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Learn Spanish With No Worries...!

Updated on July 13, 2012
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Whether you know basic Spanish or need it for another job, chances are, you are reading this hub just to get a little ahead and catch up with what you forgot or knew in high school. But why they make it so hard for us to learn it? I think is just a barrier, a little bigger than learning to drive a car. You practice and use it.


FOREIGN LANGUAGES, A NEW HORIZON

When you were born, you learned your mother tongue by listening and being capable to retrieve your basic thoughts as normal as getting a Sandwich from the fridge. Your brain started to build this castle of words and its common sense usage. Spanish was learned in a very similar way, practicing, feeling it and using it. The first words were similar. Imagine two twins separated at birth and both have to learn a language: One in here, and the other one in Argentina. Here is what would happen on both sides of the world:

THEN WHAT NOW?

you need three basic things in mind to start:

  • Desire
  • patience and
  • make use of it, practice


MICHAEL IN NEW YORK
MIGUEL IN BUENOS AIRES
pronunciation for us
Daddy
Papito
pop it toh
mommy
Mami
muh me
Toy
Juguete
who get teh.

This two toddlers didn;t have porblem in learning their language...at the moment. Brain was in its developing stage, so until 4 or 5 years old, any kid could have been able to learn both languages. For us adults is a little harder, knowing for a fact that we already have our ways set. Would you eat some Seafood Soup down...way down south? of course you would ask, waht is made of. Now lets choose some words that they might've learned by the time they are 8:

Michael in New York
Miguel in Buenos Aires
pronunciation (for the U.S.)
Homework
Tarea
Tuh-reh-huh
Wassup?
que mas?
cake-must
I don't Care
no me importa
no meh import huh

Better teaching with a fun example

Did you notice that your brain paid more attention to the table settings? It even commented mentally in our favor. Learning something new requires imagination and practice. The problem is that a our age we cannot be rewarded with a piece of candy, like they did with us at kindergarten. Let's try to grasp some of this language going to the basics. Again?

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NEED THE BASICS PLEASE!

Since this is a hub, we are going to make it fun and interesting. So you have the drive and the desire to learn, right?

Like any other language we need some basic vocabulary and useful sentences.


VERB
TRANSLATION
PRONUNCIATION (FOR US)
 
COMER
TO EAT
COW-MARE
 
CAMINAR
TO WALK
COMING- ARE
 
CORRER
TO RUN
CAW-REARD
 

IF YOU WANT TO EAT...

I WANT TO EAT, QUIERO COMER (kiev-raw comb-err)

IF THEY WANT TO EAT

WE WANT TO EAT, QUEREMOS COMER (kerah-most comb-err)

If you see 'queremos' it is a modern word that way back was built from Latin...the ending 'os' is what we inherited from Normands as in 'us'. Don't get frustrated, any one would feel the pain of diving into a new language. "From nos to us"

IF YOU WANT TO WALK

I WANT TO WALK, YO QUIERO CAMINAR (yaw kiev-raw coming-are)



IF THEY WANT TO WALK

WE WANT TO WALK, QUEREMOS CAMINAR ( care- emos cAM-IN-ARE)



IF HE WANTS TO WALK

HE WANTS TO WALK, EL QUIERE CAMINAR ( elle kiev-red coming-are)

The pronunciation in parenthesis is pretty close, so an Spanish listener could understand you. The sentences are pretty basic to loosen up your brain. You said you still have that desire, you follow us?

THEY WANT TO RUN, ELLOS QUIEREN CORRER ( eh!-yaws kiev-rent caw-rerd)



YOU WANT TO RUN, TU QUIERES CORRER (two kiev-rest caw-rerd)


I WANT TO RUN, YO QUIERO CORRER ( yaw kiev-raw caw-rerd)

Easy does it. Now you feel in shaky water right? different endings for each pronoun? Is the same for them when they learn English, they have to push a little harder in making certain transition in their minds. We recommend you to bookmark this hub and come back for more. You cannot built Rome in 3 hours, right?




COMER, EAT

HE-- EL
EL COME
HE EATS
SHE--ELLA
ELLA COME
SHE EATS
THEY--ELLOS
ELLOS COMEN
THEY EAT
YOU--TU
TU COMES
YOU EAT

The verb endings for they, we, you, he,she varies slightly; Is pure practice. Believe it or not, medieval english had different verb endings but was sliced off by our first teachers after the venerable Bede. You can see the changes after King James Bible. Thou shall not.... you shall not...!

TO RUN- CORRER

YO
CORRO
I RUN
TU
CORRES
YOU RUN
ELLOS
CORREN
THEY RUN
NOSOTROS
CORREMOS
WE RUN
EL/ELLA
CORRE
HE/SHE RUNS
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A GOOD PRACTICE...

If you can, maybe this would be a better idea, then the hill of learning will be overcome. Geez LORD!

WE CORREMOS

YOU CORRES

SHE CORRE

HE CORRE (he runs)

Is spanglish but is getting your brain trained for future conjugations, for instance:

USING VERB COMER ( TO EAT)


SHE COME ( ella comb-eh!).... DO NOT CONFUSE WITH our verb COME or approach

THEY COMEN

YOU COMES

WE COMEMOS..... we comem-'us'


WHY IS STILL SO HARD?

Took 24 years for your exchange student friend from Ecuator to learn English on a college level. So you will need at least 3 days to catch up with this hub's tips. As we said, Rome wasn't built in 3 days, not even the Statue of Liberty or the Constitution of the U.S.

THE BASIC WORDS OF GREETING

BUENOS DIAS-- GOOD MORNING

BUENAS TARDES-- GOOD AFTERNOON

BUENAS NOCHES--GOOD NIGHT

COMO ESTAS?-- HOW ARE YOU?

HASTA LUEGO-- SEE YOU LATER.... or laterz! as of 2011.

ADIOS- GOOD BYE... or bye, bye! as of 1940's and forward.

As you see languages evolve too. New words come and might go. Hope this first lesson didn't cause so much collateral damage. Gracias y hasta pronto!

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  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    4 years ago from New York

    Thanks amiga mia!

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    Cynthia Calhoun 

    4 years ago from Western NC

    Just wanted to say, muy bien hecho, amigo. :) Voy a vincular este artículo con uno que me voy a publicar de pronto. :)

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    lucron 

    5 years ago

    hello, i'm new to here...

    glad to see you all!!

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    6 years ago from New York

    Thanks LEANN,

    Is just practice..you can find sites where you can refresh your learning. Will add more on a second hub! Muchas gracias y hasta pronto

    LORD

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    leann2800 

    6 years ago

    I have taken Spanish classes and can read it but you not only need to practice it but you need someone to practice with. I always lose what I know because i Have nobody to practice with. up and useful

  • Lord De Cross profile imageAUTHOR

    Joseph De Cross 

    6 years ago from New York

    Thanks Ronhi,

    You can really overcome the fear and push the excuses aside. It takes a little longer but the rewards are out of this world. Thanks again!

    LORD

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    ronhi 

    6 years ago from Kenya

    buenes dias! (yah...its morning over here)I tried learning spanish a year ago but i was too lazy to keep to the schedule..i feel inspired to go back...Thanks. Voted UP useful and interesting.

    hasta Luego

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