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Is it easy to learn Spanish?

I want to learn Spanish student education learning but It is really hard and not really easy to understand

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Vineeth’s Answer

Spanish has its difficult points and its easy points for an English speaker. I’d say it’s easier to learn Spanish to a basic level where you can communicate with people, as a tourist or hold a simple conversation, once you want to progress past that it gets difficult and if you want to really master it, it’s as difficult as any other European language.

Things which make Spanish relatively easy at a basic level:

* Pronunciation - pronunciation is entirely predictable from spelling and the rules aren’t difficult.
* Vocabulary - A lot of English vocabulary is from Latin and it’s actually very easy to guess what a lot of Spanish words mean.It´s not hard to guess.

It´s easier to make initial progress in Spanish compared to most other languages, particularly French with its pronunciation difficulties and German or Russian with their complex grammars. However, to get past a basic level and progress to an intermediate or advanced level is going to take a LOT of work, same as any other language.
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Lesa’s Answer

I found starting taking Spanish in middle school and continuing through college was a good path. Joining outside groups to practice speaking is also helpful. I would also suggest listening to podcasts, watching common movies in the language you are trying to learn and reading books (even if it is Children's books) is helpful.
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Gloria’s Answer

Hi Marie,

Learning a new language can be challenging. I would recommend taking it in school if at all possible. Why? Learning with other people will actually help you learn the language better. It is one thing to read it and write it. That is you talking to you. Speaking to others will require you to put the words into different combinations that you may not have learned in school. Plus your classmates know where you are in the study. Some of it is the same memorization that you did with English, like learning the alphabet and counting to 100. Other elements are harder, like learning a complete sentence. Spanish is particularly challenging to English speakers because some words in Spanish are considered male and some are considered female. The word "the" in English has no gender. However, the word "the" in Spanish becomes "el" or "la" depending on the word. You will find that in most Spanish studies you will learn the combination. Like "el nino" (the boy) or "la nina" (the girl) which helps a lot. I would say that Spanish is like learning to dance, play a sport, or play music. It is a combination of learning the rules and practice.

I really believe that you will get a lot from learning Spanish. If you cannot take it in school, I would recommend a program like Rosetta Stone or some other tool that will allow you to learn Spanish a little bit at a time. Remember, no matter how much studying you do on your own, you need to practice your skills with someone who knows Spanish. That is when it will become easier and more fun.

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Carla’s Answer

Hi Marie,

I'm also interested learning Spanish and I started watching free online learning available in the web or maybe invest in books. In just a few days I actually learned few basic words! Awesome, right? When you find it interesting and you need to advance to the next level then try to check out formal courses online. My advise, start from baby steps and you don't have to pressure yourself too much. Good luck!
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Kimberly’s Answer

Starting something new is difficult, especially if it is learning a new language. I recommend starting off with the basic. Learning how to say "hello" and "goodbye." Try to use Spanish in your everyday life too but speaking with someone who knows the language or posting sticky notes on items around your house with the Spanish word. I also recommend downloading Duolingo if possible. It is a great app to start learning! Make sure to set some goals for yourself too on how much you want to study the language each week. Half an hour a day is best to start with. Also, understand you will be not an expert overnight. It will take practice and time to become fluent in the language. One day you will be with dedication to studying it! It's always hard starting but setting some goals and a schedule will help you a lot! ¡Buena suerte! (Good Luck!)
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Sheila’s Answer

Hi Marie:

Here's a good resource for you to start learning Spanish. Best of luck to you!

Sheila recommends the following next steps:

https://www.babbel.com/
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Waleed’s Answer

Spanish is my third language (I also speak Arabic) and I as well as experts I have spoken to believe it is one of the easiest languages to learn. The language is completely phonetic. Furthermore, it is a latin based language which will allow you to apply your knowledge of the English language to learn the language. I would also recommend learning Spanish because its highly practical. Spanish is one of the most common languages in the world (especially in the US) and Spanish speakers are highly sought after by employers.
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