Day 2 : 60 Days Learn Spanish Challenge

Day 2: My Goal is to be able to speak the Spanish Language which will allow me to communicate with native Spanish Speakers. By spending 2 hours a day practicing and learning 10 Words, 10 Common Phrases, and Grammar rules for the next 60 days I should be able to improve my Spanish – let us see where this challenge will take me.

10 Spanish Words A Day

  1. Beautiful- Hermoso
  2. Bed – Cama
  3. Bedroom – Habitacion
  4. Beer – Cerveza
  5. To believe – Creer

  1. Beverage – Bebidas
  2. Bicycle – Bicicleta
  3. Bird – Pájaro (alt+160=á)
  4. Birthday – Cumpleaños (alt+164=ñ)
  5. Black – Negro

10 Common Phrases

  1. ¿Cómo estás? > How are you? if you are addressing a group you can say Comó estais?
  2. ¿Cómo te llamas? > What’s your name?
  3. Mi nombre es francisco. > My name is Francisco.
  4. ¿Tienes una M? > Do you have it in medium?
  5. No, solo tenemos S. > No, we only have it in small.
  6. ¿Podira verlo? > May I see it? – you can say this when you want to take a closer look – say in a store.
  7. ¿Qué tipo de música te gusta? > What type of music do you like? Alt + 130 = é, Alt + 163 = ú
  8. ¿De dónde eres? > Where are you from? – literally translates to from where are you, the word eres implies (Alt + 162 = ó)
  9. Yo soy de Huntington Beach. > I am from Huntington Beach.
  10. Por supuestoof course

Basic Spanish Grammar

  1. B & V There are 4 groups for where you can apply B as opposed to V
    • Group 1: words beginning with bu, bien, bene, and bi
    • Group 2: words ending with bilidad, bundo, or bunda
    • Group 3: verbs on their infinitive form such us ber, bir, buir i.e. beber – to drink, saber to know,and escribir to write.
    • Group 4: past imperfect verbs ending with –aba such as compraba – I was buying, cantaba – I was singing
  2. Words that usually use V can be divided in 4 groups
    • Group 1: all words that begin with vi-, div-, ev such as vivir to live, divertido funny, evento event.
    • Group 2: All forms in present indicative imperative and subjunctive ir to go
    • Group 3: All adjectives which ends with -ave, -avo, -evo, -ivo. For example Suave – Soft, decisivo – decisive
    • Group 4: After b-, d-, n-, and ol-. For example obviar – to obviate, advertir – to warm, enviar – to send, olvidar – to forget.
  3. Appreciative suffixes – are added to the end of a word to express and emotive or affective appreciation or to show an opinion.
  4. Classifications of Appreciative suffixes
    1. diminutives – used to emphasize that something is particularly small or short. They’re also used to express love and affection. Example escalera – stairs to escalerita – small stairs, gato – cat to gatito – small cat, Juan – John to Juanito – Lil’ John.
      • Another common suffix particularly in Andalusía is -illo or -illa from libro – book we get libtillo – small book.
      • We also have the suffix -ete or -eta amigo – friend we have amiguete – buddy
      • Commonly used in Galicia we have the suffix -iño or -iña such as pobre – poor we have pobriño – poor baby
    2. augmentatives
    3. prejoratives

Day 2 Quiz: Begin Quiz

Resources:

  1. Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com – 10 Spanish Words A Day
  2. Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com – 25 Common Spanish Phrases
  3. Learn Spanish with SpanishPod101.com – Spanish Grammar
  4. Spanishdict.com – Spanish Learning website translation, conjugation, vocabulary, grammar, pronounciation.
  5. theasciicode.com – very good resource for international alphabet
  6. Almudena Fernandez – Amazing Wife – Te Amo mi Amor…

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