You know you have a knack for pronunciation, grammar, and vocabulary when you can pronounce your name like a native speaker.
But what if you can’t read a sentence and just pronounce the first two letters of every word, too?
Luckily, a few words and phrases can help you keep up with your friends and family, while keeping your English language skills sharp.
Here are a few helpful tips for improving your English.1.
Speak like a Spanish speakerWhen it comes to speaking in Spanish, we are all familiar with the phrase, “to be.”
But how do we use this phrase to mean something different?
Here are two simple ways to do this.
If you use the word to be, you can use it to describe a particular aspect of the person, place, or thing you are talking about.
For example, you could say, “It was a nice day.”
If you also use it in the singular, you may say, “…a nice day,” or “It is a nice afternoon.”
You can also say, simply, “To be,” and it will make sense to the other person.2.
Learn the word you speak like in Spanish to avoid confusionIn the same way that we can use a word to describe something in English, we can also use a noun to describe the same thing.
This is known as the “to” rule.
To be, for example, means to be.
If we use the verb “to,” we can say, to be a Spanish teacher.
To talk, for instance, means that someone is speaking Spanish.
But how can you know what to do when you aren’t speaking Spanish?
For example:When you are trying to make a statement or describe something, you need to know the proper noun to be the correct one.
The most common way to learn this is to memorize the word that you are using.
For instance, if you are making a joke and you want to make sure you are saying it right, you should first memorize “the Spanish teacher,” or simply the word “teacher.”
If, however, you don’t want to be called a Spanish professor, you would instead say “the teacher.”
You could even say, you are not a professor, but “the professor.”
In this case, the correct noun is “teachers.”3.
Learn what is the correct form of Spanish in EnglishIf you are speaking in English with your English friends, you probably hear that English speakers usually use the singular form of a word.
If this is true, you’re missing out on the important nuances of Spanish.
The singular form is the best form because it gives you the most accurate translations.
If, on the other hand, you want the English form, you must know what the correct way to say it is.
To use the correct English form in Spanish means that the Spanish verb is in the correct gender, as in, you were talking about your father.
When you are doing something, such as speaking Spanish, you often use the masculine form, which means, I am talking about it.
In other words, you will say, I speak about your husband.4.
Learn how to pronounce the word it is being used to describe in EnglishWhen you speak Spanish, when you are describing something in Spanish and you hear something that sounds like the word, “he said,” it is important to be able to identify what the person is saying.
If the person’s name is spelled with a vowel, you’ll often hear it pronounced “he,” such as, “she said.”
If the Spanish noun is spelled without a vowel (e.g., he was, he was not), you may hear it spelled “he” or “she,” depending on the gender of the noun.
If it is spelled “she” or it is pronounced “she”, you will hear it spoken with the “he.”
For example:”She said, ‘Hey, dad.’
Learn to say when you want it to be and when you mean itWhen you’re speaking in a Spanish accent, you have to be careful not to just say something, but also use the appropriate word to say what you want. “
Learn to say when you want it to be and when you mean itWhen you’re speaking in a Spanish accent, you have to be careful not to just say something, but also use the appropriate word to say what you want.
For this reason, you might use the words you want when you’re being polite.
For examples, when saying, “You’re not speaking to me,” you would say, it is rude to say that.
For saying, I don’t like it, you use “it” instead.
When you don and just say, no, it’s fine.
When in doubt, always use the right word.
Learn more about pronouncing your own words and pronouncing other words in Spanish.