Past tense, present tense, future tense.. Is spanish the most complex language to learn?
I am sure, you have heard many times that #learningspanish is hard, the true is that learning a new language as an adult is just challenging.
We speak our mother tongue without thinking about the structure, tenses or vocabulary. It is natural, easy...simple!
Would you like to know, how you can make learning spanish feel the same way? We have some tips to help you.. Please keep reading!
Spanish is spoken by over 570 million people across the world. Over 480 million of these are native Spanish speakers and Spanish is the official language or official co-language of over 20 countries, including Argentina, Ecuador, Colombia, Mexico and Spain, It’s the third most spoken language in the world. According to a research conducted by TIME Magazine, spanish is the second fastest language, with a native speaker saying nearly 7.82 syllables per second and that is why understanding native speakers was the number one challenge for Spanish students. However, Japanese beats it to take the title of Fastest Spoken Language (just) with 7.84 syllables per second.
The result on this survey also mentioned that the hardest is the struggle to understand different Spanish accents. Good news! Not all countries have strong accents and Ecuador is one of the best places to learn spanish, due we speak relatively slow, clear and with less slang compare to Argentina, Chile, Colombia.
Tip number one: best countries to learn spanish in South America are Ecuador and Perú.
Tip number two: stop comparing! We know rules, tenses and vocabulary seem to be hard! But every language is complex in their own way. Let me explain by examples:
Spanish has many tenses, it is true but any language has too, english, french and german too. Lets elaborate, here some examples:
But please I do not want to confuse you, I just want to expose some facts that will make you understand that every language has a structure and the easiest way to learn it, is to accept and try to see your own language in a bigger picture. It means, try to understand you own language, identify the moments that you use different tenses and I sure to you, most of the time spanish uses the same structures.
Tip number three: when you read a book in your own spare time, in your own language, take time to figure out the tenses that it uses.
That will help you to understand it, and apply this new vision to learning spanish.
Later on, when you have improved your spanish skills, you can try spanish books, when you learn a new language, it opens up a whole new world of books, movies, songs, blogs – everything that you consume in your native language you can now do in a whole new language.
Tip number four: Getting a better insight into the culture… which opens up more doors for you!
Would you like to learn more tips? We are here to help you, I final tip:
Tip number four: Learn spanish in a relax atmosphere! so why not to come to learn spanish at the beach of Ecuador?
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