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How Hard Is It To Learn Spanish? - Articles Surfing
One of the things that turns a lot of people off learning a new language is worrying about how difficult it is going to be. And, depending on the language, this can be an issue. Not all languages are created equal. Fortunately for you, learning Spanish is not rocket science. Yes, it will take effort and commitment, but, for an English speaker, Spanish is one of the easier languages to learn.
For starters, if you haven't already realised, English and Spanish use the same alphabet. This is due to the Roman invasion of most of Europe. So, from day 1, you'll be able to read Spanish easily. While there are a couple of minor differences, it doesn't take more than a couple of minutes to learn all these. Compare this to learning a language like Chinese, with tens of thousands of different characters!
Secondly, a lot of words are similar looking or sounding. You'd be surprised to know how many words are very similar and this makes learning a Spanish even easier. Imagine being able to start learning a language already having a vocabulary of a few hundred words. Due to Hispanic influence on Western culture, you may come to realise that English speakers are already using some Spanish words in conversation. Just another reason to breathe a sigh of relief.
Thirdly, Spanish is quite easy to pronounce. There are some sounds they have that English speakers don't, like the rolling r, but as a whole, Spanish is pretty phonetic. You would be surprised at how well you can already enunciate your words.
Another reason why Spanish is so easy to learn is the fact that there are so many opportunities for you to use it. With Spanish speakers approaching 30% in the USA, I'm sure you know some people who speak the language you are trying to learn. This means more people to practice with and as you know, practice makes perfect.
Ok, that's about it. If you're still worried about the difficulties involved with speaking Spanish, definitely get yourself over to my site where I can take you through the motions without the usual pains. Check the author bio for more details.
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