It’s time to choose your classes for next semester! You’ve got all your core subjects out of the way, and there’s one spot left for a foreign language. How do you choose? Both high schools and colleges usually offer a variety of foreign language options, but most have one language in common: Spanish. It is an extremely common language to study because of the United States’ close proximity to...Read More
When I was
just starting to learn Spanish, I remember that my Spanish teacher told me that
each letter has only one sound, and you always pronounce every letter in a
word. That was incredibly reassuring when I was just starting to learn the
language. However, when I immersed myself in the language, I discovered that
when pronouncing some words, you do not enunciate each individual letter....Read More
Whether you’re learning Spanish or already know how to speak the language, rolling your r’s is one of the milestones that will help you go from good to great! Some words, like carro and caro (car and expensive) require the speaker to roll their r’s correctly in order to distinguish one from the other.
So, how do you do it? Some people seem to be able to roll them right off the...Read More
As a native Spanish speaker, I’ve had the pleasure to work with people from all over the world. One of the common themes that I see my coworkers struggling with is Spanish pronunciation. Now, this is not because it’s a hard language to speak, but because they can be a little shy about their accent. From my experience, most Latinoamericanos greatly appreciate when a person makes an...Read More
One of the more exciting aspects of learning a new language is finding out the unusual characters it contains, and Spanish is no exception. Not only do we have special characters like ‘ñ’, but also combined characters like ‘ll.’ There are also some letters that sound the same and others whose sound depends on its placement in a word.
Phew! All that can make your head spin if you take...Read More