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The US Foreign Service Institute doesn't rank German as particularly hard to learn for native English speakers, but I did note that it gets a whole category all to itself.

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Re^7: PBP in German out of print - solutions?
by LanX (Archbishop) on Sep 14, 2017 at 19:37 UTC
    German preserves a lot of old grammar like 4 cases (think Latin) that English lost after the Norman conquest. (Try to read the beowulf saga to see what I mean)

    But it's more consistent with less exceptions than English and has simpler tenses.

    I heard linguists saying that learning perfect German is easier than perfect English.

    Unfortunately it's also mostly taught like Latin in school with endless grammar lessons.

    I spend much time learning Russian grammar and can sympathize how painful this can be.

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