"The Spanish language is not easy."
Translation:La hispana lingvo ne estas facila.
Guys if you reach a decent Esperanto level, I am more than sure that you will learn Spanish or Italian easily after.
Source: Native Spanish speaker, Esperanto is REALLY similar to Spanish and Spanish and Italian are almost the same, so, you should give them a try after learning Esperanto.
I have to say this: I perceive some sort of contempt in this kind of sentences. I hate it when esperantists start comparing all other languages with Esperanto, absurdly defending the idea that it's better than them... It's not. It's just another language, and all of them, dispite their difficulty, are beautiful.
It is an easier language than most. The simple pronunciation rules, lack of gender etc. take a lot of pressure off.
Idk I think that Esperanto exists to be easy to learn, and so it is easy to learn. That doesnt make other languages better or worse, or easier or harder to speak, it just means Esperanto does what it seeks to do. If you disagree, that's interesting, and I wouldn't mind hearing why, but I don't see why you should be annoyed at people saying that Esperamto is easy to learn.
The annoyance comes from the frequent over-playing of the "Esperanto is very easy and Language X is very hard" card. Not necessarily only in Duo, but elsewhere, especially in materials aimed at beginning Esperantists. Yes, Esperanto was designed to be easy to learn, but when presented as the above comparison it comes off as a little immature. It also ends up biting learners in the rear when they run into aspects of the language tbey find more difficult to learn.
Take it easy, it is just a sentence, and many people (Esperantist or not) say it.
I've never felt that way about Spanish, if it was that hard I would've never became a language nerd in the first place!
the meaning of it might be similar, but to be precise there is a difference: malfacila = difficult / ne facila = not easy
I would assume it's specific, since "La hispana lingvo estas malfacila" directly translates to "Spanish is difficult".
Oh, that's true! Spanish is a very difficult language. I'm a native spanish speaker, but I have to say that the verbal tenses are difficult for us, so I understand spanish learners perfectly.
It is difficult if you do not review and practice your own grammar. Practice,practice, practice...