lunes, 7 de noviembre de 2016
viernes, 3 de junio de 2016
Neden İspanyolca öğrenmek için önemlidir?
(Why is it important to learn spanish? a turkish podcast from a Mexican professor)
Merhaba tüm Türk arkadaşlaruma. Ben Türk kültürü ve Türk idiomma büyük bir hayranıyım. Ben bir kaç kelime sizinle paylaşmak Bugün yabancı dil olarak İspanyolca öğrenmek için onları davet etmek
Dinlediğiniz için teşekkür ederim
(bu podcast turçe de bir meksikali-den)
Ses başlatmak için birkaç dakika sürebilir
lunes, 30 de mayo de 2016
PERCHÉ SI DEVE IMPARARE LO SPAGNOLO?
(UNA CHIACCHIERA PODCAST IN ITALIANO DA PARTE DELL'AUTORE DEL CORSO "YO HABLO MEXICANO")
WHY DO WE HAVE TO LEARN SPANISH)
(AN ITALIAN PODCAST BY THE AUTHOR OF THE COURSE "YO HABLO MEXICANO")
Oggi la chiacchiera è dedicata agli italiani che hanno eseguito questo breve corso che va piano piano in aumento e in sviluppo e che hanno preso le lezioni in inglese ma che sono di madrelingua italiana.
È possibile ascoltare questo podcast da questa pagina stessa. L'autore del corso in sviluppo di "Yo Hablo Mexicano" (YHMX) ci parla in italiano a proposito dei motivi che potrebbero essere interessanti a voi per cominciare lo studio gratuito di questa lingua.
Per ascoltare il podcast cliccate sul tasto "PLAY" del seguente link e accendi gli alto parlanti oppure mettete le cuffie e sarete pronto ad ascoltare questo interessante audio podcast in italiano che l'autore ha registrato per voi. Lasciate sul blog le vostre domande e commentate... grazie!
(Il podcast potrebbe prendere alcuni secondi mentre carica l'audio)
(Il podcast potrebbe prendere alcuni secondi mentre carica l'audio)
viernes, 27 de mayo de 2016
LEARNING SPANISH INTO
Sometimes when we are learning a language (any language) the new systems and books take us to learn short sentences into a context to be ·competent· to speak that short sentence in the correct moment, and it is a very useful way to learn. Naturally we want to be able to express our ideas shortly and very effectively, but it does not mean that this is the only way to learn! Specially qhen we are talking about foreign languages there is also other nice option we can try! To learn into big sentences (a big text structure) is really helpful and it can bring to you a lot ov advantages and a shorter time to learn is one of them!
How many people got used to learn sentences like "The house is big" or "I read the book"? and it is OK it is correct, lets let it be! but we can go a little bit faster after we revewed the previous lessons!
The last lessons were focused on grammas and simply asic phonetics and short rules, but the goal was to let you go ahead without getting lost in liittle details of basic spanish language but it is ok and we are sure you have fulfill the previous lessons and now you are ready to really speak spanish!
and... what about a near and personal situation like "My house"? what do we want to say about it? and what if i am already in a spanish country? or ecactly in Mexico? Of course we are invited to our new frends' homes and of course we invite our new friends to our new homes in Mexico or any spanish country we are right now!
So this bis structure is going to give you not only a practice of what we already revewed, and not only an important quantity of vocabulary, but also a topic to talk about later and a big structure to learn, follow and practice to get into large conversations!
We should not go outside to talk to friends just by saying "The house is big" and feel that we have arrived til the end of our conversation.... we people do speak a lot and there atre many things to say and to organize into our brains (and you have to do it all in a foreign language). So this is the first lesson that is going to introduce all of you into the big structures learning system... so please try to follow this lesson to see you good is your memory and how many vocabulary you can add to your spanish knowlidge...
Before you start revewing the lesson you have to know that there are some specific point you have to take in consideration to get success!
1. Give your mind a chance
It means that you have to let your memmory work on its real potential!
2. "Repeat after me"
Listen and read the lesson as many times as you feel it neccesary and don't be shy to speak loud after me!
3. Use your device (tablet, pc, laptop, spartphone, etc) to record your oun voice while you are reading the lessons, but try to pronounce just like i do... and carry on with you your mp3 recording everywhere
4. Listen to your recording
Your memory can be good or not, but i swear your device has a perfect memory to carry on your recording and ready to be listened over and over! Believe me... after some time and once you are into a situation where you have to speak about your house or someone else's house... you will have not only a short sentence to speak, but a really nice quantity of speech to understand and speak!
5. Memorize, Memorize and MEMORIZE
Because we will add new lessons in small packages of short grammar rules, but then we will create a new big structure lesson! Maybe at work... maybe among friends, maybe at the restaurant or a bank... just get surprised and be ready to add new knowledge to your super mind!
Well that's we the approach of Big Structures Learning is very successful... because you need to speak now and you need to comunicate now and you need to understand now and as fast as possible... believe in your memory and give it a chance to get more powerful!
Now you are ready to speak THE REAL MEXICAN SPANISH!
Can you share with us your recordings? you can encourage others to do it!
I have prooved this method with mexican high school students that lean italian and i have had nice results!
so GO AND DO IT!!!
viernes, 6 de mayo de 2016
EL VERBO "HABER"
(To be there)
The verb HABER is used to indicate what is there, what exist. In english is TO BE THERE and THERE IS is used to indicate the singular nouns and THERE ARE is used to indicate the plural nouns.
In other languages like italian they use ESSERCI to indicate what exist. C'È for singular nouns and CI SONO for plural nouns. In turkish they have only one single word "VAR"
In the previous lessons we have studied that in spanish is very important to know when a noun or adjective is plural, singular, male or female, and we will go ahead into our studies, but now we have to remark that HAY (verb HABER) is used the same way for plural, singular, male and female cases and in this case there is not any difference.
Hay un museo - There is a museum
Hay una muchacha - There is a girl
Hay diez coches - There are ten cars
Hay doce meses - There are twelve months
Hay un restaurante - There is a restaurant
martes, 3 de mayo de 2016
Los Artículos Determinativos
The determinated articles are useful to indicate the exact noun we are talking about.
The key word is THE because this word in spanish is divided in 4 words that indicate male, female, plural and singular nouns.
- The singular male is EL
- The singular female is LA
- The plural male is LOS
- The plural female is LAS
It is always this way no matter which spanish variation you are speaking.
chek this lesson out...
viernes, 22 de abril de 2016
EL GÉNERO Y EL NÚMERO
In spanish is very important to pay atention to the gender and the number of the nouns and adjectives, because many elements change according to this fact.
Some other languages have the same condition, but other languages don't have this concept of gender.
Before we go to more complex lessons, first we have to know how the spanish behaves. The words' gender and number is a basic element to go ahead while learning spanish.
Be patient, because later you are going to go up in a higher lever, but then you will be an expert about this point of grammar.
It is really simple, because the SINGULAR MALE nound and adjectives use the letter "O" at the end of the words (this is the regular case) so we will know that the next words are MALE and SINGULAR words
MALE AND SINGULAR
- ADULTO (ADULT)
- PERIÓDICO (NEWSPAPER
- TELÉFONO (PHONE)
- RICO (RICH)
- MUSEO (MUSEUM)
- ARQUITECTO (ARQUITECT)
- CARRO (CAR)
That is very easy, right?
Now the FEMALE nouns and adjectives normally ends with the letter "A" (in all cases exist some exceptions) but now we are just revewing the regular forms at this point. sp SINGULAR FEMALE words go like this:
FEMALE AND SINGULAR
- MOCHILA (SCHOOLBAG)
- BELLA (BEAUTIFUL)
- LIBRETA (NOTEBOOK)
- CAJA (BOX)
- RICA (RICH)
- MEDICINA (MEDICINE)
- IMPRESORA (PRINTER)
Still easy, right? well now we have a kind of words that end in "E", but this words have a particularity: there are some of this words that can be male or female gender, but there are other words that can be only male or only female gender.
Here you have some ecamples about the words that can be male or female gender using the same word:
Same word with ale and female function:
MALE AND FEMALE SINGULAR ENDING IN "E"
- INTELIGENTE (INTELLIGENT)
- PACIENTE (PATIENT)
- IMPORTANTE (IMPORTANT)
- POBRE (POOR)
- ÁRABE (ARAB)
- FUERTE (STRONG)
- VERDE (GREEN)
- GRANDE (BIG)
- ENORME (HUGE)
Now we have some words that can be ONLY MALE nouns and adjectives:
MALE SINGULAR ENDING IN "E"
- HAMBRE (HUNGER)
- HOMBRE (MAN)
- SOBRE (ENVELOPE)
- GUANTE (GLOVE)
And there are words that belong only to
FEMALE NOUNS AND ADJECTIVES LIKE:
- SUERTE (FORTUNE/RANDOM/LUCK)
- MUERTE (DEATH)
- FUENTE (FONT/SOURCE
- CUMBRE (SUMIT)
- LUMBRE (FIRE)
NOUNS ending in CONSONANT
Not all the spanish words end in O or A or E, but there are other words (nouns than end in CONSONANT but they still need to have a gender. Many other languages have this kind of words and it is very common (like in english). The ending of the word in spanish is very helpful to know what kind of gender it is, it it is important to build a coherent sentence (in english we can not say "The girl is handsome" because handsome is a male adjective as we can't say ·"The strong man is beautiful") The same happens in spanish .
The following list is about the words that end in consonant but they still have a gender:
MALE SINGULAR NOUNS: ENDING IN CONSONANT
- HOSPITAL (HOSPITAL)
- HOTEL (HOTEL)
- TAMBOR (DRUM)
- FESTIVAL (FESTIVAL)
- ALACRÁN (SCORPION)
- TEMBLOR (EARTHQUAKE)
- COLCHÓN (MATRESS)
FEMALE SINGULAR NOUNS that finish in CONSONANT
- VERDAD (TRUTH)
- CIUDAD (CITY)
- UNIVERSIDAD (UNIVERSITY)
- TENTACIÓN (TEMPTATION)
- SEDUCCIÓN (SEDUCTION)
- LABOR (LABOR/WORK/JOB)
- AMISTAD (FRIENDSHIP)
In some cases it is very easy to change the gender of a noun, just by changing the last letter !"O" or "A" like this
MALE "O" - FEMALE "A"
- NIÑO - NIÑA (BOY - GIRL)
- ITALIANO - ITALIANA (ITALIAN)
- CHINO - CHINA (CHINESE)
- RUSO - RUSA (RUSSIAN)
- MEXICANO - MEXICANA (MEXICAN)
- RICO - RICA (RICH)
- ALTO - ALTA (TALL)
- AMERICANO - AMERICANA (AMERICAN)
- BUENO - BUENA (GOOD)
- MALO - MALA (BAD)
To change the gender sometimes it is not that simple... and we cannot simply place the O or A instead. In this new cases we have to use a completly different word. Examples:
Using a different word to get the change of gender
- HOMBRE - MUJER (MAN - WOMAN)
- PADRE - MADRE (FATHER - MOTHER)
- CABALLO - YEGUA (HORSE male and female)
We said that "O" is normally used to indicate the MALE noun and "A" is normally used to indicate the female noun, but there are few exceptions to this rule. in some cases the male nounc can be expressed by words ending in "A" and there is one case in wich the female gender finishes in "O". And let's know that there are words ending in "A" that can be male and female with the same word
NOUNS IN -ISTA USED FOR MALE AND FEMALE
- ARTISTA (ARTIST both cases male and female)
- DENTISTA (DENTIST oth cases)
- TURISTA (TOURIST both cases)
- IDIOTA (IDIOT Both cases)
MALE WORDS ENDING IN "A"
- PROBLEMA (PROBLEM)
- SISTEMA (SYSTEM)
- FONEMA (PHONEM)
There is one case where the female word ends in "O"
- MANO (HAND)
In the most of the cases we just have to add an "S" at the end of the word but now we are going to revew the different examples.
MALE ending in "O" in this cases it is very simple and we just add an "s"
SINGULAR - PLURAL
NIÑO - NIÑOS (BOY - BOYS)
ZAPATO - CAPATOS (SHOE - SHOES
TELÉFONO - TELÉFONOS (TELEPHONE - TELEPHONES)
AMIGO - AMIGOS (FRIEND - FRIENDS)
SOMBRERO - SOMBREROS (HAT - HATS)
The same happens in the FEMALE case... whe normally a word ends in "A" we only have to add an "S" (there are always some few exceptions, be careful).
SINGULAR - PLURAL
- NIÑA - NIÑAS (GIRL - GIRLS)
- REVISTA - REVISTAS (MAGAZIE - MAGAZINES)
- COMPUTAFORA - COMPUTADORAS (COMPUTER - COMPUTERS)
- SOMBRILLA - SOMBRILLAS (OMBRELLA - OBRELLAS)
The next point is about the words that end in "E". To get the plural we just have to add an "S" so the end is "ES"
(Male or female it doesn't matter to get the plural)
SINGULAR - PLURAL
- HOMBRE - HOMBRES (MAN - MEN)
- TORRE - TORRES (TOWER - TOWERS)
- VERDE - VERDES (GREEN)
- ELEGANTE - ELEGANTES (ELEGANT)
- PADRE - PADRES (FATHER - PARENTS/2 FATHERS)
- MADRE - MADRES (MOTHER - 2 MOTHERS
The words ending in CONSONANT are normally very simple, because we only have to add "ES" at the end of the word... it doesn't matter if the gender is MALE or FEMALE
SINGULAR - PLURAL
- SABOR - SABORES (FLAVOR - FLAVORS)
- FAVOR - FAVORES (FAVOR - FAVORS)
- CORAZÓN - CORAZONES (HEART - HEARTS)
- DOLOR - DOLORES (PAIN)
- FRIJOL - FRIJOLES (BEAN - BEANS)
miércoles, 20 de abril de 2016
LOS PRONOMBRES PERSONALES En el español de México
YO - I
TÚ - YOU
USTED - YOU (FORMAL-MALE/FEMALE)
ÉL - HE
ELLA - SHE
NOSOTROS - WE (MALE)
NOSOTRAS - WE (FEMALE)
USTEDES - YOU (PLURAL)
ELLOS - THEY (MALE)
ELLAS - THEY (FEMALE)
In other countries, there are different personal rponouns (like Vós (you-singular), Vosotros and Vosotras (You - Plural), and this may produce some changes in the conjugation of the verbs. In México we can perfectly understand this "foreigner" pronouns, but we don't use it. People from Argentina or Spain and Cuba, Mexico, etc. can understand to each other.
Sometimes it is fun to talk to another foreigner spanish speaker, because we can share and talk about the different ways to name or say something.
For example there is the universal word NIÑO (boy), but each spanish country has its own way to call it (or many other ways in one same countyry) like:
- SPAIN: CRÍO, CHICO
- ARGENTINA: CHAVAL, PIBE
- MÉXICO: CHAMACO, ESCUINCLE, CHAVO, CHICO, PLEBE, MORRO (VERY INFORMAL WAY), ETC.
HERE YOU HAVE A VIDEO TO STUDY AND PRACTICE THE PERSONAL PRONOUNS IN MEXICO,...
As you can see... some words give the gender to the sustantive (male or female).. in spanish the words that end in O are male and singular, and the words ending in A are singular and female (there are many exceptions that we are going to study in other lesson). That's why you have to pay atebntion to the gender of the word to recognize what pronoun you have to use. It is also important to pay atention to the number of the sustantive (singular or plural) sometimes it is just enough to add an S at the end of the sustantive to make it plural (not in all cases)
Male (Singular - Plural):
Book: Libro - Libros
Female (Singular - Plural)
House Casa - Casas
This is a very important point, so later you will find a lesson about it. Now you have to know this, but the really important point in today's lesson is about the personal pronouns in mexican spanish.
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lunes, 18 de abril de 2016
La Fonética en Español
Phonetic of Spanish
The Phonetic in spanish is very simple, but it also depends on what language you speak as a mothertopngue. Some languages share the same sounds (phonems), and some other languages might not have some phonems that spanish does.
We also have to consider that spanish is spoken in about 21 countries over the world and it is possible to find many variation in this language. In this course we focused our lessons on the Mexican Spanish Variatios, because we are mexican, but also because our country has an estrategic place (near the United States), so Mexico and many countries (including of course the U.S.A.) have important commercial trades.
In The Americas, Mexico has a remarkable place and it represents a closer step towards the U.S.
Let's remember that Tourism is a very important activity in Mexico which means a mean economical ressort.
The 100 million people in Mexico are another great reason to learn the mexican spanish variation. Just Mexico City has more inhabitants than other entire spanish speakers countries.
Of course each spanish country has its own way to speak spanish but we all can understan to each other (something similar happens among arab countries).
If you are ready to start this mexican spanish course, see the next video. The first lesson is about spanish phonetuic.
Have a nice lesson...
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