While it may seem a trivial question to be asking yourself, I found it extremely useful in building a personality in Spanish.
Each of these varieties, we call a dialect. So there are ten major dialects of Spanish!
A dialect is a regional variety of language distinguished by features of vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation from other regional varieties and constituting together with them a single language.
Within the Americas, there are Latin American Spanish, the Rioplatense Spanish, and the Caribbean Spanish.
The Caribbean Spanish is spoken mainly in Puerto Rico, Cuba, Dominican Republic, and along the East coast of Mexico and Central America. The distinction is its omitted final consonants and elided middle consonants. In this dialect, the r sounds like the Portugues x.
Watching TV series and movies is a kind of no brainer for most learners, but to others, it seems a waste of Tim; however, I can’t stress enough the value of the use of the media in general. It is important for immersion if you can’t travel to a Spanish speaking country. Watching youtube videos helps more than just TV series because they are actually people. however, watching the right movie or a TV series can easy surpass that.
What I usually do is that I watch the show I have already watched in English and change the language to Spanish to better understand the Spanish version.
Okay, Jamal, what on earth is this stuff? – I see asking you this question. So let’s talk about their meaning and difference.
A language partner is a person who studies the language with you – like a partner for life. They face the same difficulties as you, so you can share the experience. It is like having a twin brother. You two can learner faster together.
A language parent, on the other hand, is a native speaker or a language teacher who can help you in ways a partner can’t. They are your parent. They help you get through the hard stuff. They help you with pronunciation and grammar. They correct you.
Now, where do you find a language partner and a language parent?
Well, it’s the internet! You can use it for almost anything.
Use social media like Facebook groups to find them!
Or use italki to find one!
As I mentioned above, you need only 1000 words to be able to understand most of what you will encounter in Spanish. After you have learned those 1000 words, I would suggest you start speaking!
I will be talking about it soon in my upcoming blogs. So keep your eyes peeled for new stuff.
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