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Do you want to learn Spanish, but don’t want to spend a lot of money on it. This is the mission of a lot of people out there. Unfortunately, the learning materials and courses out there that are really good, are normally expensive. So, here is an article that I wrote for you with guidelines of how to best learn Spanish for free. Enjoy!
First of all, check if you can find a good official site that has content for you. For example the BBC has a great section for languages. They have several interactive exercises that you can do to learn and improve your Spanish for free. Now if you get annoyed with the British spelling on the BBC website, then you have to check the web for other similar pages.
If you are interested in learning about the Spanish language in general, then I recommend you access the free resource of Wikipedia.
Now, learning Spanish always also has a lot to do with your own motivation to learn things. You should definitely adopt some of the recommended methods to learn Spanish effectively. First, learn a little every day, never pause. Because only if you keep at it will you be able to remember the words and phrases that you have learned. Second, only learn what you enjoy learning. Never start learning things that do not really interest you or that are not relevant for your live.
If you watch these suggestions, and if you stay motivated, then I guarantee you will learn Spanish faster than you think.
Let me know if you have any questions of suggestions!
The Spanish-Slang.com Team
PS: Learn a Spanish word every day: www.Spanish-Word-a-Day.com
About Spanish Slang:
There are more than 350 million people on this planet that speak Spanish as their first language. Every day, every where, the language of the streets evolves and new Spanish slang is born. This websites is a great Spanish slang collection that aims to gather all the slang from all the countries in the Spanish speaking world.
The language can be very different from one place to the other. As an example, in Spain you will often here the ‘slang’ word “tio” to mean ‘dude’. However, in Mexico you would seldom hear tio in this context. You would rather hear ‘guei’.
You see, learning Spanish comes in many different stages, and right from the start it is important to learn the formal language as well as the slang, or the language ‘as spoken by the people’.
You need to be aware of the fact, that Spanish slang is often so commonly used that you can hardly call it slang anymore. This doesn’t mean however, that you can ignore the rules of formal language when speaking Spanish. Please thrive to be kind and educated at all times.
This site is an attempt to collect all the Spanish slang in the world and make it easy to trace, look-up and learn it via this website.
Feel free to contribute to the collection as it should be ever expanding.
Happy Spanish learning!
Saludos, the Spanish-Slang Team
Mexico has developed its very own Spanish over the years and while mostly the Mexicans are commonly understood by other Hispanic people, the Mexican Spanish is well worth checking out in order to understand all those Mexican subtleties. For that, the Wikipedia article is a great start: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Spanish
For listed words belonging to the slang category you can go to Language Realm. They have a dictionary-like list from A to Z that contains some slang (watch out, not all of it is actual slang): http://www.languagerealm.com/spanish/spanishslang.php
At WikiBooks, there is a section that features slang from different places, but it is not as complete as could be. Nevertheless, a good overview for those who are not looking for huge lists, but just a short selection: http://en.wikibooks.org/wiki/Spanish/Slang