Japanese has a reputation for being one of the hardest languages to learn. It has over 500,000 words in its dictionary (whereas English has 171,146 words) and uses three different alphabets.
So, how long does it take to become fluent in Japanese? Like with every language, it depends. What is your experience with languages? What do you consider fluency to be? How much time can you commit to learning Japanese? If you want to become fluent in Japanese in two years, you’ll need to spend around five hours a day studying!