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#360 – 3 More Ways to Learn Spanish

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3 More Ways to Learn Spanish

 

Post 360/365

 

Hola,

¡Feliz primavera!

Yesterday in the Post we talked about 3 ways to go about learning Spanish.

We talked about…
Chunks
Rote
and Getting through the Frustration

Today, we have 3 more fun ways you build your language skills, but first…

Gracias por mandarme las notas y decirme cuales Posts han sido sus favoritos.

Aquí es lo que Uds. dicen:

Los Posts favoritos del año

#1 ¡Feliz Cumpleaños y Más!

#2 El Arte del Taco

#3 Names and Nicknames

WorkPlace Spanish Posts favoritos

#1 La Salud Mental

#2 Ser Dog Groomer

#3 Semana Nacional de las Enfermeras

3 More Ways to Learn Spanish

1. Read Signs wherever they are:
Letreros y carteles – Signs and Posters

Here are some signs and billboards I see in an area of Denver

– Tatuajes y perforaciones – Tattoos and piercings

– Es un tipo muy suave – He’s a real cool character
The Camel cigarette ad.

– Servicio inalámbrico gratis – Free wireless service

– Más cobertura – more coverage (phone service)

– Llantería – Tire shop
Rines y llantas, todas las marcas – Rims and tires, all brands

– Se habla español

– trokas usadas, 0 de enganche – used trucks, 0 down

 

– Panadería: Conchas, pasteles y pan fresco
Bakery: shells (a type of cookie), cakes and fresh bread

 

– Puedes contar con nosotros – You can count on us

 

 

2. Get silly with Spanish! Play with language – Make a Spanish-speaker laugh!

Although these make no sense except to the person who made them up…and us other English-Speakers…, it’s a way to play and you remember the language

Phrases I’ve heard in class:

Cinco arriba – High 5

Paz afuera – Peace out

¡Qué pasa! – What a raisin! (Comes from ¿Qué pasa?)

Dame un quebrado – Give me a break

 

3. Make a list of your favorite words in Spanish. They can be favorite for the pronunciation, the meaning or any other reason

Here’s some of mine:

ajonjoli – sesame

sincretismo – syncretism

picaflor – hummingbird

ya – already

Guachinango – Red snapper

autóctono – indigenous

civilización y la urbanización

Teotihuacán

Andalucia

trabajábamos y hablábamos – we used to work, we would talk

cotidiano – common, everyday

 

Action steps: go back and enjoy some of your Favorite Posts. Keep leaving comments and let me know what you have gotten out of this year.
In each of the 3 categories of learning above, jot down some of your own.  Have you been keeping a SB365 Journal? Write them there.

Déjame un comentario.

Gracias y hasta mañana,
Carolina

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