English has different names for different people. By learning the words
below you will increase your vocabulary, comprehension and language fluency.
Learning Spanish from the TV
Next to practicing with native speakers,
watching Spanish television programs is one of the best ways to learn the
Now it's time to learn the different parts of
the body. Many of these words are necessary if
you ever have to go to a non-English speaking
doctor and have to describe your ailment.
In Spanish there are nouns which have masculine
and feminine forms with different meanings.
Misuse of these nouns is one of the most
common errors committed by beginning,
intermediate and in some cases advanced Spanish
students. It is important to use the
correct gender with these words or you will be
Finding Your Way
Anyone who has lived or traveled in Latin
America knows from experience that it is very
hard to find your way around. This can
especially be true if you don't speak Spanish.
Short Cuts For Learning Spanish
your vocabulary. Try to learn a minimum of five new wordy daily
Ways to Avoid Sounding Like a Gringo
In Mexico and Central America a gringo is usually defined as a
U.S. citizen, but can refer to any foreigner. Most Gringos stand
out by the way they dress, social customs, behavior and common
errors they make when speaking Spanish.
Those of you who have read this column before are bound to have
noticed that at the end of each article there is a definition of a
Costa Rican expression or tiquismo.