Starting out is the Hardest Part, but I will Learn... Right??? :)
So I have always been taught Spanish since 1st. grade, so it seemed natural to add that course. However, I added Polish because it is what I am most genetically made-up of. When I started, the easiest words in basic had me mixed up just spelling them because the sounds do not matches like English and Spanish. I am understanding it slowly, but I was wondering if anybody else has had the same problem. I know it is challenging, but I will stick to it. It just takes patience, Right? :)
Hey! I'm kinda new at this but, I started Swedish and German a year ago and I'm chugging along. I just started Irish yesterday and I started at the hardest part too. If you wan any help, let me know and I will be more than happy to! Plus, I live in the middle of no where and I might have to get back to you later. But I'm on here everyday and I will check if anyone needs help. Bye!
Well, languages that don't share roots with english I find harder. I tried learning arabic, and learning the words is difficult when a very high percentage of them do not have a connection to english. Polish has a lot of things that aren't similar to english, and it will be harder than Spanish for you.
Hey Clark. Chapman! Hey I saw your message and I will be happy if you ask me questions! Just to let you know that I take Swedish, German, and just starting Irish. I hope that I can learn lots more to help people! Talk to you later! Bye! ~Kaylee Marie the Star Wars Nerd! lol:)
I had the exact same issue when I started Polish. It was really difficult for me, because the words were so very different from anything in English or French. Plus, there are all those glorious consonant clusters in Polish, and diacritics/ accents. But I let myself go really slowly and repeat things whenever necessary. And, yes, things do start to click. Spanish and German will always be easier and more "natural" for me, but I'm making slow but steady progress with Polish. (Special bonus: Polish is, IMO, the most difficult of the Slavic languages to learn, but once you know one, you have a major head start on learning any of the others.)