Tips to improve your written Spanish

Spanish is written the same way it is pronounced, but it is true that it has a series of rules that make it difficult to learn the written language. Especially because it is a very rich language, with a fairly extensive grammar. It also has many synonyms and punctuation marks. Therefore, we are going to give you some tips to improve your written Spanish.

How can I improve my written Spanish?

Prioritise vocabulary. Learn as much vocabulary as you can because the more variety of words and synonyms you know in Spanish, the easier it will be for you to express your ideas in writing. Use a dictionary, either a traditional dictionary or online dictionaries. If, when you read or listen to someone, you don't understand a word that has appeared, look it up. Never be left in doubt, if you end up understanding its meaning, it will surely end up in the back of your mind.

Read a lot. Read texts in Spanish whenever you can. Whatever they are, but you should be able to notice how the sentences flow, the punctuation, the spelling, the grammar and try to deduce the meaning of new words as they appear.

Make grammar exercises fun. There are many on the internet that will help you improve your written Spanish in a fun way. Crosswords, quizzes, interactive exercises, etc. You will improve while having fun.

Write. Obviously, to improve your written Spanish you must write. After reading a text, try to summarise what you have read as best you can. This is a simple but very effective way of assimilating your way of writing in this language.

Review and learn. You should always check that what you have written is right or wrong in order to internalise what you do correctly and learn from your mistakes. From mistakes you will surely learn more than ever. Don't forget what you go to them.

Make your own notes on the rules you are having trouble learning.