Beginner Spanish

Hola and welcome to the Beginner Spanish Series!

Here’s what can you expect to find within each lesson.

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Ever wonder the right way to introduce yourself or simply hello? You’ll learn short introductions and basic greetings with responses here.

Although there’s many versions between Spanish-speaking countries, we’ll go through some of the most common ways, using informal greetings.

You’ve got your greetings down. The next step towards conversation is introducing yourself to your new Spanish-speaking friends.

Find out where your new friends are from.

You won’t make it far in any Spanish-speaking country without these essential phrases. Listen to the audios and practice your pronunciation.

Learn the The Who, What and Where of Spanish…and When, Why, How, How Many/ How Much and Which of Spanish.

Make a soft landing upon arrival by following along this conversation as you make your way through the airport.

After you exit through the gift shop, stop and learn the airport dialog for your departure as you make your way home.

Taxis can be tough in a foreign country. Here’s the basics to get from the airport to your hotel without any drama.​

Maybe you’re “of the people” and want to get around like the they do. Take public transportation and get from el aeropuerto to el zoológico and everywhere in between. ​

Make check-in a breeze. And don’t forget to ask for extra pillows to keep the jet lag at bay.​

Directions don’t mean much if you have trouble understanding them. Here we break directions down into manageable parts to get you through the city with ease.

Start learning some of the building blocks of Spanish. Here’s the first grammar lesson where we’ll dive into articles and nouns.

“Hey you!” Find out how to say the rest of the subject pronouns in Lesson 14.

“I’d like to rent a bike for tomorrow. How much does the bike cost? I’d like the bike to be red.” See how weird this sounds if you don’t replace ‘bike’ with its Direct Object Pronoun?

Verbs are normally a source of real frustration for new learners. Here we’re going to deconstruct them with this step-by-step guide.

Some verbs don’t follow the rules and need more attention. Let’s go through the most important ones you need to know.

Some of the easiest vocabulary you can learn are words that are similar in Spanish to your native language. We can boost our knowledge quickly with hundreds of these cognates.

This could be the most important lesson you read all year. We’re going to look at a strategy that enables you to pick up 88% of spoken Spanish with only 1,000 words.

The average 5-year old knows 10,000 words…just saying.

It’s time to start constructing our own sentences. Here you’ll see what you can put together using a limited number of words.