Should I use the Spanish interface instead of English to learn other Romance languages?
Hi friends, I am learning French (mostly) and a little Italian through English. I am wondering if I can learn these Romance languages faster through Spanish (my mother tongue) instead, because of the similarities in grammatical structure and vocabulary. What are your experiences and/or recommendations on this? Btw, I am not worried about my English skills because I am fully fluent and I use it all the time, I just want to learn French as quickly as possible :) I'd appreciate your insights! Thanks! Gracias! Grazie! Merci beaucoup !
Yes, it'd probably be faster for you. The grammar translates better, and you'll pick up on both shared vocabulary and false friends more easily.
Maybe that's not a problem for Spanish, for to me, as a European Portuguese native speaker, it's a nightmare to learn any language through Portuguese in Duolingo - it's Brazilian Portuguese, and the grammar and vocabulary allowed in the answers aren't flexible enough for Portuguese speakers form Portugal to get it right :(