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    I am a Native portugue speaker, I want to learn spanish, and I thought it was easy because it is similar to my language but I've been looking for recommendations and lots of people say it's really difficult
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    (Original post by lalaland09)
    I am a Native portugue speaker, I want to learn spanish, and I thought it was easy because it is similar to my language but I've been looking for recommendations and lots of people say it's really difficult
    Hi! A lot of people says Spanish is a difficult language to learn because it is! It's complicated, and any person telling you otherwise is not helping you. I think that when we start doing something we have to know in what we are getting into. So, yes, it's hard but not impossible, especially if you want to, and that's your case. Besides, I think it's a little easier for people who speak a language that comes from Latin such as Portuguese..
    My first language is Spanish and I started tutoring a few years ago to English speakers, if you enroll on a Spanish course or simply want some help with your Spanish, write me, I'm happy to help, absolutely free of course


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    no, no es dificil (don't murder me if that doesn't make sense I only started recently)

    if you speak portuguese u will find it easy I think spanish is the easiest of the "mainstream" european languages.

    edit - i mean in relative terms of learning a language btw. learning a language is hard in itself regardless of which one it is.
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    (Original post by TagridS)
    Hi! A lot of people says Spanish is a difficult language to learn because it is! It's complicated, and any person telling you otherwise is not helping you. I think that when we start doing something we have to know in what we are getting into. So, yes, it's hard but not impossible, especially if you want to, and that's your case. Besides, I think it's a little easier for people who speak a language that comes from Latin such as Portuguese..
    My first language is Spanish and I started tutoring a few years ago to English speakers, if you enroll on a Spanish course or simply want some help with your Spanish, write me, I'm happy to help, absolutely free of course


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    Oh thank you very much, and where are you from??
    my name is Leo by the way
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    (Original post by lalaland09)
    Oh thank you very much, and where are you from??
    my name is Leo by the way
    Nice to meet you Leo, my name is Tagrid. I'm from Venezuela, and you?


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    (Original post by Moura)
    no, no es dificil (don't murder me if that doesn't make sense I only started recently)

    if you speak portuguese u will find it easy I think spanish is the easiest of the "mainstream" european languages.

    edit - i mean in relative terms of learning a language btw. learning a language is hard in itself regardless of which one it is.
    Lol, It did make sense (I think) yes I know, I'm still struggling with english
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    (Original post by TagridS)
    Nice to meet you Leo, my name is Tagrid. I'm from Venezuela, and you?


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    nice 2 meet you too Tagrid. hey I'm from brazil!! It's right next to you
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    (Original post by Moura)
    no, no es dificil (don't murder me if that doesn't make sense I only started recently)

    if you speak portuguese u will find it easy I think spanish is the easiest of the "mainstream" european languages.

    edit - i mean in relative terms of learning a language btw. learning a language is hard in itself regardless of which one it is.

    Hola! ¿Y que tal te va con el español?


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    (Original post by lalaland09)
    nice 2 meet you too Tagrid. hey I'm from brazil!! It's right next to you
    Yes it is!! Awesome! What city? I've always wanted to go to Rio to the carnivals 😍. And do you want to study in the Uk? Why are you here in tsr?


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    (Original post by TagridS)
    Hola! ¿Y que tal te va con el español?


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    hola! puedo intender mucho pero no puedo hablar o escribir bien

    necessito apprender gramatica!
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    No, Spanish is not that difficult to learn. Like Moura above said, it's considered by most native English people to be an "easy" language to learn, but then most English people are monolingual and have no real concept of what is required to truly master a second language. As with any foreign language, you have to acquire a whole new grammar and vocabulary and true mastery will take years, regardless of natural ability.

    This said, you've clearly learned English to a high standard, and English is far 'messier' than Spanish. Spanish has phonetic pronounciation, which means you can pronounce any word purely from how it is written, and a lot of words will be similar to their Portuguese equivalents. The hardest part of Spanish for me is the little suffixes that add shade of meaning to a noun, e.g. -ito, -azo, though you probably have these in Portuguese too.

    My advice would be not to worry too much about what other people think, and get stuck in. You may want to stick to learning Peninsular Spanish though, as Latin American Spanish uses different nouns and grammar in some cases, and this can be confusing for a beginner.
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    (Original post by TagridS)
    Yes it is!! Awesome! What city? I've always wanted to go to Rio to the carnivals 😍. And do you want to study in the Uk? Why are you here in tsr?


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    nice 2 meet you too Tagrid. hey I'm from brazil!! It's right next to you
    you are both from amazing countries :love:

    i love brazilian portuguese!
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    (Original post by lalaland09)
    Lol, It did make sense (I think) yes I know, I'm still struggling with english
    haha well you are great at english so don't worry about that!
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    Yes it is!! Awesome! What city? I've always wanted to go to Rio to the carnivals 😍. And do you want to study in the Uk? Why are you here in tsr?


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    Well, you will want to kill me, I'm from rio hahahaha. Yes, I'm just starting to research about courses and requirements, and I am waiting to take the ielts!

    hey, and what about venezuela? how are things there? i've seen a lot of things in the news
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    (Original post by Moura)
    haha well you are great at english so don't worry about that!
    Thanks!! I hope ielts people thinks the same xd
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    you are both from amazing countries :love:

    i love brazilian portuguese!
    Thank you 😊 and where are you from?


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    (Original post by lalaland09)
    Well, you will want to kill me, I'm from rio hahahaha. Yes, I'm just starting to research about courses and requirements, and I am waiting to take the ielts!

    hey, and what about venezuela? how are things there? i've seen a lot of things in the news
    Whyyy hahahaha I will go someday! I know it. That's amazing, I hope you go to Manchester it's where I want to study! Btw undergrad or postgrad?

    About Venezuela its kinda sad.. I really love my country and its amazing, not just because I was born here but come on! See pics online and tell me it's not beautiful. But right now, there are a lot of problems, people fighting with militaries, and it's really dangerous. My family it's planning to move to chile or another Latin American country, and I want to go to study to uk.. so once again it's sad


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    No, Spanish isn't particularly difficult to learn. I took it to postgrad level and found it much simpler than either French or German.
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    (Original post by TagridS)
    Whyyy hahahaha I will go someday! I know it. That's amazing, I hope you go to Manchester it's where I want to study! Btw undergrad or postgrad?

    About Venezuela its kinda sad.. I really love my country and its amazing, not just because I was born here but come on! See pics online and tell me it's not beautiful. But right now, there are a lot of problems, people fighting with militaries, and it's really dangerous. My family it's planning to move to chile or another Latin American country, and I want to go to study to uk.. so once again it's sad


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    you are very welcome here in rio! undergrad!. probably manchester, you never know, london is overcrowded

    I'm really sorry about venezuela, it is sad and i know its beautiful, I've never been there but i have friends who have gone to the beaches and they say that they are stunning
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