyro89 Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 3:05 am
    english is actually one of the easiest languages to learn because we dont have to follow a certain code, we dont have feminine or masculine. It may be irregular in some ways but its still easy to grasp the concept
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    FallenSoul Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 3:17 am
    ^^Actually I have heard from several teachers of other languages that it`s the hardest to learn because it is so complex and had so many guidelines but just as many exceptions to the guidelines.
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    cruxshadows Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 3:34 am
    Wow, I Didn`t Think Of All These Before.
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    wauwa1983x Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 3:59 am
    Wow, that is hard!
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    Vikstar Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 4:46 am
    For a non-native speaker, English is very easy to learn, and almost impossible to master.
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    klkl Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 5:36 am
    wow it sucks as a language

    good thing im a native speaker:)

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    Herukhel Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 6:09 am
    I`m a spanish native speaker; I also know nihongo (japanese), deutsch (german) and, of course, english. Believe me, english is the easiest language that I have even heard in my whole life. There is almost no gender, time or person specification; spanish is different depending on gender (male, female), time (present, future, past and other 8 different times), person (I, you, he, etc); every mix-up of these factors makes the sentence different. In english, it is all virtually the same, doesn`t matter what you change.

    You shouldn`t see this as a good thing nevertheless; so poor specification makes the language less economic than any other language. So, don`t be so glad; any language you try to learn will be at least 10 times harder.

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    nickbrick Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 6:39 am
    Yet, english has the shortest and simplest complete sentence that any language can produce. "I am".
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    f1r35t0rm Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 7:34 am
    Or The longest complete sentence using just one word ... Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

    more on that here --> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_buf...

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    MrEman Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 7:38 am
    You think English is easy? Try learning Mandarin.
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    talke31 Male 40-49
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    October 3, 2006 at 7:38 am
    how can you be a native english speaker and be american at the same time. they can`t even spell the word colour
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    benjbenj Male 30-39
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    October 3, 2006 at 7:38 am
    Nickbrick, in Dutch there is "u at", meaning "you ate". I also totally agree with Vikstar: English is easy to learn, but almost impossible to master.
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    maples Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 8:19 am
    MrEman, I`m with you.

    And I also agree with Fallen Soul.

    English has `rules`, but there are just as many exceptions as how many words actually fall under the rule.

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    farquaadhnch Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 8:22 am
    hey talke31, don`t start the arguement...
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    Cort1 Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 8:25 am
    I heard Mandarin is the hardest learn because it is a tonal language.
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    hexagog Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 8:51 am
    english is easy because you don`t apply different words depending on masculine or feminine nouns.

    是國語傳統一個或被簡化的一個
    Translation: Is Mandarin the Traditional one or the Simplified one?

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    CheeseMan1 Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 8:52 am
    Reminds me of a little poem read to me in english. What a language, where you can see a sea and they`re feeling their hair is over there. Something like that, it was about those words that sound the same but aren`t - we were learning how to stop common spelling mistakes. Btw, english is considered one of the hardest languages to learn.
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    hexagog Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 8:53 am
    okay the characters up there ^^^ came out wrong. It was a bunch of chinese letters. If you copy and paste that code into raw html, it will show up on a web page as what i saw it as when I typed it in.
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    Sabre200000 Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 10:07 am

    ^^^^talke31

    Great to see you can spell at that age, way to go.

    L

    O

    S

    E

    R

    Just sound it out..lol...zzzzzz

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    djdaphalgan Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 10:44 am
    I was supprised that it wasn`t so hard to understand all of thme (i`m a native Dutch speaker).
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    Bekll Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 10:51 am
    Is this a repost? I`ve seen this b4.
    As a grammarian though, it is fascinating to read this nonetheless. :)
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    ryan14 Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 10:51 am
    plus words like BOMB and FOLIAGE dont have the same "O" sounds
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    i-am-sexy Female 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 11:21 am
    I herad somewhere traditional chinese was really hard. but this is just dumb.

    ``english is actually one of the easiest languages to learn because we dont have to follow a certain code, we dont have feminine or masculine. It may be irregular in some ways but its still easy to grasp the concept`` thats stupid, you learn masculine feminine and plural in school if you live in a country that uses those in their language.

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    flingspoo Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 11:36 am
    if english is so easy to learn, then why cant mexicans figure it out? they cant even speak spanish!

    and why the hell would you throw all those stupid extra letters in there? colour. same as color, just a little more efficient.
    (ha ha "efficient Americans?"i`m American and even i laugh at that!!)

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    Hansbo Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 11:39 am
    and also, English spelling rules have exceptions all the time.
    I like this one though: "John, when William had had had, had had had had. Had had, had had the approval of the examiner."
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    Piroteknix Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 11:54 am
    I have to say, French isn`t an easy language. It`s a lot to remember, like how many ways to say "of", feminine and masculine nouns (which is completely unneccesary), and what nouns or verbs can be turned plural.

    Of course, no one`s mentioned Japanese; in first grade you have to learn 80 kanji, and by the time you graduate from 6th grade, you have to know a total of 1,006. My friend told me that some first graders can be as old as 10 years old.

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    Mo0k Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 11:55 am
    "Yet, english has the shortest and simplest complete sentence that any language can produce. "I am"."

    Wrong. It is "Go."

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    wills-site Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 12:18 pm
    Some languages have 3 alphabets!
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    kingpoopoo Female 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 1:25 pm
    i don`t get it....
  37. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    October 3, 2006 at 1:28 pm
    I`ll go with what most language instructors say, which is that English is one of the hardest for a non-native speaker to learn correctly. Consider that English has more words than any other common language in the world. Once you learn the rules of the romance languages, and many others, even with the gender concerns, they`re far more regular throughout the language than English. That doesn`t make one language better or worse, it just is what it is.

    Cool link, btw. :-)

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    J_kackie Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 1:44 pm
    It`d be nice if the page wouldn`t load with errors so I could read more than the first section.. :P Fun.
  39. Profile photo of nickbrick
    nickbrick Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 1:51 pm
    benjbenj,Mo0k. "I am" can be considered more of a *complete* sentence. Complete. Okay...

    Idiot-proof version:
    "You ate."("U at."): Doesn`t state what you ate.
    "Go.": Who go? Where? :S
    "I am.": I exist. See? solid sentence.

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    Trizz Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 1:52 pm
    oh yeah...
  41. Profile photo of SmagBoy1
    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
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    October 3, 2006 at 2:13 pm
    nickbrick, "Go." has an implied subject (you), and it`s an old linguistic joke about what the shortest possible complete sentence is. You`re correct in that it`s generally agreed that a complete sentence must contain a subject, object and verb, and "I am." fits this bill. However, "Go." works, it just bends the rules with the implied subject. :-)
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    Bekka-Babe Female 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 2:31 pm
    talke31
    shut up. ur gonna cause an argument over sumthin as stupid as tht. It doesnt matter wat the americans or british say. Get ova it
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    Bekka-Babe Female 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 2:36 pm
    *sorry about my typos lol
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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 2:49 pm
    Here`s another one... what`s the difference between "written" and "wrote" ?
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    oldie Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 2:52 pm
    English is easier in some aspects, Like the work order doesn`t change, and there are no masculin, feminine, and neutral genders for words, but there are so many things that don`t make sense.
  46. Profile photo of Bekka-Babe
    Bekka-Babe Female 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 2:57 pm
    bigbonnie- written isnt a proper word? lmao what would i kno im only 12
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    IrishRose12 Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 3:36 pm
    How come I can master English, but any other language is so confusing??
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    jjcruiser13 Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 3:37 pm
    I don`t think written is a word either... "I have written the letter"
    I guess it could be... but most people would say "I wrote the letter"
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    SH0WERdance Female 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 3:37 pm
    spanish is easy to learn. everything is different mostly. but english... oh english..
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    bwaybabe137 Female 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 3:53 pm
    native speaker, still haven`t mastered it. Now im learning Latin too...
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    CeNedra Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 4:20 pm
    I don`t know if it`s that hard to learn. But as you say, you`ll never master it. But since we`re being fed with English from birth, you`re learning it unconsciously. As a Swede, I should be able to remember German much more easily than English, since the languages are so alike. But although I`ve studied German for seven years, I would never be able to read and write German in the same way as English.
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    bionicRod Male 30-39
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    October 3, 2006 at 4:35 pm
    writ·ten
    VERB:
    Past participle of write.
    (http://education.yahoo.com/reference/di...

    I have written a will.
    He has written a novel.

    Yup, it`s definitely a word!

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    p-ball4life Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 5:39 pm
    pfft, i learnded english goodly. not that hard to be teached it.
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    dinnerbone Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 6:40 pm
    Another example not mentioned on how difficult English is to learn:
    Person a: You didn`t go to the shops today, did you?
    Person b: No.
    Is it a "No. I didn`t go" or a "No, I did go" ;P

    Also:
    I have to say, French isn`t an easy language. It`s a lot to remember, like how many ways to say "of", feminine and masculine nouns (which is completely unneccesary), and what nouns or verbs can be turned plural.

    Of course, no one`s mentioned Japanese; in first grade you have to learn 80 kanji, and by the time you graduate from 6th grade, you have to know a total of 1,006. My friend told me that some first graders can be as old as 10 years old.
    Pft, Japanese is quite easy compared to our language. They might have 4 writing dialects, but 1 of them is Roman, 2 of them are almost identical but the 4th is the only challenge of the lot.

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    triindiglo Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 6:48 pm
    If english is so freaking hard to learn, why is it that almost all of the civlized world speaks it? or at least endorses it in some way? (for example - almost all the airports in the world have signs in the native language and english)

    Plus, every language has things that are more complex in it than other languages. German has something like 10 different words for `the`, english has one.

    And anyway, who is EVER going to say those sentences with the words twice? I know I never have.

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    I_like_quiz Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 6:54 pm
    Japanese and English are near each other difficulty-wise; Japanese might have several symbols, but, Enlgish has several rules. In my opinion, Spanish is quite possibly the easiest language I have learned so far.
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    spack12 Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 7:01 pm
    I had to learn Madarin for a play once. the only line I remember is Ngoh Gok Dahk Qui Hou Tou Yim.
  58. Profile photo of benjbenj
    benjbenj Male 30-39
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    October 3, 2006 at 7:19 pm
    Nickbrick, "u at" is a complete sentence in Dutch as well. It not only means "you ate", but also "you were eating" = "you were having breakfast/lunch/dinner". See? Solid sentence
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    Pitbull3291 Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 7:25 pm
    lucky to be born american :-)
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    STARTSOMETIN Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 7:48 pm
    Their are verse`s in the bible that says it has been written
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    Igmo Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 7:55 pm
    ahahahahahahahahahahahaha
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    Fabbyfubz Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 8:26 pm
    When I typed
    是國語傳統一個或被簡化的一個
    into the URL
    It brought me to Barnes and Noble
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    shizzaster Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 8:40 pm
    english is 100000 times harder than french...
    chinese is imo even harder than english.
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    caboose117 Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 8:55 pm
    to all those who don`t think written is a word, u should try paying attention during english.

    Write
    writing
    wrote
    written

    all tenses of to write, being present, present progressive, past, and perfect past tenses.

    written must always have have has or had before it because it is in the perfect tense form

    and i know some japanese, fluent at korean, know some spanish, and know a lot of english, and english is the hardest, that i know for a fact

    also, u 12 year old guy who thought written was not a word, ur a moron, i know the tenses and i`m only 1 year older

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    Malchior999 Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 8:56 pm
    I guess it`s easier to learn for some ppl than for others. I for example caught on to the language after about a half a year while some other kid that was in my school a couple years back could`t learn it for six years,(Twas kinda wierd seeing a seventh grader talk like a kindergardener (still do`t get why they didn`t send him back)I gotta say English isn`t really that hard ,but try japanese for example.
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    chikoori Female 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 9:25 pm
    That`s funny, Fabbyfubz
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    Schooler90 Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 9:43 pm
    WOW, this peck of hard English sentences is making me pecking mad. IDK. Best i could do......
    LMFAO. XD
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    catlvr887 Female 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 9:52 pm
    "I had to learn Madarin for a play once. the only line I remember is Ngoh Gok Dahk Qui Hou Tou Yim."

    I speak Mandarin. That`s not Mandarin.

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    Dude_ Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 10:04 pm
    english has its ups and downs, i`m glad english is my main language.

    btw, that buffalo thing is pretty cool.

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    Overmann Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 10:08 pm
    English isn`t that hard. I learned it good.
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    bellegrl507 Female 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 10:14 pm
    lol!!!!! so true true...im glad i dont have to learn english...but im sure chinese is JUST AS hard!
  72. Profile photo of Herukhel
    Herukhel Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 10:17 pm
    Don`t mistake "stupid" with "hard". English is stupid, but not hard; after you learn how to think as a native english speaker, you understand the stupidity behind the language and it becomes very easy. Before that, when someone tells you that "Arkansas" is phonetically said as "Arkansá" but "Kansas" is phonretically said as "Kansas" you just can`t understand why the inneccesary complications.

    Oh, and by the way, someone told "If it`s so easy why can`t mexicans figure it out?". Stadistically, there are more mexicans that can speak fluent english with the actual accent (Gringo or British) than Gringos that can speak spanish with at least an understandable accent. And you have 5 times the the people that Mexico has, by the way; so it`s kind of sad.

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    Matti17 Male 18-29
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    October 3, 2006 at 10:49 pm
    If you guys think English or Mandarin are hard try Finnish :-/ :-/ :-/
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    spack12 Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 10:52 pm
    "I had to learn Madarin for a play once. the only line I remember is Ngoh Gok Dahk Qui Hou Tou Yim."
    "I speak Mandarin. That`s not Mandarin."

    No it is. They spelt it out for us so we could say it. Just it had alot accents everywhere, but I dont know how to make those. It means I dont like that woman. Its a line from the play "Thouroughly Modern Millie" based on the movie.

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    Plat_Shadow Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 11:25 pm
    I`m not going to claim that English makes sense the majority of the time, but there is a reason for the pronunciation difference in the example you gave, Herukhel. Arkansas & Kansas are both states that got their names from Native American languages. However, they were two different tribes, hence the pronunciation difference. Sioux and Quapaw, I believe, if it matters.
  76. Profile photo of DoughnutBoy
    DoughnutBoy Male 13-17
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    October 3, 2006 at 11:33 pm
    Well..im a native speaker....and i didn`t understand a few of those....i gotta get my head out of my ass.
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    Giant Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2006 at 12:38 am
    Once I read an article which stated that the award for the most difficult language to speak goes to Poland. And the hardest language to write is one of those far east countries (Japan, China, Koreas... can`t remember). And the most horrible grammar can be found in Finland. Considering this you can`t actually tell which language is the hardest. Still one thing is certain - it isn`t english...
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    reb0rn4never Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2006 at 1:12 am
    lol overmann...
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    nerb Female 18-29
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    October 4, 2006 at 1:51 am
    Isn`t this a repost?
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    Maelstrom_x Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2006 at 1:52 am
    What`s English?
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    BigBonny Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2006 at 4:17 am
    I wouldnt be able to teach someone the difference between "wrote" and "written" in easy terms, as I dont fully know myself! I know when to use them but cant explain the difference between them.

    and there`s that line in Phantom of the Opera, "and what is it that we`re meant to have wrote? ...written..."

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    nickbrick Male 13-17
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    October 4, 2006 at 1:07 pm
    MEH. Then why shouldn`t the shortest sentence be in greek.

    Meaning "I live"
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    mise Female 18-29
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    October 4, 2006 at 1:23 pm
    thank god english is my first language!
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    7451 Male 70 & Over
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    October 4, 2006 at 3:22 pm
    Suckiest link ever.
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    budsbd Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2006 at 5:21 pm
    English is easy! German is hard... In English, the definite article is always "the". In German, there`s der (masc), die (fem), and das (neutral). And then comes den (akk der), dem (dativ der/das), der (dativ die), des (genitiv der/das), der (genitiv die)... And that`s the article alone, you still have to change the adjectives, and, sometimes, the noun! By far the hardest grammar I have ever seen in Western languages..

    Besides, everyone starts learning English from a very young age. And we`re bombarded with American culture. There`s just no way around it - eventually, you will get good at it.

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    AFTERSHOCK Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2006 at 5:33 pm
    IT`S WAY EASIER TO LEARN ANOTHER LANGUAGE AT A YOUNGER AGE.

    I WATCHED THIS BADASS MOVIE LAST NIGHT THAT MADE ME WANT TO LEARN JAPANESE. I JUST GOTTA GO TO JAPAN!!!
    TOKYO DRIFT WAS THE SH`T!!!

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    Manicstoive Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2006 at 7:32 pm
    A Russian came to England once, and desparately tried to learn the English language. He gave up when he saw a newspaper headline that read `Fete Pronounced Success!`


    Sorry.

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    smort Male 18-29
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    October 4, 2006 at 7:52 pm
    hehe, took me a while to get that - d`uh.

    `wrote` is more of a distant past form of write, whereas `have written` is used in the very recent past - eg, `i wrote a letter last Monday`, and, `i have written the letter - now where did i put the envelope?` OR `Did you write the letter on Monday?`(equivalent to `Wrote you the letter on Monday?`) and `Have you written the letter yet?`

    at I think that`s the difference... :S

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    nicole_xo Female 13-17
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    October 4, 2006 at 8:56 pm
    Oh my God! I love how I totally understand this and a non-native speaker would be like "Wtf?!" or however that say it in their country..
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    Pepsic91 Female 13-17
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    October 5, 2006 at 9:21 am
    I think english is the easiest language on earth. Try finnish, it`s much more difficult (My mother language) even most finnish people can`t speak it correctly :-)
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    cinamon707 Male 13-17
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    October 5, 2006 at 4:06 pm
    I heard Finnish was easy...i dunno where though. Because it sounded the way it was spelt.
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    VVIsGod Male 13-17
    53 posts
    October 5, 2006 at 4:22 pm
    Latin isn`t too hard. Some of the Latin vocab is easy because English has some very similar words.

    Although, you have to make sure you have all the right forms of words in Latin, which can get very confusing. Also, putting things in different tenses can be confusing. However, the whole pronoun system in English isn`t flawless. Very... irregular. At least in latin you have the verb endings o/m, s, t, mus, tis, nt for almost all verbs, excluding sum (I am) and words derived from sum (possum, for example). It`s easy once you have the hang of it, and it eliminates the need for order in sentences.

    Yeah.

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    VVIsGod Male 13-17
    53 posts
    October 5, 2006 at 4:38 pm
    Oh. Yeah. I (With a macron) would be a sentence in Latin. It is a command to "go". It is pronounced like a long e.
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    monert Female 18-29
    799 posts
    October 5, 2006 at 5:31 pm
    If English wasnt my native language I dont think I would ever learn it.
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    17945 Male 18-29
    725 posts
    October 8, 2006 at 3:59 pm
    Same here, monert.

    Lol, German is way easier than English, IMO. Even though I am a native speaker of English...

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    MJacobs Male 13-17
    32 posts
    October 9, 2006 at 11:39 am
    ha english is the easiest language in the world
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    Eternally Male 13-17
    114 posts
    October 9, 2006 at 1:04 pm
    Lol @ the pluperfect subjunctive.

    I love French.

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    Twistednashi Female 13-17
    156 posts
    April 20, 2007 at 4:13 pm
    Yeah that would be hard to understand...

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