How to Speak Spanish (Basics)

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Speaking a second language (bilingualism) is a great skill that offers many job opportunities and will help you when going on trips to other countries. Below are basic vocabulary words to get you started with Spanish. This article will help you to build your vocabulary and develop a basic understanding in the language.

Cheat Sheet

Basic Vocabulary

  1. "Jane Doe, a su servicio" - which means, "Jane Doe, at your service" (not common in informal conversations).
  2. After someone introduces themselves, shake their hand and say, "Encantado a/de conocerle/conocerte" ("conocerle" is formal while "conocerte" is informal") - "It's a pleasure to meet you" or "Mucho gusto" - "Nice to meet you"

Verbs

  1. To conjugate regular AR verbs in Spanish you take of the AR and add on one of the following endings:
    • I - yo - o
    • You - tú - as
    • He - él - a
    • She - ella - a
    • You (formal) - usted - a
    • We - nosotros/as - amos
    • You (plural) - vosotros/as - áis
    • They - ellos/as - an
  2. Here are some Spanish verbs little basics
    • Amar - to love
    • Bailar - to dance
    • Buscar - to search
    • Cambiar - to change
    • Caminar - to walk
    • Cantar - to sing
    • Comprar - to buy
    • Contestar - to answer
    • Descansar - to rest
    • Desear - to desire
    • Dibujar - to draw
    • Enseñar - to teach
    • Esperar - to wait/hope for
    • Estudiar - to study
    • Fumar - to smoke
    • Hablar - to speak/talk
    • Ir - to go
    • Llegar - to arrive
    • Llorar - to cry
    • Llevar - to carry
    • Mirar - to look
    • Nadar - to swim
    • Necesitar - to need
    • Practicar - to practice
    • Preguntar - to question
    • Preparar - to prepare
    • Querer - to want/ to love
    • Ser - to be
    • Tener - to have
    • Terminar - to terminate
    • Tocar - to touch/to play an instrument
    • Tomar - to drink (followed by the name of the drink)
    • Trabajar - to work
    • Viajar - to travel

Take a trip to a Spanish speaking country

  1. Once you feel comfortable with the Spanish speech, try to take a trip a Spanish speaking country like Spain, Mexico, and Argentina. Remember that in each country, they have a different accent. Immerse yourself in Spanish culture because it's one of the best way to improve your Spanish language.
    • If you can't do a trip, try to meet Spanish people or start watching Spanish cartoons and movies.

Tips

  • Remember, the more you practice the easier it will become, so be sure to use them frequently in real world situations. In no time at all you'll start gaining proficiency in the language, and then you can move on to more complex vocabulary and phrasing.
  • Try to put a few words together and make a sentence.
  • Remember that if you're a girl, the letter O turns into and A if it's at the end of the word. For example rojo ("red"), would be roja. This doesn't happen always.
  • Try not to give up on your practicing, even if you become frustrated at your progress or comprehension. You will get it with time and the right amount of effort.
  • If you cannot purr the double r sound, just lengthen the r sound for longer. But be careful. pero (but) and perro (dog) has quite different meanings. Words that begins with r are always pronounced with a double-r sound.
  • For the c, z and sound (like Barcelona), the most obvious difference between Spanish and Argentinian accent is this: Spanish would say the 'c' sound with a 'th' sound, Argentinian would say the 'c' sound with an 's' sound. There is no need to buzz the z sound.
  • Two l's next next each other (ll) is pronounced like 'y' as in the word "yard".
  • Try changing your phone/computer's language, you will be forced to learn the vital functions and buttons.

Warnings

  • All content here is reconfirmed through the internet.
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