There are two options for saying the word “fun” in Spanish. If you’re using it as a noun—
an amusement or diversion—you would use “la diversión.” If you’re using it as an adjective—something is fun—you would use “divertido.” Here are examples of how “fun” is used in both situations:
- ¡El tiempo veraniego significa que la diversión acaba de empezar! = The summer weather means the fun has just begun!
- Pasamos una noche divertida con Mark y Jessie anoche. = We had such a fun evening with Mark and Jessie last night.
Although sorting out the specifics of the Spanish language can seem overwhelming at first, remember that you don’t have to tackle it all at once. Even with a simple word like “fun,” getting a handle on the most basic option is going to work well in the beginning. As your grasp of the language continues to improve, you can slowly incorporate other options with more nuanced meanings.
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Learn Spanish Words and Phrases
Often, people choose to learn Spanish because they find themselves frequently encountering the language in their everyday lives. After all, Spanish is often heard in popular music, movies, and TV shows. Others want to learn Spanish based on plans to work, vacation, or volunteer in any of the 20 countries where Spanish is the official language. Regardless of your reason, you can get off to a great start by first learning how to pronounce some very basic words and phrases. It is an important step to understand and be understood by any of the 437 million people around the world who speak Spanish.
Many times, new learners get sidetracked trying to memorize lengthy lists of Spanish vocabulary words and phrases. This tedious effort can lead to the unfortunate outcome of having little ability to participate in everyday Spanish conversation. That’s why it’s strongly advised that new Spanish language learners focus on understanding and pronouncing basic words and phrases. This smart and practical approach to learning Spanish will help you become a confident and comfortable Spanish speaker.
It’s worth noting that Spanish does have some pronunciation distinctions that can make it a challenge for language learners. As one example, the letter r is pronounced differently and takes some practice for most new learners. This distinct sound is formed by tapping the tip of the tongue on the roof of the mouth, about a third of the way back in the mouth. Some Spanish language experts suggest new learners practice making the “tt” sound, as it sounds in the English word butter.
Building the skills to accurately pronounce Spanish requires immediate feedback on your pronunciation efforts. Rosetta Stone’s patented TruAccent™ speech-recognition engine helps you get the pronunciation right in a snap. This proprietary technology instantly compares your voice to native and non-native speakers, so you get real-time feedback for the most accurate pronunciation. It’s also adjustable, which allows you to fine-tune your accent. TruAccent is a powerful tool for helping you learn and speak the Spanish language.
After you are comfortable with the basic Spanish words and short phrases, you can move onto learning the longer phrases you’ll use in everyday conversation. Rosetta Stone’s digestible, 10-minute language lessons are designed to lead you along this natural path to learning. You’ll first focus on learning Spanish basic words and phrases, then you’ll move onto learning longer Spanish phrases, and then towards learning to speak Spanish with confidence.
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