When you start learning English, a lot of ideas come to your head. Is English easy or is not? Will I beable to learn English quickly? The truth is that ”English is actually the easiest language in the worldto learn” (Chad, RealLife) and I can list some reasons to tell you why.Even though it depends on people’s perspective, English has become a universal language (whichsurprises me because it is at the same level as Mathematics).
This had occurred because English isunderstood all around the world. ”English is the official language in 70 countries” which means thatthe 40% of the world speaks English (Carrion, Omniglot) and talking about numbers, that is a hugepercentage of people. This information may be not much related but thanks to the numbers we cansuppose that people in countries like India (that has an official language ”Hindi”) speak English notonly because the education is imparted in English, but also because it’s easier than the Hindi.(Wikipedia)Now, I will list some reasons why I consider English easy according to my experience.1. The AlphabetThis is the most important reason why I see English easy.
As a Spanish-speaker, sharing thealphabet with English-speakers has meant a lot of help to me. It may seem irrelevant. Even Iused to see it as an irrelevant ”help” but then I started to study Russian and I realized thevalue of sharing the same alphabet.2. Some Similar WordsIn English, we can find some words that are similar to the Spanish (In the written way) andsometimes, they sound pretty similar as in Spanish.
For example:English Word Spanish WordAdopt AdoptarCorrect CorrectoPerfect Perfecto3. English is everywhereYou can find English wherever you look at. Even in Latin Countries. Let’s suppose you arewalking at the mall, you can find ”Funky Fish”, ”Converse” ”Pizza Hut” and many othersshops that use English in their names. Also, if you enjoy music, you must have been realizedWorWods taken from https://sites.google.
com/a/email.edcc.edu/friedenson/espanol-spanish Words taken from: https://sites.
edu/friedenson/espanol-spanish/palabras- que-son- casi-iguales- en-ingls-y- espaol-words- that-are- almost-the- same-in- spanish-and- englishPauli 2that the music of the moment is in English, doesn’t matter if you like Rock, Punk, Pop,Electro, or any type of music. Most of them are in English.These situations help your brain to keep small words that we use in our daily-life. Someexamples of an adaptation of English words in our life are: ”couch”, ”manager”,”football”, and others.Now that English has become a universal language, it’s really important to learn it.
At leastthe basic things. English can open doors for you. It gives you the chance to study, work orlive abroad or even if you don’t want to leave your birth country, the fact of knowing Englishcan help you to receive an increase in your salary.In conclusion, English is not as difficult as we may think at the beginning. Actually, we livein an English environment, but we just don’t realize it yet. The most important step for us tounderstand English is just… start.