Jan 10, 2006, 7:49 PM
Post #19 of 21
Ok You folks. Help me here. German, Dutch, and Swedish all seemed pretty close, in fact after learning Dutch, I did not find German that hard to learn.
Spanish French, Italian, etc all seem pretty close. Learn one and the next is easier to learn.
English seems somewhere in-between, not close to any of the above languages
To an English speaking person, Spanish seems easier to learn than German, at least that is what we were all told in high school when we were given the choice of Spanish or German. (We were living South of SF in Atherton)
Now it seems to me that English has just as many words in common with Spanish as it does with German. (I speak all three languages, none, I say again, none of them well)
Are you folks serious, do you find English closer to German than Spanish? I find English very much in the middle, half way between the two languages.