Top 5 complicated languages of the world that are incomprehensibly difficult to learn

For English speaking natives, there are many languages in the world that can look and sound like hieroglyphics or some kind of undecipherable code. However, some are comparatively easier than others. While French, Spanish and even German and Italian for that matter are considered easier to learn depending on one’s ability to understand complexities of a language and its nuances.

Some of these difficult languages are so because they need one to memorize a lot of characters or have incomprehensibly difficult words to pronounce.

Here is a list of some of these complicated to learn languages:

Persian

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Chiefly spoken in countries like Afghanistan and Iran, this is a language spoken by more than 100 million people worldwide and has its origins in Indo-Italian influence. Though for Arabic and Urdu speakers, speaking in Persian may just be a way of life or an inspiring code of conduct but for native English speakers, only because the language is grammatically different from English, French or other European languages. There are different versions of the language with different alphabets used for different dialects as well as a right to left Perso-Arabic script that one needs to follow in a calligraphic Persian writing.

Afrikaan

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This is a language that originated in West Germany and is the native language for South Africa, Zimbabwe and Namibia among some others. Though the language bears some similarities with Dutch dialects, Afrikaan is a language with its own set of rules, grammar and complexities.

Korean

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Korea being a country marking its own significance in the world history, its official language is spoken roughly by more than 75 million people worldwide. However, a single sentence construction can seem to be the toughest task for a native English speaker. Both verbally and in the form of writing, Korean has different levels, a unique writing system and a vocabulary consisting of alphabets and syllables together, making it an unfamiliar, isolate sort of a script.

Sanskrit

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The origin of Sanskrit can be traced to an ancient period when neither Hinduism, Jainism, Buddhism nor Bengali or Thai existed. In fact, this is one language that is considered to be the mother of all these languages as all these languages extensively borrow some words from this language. Many old religious, philosophical and even historical texts in India are found to be in Sanskrit. Artists from ancient and even medieval periods are known to have created drama and poetry in this language.

Japanese

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The language for about 120-125 million people in the world, Japanese is deemed to be one of the most difficult to learn languages of the world, especially because of its unique script and honorific system. The Japanese culture adds more nuances to the language which makes it all the more difficult for a native English speaker to learn Japanese. The vocabulary and alphabets, both seem alien to English speakers as the characters have been taken from Chinese, another difficult language of the world that also includes different syllables.

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Cool facts you probably don’t know about fidget spinners

Hate them or love them, fidget spinners are the coolest gadgets of the moment. Whether you’re absent-mindedly twirling them or coming up with fun games for your friends, or even if you’re balancing them on the nose of your sleeping pet, these viral little spinners are ruling social media and millennials.

Behind the famed fidget spinner are fabulous facts you probably don’t know about yet –

Fidget spinners go way beyond just their basic three-sided design. Cooler, more high fashion varieties include many more arms, designs and even LED lights with Bluetooth technology. Instead of just randomly spinning it, you can listen to music and watch the trippy lighting blink along to the rhythm.

Fidget spinners remind us of how important social media marketing is these days. The creators began mass producing the thrifty device and advertising through their social media page. They even managed to collect a significant amount of money through popular crowdfunding site, Kickstarter. It is said that online searches for the device exceeded even Kim Kardashian and US President Trump!

And speaking of Kim Kardashian, the reality star is also cashing in on the trend. Her brand, Kimoji, began selling fidget spinners with the star’s face plastered on all three ends. Not only that, but she also has dollar sign ones at a higher price.

The product got a celebrity endorsement from none other than Goop founder, Oscar winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow. The sassy mother had given out fidget spinners on her son, Moses’ 11th birthday. Since then, its popularity has spread far and wide in Hollywood.

According to Forbes, fidget spinners are the latest office trend for 2017. Though schools have tried to get their students to concentrate more on studying and less on this distracting device, offices are an ideal place to spin away and pass the day!

Creator of the fidget spinner, Catherine Hettinger, was inspired to create a device after vacationing in Israel. She was made aware of children pelting passersby with stones, and decided to create something that would help them channelize their energy. And the trending device was born!

Significance Of July 4th – USA Independence Day

Independence day, better known as 4th of July, is a federal holiday in the United States. It commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence on 4th July, 1776 by the Continental Congress when thirteen colonies became the United States of America and stopped being part of the British Empire. The holiday is usually marked with big parades all over major cities, fireworks and all manner of celebrations. Many use this holiday to reconnect with family and friends by organising parties and different outings.

4th July Independence Day

Happy 4th of July!

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Lesser known facts

1. Independence was gained two days earlier on July 2nd, 1776. The Congress spent the two days debating and revising the Declaration of Independence before its signing.

2. Only a few members of Congress (if any) signed the Declaration of Independence on 4th July. According to historians, most of the signatories did not sign the Declaration until August 2nd, 1776.

3. The first draft by Thomas Jefferson was not in favor of slavery. Even though he owned slaves himself, Thomas Jefferson felt that slavery was against human rights. Delegates who owned slaves were opposed to freeing them and therefore the section did not make it to the final document.

4. over 150 million hotdogs are consumed on this day.

5. Three presidents namely, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams and James Monroe died on this day.

6. Calvin Coolidge Jnr., the 30th president of the United States was born on this day.

7. Philippines and Rwanda also celebrate holidays on July 4th.

8. Most flags and fireworks used on this day were made in China.

9. The National Anthem lyrics were set from an official song for a British club.

The 4th of July weekend is usually a big holiday and most US residents know it just for the big parades and parties. There are more facts to this day than many realise! Happy Independence Day to all Americans and we pray for PEACE!

5 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Spongebob Squarepants

When you were child (and even now as an adult) you may have loved your Spongebob Squarepants time on Nickelodeon. Bikini Bottom was the place to be! Though many cartoons have come and gone, Spongebob Squarepants remains the cartoon love of many people. Here we give you 5 Fun Facts You Didn’t Know About Spongebob Squarepants. Prepare to be amazed!

Krusty Krab is the joint of Bikini Bottom that serves up Kelp Fries and Krabby Patties. What are the patties made of btw? No, you don’t get cows down there, and munching on something fishy would mean that Spongebob and company were cannibalistic! So, when the creators were asked the secret ingredients, it was revealed that they are actually Vegetarian! PETA must be so proud of Mr. Krabs! Also, the shape of Krusty Krab resembles a lobster trap from Maine! Creative, isn’t it?!

5 Transcending Facts About The Universe

Man may have advanced in science and other fields, but we still haven’t been able to capture the entire expanse of the Universe. In infiniteness extends beyond the borders of our imagination as it stretches forth forever. Here are 5 Transcending Facts About The Universe:

4.20 Random Facts About Marijuana

Why 4.20? Because 420 would just be too much! Here are some Random facts about everyone’s favorite girl, Mary Jane…

4 ways animals display human emotions

Did you know that there is an emotional pattern noticed even in animals similar to human being hence making them intelligent in the animal kingdom. Let’s discover how some animals can display the same emotions as humans.

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1. Elephants mourn their dead – Did you know that just as human being feel deep & sad emotions on the death of a near & dear one, in the same, even elephants mourn over their dead. When elephants come across bones of their own kind lying around, they will gather around them and caress the skulls and tusks with their long, thick trunks.

Seventeen secrets about Beer revealed!!

After water and tea, beer is the most consumed beverage and number one alcoholic beverage consumed across the world. On an average an American consumes 23 gallons of beer in a year. Let’s find out the little know facts about beer.

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  1. The oldest written recipes of beer were discovered by human beings in a form of a song on a stone tablet over 5,000 years ago.
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  3. Beer is one of the oldest prepare beverage dating back to early Neolithic or 9500 BC.
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  5. George Washington, America President owned a brew house on the grounds of Mount Vernon.
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  7. According to Patrick McGovern, an archaeologist from the University of Pennsylvania it is believed that the Ancient Egyptian’s built the Pyramids under the influence. During his research he found out that workers a Giza received about four liters of beer a day.
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  9. In 1814 a huge vat ruptured in the parish of St. Giles resulting in flooding almost 400,000gallons of beer in several streets of London.
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  11. In 19th century in Munich, Germany nursing mothers would drink 7 pints of beer a day with a belief that this was required in order to breast-feed their children.
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  13. People in ancient Babylonians loved their beer a lot and were very serious about its brewing, if anyone brewed a bad batch, they would be punished which was, been drowned in that bad beer batch only.
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  15. Brewsters, was the first professional brewers, who were all women. The basic criteria to become a Brewsters were that, the woman had to be very beautiful.
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  17. Beer is derived from a Greek word “zythos”. The study of beer and beer making also has an official scientific name- Zythology. Once again derived from Greek words: “zytho”(beer) and “logos” (study).
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  19. Must have heard of different kinds of phobia related to water,darkness, height but ever hear of Cenosillicaphobia, it is a phobia of empty beer glass.
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  21. At present in the world there are more than 400 types of beer available. Belgium is the only country that has the majority of individual beer brands available.
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  23. Belgian’s “Vielle Bon Secours is the most expensive beer available in the world. One bottle of it costs approximately 1000 US dollars.
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    Expensive Beer in the world.

  24. Czech Republic was the most beer drinking country in the world, their incredible per capita beer consumption of almost 40 gallons a year. Since past 2 yrs Chinese have become the world no 1 with beer consumption of 350 million hectoliters. China has now become the fastest growing beer market in the world.
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  26. Beer has many health benefits, one of them as per a study published in American Journal of Epidemiology estimated consumption of one beer bottle a days reduces risk by 40% of getting Kidney stones.
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  28. Beer is rich in silicon that increases calcium deposits and minerals for bone tissue, thus strengthens the bones.
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  30. There is more in common between Beer and marijuana than one can think. Beer’s hops belong to the same family of flowering plants as marijuana.
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  32. Brewmeister´s „Snake Venom, a Scottish beer is world´s strongest beer. While a regular beer usually has about 5% ABV, this killer beer has a stomach-burning 67,5% ABV
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    Worlds strongest beer

 

 

 


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