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Similarities between Spanish and English languages make it easier for those willing to learn either language. These similarities explain why many non-Spanish speakers opt to learn the language when directives from schools make it a requirement for the students to take up a second foreign language. The reverse holds true for non-English speaking learners from Hispanic backgrounds. The first similarity entails the similarity in both languages’ phonological foundation. Both use the Roman alphabet, which functions to build both a phonological and phonemic foundation. Secondly, approximately 30-40% of the entire English vocabulary is related to words in Spanish. The similarity in the appearance, meaning, and sound of words makes it&nbsp.easier for learners to transfer the same knowledge when learning the second language.