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How Complex is German, compared to English and Portuguese?

German isn’t among the top ten most difficult languages to learn, but it also doesn’t rank among the easiest.
If you want quick response to the question of whether learning German is really as difficult as you’ve heard, the answer is both yes and no.
Too many German words to remember? False
The longest word in the German lexicon, “Aufmerksamkeitsdefizit-Hyperaktivitätsstörung” (ADHD), is probably not the best place to start.
Looking at the words that make up lengthier words is the key to mastering them.
In English, the two components of word are frequently separated by space or hyphen.
All sections are often spelled together in German.
For illustration:
Busfahrer vs. bus driver
This implies that making up new German words by merging two existing ones frequently succeeds.
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