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I learnt Norwegian (and to lesser extent Danish) to good level within a couple of years and I am a bit over thirty. I had studied, but not learnt, Swedish earlier, and I did this while living in Denmark and Norway. My native language is Finnish, which is linguistically unrelated, but there are cultural ties and loan words. As such, it is certainly possible ...


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This answer is based on personal experience, so it's anecdotal and not based on scientific study. My mother and me both started learning Polish in 1991. I was 30 years old, she was 68, both having comparable intellectual capacity. Her learning of English and French had taken place decades ago, using methods far inferior to modern standards. So her thinking ...


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I’m closing in to half a century old. Started learning Japanese for fun last year. Took JLPT 5 after about 5 months of self learning using a few apps. Failed. I’m not sure I want to take it again. But I continued to learn using the apps till today. Coincidentally, I went Osaka for holiday last year. (It was not the reason I started to learn the language. ) ...


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I am 40 and have been learning Modern Hebrew for three years. I taught myself the alphabet and diacritics from books and apps, started learning the actual language about two weeks later, and have been practicing nearly every day since mid-2017. I am already able to have conversations with native speakers. I feel I'm much better equipped now to learn than I ...


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I'd say it is only too late to learn Japanese if you're at the very end of your life, such as if you have a terminal illness or serious health condition and only have a few months left to live. Japanese is a notoriously tough language to learn, and it's unlikely you would reap many of the benefits of it only putting in a few months of study. However, if you ...


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