Originally posted by robbie carrobie
Why is Spanish much easier to learn than French or German even though these form the basis of English. Spanish is by far the easiest language that I have attempted to date. Gaelic was the most difficult even more difficult than Urdu and that has an entirely different script.
1. Spellings are phonetic.
2. A previous romance language (French) makes the vocabulary easier.
I learned French, Latin, Spanish, Italian in that order.
(At very basic level I may add ... GCSE "O" levels in French & Spanish,
failed Latin, self-taught Italian)
Spanish and Italian are far easier than French.