Spanish is a Romance language and a descendent of Latin, which originated in the Iberian Peninsula. Nowadays, there are nearly 500 million people around the globe who speak it as their native language. That makes Spanish the second most spoken native language in the world, only behind Mandarin Chinese.
Not only that, but Spanish is also the second most studied language in the world behind English. You might have been scared off by hearing how fast the native’s speak or by their unorthodox inverted exclamation and question marks, however we can assure you, it’s easier to learn than you think!
As mentioned previously, one of the biggest reasons why anyone should learn Spanish is because it's a global language. There are 22 countries in which it is the native language and there are over 50 million people in the United States who speak Spanish. Learning it as a second or third language will allow you to travel freely across most of North and South America, including the Caribbean, and who doesn’t want to go there?
By learning such a popular language, your career opportunities will increase significantly. More and more positions nowadays require a second language and Spanish is one of the most commonly needed ones.
Last but certainly not least, you’ll finally be able to sing along to all the reggaeton hits you constantly hear on the radio and in every club.
This might as well be considered another reason to start learning Spanish, because it is widely considered to be one of the easier languages to learn. Spanish is derived from Latin which means that if you speak English, you’ll notice a lot of similar words. “Actor” means actor, “delicioso” means delicious and so on.
Depending on where you check, the opinions vary. Some sources claim that if you spend 1 hour a day learning Spanish, you’ll be able to have fluent conversations within 8-12 months.
However, as with any language, it will all depend on how much time you’re willing to invest and how committed you are. The best way to learn is by going all in. Read books, listen to podcasts, find a friend to talk to, your opportunities are endless!
If you really set your mind to it, we’re sure you’ll be ordering cervezas and tapas in fluent Spanish in no time!
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