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Frequently asked questions about learning Estonian

How Fast Can You Learn Estonian?

The Foreign Institute Service classifies Estonian as a category IV language, which means that it will take the average learner 1100 hours to reach proficiency. In other words, if you studied for two hours every day, it would take you 1.5 years!


Of course, the length of time it takes you to learn Estonian depends on a variety of factors, such as how much time and dedication you put into studying Estonian and your linguistic background.


If you want to learn conversational Estonian, like basic greetings, transportation vocabulary, and direction phrases, it will probably only take you a couple of months.


Interested in the Estonian language but don’t know how to start learning? Use the Ling app! With Ling, you can access over 200 Estonian lessons that cover all four language skills (reading, speaking, listening, and writing). The Ling app is the perfect one-stop shop for learning Estonian!

Is Estonian A Rare Language?

Estonian is the official language of Estonia with 1.1 million speakers. So, Estonian is not exactly rare to Estonians, but probably more for those living outside of Estonia or on the opposite side of the world.


However, experts classify endangered languages as those with one million or fewer speakers. With only 1.1 million Estonian speakers, the language might be endangered in the future.


If you want to learn one of the most beautiful languages alive today, then start with Estonian. Don’t worry if you don’t have the time or budget to spend on traditional Estonian classes. With the Ling app, you can learn everything you need to know about the Estonian language with fun, bite-sized lessons!

How Can I Learn Estonian On My Own

You can learn Estonian on your own so long as you stay motivated and use high-quality learning materials.


The first thing you should do if you want to learn Estonian by yourself is to figure out your learning style. For instance, are you an auditory or visual learner? This is important because the type of learner you are will dictate what learning materials you should choose.


No matter what type of learner you are, the Ling app can help! With over 200 Estonian lessons, from beginner to advanced, you can learn everything from new Estonian vocabulary and phrases to essential grammar tips and sentence structures. The app even has its very own AI chatbot for you to practice having conversations with and get feedback on your pronunciation!


Here are some additional tips to help you learn Estonian on your own:


  • Learn through immersion: If you can’t travel to Estonia, then expose yourself to Estonian media (podcasts, music, movies, radio stations, and news channels).
  • Practice speaking: Whether in your room or with a language partner, make sure that you never stop practicing new vocabulary or everyday phrases out loud.
  • Relate everyday experiences to the Estonian language: There are so many ways you can do this. For example, placing sticky notes on everyday objects with both their Estonian and native language name. Also, try thinking in Estonian as much as you can.
  • Never stop learning: There’s always more to learn when it comes to languages, even your native language! So, don’t let your fear of making mistakes prevent you from expanding your knowledge!
Is Estonian A Pretty Language?

Yes, Estonian is a beautiful language! In fact, Estonian won second in a competition for the most beautiful language in Northern Europe. Some say it’s because the language is smooth and pleasing to the ear.


One of Estonia’s most beautiful sayings is sõidan tasa üle silla which translates to “I’m quietly driving across the bridge”. What makes Estonian sound so beautiful is its use of long vowels and rhythmic words.


Want to learn the beauty of the Estonian language? With the Ling app, you can learn over 1000 vocabulary terms and phrases in Estonian through various interactive mini-games. It won’t even feel like you’re learning!