About fifty million people speak Polish, making it the third most widely spoken Slavic language after Russian and Ukrainian. Polish is a West Slavic language, which means its’ much more similar to Czech and Slovak than it is to Eastern Slavonic languages Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian, or to Southern Slavonic languages like Serbian, Croatian, Slovenian, Bulgarian and Macedonian. Of course Americans can learn to speak Polish, but there are many unfamiliar cases and pronunciations. Is Polish truly one of the world’s hardest languages to learn? (Watch out, Hungarian!)


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