Never touched Spanish, though I have poked at French. I’d imagine it’s just a lite version of French with less of a headache on pronounciation.
OOh, I sure had French in high school, so true about the hard pronunciation. Though it does kinda mess up my casual Spanish learning.
My history is unlucky, regarding foreign language option at schools… Didn’t have English 'til 4th grade, it’s always been that overrated German… I never liked it, no matter how much they forced me to learn it. Just because they’re my county’s neighbors, doesn’t mean I have ot learn it. Hate that idiotic mentality…
If English and Spanish are equally different in structure and all that linguistic fun stuff, wouldn’t it be just as hard for a native Spanish speaker to learn English as it would a native English speaker to learn Spanish? I don’t know how else you could quantify this.
I get a feeling, if your native is harder than foreign you learn, then the foreign will be easier. However if the foreign’s harder, compared to yours native, then prepare to die!
Thankfully my native, which is Polish, is hard as balls, you have genders/plurals and singulars/cases/time tenses for both verbs and nouns and some more convoluted declination. I cannot image how much torture it is for outsiders…
Heck, my English helps me learn Spanish sentence structure, while Polish is helpful for different Spanish conjugations.