What brings you to this particular blog post? You most likely are an aspiring Spanish coach, or just an intelligent person attempting to seek out common mistakes in learning Spanish before ever trying to learn it, right? I believe you're the latter. So here it is Spanish is an extremely complicated language to examine and to master if you're an English native speaker, and it's also not that strange for making common mistakes in Spanish. Why? English and Spanish revolves in totally different styles and ways to read and speak each language. That alone can determine the outcome of the way you read and speak the language. Let's get started.
The most important aspect in learning a language either your Spanish or learning how to speak like a Native American, pronunciation is the key to master any language. Since many modern language derived from Latin, most words are just or almost alike. But! That doesn't mean they're pronounced exactly the same.
The Spanish language "R" along with the English "R"
Pronouncing the "R" in Spanish is way wrong if you're studying English pronunciation. Spanish "R" is one of the common mistakes in mastering Spanish. The Spanish "R" is pronounced properly by placing your tongue behind your front teeth to make that vibrating "R" sound. It's quite the opposite while using English "R", you want your tongue faraway from your teeth to avoid making that vibrating sound you make while pronouncing, exactly different right? This is one of the common mistakes in learning Spanish, it needs practicing vibrating your tongue behind your teeth it will assist you a lot in pronunciation of your Spanish "R".
Putting an Adjective before a noun:
This really is one of many common mistakes in Spanish learning is usually a common and a stupid mistake made usually by new Spanish students, ignore the English rules of constructing a sentence, We're learning to speak Spanish here! Common mistakes with this are listed below.
In English we say "hot water"
In Spanish it's exactly the opposite! You say "agua caliente"
For as if you translate "hot water" literally would get you in trouble and sound funny!
Another one is,
"Wash in hot Water" that's in English, if you want to say that in Spanish you don't say it
"Lavar con caliente agua". The correct way to say it is. "Lavar con agua caliente"
You see how English and Spanish go the other way around? Try not to mess this up and maybe you can go up the "Beginner" mode a little bit.
Correct usage of Words:
The most mindless move to make while studying a new language is always to expect the identical meaning of that certain word with an English word. You don't desire to make your Spanish audience laugh at your speech all day would you? Try buying a Spanish dictionary so to educate you in these commonly mistaken Spanish words. But to make it less tedious for you, here's a list of commonly mistaken used words. This is one of several common mistakes in Spanish learning. With this words are used wrongly by Spanish students around the globe.
Mejor - Most commonly mistaken for the English word Major which is exactly absurd. This word means "better" in Spanish.
Alegre - You might think this is the Spanish word for Alligator! You my friend is wrong. This word means "cheerful"
Cerrar- Commonly mistaken word for Carrier, yes this would end your carrier if you used it in your speech. The word means "close" in Spanish.
Nubes- Oh! Maybe you think now this is where the slang "Noobies" came from right? Wrong! This word means "clouds" in Spanish
Universidad - Pretty much obvious for other people, you would think this word means Universe right? It means "college" my dear reader.
Tallar - Sounds like "teller" or "tailor" right? Wrong! This word means, "carve" in Spanish.
Not a long list of commonly mistaken Spanish words, but this could help you a bit.
Last and not the least, the key think in mastering a fresh language. This may be well obvious right now for you guys learning how to speak a brand new language. Practice is the key in mastering a brand new language either it may be Spanish or English or perhaps something like Latin. Practice is the key to perfection as they all say it. Yes indeed. Just make an effort to remember that the pronunciation for your Spanish "R" is very different from the English "R" way more different. One thing too, the proper use of words. It needs practicing on that too; as you might make use of Spanish one day and speak to a Spanish crowd, once more you don't wish to be laughed at do you? Not to mention! The best way to practice Spanish is to find a Spanish friend of yours, far better if he or she is a native Spanish speaker for you guys can have lots and lots of fun times learning Spanish together. Speaking when in front of your mirror can certainly help, but it will be pointless if you were speaking to yourself right? You wouldn't know if you're speaking correctly or pronouncing it correctly right? This is actually the most important thing of all. PRACTICE!