Shoji Koh
What language is the most similar to English in terms of sound?

I'm planning to learn another language and I love English, so I guess a similar one will be more "fun" and encouraging.

Apr 13, 2014 3:29 PM
Comments · 5

The Germanic language is one of the Indo-European languages.

English, German, Saxon, Frisian, Luxembourgish, Dutch, Afrikaans, Scots, Danish, Faroese, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, French and Spanish come from the same family. So, these languages are somehow similar to the English language. I think, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian are REALLY similar to English and you wouldn't have problem learning these languages. They are almost the same.

April 14, 2014

Thank you for the suggestions but I was thinking of a more popular language, like German, French, etc.

I can't find any language school that teaches these you mentioned.

April 14, 2014

You mean the Celtic Gaelic language? That is not like English at all, I think?

April 13, 2014

Try Irish! :-)

April 13, 2014

Frysian, but it is only spoken by about 300000 people.

April 13, 2014
Shoji Koh
Language Skills
English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Learning Language
English, French, Spanish