Tips to Learn Spanish

Following are some useful tricks to learn Spanish and these tricks and tips will sure apply to other languages and appeal to many of the various language learners out there.

How to reproduce an accent successfully

To really be able to pull off a Spanish accent, all you need to do is pay close attention to native Spanish speakers and try to sounds as close as what you hear when they speak. You could go ahead and pretend like you are acting! According to linguists, the more exposure one gets to the goal language (that is the language that one is trying to acquire) the more your brain will get accustomed to it and thus, you will feel more comfortable and at ease when you find yourself in a context where you need to use the language. For example, in situations like when traveling abroad, or when interacting with Spanish speaking people in your city that might not be very fluent in English; also when watching a film or TV show in Spanish (or whichever your goal language might be).

After a while, trying to impersonate Spanish speaking people that you have observed or come across in your everyday life will help your mouth, tongue ears and even your brain get accustomed to producing certain sounds that otherwise you might not be used to emitting. At first it may feel silly, like you are doing a bad impression, but once the correct pronunciation sinks in you will be “in character” when you spea
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It is important to point out that the Spanish language has hundreds of different regional accents and dialects, so those accents you choose as models to emulate or imitCatalánate might determine how you will sound in the future. For example, if you decide to go for the accent or dialect in Barcelona, you might end up learning Catalán, which is a rather complicated dialect and other Spanish speaking people might have a hard time understanding you.