Learn Spanish Fast

Spanish

IF the only language you know is the one you absorbed so effortlessly as a baby, you will find that trying to learn a language as an adult is not child’s play. Far from it!

Choosing to learn Spanish is a great choice for you because it is arguably the easiest foreign language to adopt. And there are some things you can do to help you learn Spanish fast.

Top Ways to Learn Spanish Fast

Choose a high-quality Spanish language software program. It is essential to have Spanish learning books, but hearing the language being spoken while you are looking at the Spanish words and phrases will accelerate your skills. Some are almost as good as being in a classroom with a teacher because with the help of a microphone the computer software can assess how you are pronouncing the words.

Mexican Actress Maria Felix Relaxing on Set Between Scenes of "Juana Gallo"While you are doing your self-study with a Spanish language system, be sure to catch some Spanish TV. Even though you won’t be able to understand a lot, telenovelas are a hoot and hearing Spanish spoken at the speed native speakers use will begin to train your ears. Don’t be surprised when one day you realize you are getting a lot of what’s been said. Also watch the news in Spanish, which, with the graphics and headlines, is easier to figure out what is being talked about.

Another great way to learn Spanish fast is to make friends with some native speakers. Have them speak to you in Spanish, and insist that you do the same. You will get a feel for Spanish as it is spoken in the real world. How many people do you know speak English among friends the way it is taught in books? In the real world, there is slang and idiomatic expressions. There are shortcuts in speaking. And if your Spanish friends need some fine-tuning in English, they’ll appreciate your help, too.

Lastly, the fastest way to learn Spanish is to live in a place that speaks the language. This is not an option for most of us, but if you can get some rudimentary Spanish under your belt – basic grammar and vocabulary – even visiting a Spanish-speaking country for several weeks can do wonders for your learning curve. The thing is, you want to choose a smaller city that is not geared toward tourists. You want a place where everyone around you speaks Spanish, where all the signs, all the stores, all the newspapers, everything, is in Spanish. You want to immerse yourself in it. There are actually vacations you can take that include Spanish instruction.

So there you have it – the best ways to learn Spanish faster.

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Spanish Words

Spanish

SPANISH is a very worthwhile foreign language to learn. It is widely spoken and, as foreign languages go, arguably the easiest one to get to grips with. Here we have compiled a list of common Spanish words to learn.

Spanish words

This list of Spanish words are all nouns. That is, they are words that represent a person, place or thing, or idea. In Spanish, nouns are either masculine or feminine and therefore take a masculine or feminine article. There isn’t much rhyme or reason to whether a noun is masculine or feminine, so you just have to learn them. Also, there are four definite articles, all of which mean ‘the’! They are el, la, los and las. There are three indefinite articles – un, una, unos – which translate into ‘a’, ‘an’ or ‘some’.

Spanish words

EnglishSpanishPronunciation
telephone
el teléfono
teh-LEH-foh-noh
train
el tren
trehn
word
la palabra
pah-LAH-brah
bathroom
el baño
BAH-nyo
bank
el banco
BAHN-koh
hotel
el hotel
oh-TEHL
bus
el autobús
ow-toh-BOOSS
man
el hombre
OHM-breh
woman
la mujer
moo-HEHR
boy
el niño
NEE-nyoh
girl
la niña
NEE-nyah
water
el agua
AH-gwah
house
la casa
KAH-sah
room
el cuarto
KWAR-toh
door
la puerta
PWAIR-tah
pen
la pluma
PLOO-mah
pencil
el lápiz
LAH-peess
chair
la silla
SEE-yah
table
la mesa
MEH-sah
light
la luz
looss
breakfast
el desayuno
deh-sah-YOO-noh
lunchel almuerzo
ahl-MWER-soh
dinnerla cenaSEH-nah

 

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Thank You in Spanish

Spanish

TO say thank you in Spanish you simply say Gracias.

Graciasgrah-syas

thank you very much in Spanish

Thank you very much in Spanish is Muchas gracias.

Muchas graciasmoo-chahs grah-syas

Another way to say thank you very much in Spanish is Muchisimas gracias.

Muchísimas gracias – moo-chee-see-mahs grah-syas

 

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