How about some Hungarian?

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Hungarian may be the most difficult language in the world for an English-speaker to learn, for a variety of grammar, spelling, and pronunciation reasons.

Hungarian: One of the Most Difficult Language for Foreigners to Learn  | One Hour Translation

So, let’s take a different tack this time around. What’s the hardest language in the world to learn for an English-speaker? While some might suggest Arabic or Cantonese, I would suggest that Hungarian (or Magyar, as the natives sometimes refer to it) is hands-down the most difficult language for an English-speaker to learn.

Sadly, the terror of Hungarian doesn’t end there – Hungarian is a very expressive language that relies on idioms more than other languages, meaning it seems like a secret code to newcomers. In addition to all those cases, there are also 14 different vowels, nearly twice as many in English, and this not only makes spelling and comprehension difficult, it means the words themselves are nightmares of unfamiliar appearance. Consider Italian or French: As you an English speaker, you might recognise many of the words in those languages by sight. This will not happen in Hungarian. Plus, there are two verb forms, the definite and indefinite, just to ensure you’re driven completely mad.

Source – onehourtranslation

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