Where Should You Begin When Learning Basic Spanish?

When learning basic Spanish, it is good to start with greetings and descriptions. Then learn practical Spanish phrases, which will be useful in travel. Then move on to particular areas of interest. For children, school vocabulary is very useful. Learn the Spanish alphabet along the way and the colors in Spanish, and counting in Spanish. And then add Spanish verb conjugation to your basic Spanish. Little by little learn the irregular Spanish verbs. As you progress, add new Spanish words but continue to review so that you do not forget what you have learned. Review and add on and then… review and add on.

It is memorable to have a theme.

In order to learn conversational Spanish, it is memorable to have a theme and converse about it. Dramatic play works well with children – recreating real life situations. Click here to learn about Spanish in a Basket, which provides many opportunities for conversation and dramatic play, so your child can easily learn Spanish.

It is not so hard to learn how to speak Spanish; it just takes time and persistence. Whenever possible, try to travel and you can learn Mexican Spanish, Colombian, and Puerto Rican Spanish etc. There are differences in pronunciation as you move to different countries and regions. However, the same is true in English. The best strategy is to be exposed to all the pronunciations and get comfortable with them.

For adults, click here for my recommendation, on the best program for you to learn Spanish.


  • Hello - Hola
  • Welcome- Bienvenidos
  • My name is - Me llamo
  • Good bye - Adiós
  • Bye - Chau
  • See you later. - ¡Hasta luego!
  • See you soon. - ¡Hasta pronto!
  • See you tomorrow.- Hasta mañana
  • How are you?(informal)- ¿Cómo estás? /¿Qué tal?
  • How are you?(formal) - ¿Cómo está usted?
  • Fine or well - Bien
  • Bad or not well - Mal
  • So, so - Más o menos
  • Encantado. - Nice to meet you.
  • What is your name? (informal) - ¿Cómo te llamas?
  • What is your name?(formal) - ¿Cómo se llama usted?
  • ¿Qué pasa? -How is it going?
  • My name is… - Me llamo…
  • Where do you live? - ¿Dónde vives?
  • I live in … - Vivo en…
  • Good morning - Buenos días.
  • Good afternoon. - Buenas tardes.
  • Good evening /night - Buenas noches.

  • Here Are a Few Fun Songs to Learn Greetings

    Hola Bobby Song

    ¿Cómo estás? Song

    Adiós Song

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