Spanish-speaking speculations: how to learn Spanish

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Cecilia Conte

French and German Language Guru at Jabba Jabba
Hi there! My name is Cecilia, but you can also call me Cece. I’m of French, German and American nationality. Being trilingual in French, German and English has helped me a lot, with employment, my studies and my everyday life. I also speak decent Spanish and I am determined to learn many more languages in the future (such as Italian but also Arabic)! I think that meeting people and talking to them, be it during travels or at a café, is the best way to learn a language!
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Being trilingual in French, German and English, Spanish is the first language learned as a non-native speaker. I want to tell you a bit about my experience! I started learning Spanish in high school in Berlin. To do that, I had to drop Latin classes. No regrets there, even though I study archaeology now.  Speaking Spanish is more useful than knowing how to translate verses from the Iliad! I this post I want to give you some of my top tips on how to learn Spanish; things I wish somebody had told me before I started out!

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A nation of affectionate chatterboxes. 6 untranslatable Spanish words

Miranda Lee

Miranda Lee

Hi, I'm Miranda! I studied French and Spanish at university and have spent time working in both France and South America. I spent last summer road-tripping Europe on a vintage double decker bus, to meet and film native speakers all over the continent! My next big language challenge is to learn Mandarin.
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It seems like the Spanish have got their priorities right on. I know whenever I think of Spain, what comes to mind is a mix of siestas, streets teeming with friends sharing a sundowner, late evening meals stretching into the night, tantalizing tapas, and a really authentic party spirit. The siesta, for a start, is a cracking idea (not only because it rhymes with fiesta) and shows how laidback the vida española really is.

We’ve picked out a few more of our favourite Spanish-specific words and phrases, to see if they tell us a thing or two about the sizzling Spanish way of life.

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Learn Spanish: learn these phrases to get you speaking from day one

Johnny Ridd

Johnny Ridd

Johnny is Co-Founder of JabbaJabba. He's lived in Beijing, Seoul and currently calls London home - as he ever will. He speaks middling (but rapidly improving!) Mandarin; but is determined to keep improving in a world that doesn't always make it that easy to (that's why he set up JabbaJabba!). Loves coffee, travel and expanding his horizons.
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Learn Spanish: Focus on what you’ll actually use

Have you ever wanted to learn Spanish? Perhaps you’re planning on going to Spain on holiday this summer and would like a few useful phrases up your sleeve? Or maybe you’ve been meaning to start learning Spanish for a while now but haven’t gotten around to it?

Whatever the reason, if you want to learn Spanish, this post is for you.

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Learn Spanish: Top 10 Everyday Spanish Idioms

Johnny Ridd

Johnny Ridd

Johnny is Co-Founder of JabbaJabba. He's lived in Beijing, Seoul and currently calls London home - as he ever will. He speaks middling (but rapidly improving!) Mandarin; but is determined to keep improving in a world that doesn't always make it that easy to (that's why he set up JabbaJabba!). Loves coffee, travel and expanding his horizons.
Johnny Ridd

Spanish idioms. Sometimes colourful, sometimes funny and sometimes serious; idioms are a great way to get into the Spanish language. These Spanish idioms are designed to give you a bit of an insight into Spanish culture and society. Used correctly and idioms give a real sense of being fluent. They’re also just quite fun!

Get the most out of these Spanish Idioms

We’ve collated a few of the most useful Spanish Idioms below. We’ve had a native speaker (one of our Language Gurus) record each one of them for you.

Listen carefully to each recording. Record yourself saying the same phrase or word out loud. Go back and listen to the original and keep going! Before you know it, you’ll be able to start chatting to a native speaker. Most important of, you’ll be able to start doing things in Spanish. You’ll be using the language; not studying it.

What do you make of our top ten Spanish idioms? Any we missed?

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