im in a tough spot
so i am moving on to my second language but i dont know if it would be a good idea to learn French after Spanish. I do know that words in latin languages are alike but are Spanish and French so alike that i would get some words mixed up? im asking you guys to help me out with this decision because this means a lot to me and i am just confused.
Maybe laddering your languages will help. Instead of doing French for English speakers, try doing French for Spanish speakers next.
That is how I am learning French. It gets a bit tough, because when you go to the sentence discussions for clarification and follow a helpful link, you come to a grammar page on the 'net where the French grammar is explained in detail... in Spanish.
Be prepared to go more slowly because you'll make lots of mistakes in both the French and the Spanish. Subjunctive is difficult because the rules are not exactly the same (French invokes subjunctive sometimes where Spanish would just use the indicative) and the rules for the imperative (commands) are a little bit different.
I like it, though, because I know me and if I tried to learn French for English speakers my Spanish would suffer too much.
People often go to university and double major in Spanish/French. I spoke with one today.
I started learning French awhile ago, and I have not had any problems so far. There are some words that are similar, but not enough to get confusing. Spanish and Italian might get confusing if you are learning them at the same time, as they are very similar, but not Spanish and French.
There's enough similar vocabulary that you'll have a head start, but I think they're different enough that you won't get confused, especially if you do one after the other, rather than both at the same time.
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