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The hardest part of starting Spanish
As a native Spanish speaker learning other languages, I often struggle with some characteristics of my target language that makes more difficult to sound natural when speaking. Let's take pronunciation as an example: there are some sounds that I'm not used to pronounce in my mother tongue (those soft 'r' sounds in English and French that make me think twice before pronouncing the more familiar, strong palatal spanish 'rrrr').
But, if it is difficult for me, for Spanish learners must be difficult too.

So tell me, which parts of Spanish learning do you struggle the most with? Grammar tenses? Or maybe vocabulary?
Apr 26, 2020 5:24 PM
Comments · 5
Indeed, seems that the different tenses are kind of a headache. As a native I grew with them naturally, but at first sight 'tengo' and 'tendré' are written in a similar way and may be easily switched. While learning French it was also difficult for me to learn from heart the different tenses, although the grammar structure is much alike Spanish.
As for the different use of 'vosotros' and 'ustedes' in different countries, it adds another problem. 'Ustedes' is a more formal way to say 'vosotros', but I know that it can also be used in not so formal contexts depending on the country.
April 26, 2020
Tenses. Yo tengo is easy, yo tenía is manageable but yo tendre is something I can never remember. For other pronouns it's even worse. Moreover, since I leaned Latino Spanish, I have very little idea of the vosotros forms of the verbs. The good part is the pronunciation, it never gave me any trouble.
April 26, 2020
Even basic expressions differ in Latin America. In some parts they say que pena llegar tarde instead of perdón por llegar tarde. I was surprised when I first saw that.
April 26, 2020
Sin duda, el idioma ruso es un reto. Todavía no he aprendido un idioma que tenga un alfabeto diferente al latino.
April 26, 2020
Me gusta aprender idiomas y español es relativamente fácil. Ahora intento aprender ruso y eso es más difícil, particularmente porque tiene un alfabeto diferente y la pronunciación es también muy diferente.
April 26, 2020
Sonia
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English, French, Spanish
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