> Hey, I was wondering what you people think is the hardest
> language to learn
> (of the languages you know).  I've heard Hungarian is hard
> (of course I don't
> know any one who speaks Hungarian)?  Of course I would be
> wondering from an
> English point of view.

I wouldn't call it hard from my Russian point of view.
Fascinating, yes.

> Also- are Chinese languages hard?

I've never found Chinese particularly hard.
User friendly would be the right word :-)

>  Are there many similarities between
> Cantonese and Mandarin?

Yes, the writing system :-)
Well, the grammar of the two is more convergent than the sound.

Just a side-question: which of the Southern dialects is commonly known
as Cantonese? Min?