Spanish Beginners Guide
This guide was written for Spanish Beginners that don’t know where to start learning the Spanish language. Spanish is the third most spoken language in the world after Mandarin Chinese and the Hindi language. It is estimated that Spanish is spoken in more then 25 countries all over the world and has about over 500 million native speakers. Recent polls of collage students show Spanish is the most popular choice as a second language of U.s. collage students, surpasses other language favorites such as French, and German.
The most important thing you need to have before you start learning Spanish. You need to have a reason to Learn Spanish. To keep you properly motivated towards your goal of becoming fluent with Spanish. Motivation to learn will be your biggest challenge to determine if you’ll be successful or not. So focus on a reason to keep you interest and motivation for the long haul .
Familiarizes Yourself with the Spanish Alphabet And Spanish Numbers
Learning to read the Spanish Alphabet should be the first stop for Spanish beginners. Spanish used to have 30 letters until 3 of them were removed(Ch, ll, and rr). Spanish has 27 letters, 26 from the English Alphabet with the letter “ñ” added in plus different pronunciation as well. Spanish numbers are similar to English but with different pronunciation. Further information about both the Spanish Alphabet and Spanish Numbers linked below
Spanish Vocabulary and Spanish Phrases
The logical next step for Spanish beginners after learning the Spanish Alphabet would be to start developing your Spanish vocabulary with Spanish words and phrases. I put together two posts of Spanish vocabulary and one post of Spanish phrases for Spanish beginners to start building their knowledge of Spanish Words and Phrases.
The Spanish grammar rules you must follow and understand to properly speak the Spanish language. Spanish sentence structure follows a Subject + Verb + Object format to their sentences. Spanish Nouns can be either masculine and feminine. Masculines nouns are preceded by the article “el” and usually end in a “o”. Feminine nouns are preceded by the article “la” and usually end in a “a”. Although there are Exceptions. Spanish Verbs have 5 tenses. Past, Present, Future, imperfect, and subjunctive. Spanish adjectives appear after the noun they describe. More information about Spanish grammar can be found below.
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Consider Using a Language Learning Program
If your really serious about learning Spanish and want to maximize your time then you should consider using an Spanish language course to further aide you in your quest to learn Spanish. There are several great programs out there that deliver a great language learning experience. The advantages of a language learning program is the organization and having a next step already lined up. Most break down the lessons into 30 minute intervals that can fit into any type of schedule. Flexibly to retry a lesson to make sure you understand what you are learning and give you confidence in succeeding. Examples of great Spanish language programs can be found below.