I’ve come to the conclusion that Italian is a fairly easy language to learn, compared to others. Go ahead and put Spanish right up there as well due to the similarities between the two. Here are the reasons why:
- only two genders
- simple noun-adjective agreement
- no declension of nouns
- verb conjugations are mostly regular
Yes, Italian has irregular verbs and some strange ways to use their pronouns, however, for the most part, Italian is a very “do-able” language and I am enjoying learning it.
Sorry for the lack of updating this blog and I’ll forego giving you the standard litany of excuses of why people don’t update regularly. However, I did want to get you up to speed as to what I’ve been doing all year in terms of my language learning.
I completely dropped Spanish for the time being. Frankly, I wasn’t feeling it and I have no cultural background to the language at all. Although, Spanish is such an important world language, especially in the United States, I am committed to learning it at some point.
What I did do is start an Italian project! The are several reasons why I want to achieve some level of fluency in Italian:
- My mother’s side of the family is originally from Italy.
- I have visited Italy and wish to return.
- I LOVE Italian food.
- I live in Connecticut, where a lot of Italian-speaking people live.
- Which is close to New York City, where even more Italian-speaking people live.
So, I want to chart my progress and my attempt to become as fluent as possible in the Italian language. My next post will go into what tools I am using to accomplish this task.