One of the many advantages of learning Spanish is the sheer number of people who speak the language. There are over 437 million people around the world speaking Spanish, and over 40 million in the US alone. Whether your reason to learn Spanish is personal, professional, or both, you will find it especially useful in your everyday life. And one of the best ways to start out is to first learn to pronounce a few basic Spanish sentences.
If you are unfamiliar with Spanish, it’s worth noting that there are some pronunciation distinctions that can make it a challenge for some. For instance, the letter ‘r’ is pronounced differently and will take some practice. The distinct sound is made by tapping the tip of your tongue on the roof of your mouth, close to a third of the way back. You can practice this by trying to make the “tt” sound as it sounds in the English word “butter” as some have had success with this suggestion.
Because pronunciation is such an important part of learning a new language, Rosetta Stone realizes the value of our TruAccent® technology. This patented technology compares your voice to native speakers and delivers immediate corrections to you based on the quality of your pronunciation. This allows you to make corrections right away. Remember to practice each day, and you’ll be speaking like a local and building conversational confidence wherever you go.
Learning Common Spanish Sentences
As you start out, it’s tempting to simply focus on memorizing lists of Spanish vocabulary words. However, this is not typically an effective way to learn Spanish . The more effective method is to first learn how to pronounce these commonly used words and short phrases. We want to make sure you are not just acquiring vocabulary, but rather are developing the ability to comfortably and confidently understand and speak Spanish in real-world situations.
The following common Spanish sentences show up frequently in everyday conversations. By focusing on learning how to correctly pronounce these sentences, you’ll be off to a good start. Here are some common sentences and greetings to get you started:
- Buenos días = Good morning
- Buenas tardes = Good afternoon
- Buenas noches = Good evening
- Me llamo … = My name is…
- ¿Cómo te llamas? = What’s your name?
- Mucho gusto = Nice to meet you
- ¿Cómo estás? = How are you?
- Estoy bien, gracias = I’m well thank you
Our language-learning program is designed to build confidence when speaking Spanish. Rosetta Stone will teach you a skillset that goes beyond vocabulary with an immersive approach. This teaching method combines learning vocabulary within real-world situations. This patented technology, Dynamic Immersion®, will prepare you to adapt in new conversations by applying the context of what you already know to new words, phrases, and sentences. This allows you to learn the language by building upon it with your own experiences.
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Download a unit and knock it out on the train or a flight. Select a 5-10 minute lesson and sneak it in while you wait in line or for your ride to show up. And explore dynamic features, like Seek and Speak, where you can point at an object in the real world and get a translation .
The best part? You don’t have to choose between app or desktop. Both come with your subscription and sync, so you can switch between devices seamlessly.