A person who knows English wants to learn one of the foreign languages like French, German or Spanish. Which language is easier to learn?
- bluebellbkkLv 75 months ago
Studies have shown that an English speaker can get further in Spanish in a certain period of time than in French or German. Grammar, spelling and pronunciation are all generally simpler in Spanish in the early stages.
- Big MamaLv 65 months ago
I'd say they're equally difficult for an English speaker.
German belongs to the same language family as English, but their grammar, syntax and vocabulary are substantially different. On the other hand, French and Spanish are classified into a different language family, but Old English borrowed thousands of Latin and French words due to historical reasons. However, modern English core vocabulary, grammar and syntax are still somewhat closer to those of other Germanic languages. Germanic and Latin-based languagues are all Indo-European, which means they're more similar to one another than any of them is to languages like Arabic, Chinese, Basque, Yoruba or Japanese.
- Don VertoLv 75 months ago
Basic Spanish is pretty easy. French might be a little closer to English.
German grammar is complicated.
- LônLv 75 months ago
In my opinion....Spanish, although I prefer Portuguese myself.
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- ZirpLv 75 months ago
For the AVERAGE native speaker of English, German is a little more work than French or Spanish - 750 hours of class vs 600. Esperanto is even easier (150 hours...)Source(s): US Foreign Service Institute
- CatherineLv 75 months ago
It's personal / depends on people: certain will tell you it's German, some other French, etc...
- Anonymous5 months ago
German is more closely related to English than French or Spanish.
- vulcan_alexLv 75 months ago
Spanish is in my view the easiest and for US people the most useful.
- wobafettyLv 65 months ago
I'd say Spanish is the easiest.
- GregLv 75 months ago
Spanish, then French, then German. Grammar is the primary difference.