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How To Speak Spanish

Would you like to know how to speak Spanish quickly? You can start by learning how to ask for the bathroom, and to say hello. Below are a few of these basic phrases, with the phonetic pronunciations.

Buenos días. (bway-nos dee-ahs) Good day.

Hola. (oh-la) Hello or hi.

¿Cuál es su nombre? (kwahl ays soo nohm-bray) What is your name?

Mi nombre es José. (mee nohm-bray ays ho-say) My name is José.

¿Dónde está el baño? (dohn-day ays-tah el bahn-yoh) Where is the bathroom?

Muchas gracias. (moo-chahs grah-see-ahs) Thank you very much.

How To Speak Spanish Quickly

Want to really accelerate your learning? You need to know the basic phrases that will get the native speakers to be your teachers.

Start with "¿Cómo se dice...?" (co-mo say dee-say) - How do you say... and "¿Cuál es la palabra para esto?" (kwahl ays la pah-la-brah pah-rah ays-toh) What is the word for this? Theses are great phrases to know. Say "Cómo se dice..." or "Cuál es la palabra para esto" and point at something, or use the English word, if the person you're speaking to knows a little English.

You need to understand what is being said, so ask politely, "Por favor, habla más despacio." (Poor fah-voor, ah-blah mahs day-spa-see-oh) Please, speak more slowly. "Yo no entiendo." (yo no ayn-tee-en-doh) I don't understand. "Cómo se escribe?" (co-mo say ays-cree-bay) How do you write it?

Let people know you want to learn more. "Yo deseo aprender español" (yo day-say-oh ah-prayn-dair ays-spahn-yohl) I want to learn Spanish.

Of course you need to learn grammar, and vocabulary, but speaking a language is the best way to learn it. You'll find that Spanish speakers are generally very tolerant, and love to help you learn. Here are four keys to quickly learn to speak Spanish:

1. Know the basic phrases to ask for help.

2. Carry and use an English-Spanish dictionary.

3. Spend time with native Spanish speakers.

4. Just start talking.

This is a sure formula to learn how to speak Spanish.

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