How do you say "I am learning Spanish" in Spanish?
hello, i did level 1 at collage 2 years ago and am looking to refresh and learn more :D my partner is now joining in with my intrest for spanish he works at a large depo and many workers are latvian and spanish, he wishes to say to one of the ladies that he is learning spanish all i could think of was , soy estudante de espanol, but i would like to know how to say, i am 'learning' to speak spanish, your assistance in the matter would be greatly received yours hopefully, Jaime x
Hi Jai, Cooly gave a good answer. I would use "Estoy estudiando español" (or "castellano" if you're talking to someone in or from Spain).
Although the above answers are somewhat correct they are not really answering what you have asked.
When we use the gerund in Spanish it isn't the same as English. ( the gerund in this case being studying)
If we say Estoy estudiando in Spanish it means we are literally doing it now. So if you were sat at the table studying your Spanish and someone asked what are you doing. Estoy estudiando would be the correct answer. However it is not really the answer for what you are asking because I presume if your husband is at work he isn't studying spanish at that moment.
He should say. Aprendo español I am learning spanish or estudio español I am studying spanish. You don't need the article either in spanish unless you are stressing the fact of who is doing something, so Yo is unnecessary.
A good way of saying it is En mi tiempo libre estudio español. Nice little phrase this. In my free time. En mi tiempo libre + what you do Hope this helps.
I am learning to speak Spanish
Estoy aprendiendo hablar español, would be the way I would say it