golyplot wrote:When I was researching Italian, I saw a lot of people saying it was less regular and more difficult than Spanish, and they weren't kidding. Italian is crazy!
As if having four endings wasn't enough, half the words don't even follow the normal o/a/i/e pattern. And there's a lot of random spelling changes too between the different declensions of a word. How do you all keep track of it? Just brute force practice?
I am a Spanish native speaker, and if anyone thinks because they are native Spanish speakers that Italian language is a piece of cake, they are wrong.
Italian is very complex. It isn’t easy for Spanish natives. Apart from tons of words shared between Spanish/Italian, the grammar possesses a challenge. Moving beyond beginners level, it is necessary to study the grammar. If a Spanish speaker lives in Italy, that may be another story.