WHY THE SPANISH LANGUAGE IS SO DIFFICULT TO LEARN!!
November 5, 2019
hello guys welcome to our channel! I’m alone this week because Joss is in Mexico so let’s make this video just with me I’m a little scared because I decided .. I decided to speak only Spanish in this video Maybe you already know that I like to speak Spanish but I still have to learn a lot unfortunately (I hate that word …) sometimes it’s not easy because there are some things that just do not make sense to me and I think it’s not just for me but also for other people who want to learn Spanish so here are 8 reasons 8 reasons why Spanish is so difficult before starting I want to say: I love the language, I love speaking Spanish so I am saying everything in a “good plan” and besides I’m German so my own language is probably even more difficult than Spanish and I’m going to start with the less difficult things and I’m going to end up with the things that drive me crazy number 1: when the article does not match with the end of the noun in Spanish there are two articles “el” and “la” and for each noun you have to know if it is masculine or feminine feminine? Most of the time you can know the article if you look at the end of the noun for example words that end in -a or -ion are feminine and words that end in -o are masculine the problem is the words like “theme”, “weather”, “day”, “problem”. they are masculine although they end in -a why? why can’t you be coherent and every noun that ends in -o is masculine and every noun ending in -a or -ion is feminine that would be much easier to remember Number 2: Where to put the accent? that’s more of a problem when you have to write something but also sometimes I want to say something and Joss says: “No, this word has an accent …” and then I’m always guessing the stomach, the stomach, the stomach … the accents guys … are they necessary? they just have to get rid of all the accents and the world would be much easier Number 3: Where do you have to put the indirect and direct object pronouns? wow this was so hard to say the hard part of this is remembering the order I am always wrong I always say: “Do you want to see it?” but no, it’s “you want to see it?” or when you have a combination of the two I usually want to say “do you want to give me?” but no, it’s “you want to give it to me?” and when you have a combination of -le and -I have to say “I want to give it to you” why -selo? Why not -le -lo? for me it sounds very good Number 4: -por and -para Why do both words have to be so similar? If they were completely different I would not have many problems in 50% of the cases I have no idea if I have to use -por or -para I know there are rules for that, but even after reading them 3 times in a day, after a month I can not remember them I just have to talk about time and I do not know if it’s for 3 hours or for 3 hours besides that – and that’s worse sometimes – you can use them in the same sentence for example “I bought this book for you” that means this book is a gift for you or you can say “I bought that book for you” and that means I bought that book on your behalf then the whole meaning of the phrase changes. I hope that one day I get used to that now let’s start with the things that seriously drive me crazy number 5: the subjunctive I know that the subjunctive is used to express subjectivity as in: “I want you to go to the store” but I tell you in good plan: Is it necessary? let’s assume that the subjunctive does not exist. if you are a Spanish speaker and I say “I want you to go to the store” you can’t tell me that suddenly you can not understand me anymore for me it’s super difficult to recognize when I have to use it while I’m talking number 6: -be and -be, those two words have driven me crazy since I was already at school of course for native speakers there is no problem because they have used it from the beginning but for me a dumb German.. it would be much easier if there would only be one way goodbye “estar” but no… number 7: the conjugation of verbs is confusing There are three types of verbs -ar, -er and -ir in times like present or imperfect it makes perfect sense but there are some things that always confuse me, for example: one: why do the verbs with -ar end with -e and the the verbs with -er end in -a in subjunctive “tu hablas” becomes “tu hables”! why not use a completely new form for subjunctive like … -ur! tu “hablus!” two: why does “el habla” in preterite becomes “el habló” and “yo hablo” becomes “yo hablé”? why is “yo hablo” not “yo habló” and “el habla” not “el hablá” three: why is the future time not consistent? and “nosotros hablamos” becomes “nosotros hablaramos” instead of “nosotros hablaremos” my head hurts but we are already number 7 and we only have one more: number 8, the worst of all and on top of that with accent .. why? and all those words mean: this, these and that and those… I had to find the difference again before recording this video and here is what I discovered este esto y esta is used for things near you. ese eso and esa is used for things that are close to the person you’re talking to aquello, quel and aquella are used for things very far from both Here are my questions: 1: why can este and esta have an accent and esto can’t? two: why is not there a plural form of “ese and este”? three: could they not you think of a word a little bit different to the verb estar? It’s very confusing guys .. and four: why so complicated? If I had invented Spanish, I would have done the following: there is only one form! there is no male or female version. only ESTE with e! because when you say: “I like this book or this song” I already know what you’re talking about … because you are saying book or song. so I don’t have to wonder this song? There are two forms, the song and the song? and if you want to give information about the place of the thing you just have to add an announcement of the place like quí or allí or ahí or allá or acá… but that’s another issue and I do not want to start with that. so guys, these are the things that are very difficult for me in Spanish I know that in most cases it’s a question of remembering the rules but it takes a lot of time and I think there are things that could be much easier but that’s the way it is in every language I guess let me know in the comments if you agree with me or if you have other things that are difficult or just weird in Spanish If you liked this video, please like it and subscribe if you haven’t done it yet and see you next week! bye guys!