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Posted: 29 October 2008 at 5:53pm | IP Logged
Originally posted by Angad luver#1

I am taking Spanish...i took it for one whole year and just started my second year =]
 
 
i can get the accent right but i dont have a good memory for spanish words LOL i  usually have a low grade than usual in my spanish class...but i am trying to study more. To go to college i only need 2 years of a foreign language so im gonna be done with spanish after this year is over!
 
-Jessie


Yeah vocabulary can be certainly a big problem especially if you know both French and Spanish and you tend to confuse them all the time.  When I learned Spanish in highschool we were taught using a "TPRS" method.  I actually forgot the full form of that but usually we had like 7 words of new vocabulary every day.  So what my teacher would do is that she'll give us clues about what those words mean using the words we already knew in Spanish and so we would come up with the definitions.  Then the class collectively would use those words to come up with a story... like one person said a line and then someone else added on and then different people would volunteer to say the entire story a couple times.

I thought this was a lot better way of learning new vocabulary instead of just sitting down and memorizing words.  I remember a lot more words in the context of the story we came up with and it's just a lot easier that way.

-Mahi

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LoL...i also have a bad teacher...he just gives us work  and makes us do oral presentations =[
 
hes also not a big help on explaining anything...

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i hrd spanish is way easy, atleast my spanish frnds who r struggling with german now tell so, and i found i picked up spanish words faste thn i did when i first started learning german
 german learners here?
 

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Posted: 31 October 2008 at 5:32pm | IP Logged
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i hrd spanish is way easy, atleast my spanish frnds who r struggling with german now tell so, and i found i picked up spanish words faste thn i did when i first started learning german
 german learners here?
 


I think it's mostly because Spanish and English have a lot of cognates so some of the meanings are easily remembered. Examples are urgent and urgente, use and usar, effect and efecto. At the same time it can get confusing because some words are false cognates. Embarasado is not embarrassed. It actually means pregnant.LOL


Yeah some people who have taken other languange courses do think that Spanish is a bit easier.  I mean if you take Chinese or something Spanish will be a lot easier when you know English. 

I definitely agree about the false cognates like Libreria is not library but a Book store, Library is Biblioteca... I used to make this mistake so many times Embarrassed

-Mahi

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Originally posted by -Mystery-

Originally posted by inavars

Originally posted by its me tan

i hrd spanish is way easy, atleast my spanish frnds who r struggling with german now tell so, and i found i picked up spanish words faste thn i did when i first started learning german
 german learners here?
 


I think it's mostly because Spanish and English have a lot of cognates so some of the meanings are easily remembered. Examples are urgent and urgente, use and usar, effect and efecto. At the same time it can get confusing because some words are false cognates. Embarasado is not embarrassed. It actually means pregnant.LOL


Yeah some people who have taken other languange courses do think that Spanish is a bit easier.  I mean if you take Chinese or something Spanish will be a lot easier when you know English. 

I definitely agree about the false cognates like Libreria is not library but a Book store, Library is Biblioteca... I used to make this mistake so many times Embarrassed

-Mahi

 
well spanish has a lot of common with greek and german too
 i cannot say all, coz my get confused too when my frdns spek in their mother tongues
 but, in german also library is BIBLIOTHEK

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Posted: 29 January 2009 at 7:32pm | IP Logged
 
 
im taking spanish as well! - its kinda easy..but kinda hard!
sum words remind me of hindi too ConfusedLOL
but ya..im still deciding if i shud take 3 or 4 yrs of spanish..
imm only taking the 3rd yr cuz its an honor credit
and i myt take all 4 yrs..cuz my sis said the teacher is super easy! && its an easy A
...but the teacher encourages the students not too take the AP test..cuz she sux at teaching LOL
so im still debating Confused

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hey mahi di.
i never took spanish cuz im in canada. right now im taking french though.

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