We know we have been talking a lot about learning phrases or sentences instead of words. And guess what? We will keep talking about this because for us is very important that you get this mindset, “the sentence mindset”.
Some years ago, I was just starting to learn English and while navigating on the internet I found this website: effortlessenglishclub.com. At first, I thought it was just another web page trying to sell some services, but when I started to read, I realized it was way more than that. Everything I read was about how to learn to speak English with a natural method, approaching to how native speakers learn their first language. I immediately loved this website, and a while ago, AJ Hoge, the founder of effortless English launched a book.
There’s a saying in Spanish: “Barriga llena, corazón contento”, and it basically means: “full belly, happy heart”. I am pretty sure that you agree with me when I tell you that the happiest times of the day are when we eat, especially when we eat our favorite meals. There’s nothing better than being really hungry and getting to a place where there is that delicious and awesome dish you love. Now, Imagine that you are traveling and the time to eat in Spanish has come to you.
I am in class telling a story about a man who gets rich by selling socks on the internet, and then I start making questions in Spanish to my students about the story. I say to Johnny: “¿Quén se hizo rico?”, and he answers: “Sí”. I try with a different question and say: “ok Johnny, ¿Cómo se hizo rico el hombre?”, then he replies: “Sí”. I realize that I should change the question and I say: “Johnny, ¿Qué vende el hombre en internet?”. Johnny thinks for a second about the answer of the question and he finally answers a little insecure of himself saying: “uhh, ¿el hombre?”.
You may agree with me. That there are plenty of things to learn when you are learning a language. Especially when you are learning Spanish. So it is good to know some simple conversation that you can have when you travel to a Spanish country. So in these series of post, we would be helping you with that.
Are you planning your next vacation to south America? Do you have a business meeting soon with a Hispanic company? Do you need to speak Spanish to get a promotion at your job? You have come just to the right place at the right time because today, we want to share a secret with you that will get you speaking Spanish right away and you will get fluency in no time.
We all desire to travel. It’s really rare to find someone who wants to stay in the same place without even visiting other places. I’m the kind of person that thinks we were not made to stay in one place. And I know that if you’re learning Spanish, it will be a very good idea for you to travel. Maybe traveling is one of the reasons why you started studying Spanish. Well, I’ll tell you why it would be beneficial for your Spanish-learning process to visit a Spanish-speaking country.
We have already talked about reasons why it is important to visit Spanish countries. So this time, we are going to focus on one specifically: Colombia. As we are Colombians, we get to enjoy the beautiful things that this amazing country has and we also want you to enjoy them. But, what about the language? …
Since our last post was about going to Colombiato practice your Spanish, today, we want to give you some tools to understand Colombians, because as you know, a language can have different expressions and they can mean one thing in a country but also a very different thing in another country. These kinds of differences …