Learning Spanish - It's All About Repetition

by Sonny Sheth - Date: 2006-12-31 - Word Count: 270 Share This!

When it comes to learning Spanish, or any language for that matter, it's all about repetition just as if you were learning to play a musical instrument or improve your backhand in tennis - the more you do it, the better you'll become. It's all a matter of muscle memory, in this case the muscle being your brain. And when it comes to learning Spanish, you're using your brain!

A good way to memorize a new Spanish word or verb or a new phrase in Spanish is to use it and use it often. I remember when I started learning Spanish, everything I learned, I would immediately put it to use - even if that meant talking to myself in Spanish or to the wall.

Other helpful tips to memorize Spanish vocabulary is to add post-it notes on various objects and things in your house. This way every time you see it, you'll also see the Spanish translation of it. I did this to memorize in Spanish the things in my bedroom, like the t.v., the window, the door, the desk, etc. And it worked.

The point is this - studying Spanish involves layers, and to effectively move on to the next layer, you have to have been able to utilize the prior layer well. So it's very important to learn the Spanish that you learn quickly, but efficiently. And that's why learning Spanish is all about repetition.

If you get stuck on a Spanish word or phrase or Spanish verb conjugation, write it down and then try writing it over and over again in Spanish 20 times and each time say it outloud in Spanish. Repetition!

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Sonny Sheth is the author of OuterSpanish, http://www.outerspanish.com, a free Spanish learning resource with grammar lessons, vocabulary, listening comprehension drills and practice exams. He is maintains two other sites: MyHomeCareTips, http://www.myhomecaretips.com, a site full of useful home care tips, and SpeakAbroad, http://www.speakabroad.com, that contains useful travel phrases in various languages with native audio pronunciation.

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