They can be but after practicing they can become simpler. Also knowing that alot of them deprives from Latin help cause if you learn Latin then you know where the other languages route words come from. =)
symbolic languages( I am thinking Oriental) are difficult because of the number of characters to learn. Even other non-symbolic languages, similar languages have more or less numbers of characters to learn, all are easier to learn, the earlier you learn them. in translation some phrases do not mean the same, you must learn the language from zero. a language you would learn easier would be one close to your ethnic culture.