How many hours does it take to become fluent in Spanish?

Considering a normal person.

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  • 1 month ago

    I consider myself a normal person.I started Spanish about 58 years ago

    I have visited many Spanish speaking countries.

    I know a lot of Spanish and use it every day,mostly reading.

    How many hours in all these years I studied and used Spanish I don't know.

    I will never be good enough.Some young children are more fluent than I am.

    I usually say it takes about 10 years of DAILY USAGE AND INTERACTION WITH NATIVE SPEAKERS to become reasonably good in any language.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    A native speaker of English, already fluent in a second language?

    US Foreign Service Institute says 600 hours of class, or 24 weeks, minimum.

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    That depends on the individual's foreign language aptitude/talent and the amount of time and effort put into it.

  • 1 month ago

    480 hours according to The US Foreign Service Language Institute. But it depends upon the degree of fluency required, the quality of the teaching, and the capability of the student.

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  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    What is 'normal'?

    Everyone is different.

    Some people, learning Spanish as a foreign language, might become fluent in a few years.  Other people might study Spanish for 50 years and never become fluent.

    It depends on how hard they study, how often, how much time they spend in a Spanish-speaking country and if they have a natural aptitude or not.

  • 1 month ago

    About eight years, if you consider an eight-year-old fluent.

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