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Beginning Spanish Words

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Beginning Spanish Words

You’d be pleasantly surprised to learn that you can get by, or even begin to flourish, if you know some of the key, basic Spanish words. When in a pinch for time, optimizing your focus on learning beginning Spanish words is your best bet. Here are a few common basic Spanish words that would be helpful.

  • Sí = Yes
  • No = No
  • Hola = Hello
  • Adiós = Goodbye
  • Por favor = Please
  • Gracias / Thank you
  • ¿Dónde? = Where?
  • ¿Qué? = What?
  • ¿Quién? = Who?
  • ¿Por qué? = Why?
  • Me gusta = I like
  • No me gusta = I don’t like
  • Lo siento = Sorry

Once you have the basic words, you can move on to tackle basic phrases. You don’t have to tackle everything at once. And by setting realistic goals, you won’t become frustrated.

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Learn Basic Spanish Words And Phrases

Mastering the basics will put you on your way to having everyday conversations in Spanish. Along with basic Spanish words, you’ll need to know common Spanish verbs to work on phrases. Here are the top 10 most common ones:

  • Estar = To be
  • Ser = To be
  • Tener = To have
  • Haber = To have (auxiliary)
  • Hacer = To do, make
  • Ir = To go
  • Venir = To come
  • Decir = To say, tell
  • Ver = To see
  • Saber = To know

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Once you have learned to pronounce basic words and short phrases, you’ll transition to the longer phrases that make up so much of everyday conversation. Rosetta Stone has brief, 10-minute lessons which are built in this way. You first learn the basics, then tackle the longer phrases. This is the perfect approach to help you acquire the skills to speak Spanish with confidence.

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