https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Heidi_Meehan

which language??

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

August 9, 2017

21 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/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

August 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Qiunnn

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

August 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DragonPolyglot

Irish is harder than Spanish overall IMO. Not just the pronunciation but the grammar too.

August 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Mr_Eyl

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. :)

August 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Myah061

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

August 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gc49k

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.

August 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/varigby

Are you sure they were speaking Irish Gaelic? Or do you mean they were speaking an Irish variety of English?

August 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gc49k

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.

August 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/varigby

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!?

August 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/EliasPitts

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

August 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/gc49k

More so than Spanish, i think

August 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DragonPolyglot

Did it sound something like this?

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

If not it probably was Irish English.

August 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/toggitang22

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

August 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

Spanish is easier, especially if your native language is English, or any romance language.

August 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Woof.

Also, I can't find any mistakes with your spelling.

August 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/belstar128

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.

August 9, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/-.Edwin.-

"...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?

August 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/belstar128

Yes German is easier here are a lot of similar words to English dutch and Swedish and Norwegian are even easier

August 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bailey187334

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

August 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Bailey187334

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

August 10, 2017

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/SHANKARONS

i think Japanese is harder then Chinese UwU

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