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1. Posted by Lucyc55 (Full Member 63 posts) 9y

People have asked me whether I think spanish or English is easier to learn, and I think, along with most people I've asked that Spanish is easier.

But what do you guys think? What is the easist language to learn, Spanish, English or something else?

2. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 9y

I definitely would not think English. Check this out (originally posted by Cupcake):

Reasons why English is so hard to learn....

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.
2) The farm was used to produce produce.
3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.
4) We must polish the Polish furniture.
5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.
6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert.
7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.
8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.
9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.
10) I did not object to the object.
11) The insurance was invalid for the invalid.
12) There was a row among the oarsmen about how to row.
13) They were too close to the door to close it.
14) The buck does funny things when the does are present.
15) A seamstress and a sewer fell down into a sewer line.
16) To help with planting, the farmer taught his sow to sow.
17) The wind was too strong to wind the sail.
18) After a number of injections my jaw got number.
19) Upon seeing the tear in the painting I shed a tear.
20) I had to subject the subject to a series of tests.
21) How can I intimate this to my most intimate friend?

3. Posted by Wocca (Inactive 3745 posts) 9y

Quoting Lucyc55

People have asked me whether I think spanish or English is easier to learn, and I think, along with most people I've asked that Spanish is easier.

But what do you guys think? What is the easist language to learn, Spanish, English or something else?

On a serious note, I've often been told that Spanish is a lot easier to learn than English. Perhaps there are too many inconsistencies in English. Of course, it is a mixture of other langauges (mostly European).

Of course, Spanish is one of the romance languages (as in Roman & Latin)

4. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 9y

I would also like to know the EASIEST to learn. They all seem so difficult to me. German has the immposible grammer and gender stuff (one word can have like 20 different variations). English we've sort of talk about the lack of consistancy. The languages with other alphabets, forget it.

My GUESS would be that Spanish is one of the easier languages to learn.

5. Posted by ChIqUiTtA (Respected Member 278 posts) 9y

I am studying French in school, and I've also been trying to teach myself Spanish. Between the two, Spanish seems so much easier! (Perhaps it's because I already have the background in French, but it seems a lot easier to comprehend...) Also, alot of my friends who have switched from French to Spanish, say that Spanish is alot easier... but who knows!!;)
Lauren

6. Posted by el.moe (Full Member 111 posts) 9y

i think just to learn some basics of a language english is quite easy. after a couple of months you'll be fine and you can small-talk to everybody. the reason therefore is probably because its THE world language and its all the time around us, so we are all a bit used to it.
but as well the grammar isnt very difficult.

with spanish ( its like portugues and thats what i learnt ) the first couple of months studying the grammar and some vocabulary are hard, because its different from your motherlanguage.

But to speak a proper spanish is easier than a proper english. The english has a lack of rules, that the spanish does not have. that makes it quite difficult for the student to be fluent.

i think thats also the point why learning german is difficult. it takes a long , hard and difficult time to study all the 100000s grammar rules, but as soon as you have them all learnt you speak a very good german.

moritz

7. Posted by Miska (Budding Member 29 posts) 9y

I definitely agree with you, Moritz. German language with its thousands rules (like you wrote) is difficult, really difficult, but it needs just time to understand it and the effect will come

Miska

8. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 9y

Couldn't you German guys just do away with all that Gender stuff. Just make all nouns Neutral and with the same endings...Please

9. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 9y

Icelandic has the gender thing as well and we have 4 conjugations of every noun, most of which are irregular.

10. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 9y

Quoting angela_

Icelandic has the gender thing as well and we have 4 conjugations of every noun, most of which are irregular.

Wow...remind me not to try and learn Icelandic.

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