Hi there, I'm very interested in languages, and especially in their phonetic aspects. I'm bilingual in French and English, although I do have more vocabulary in French since I've always studied in french. I also know a little spanish, and I'm learning swedish for the only reason that it just sounds beautiful. Anyhoo, I was wondering what you guys think is the hardest language to master in terms of pronunciation. Forget about grammar, vocab, reading, writing, etc. I think spanish is pretty easy to pronounce, since it has very little phonetic diversity, although it's sometimes spoken incredibly fast. But I think anyone can pretty much "imitate" a spanish accent fairly decently. English, on the other hand, and many germanic languages, is much more difficult to pronounce because of its many vowels and diphtongs. I also think french is very hard to pronounce, because it doesn't really sound like any other language. All of its vowels have this distinct "french" sound to them . I have yet to hear a non-native speaker pronounce french accuratly. Japanese is fairly easy to pronounce, except for the "u" sound which is quite tricky. Arabic just hurts my throat (and I lived 10 years in saudi arabia) Tell me what you think !