https://www.duolingo.com/Heidi_Meehan

which language??

Do you guys think Irish is harder than Spanish or vice versa? (sorry I'm a bad speller) :)

1 year ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/CillianH2002

Im irish, I learn it in school but I use duolingo for some Spanish. So far I would say that learning irish is harder, if you are learning it from scratch anyway, ive been learning it in school for years and I still get confused lots haha

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Qiunnn
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Irish has a lot of grammar that is very different to Enlgsh so if that is your native language you may find it more difficult than spanish, it is however very interesting

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
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Irish is harder than Spanish overall IMO. Not just the pronunciation but the grammar too.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Mr_Eyl
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The great thing about Irish pronunciation is that it's regular- once you learn the rules, you're all set. It's harder to learn how to pronounce English properly. :)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Myah061

Irish is harder than spanish, and don't worry I'm a bad speller too.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gc49k
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When eavesdropping, perhaps at a busy bar or pub, Irish sounds somewhat like English. I didn't intend to eavesdrop, rather the ambient chatter caught my attention.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/varigby
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Are you sure they were speaking Irish Gaelic? Or do you mean they were speaking an Irish variety of English?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gc49k
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Well...it was an Irish pub in San Francisco, CA, USA. Not sure, but some of the words were so close to English. That's what caught my attention.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/varigby
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Could well have been English with an Irish accent! Are you familiar with Irish English? It's just there are not THAT many Irish speakers around. OR they might have been English even - many Irish would not be seen dead in an Irish pub overseas! It's just that Irish gaelic and English really don't sound anything alike at all. Anyway, who knows for sure!?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/EliasPitts

Of course Irish does NEVER sound like English. It is much different!

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/gc49k
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More so than Spanish, i think

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DragonPolyglot
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Did it sound something like this?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZV7Rb2bAIc

If not it probably was Irish English.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/toggitang22

Spanish is a relativity not too hard language to learn. What's hard for me is the masculine and feminine forms.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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Spanish is easier, especially if your native language is English, or any romance language.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Woof.
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Also, I can't find any mistakes with your spelling.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/betarage
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I would say Irish is harder the words in Celtic languages are very hard to pronounce and since Irish is a minority language there are not a lot of resources i can't think of any Irish youtube channels or tv shows with Spanish it was easy for me to find stuff outside of duolingo to help me out but if i would do Irish i would end up being stuck after im done with duolingo i would go sa far as to say that Spanish is the easiest non Germanic language to learn if you know English.

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/-.Edwin.-
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"...i would go sa far as to say that Spanish is the easiest non Germanic language to learn if you know English."

Do you mean that German would be easier to learn for an English native speaker than Spanish?

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/betarage
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Yes German is easier here are a lot of similar words to English dutch and Swedish and Norwegian are even easier

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bailey187334

I am a bad speller too. I think Irish is harder than spanish. ( I HAVE NOT TRIED IRISH)

1 year ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Bailey187334

Do you think chinese is harder than japanise or japanise is harder? BAD SPELLER!!!!!

1 year ago
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