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  • I heard that Spanish maintains a consistent sound-to-spelling correspondence. However, if the word "rendezvous" is borrowed by Spanish, then how should you spell that word as a native speaker of Spanish? Rendezvous? Or something like "rondeivu"? The problem would be fixed if Spanish calque the word as "rendisted" (rendís + usted)!
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    Same thing would go for "manoeuvre". Is it "manoeuvre" or "manuver" in Spanish? Fortunately, instead of borrowing, Spanish calqued the word as "maniobra"!
    Which language is simpler, English or French?
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    Urwumpe
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    Depends on what language you are used to. Somebody with a roman language background, like from Italy or Spain, might have no issues with French, while most of northern Europe for example is pretty close to English and has it easier to adapt to English. If its neither - use English. French pronounciation and grammar is terribly complex and has almost as many exceptions in it as German...
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    Yeah, you are right. Both English and French are complex in their own way. I just asked the question because I became quite a fond of French culture and their space program, and found that French is an elegant and melodious language.
    Urwumpe
    Urwumpe
    Yeah, the Ariane countdown sounds quite poetic, doesn't it? 🤩

    So, if you are motivated to learn French (I wasn't really motivated when I was in school), this should be no problem and the challenges could just make it more rewarding - as long as you stay motivated.
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