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5 tips for learning efficiently Spanish

Have a purpose: → Why would you like to learn Spanish? Your company is in business with Spanish speaking countries, You have always loved the Spanish language, You love Spain, his culture, his people and travel there often, You want a hobby to keep your brain young …. Make your own list of the reasons you are learning and go over that list whenever you feel like giving up and you will reinforce your motivation to keep learning Spanish Have a support system: → Do you know other learners who you could make team with to encourage one another and accelerate your learning? Talk to them you all face and how to overcome them Remember you won’t become fluent unless you immerse yourself in it.   Fight discouragement: Humans are…
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25 Things that You just don’t know about me

        I am a flesh and blood person like you with, who possesses sensitivity and human warmth. Since I work through the computer, I interact with my client in an unique way. That is why, I want you to get to know me better. The idea was to name 50 ideas, but I do not want to extend much  and I prefer to be more specific with some of the points. This is my most personal post I've written so far, and you may even laugh (like me as I wrote it). What's better than laughing at oneself? Here we go! 1. Soy de Santander (Cantabria) in the north of Spain, although many people believe that I must be from any northern European country due to my…
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The highest peak in Spain

    Do you like travelling? Are you up to mountain climbing? I thought so. That is why I have prepared a masterclass about this healthy and satisfying sport. Let’s climb together the “Teide Peak”, the highest mountain in Spain. I will show you specialized language in this field for an intermediate level. This useful and entertaining writing will enable you to get on very well when trekking up Spanish mountains.   EL PICO MAS ALTO DE ESPAÑA Las montañas más altas de nuestro país, son relativamente fáciles de escalar. La mayoría de ellas está al alcance de cualquier persona que esté en forma y capaz de afrontar una caminata hasta la cumbre. Las montañas españolas no superan 4.000 metros de altitud – no tiene grandes riesgos o dificultades -exceptuando…
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Tú conmigo, yo contigo

When you sing in another language, your brain is open to the learning process in an unimaginable way. It improves your pronunciation in the target language and makes you more receptive to their culture.   Morat, from Colombia, and Álvaro Soler, from Spain have composed such a cool and exceptional song that it has revolutionized the summer: Yo Contigo, Tú Conmigo. This catchy song is part of the soundtrack of the animation film “Gru 3, Mi villano favorito” (Despicable me Gru).   A summery song easy to learn that will make you dance 😊 Tú conmigo, yo contigo   ¿Por qué?, ¿por qué?, por qué? Te miro en el espejo aunque no estés Reconozco tu voz, sé que hay algo aquí entre los dos Siento, siento, siento Que te conozco…
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Accentuation rules in Spanish

When you are learning Spanish, you will note that all words in Spanish have an accent. This realisation will help you greatly to reach the correct pronunciation. The accent is the greater intensity of the voice to emphasize one syllable with respect to the others. Some words carry a tilde identifying the accent mark. There are rules to determine in what syllable the accent is (tilde). The four types of words that determine the accentuation are:   LAS PALABRAS AGUDAS Acute words (agudas) are those words that carry an accent (the intensity of the voice) on the last syllable: although is it important to know that not all the “palabras agudas” have a tilde. We put a tilde on the “palabras agudas” that end in a vowel: Perú Sofá Café (coffee)…
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How to start a conversation in Spanish

      When we first meet someone, we all strive to be memorable. But leaving a lasting impression on someone you just met is not always easy, especially in a multinational context. Do you know what to say when you are meeting a Spanish person? How would you introduce yourself with someone in Spanish? Have no trouble at all. Let me give you essential Spanish vocabulary. Look at this dialogue: Basic conversation Roberto:        Hola, Me llamo Roberto, ¿y tú? Lucas:                       Me llamo Lucas, ¿cómo estás? Roberto:        Mucho gusto. Estoy bien, gracias. Lucas:                       Encantado de conocerte.   Hola Me llamo ¿y tú? ¿Cómo estás? Estoy bien Gracias Mucho gusto/ encantado de conocerte   Hello My name is And you? How are you? I am fine Thank you Pleased/ nice…
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The determinants in Spanish

The determinant is the word that accompanies the name to indicate the object which it refers and agrees with it in gender and number.   Classes of determinants: articles, possessive, demonstrative, numeral, indefinite, interrogative and exclamatory Articles: The articles are divided into two: Artículo determinado. It I the word that goes before the known names (the)   la, las, el, los.   Ejemplo: El caballo, la yegua, la vaca   Artículo indeterminado It is the word that goes before the unknown names (a, an, some, any) . Ejemplos: un café, una mujer, algunos profesores. Un, uno, unas, algún, algunas, algunos   Determinantes posesivos It is the Word that goes before the name indicating possession or belonging. Ejemplo: mi gato, tu perro, nuestra casa, su bolso.   ·         Masculino. singular: mi/mío,…
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Verbos Ser y Estar

Since the verbs SER and ESTAR is the same verb in English, you must be wondering: “Is there any way to know the difference between both? Yes, it is!   To be able to understand the differences, you need to study them into context.   THE VERB “SER” As you well know, Spanish people use this verb to:   Identify people, places and things Ella es mi madre. (She is my mum) Ese café es mío. (That coffee is mine)   Say the characteristics of a person or thing. La nieve es blanca. (The snow is white) María está delgada. (María está delgada)   Speak about the origin of a person or thing. Nosotros somos de Francia. (We are from France) Nosotros somos franceses. (We are French)   Tell the…
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The letter G in Spanish

The g and the j in Spanish are two of the more difficult letters to pronounce, it requires much thought and practice to master both. Beginning Spanish students can find a few tips of pronunciation in this article: HOW TO PRONUNUNCE THE “G” As simple as this: Most of the time, the gcan be pronounced much like the "g" in "gauze" or "figure." Note that in both of those English words, the "g" is pronounced softer or than the "g" in words such as "garage" and "gate."   English natives find another way to pronounce g when it is followed by the vowel u, like in “guapo” /wah- poh/ and “agua”, /ah-wuah/.   However, when the gis followed by e or i, it is pronounced in the same way as the Spanish  The "j" sound when it comes before…
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Comparatives and Superlatives adjectives

Do you know the differences between the Comparatives and Superlatives adjectives in English? Los adjetivos describen cualidades de sustantivos. Algunas de estas cualidades pueden variar en el grado o intensidad. Al igual que en español, cuando queremos hacer comparaciones contrastamos cualidades o atributos por medio de adjetivos en sus diversos grados. Grades of Adjectives (Grados de adjetivos) Los adjetivos que pueden variar en el grado o intensidad tienen formas comparativas y superlativas. En la siguiente sección, están las reglas sobre cómo formar estas formas comparativas y superlativas. El grado positivo El grado positivo de los adjetivos, que hemos visto anteriormente, es la cualidad en el grado más simple. fast (rápido),  hard (duro),  smart (listo),  pretty (bonito), clean (limpio),  large (grande),  small (pequeño),  old (viejo), easy (fácil)… Ejemplos:   Juan is smart.(Juan es listo.)     The kitchen is clean.(La cocina está limpia.)     I am tall.(Soy alto.)    …
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