Learning Spanish

Map of the percentage of population able to hold a conversation in Spanish in the EU
Spanish is a Romance language, so one would expect it to be spoken mostly in countries where other Romance languages are spoken, and the (...)
July 28, 2014 – Jakub MarianMaps, Spanish
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How to choose a language to learn
Starting to learn a new language is a big decision. It requires a lot of dedication and perseverance, and it is a decision that can (...)
Map of the most spoken foreign languages in the EU by country
It is interesting to see how likely you are to be able to communicate using a foreign language when you travel in Europe. The following (...)

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Stress position in Spanish words
Unlike English, Spanish orthography already contains all the necessary information about stress position; if you see a Spanish word in its (...)
March 31, 2014 – Jakub MarianSpanish
Names of fruits and vegetables in French, Spanish and German with pictures
Learning basic vocabulary in a foreign language can be a dull task. It doesn’t make much sense to go through a long list of translations and to memorize, for example, that “apple = pomme” in French, because you can’t speak a language by translating your mother tongue word for word. (...)
February 22, 2014 – Jakub MarianFrench, German, Spanish
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Internal monologue (“speaking in your head”) as a form of language learning
There is one method I’ve been using for years for every single language I learn: the so called “internal monologue” or “inner voice”. It (...)
Names of the letters of the Latin alphabet in English, Spanish, French, German, Russian, Polish, and Czech
I learn and speak several languages, but the proper pronunciation of the names of the letters of the standard 26-letter Latin alphabet is (...)
March 12, 2013 – Jakub MarianCzech, English, French, German, Russian, Spanish
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How to learn a foreign language: Mastering
This is the final phase of learning a language, and it is suitable for you when you speak it at about the C1 level. After some time of (...)
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How to learn a foreign language: Skimming
Skimming is just a form of familiarization with languages which are close to a language I already know. For example, Dutch is very close (...)
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How to learn a foreign language: Learning
This stage comes after familiarization or skimming through the language of interest and is what the title suggestslearning the language (...)