@03yg It's hard for me too.(when approaching academically) I think it will be more difficult for foreigners because one single word or letter change meaning of word or sentence. I'm Korean, so I can catch a subtle difference, but it will be difficult for foreigners.
@03yg I don't think Korean is a particularly difficult language to learn compared to other ones as long as it's your mother tongue. Of course, it is difficult when you study it in-depth, but is there any language that isn't? However, I kind of understand how much it would be hard to learn it as your second language, especially for westerners. Because the same thing goes for me where I have encountered English since childhood and still have very poor English even after these 30 years. Although that might be because I have never really studied it. On the other hand, maybe it wouldn't be that hard for Japanese people. I once asked a friend of mine, who had lived in Japan for a while and is fluent in Japanese, how long it takes to learn basic Japanese enough to live in Japan, and she said it took her 3 months. So I guess it depends on your native language.
@medale Thank you, i got curious since i heard few koreans telling foreigners that korean can be a hard language to understand even as native speakers and since then I've been wondering if koreans truly approach korean as hard (even though is their own language) or if those especific people we're just being kind