World's Hardest Languages to Learn
"Arabic, because it is a language which requires you to learn how to write and read opposite than you are accustomed to (right to left rather than left to right), the sounds are guttural and you have to learn new annunciation for the language.
I studied the language for a little over a year, 5 days a week, eight hours a day at the Defense Language Institute until I was "proficient." I then lived in Cairo for three years, where I became much more proficient in conversational Arabic (Egyptian Dialect) "- Michelle M. Friedman
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