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Some languages are more based on syllables than English, like Portuguese for example.

When I was first learning English, being a portuguese speaker, I thought it would be easy to learn english, I just had to know the english syllables and translate words syllable by syllable. To my dismay, not only that doesn't work, english barely has a concept of syllables that makes any sense.

So I wonder if languages that are have more phonetic writing like Korean for example, have better readers than other languages.

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