"Româna nu e o limbă ușoară."
Translation:The Romanian language is not an easy language.
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I disagree with this sentence. This is how it works for me: if I like and am enjoying the language, then it's not hard for me, as I struggle less and understand more. Since Spanish is my native language, it helps me a LOT with the Romanian pronounciation. More so when Romanian shares some words that look exactly or similar to my native tongue, French, and Portuguese. But I've learned NOT to treat it like my other 3 because the overuse of accents take some trial and terror. I noticed Romanian uses more accents than its family members (I'm guessing it's the borrowed Slavic influence but feel free to correct). Nothing I can't handle though, because I like the language. I'm sure I'll like visiting the country :)
I like and enjoy Romanian and Spanish is my second language, in which I'm not quite fluent but I am conversational. I thought this would help me learn Romanian fast but even though I quickly made lots of Romanian friends, I struggled and after spending the whole summer in Romania for three years in a row, I was still only at a basic tourist level. And I've lost most of that in the seven years since I was last here. I do a lot better in French, Italian, and Portuguese even though I spent a lot less time in those countries. Anyway I'm back and I'm trying it again (-:
I already know Spanish but find that even with just words from Latin, Romanian uses different roots for so many words that I was surprised how badly I did at Romanian compared to other Romance languages, despite easily making local friends and visiting three times for two or three months each time.
I agree that language is only difficult if you do not have a passion for it, or at least some interest culturally, or historically in which language is spoken. I have some remedial Spanish training from grade school, majored in Japanese and German in college, and move to Korea to teach English for 7 years with hardly any training in the language at all, but Japanese syntax and grammar greatly helped me in Korean. It's really all about whether or not you have an interest or find an interest in anything you learn as to whether your skills in that discipline will flourish. If you want to learn it, it becomes less and less difficult the more passionate you become.