The easiest spelling rules in Spanish

If you are learning Spanish, your Spanish course will have explained many grammatical rules. Spanish is a rather complicated language: many verb tenses, a lot of vocabulary and many spelling rules. However, there are much easier rules and more complicated ones. That's why we're going to explain some of the simplest rules. You'll see how fast you learn Spanish!

The simplest rules for learning Spanish

1) ‘M’ is written in front of ‘P’ or ‘B’

For example, you say "cumpleaños ("birthday"), or "romper ("break up").

2) The 'M' precedes the 'N'.

For example, it says "alumno" ("student") and "gimnasia" ("gymnastics"). Exceptions: the prefixes "CON", "EN" and "IN" keep the "N" before another "N". For example, it says "innovación" (innovation).

3) The words ending in "Illo-illa" in Spanish are written with 'LL'.

For example, it is said "pastilla"(pill) or "cigarrillo"(cigarette)

4)The words beginning with "HUM" are written with 'H'.

For example: "humo"(smoke) "humildad"(humility) or "humano"(human). Some exceptions are " umbilical", " umbral."

5) Words ending in "AJE" are written with 'J'.

For example, you say "' lenguaje" (language), "equipaje" (luggage) or "maquillaje" (make-up). As an exception is the word "ambage."

6) The initial syllables "AJE, EJE" are written with "J", except in the words that follow the rule of the group "GEN".

For example, it says "ajedrez" (chess), "ejército" (army), "ejercer" (exercise), "ejecución" (execution)...

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7) Words ending in 'SIVO' and 'SIVA' are written with 'S'.

For example, say "corrosivo" (corrosive), "exclusiva" (exclusive), "excesivo" (excessive), "curiva" (cursive), "adhesivo" (adhesive).

8) It is written with 'Z' before the vowels 'A - O - U'.

For example, write "cereza" (cherry), "marzo" (March), "azotar" (whipping), "buzo" (diver)...

9) It is written with "I" at the beginning of a word when the letter is followed by a consonant.

For example, write "isla" (island), "izquierda" (left), "información" (information).

10) ‘Y’ is written at the beginning of a word when the next letter is a vowel.

For example, it says "yuca" (yuca) or "yacimiento" (deposit).

11)Write 'I' or 'Y' at the end of a word when:

I' if at the end of the word it is written with a tilde. For example, it says "jabalí" (wild boar) or "colibrí" (hummingbird).

It is written with a 'y' at the end when it has no tilde. For example, it says "soy"(I am) or "buey"(ox).

These rules are quite simple to memorize and help a lot to speak correctly. Although there are more complicated rules, these are some of the simplest in Spanish. The idea is to help you achieve your goals. If you are doing a Spanish course, your teacher will surely teach you the simplest rules of Spanish in the first few classes. Pay attention!


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