Story I learned to speak fluent Spanish in 1 year (700 hours). Story/AMA

moggie

Active member
IMO Spanish is probably easiest to learn and most useful (I did a bit on duolingo and it seems very easy to pick up).

I learned some French due to growing up in Canada so I could probably pick it up quicker due to the constant exposure.
What did you find to be the most challenging parts of learning a romance language? Is it the grammar / gender / word order?
 

fatchadlitecel

Gymcel coper
What did you find to be the most challenging parts of learning a romance language? Is it the grammar / gender / word order?
With French the word order and gender conjugations are a bit confusing/annoying because it seems vocabulary based rather than rules based.

Spanish doesn't really have word order issues as much but it seems to be more gendered. So overall as long as you learn the vocab I think Spanish is probably easier. Also Spanish speakers are probably not going to shit on you for having the wrong accent.

If you speak French with the wrong accent (Parisian in Quebec or vice versa) the locals seem to treat you like an Anglo shitter regardless.
 

fjor2096

Well-known member
which category I language is the best to learn first?

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Spanish and French are the most useful, however French takes a few hundred more hours to learn than Spanish due to liasons + not being as phonetic as spanish. For geomaxxing purposes Spanish is best followed by Portuguese (Portuguese is slightly hard, although probably not that noticable -- they have a few more verb conjugations that in Spanish are archaic or only used in literature).
 
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