I basically agree with this.
(Original post by helzz94)
From my experience, it's fairly easy to begin with German, as a lot of words are similar to English and the spelling is pretty straight-forward. But as you get into more complicated grammar it can get pretty tough.
Spanish can be difficult to get into, with the three different verb endings and all the irregular verbs. But once you get past that it gets easier, as the grammar is similar to English and for a surprising amount of vocab it's just a matter of switching a few letters around and saying it in a Spanish accent (but sadly not for the majority!)
If you struggled with French maybe you'd be happier with German, as it's (obviously) a Germanic language as opposed to a romantic one. Spanish actually seems like a much simpler version of French (although I've never really studied French) so you might find it easier, but either way you should be able to learn a fair amount over the summer if you're dedicated enough
If you didn't like French it's most likely that you don't like Spanish either. They have some similarities as the verb endings, vocabulary and all that.
On the other hand, German has this handicap of the declinations. I don't know if you would find easier to get used to those.
Last edited by r4ndom; 16-06-2012 at 21:50.