Top 10 Excuses to Avoid Learning Spanish

Top 10 Excuses to Avoid Learning Spanish


When it comes to explaining the reasons why some people prefer to stay away from learning a language, you might find these 10 excuses at the top of the line. Does any of these apply to you or anybody you know?


Excuses and more excuses…


10. It’s too difficult. Anything new to learn will seem difficult. It will be specially difficult if you don’t make an effort to get out of your comfort zone and actually do it.


9. I don’t have time to learn it. But you do have time to watch videos with cute kitties and doggies. OK. I see how it is. If you organize your agenda during the week and even if you just write down the stuff you do every day you will surprisingly find gaps where you will also have time to learn anything.


8. I don’t have money to pay for a course. Are you serious? What about all those free resources out there? Videos, music, classes online for free… ehmmm


7. I just can’t speak that language. Yeah, keep on telling yourself that. You’ll see how far you get.


6. It’s not in my genes. I have news for you: If you are reading this right now, and happen to understand it, you, my friend, have the language gene!

A Matter of Necessity…


5. A lot of people already speak English, so I don’t need to learn Spanish. Come on!, there are over 35 million Spanish speakers only in the United States. In Europe, the second most popular second language, after English is Spanish. It is also an official language on four continents and is the mother tongue in 21 countries. Maybe learning Spanish is a smart choice after all.


4. I have a translator in my phone. I don’t need to learn it. You might be interested in learning Spanish after you read this: Research indicates that knowing and using two languages reduces your chances of developing dementia, including Alzheimer’s Disease; Also, earlier studies show that being bilingual improves mental abilities in children and adults.


3. It wouldn’t make any difference. Spanish is becoming more and more important when it comes to business. Learning Spanish will enable you to better communicate with Spanish speaking employees or co-workers. Not to mention it will open a universe of knowledge that you had no access to because you didn’t speak a second language.


2. Everybody speaks English where I travel. It is possible to travel to a Spanish speaking country without knowing any Spanish, but your trip will not compare with the adventure that awaits the traveler who speaks the local language. If you only speak English, you will be forced to confine yourself to popular tourist resorts where almost everyone speaks English. But if you want to explore the area and get to know the locals, you need to know Spanish. Even simple things, like reading signs and menus, asking directions or telling a taxi driver where you are going requires some knowledge of the language.




1. Learning Spanish is boring. Learning Spanish opens up lots of opportunities to have more fun. Also, who doesn’t enjoy reading a good book or watching a good movie? Music? For the reasons mentioned above, and a whole bunch that haven’t been mentioned, learning Spanish can be one of the most enjoyable things you will ever do.


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