First of all, no language is easy to learn. Commitment, time and patience are key ingredients for learning any language. But – and this is a big but – Esperanto is significantly easier to learn than many other languages, especially if you are used to Romanic languages. After a few months of regular study, you will be able to read and understand texts that are beyond the basic level. For people who first have to learn the Latin characters, learning Esperanto is, naturally, more difficult than for those, who already use Latin characters in their native language. Many Esperanto word roots are derived from European languages, and therefore people who speak these languages will recognize certain similarities. Language knowledge can therefore be transferred easily between Esperanto and other related languages.