Difference Between English and Spanish

There are many languages spoken all over the world. Some are ancient, while some are new. There is a possibility of discovering new languages too.

Both of the languages have many similarities, and this is also the reason why not many people are aware of the difference among them.

English vs Spanish

The main difference between English and Spanish is that in Spanish, it is difficult to memorize different conjugations of verbs, whereas it is easier in English. In Spanish, it is easier to use a particular sentence structure for both a statement and a question, while in English, it is difficult to do so. In English, the prepositions play an important role, and there are many prepositions, and they have to be used perfectly considering several factors, while in Spanish, there are few prepositions that have to be considered. There is a misconception that Spanish has complex spellings, but it’s not true. English has some spellings that can’t be told by the sound of it, while Spanish spellings can be told by its sound easily.

English vs Spanish

English is the most spoken language all over the world. It is an Indo-European language. It has been changed and modified. English can also be categorized into different categories.

Spanish was originated in the Iberian Peninsula of Europe. It is mainly spoken in America and Spain, and most of this language is derived from Latin.

Comparison Table Between English and Spanish

Parameters of ComparisonEnglish Spanish
GenderThey don’t have it for every noun.They have gender for every noun.
AdjectivesIt is easierIt is difficult
NegativeDifficultMuch easier
Possessive nounsExistsDoes not exists
PrepositionsMore prepositionsFewer prepositions

What is English?

English is the most spoken and known language after Spanish and Chinese in the world. It was originated from the present Netherlands and northwest Germany.

It is also said to be the happiest language. One-fourth of the world’s population can speak English. Many people have a misconception that English is the official language of the United States which is not true.  

Some people find it difficult to arrange the words along with prepositions and suffixes as there are many rules in this language that has to be kept in mind.

There are many types of English, such as British and American English. There is only a slight difference in both of them, which is mainly in the written part. 

What is Spanish?

As per the surveys, Spanish is in the 2nd position on the list of most spoken languages. It belongs to the same family as of English language, and in fact, it is spoken by more people than the English language.

Most of its words are derived from Latin, and there is no hard proof of how old this is, but it is believed it dates back to at least the 13th century.

Many students like to study Spanish as it is spoken by many and contribute to maximizing their reach and make the communication easy, but it is believed that Spanish speakers can also talk in English easily, although they find it difficult to pronounce or write it for them.

Main Differences Between English and Spanish

  1. Usage of suffixes is a lot easier in Spanish as compared to English. In English, it is influenced by present, past, and past participles.
  2. Several verbs and suffixes can create confusion in negating the words, whereas, in the Spanish language, it is much easier, as the presence of no before the verb indicates the negation in a sentence.
Difference Between English and Spanish


The confusion arises as they have similarities such as, both of them have same letters, the easy difference between most of the language is the different letters while this is not the case with English and Spanish they share same letters, both languages also have some same words which contribute the most in confusion, both languages have the same syntax, both languages add same letters at the end of the words to pluralize them, both of them have contractions, last but not least some capitalization or punctuation rules are also same in English and Spanish.


  1. https://books.google.com/books?hl=en&lr=&id=rL4hyahcDDMC&oi=fnd&pg=PA1&dq=english+and+spanish&ots=wOKv4lHKSW&sig=Ejux2UmtzM6eG99TS9xQI6rAt-c
  2. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/article-abstract/193864
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