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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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?
Continue reading Learn Spanish: Top 10 Everyday Spanish Idioms
Learn Italian: Focus on what you’ll actually use
Have you ever wanted to learn Italian? Perhaps you’re planning on going to Italy on holiday this summer and would like a few useful phrases up your sleeve? Or maybe you’ve been meaning to start learning Italian for a while now but haven’t gotten around to it?
Whatever the reason, if you want to learn Italian, this post is for you.
Continue reading Learn Italian: use these phrases to get you speaking Italian from day one
How do you learn languages fast? Say, in less than 6 months? It’s possible. So says Chris Lonsdale. And he should know; he did it. Back in 1981, apparently. In China. As a mandarin learner myself I can’t help but be impressed by that. Very well done sir.
In case you’ve not seen it already, here’s Chris’ answer to the question “how can you help a normal adult to learn a new language quickly, easily and effectively?”
We’ve summarised Chris’ talk for you here: Continue reading Learn languages fast: How to get fluent in less than 6 months
Here are polyglot Sid Efromovich’s top 5 tips on how to learn languages fast, taken from his must-see TEDx talk: Continue reading Learn languages fast: 5 killer ways to learn a language in no time
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