Learning Spanish is an increasingly popular option. Many people decide to learn Spanish as a second language - no wonder! Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world. It can open many doors for you, both professional and personal. But how do the spanish speak?
Spanish people have a reputation for speaking very quickly and loudly. If you're in a restaurant and you hear a conversation at a table higher than normal, there's no doubt about it: they're Spanish. The Spanish are very passionate when they speak. They are very expressive and tend to speak loudly and with many hand gestures. Sometimes they seem aggressive or exaggerated. But that doesn't mean they're rude!
Spanish people also abbreviate their words a lot. Sometimes it's hard to understand a conversation because of that. In addition to the typical words that are invented, Spanish people use many abbreviations.for example, the question: "For what?" in Spanish is "¿para qué?" However, the Spanish people will only say: "¿Para?"
But the real problem when you learn a language is not a matter of speed, but of knowledge. It always seems to us that the natives of a language speak faster. This happens because our brain doesn't understand the vocabulary perfectly. For this reason, we are going to give you some expressions that are widely used by the Spanish people.
Tips for learning spanish
Spanish is a language with many words that you probably won't learn in a normal academy. They have typical expressions depending on the city. Therefore, if you are going to learn Spanish in Madrid, you will have to learn the word "mazo". The people of Madrid keep saying it!
- "Es coña": is an expression that is widely used in Spanish and means "it's a joke". They will use this expression instead of saying ‘es broma’. So, learn it well, because young people say it a lot.
- "Liarse con alguien": It's an expression to talk about when you're with someone. This is not a formal relationship. It can be used when you meet someone just for a day or when you meet someone but it's not formal.
- "Ligar": If you are learning Spanish this phrase you have to record it in your mind. It means flirting. It's widely used and you'll hear a lot of people say it.
- "Se le va la pinza": I'm sure you've found yourself in the position of thinking someone's a little crazy. In Spanish, to refer to this situation, the expression "se le va la pinza" is used. She's very funny!
- "no me ralles": it is one of the most used expressions in Spain. You'll hear it all the time. It's a way of saying'don't bother me' or'leave me alone'. When someone tells you a problem, and you don't know what to say, the Spaniards say ‘no te ralles’, it's good for everything!
As you can see, there are many expressions in Spanish. So, the best thing you can do is learn them. That way, it won't take you so long to understand them even if they talk fast.