Learning Spanish can be a very pleasant process. Since it is spoken in many places, being able to speak and understand some Spanish words can be very helpful whether you are traveling or in your hometown. Spanish speakers are plentiful and it can be very nice to converse with them.
Learning a foreign language can be overwhelming if you try to pick it up too swiftly. Take your time and start from the beginning, the same way that you learned how to speak your native language. When you were a baby you were not taught complicated words first. You began with simple words and moved up to the larger, more complex ones. This is the way that you should start learning Spanish words.
Start off with simple things, like greetings. Begin with the one worded greetings then move on to the phrases. Learn how to say “hi” first and wait to learn how to say “How are you doing this morning”.
Learning Spanish words from native Spanish speakers can be difficult. They may speak too rapidly for you to understand. Even after you have mastered some Spanish, native speakers may be too advanced for you. Using DVD’s and CD’s with Spanish on them can help with this problem. Remember that you want to be able to read, write and speak Spanish words, not just one or two of the three.
Taking classes to learn Spanish words can be helpful. First you want to figure out what type of Spanish words you would like to learn. If you are going to a country that is Spanish speaking and you want to know how to converse, a Conversational Spanish class is probably the best way to go. You will learn how to say things that will help you when you are out on the street, such as “Where are the washrooms?” or “Where is the bank?”
If you take a traditional Spanish class you will begin with the basics. You will be taught the alphabet first and then you will move into actual Spanish words. This is a good way to learn Spanish if you are planning on using it for more than a trip.