Can a old man of 62 learn Spanish?
Can a old man of 62 learn Spanish?
I'm 63, and the kids are grown and gone. The wife has her hobbies, and mine is Spanish. At this age there are so many less distractions. Spanish for me keeps my mind active, and it is a challenge. Good Luck. (My hobby paid off for me in Barcelona last week! My wife was so proud of me! Go for it Moe!
Learning is beneficial to the mind. It is kind of like flexing your brain.The more we flex our brains as we get on in years the sharper our thinking will remain.
If you were able to learn Spanish at 20, you will be able to learn it now. And it will do you good,
Welcome to the site.
Of course you can!
First, try the lessons here because they are great.
Then make yourself a set of flashcards for everyday words, e.g., nevera (refrigerator), silla (chair), perro (dog), etc. When I first began, I found it really helpful to put little yellow sticky notes on each item in my house. Yes, it looked ridiculous but it worked!
Next, get some Spanish children's book and start reading. Keep a dictionary by your side to look up any new words.
Finally, come here! Visit SpanishDict often and read what others are talking about. Post any questions you have and we'll be happy to answer them for you.
Welcome to the forum, Rossib!
You certainly can!! I think it is great that you are considering learning Spanish no matter what your age. There are a lot of people here to encourage you and cheer you along the way.
They say you should continually be learning things throughout your life. It keeps the mind sharp. Think of what a great example you will be to those who make excuses for not trying new things. Three cheers for you!!!
Why would a man of 62 be old?
why not? there's no age limit in learning!
Hello kiddo, I am much older than you are and the only thing will keep me from learning or becoming better in Spanish is the Grim Reaper. Just hang in there, learning Spanish is not work, it is fun.
¡Sin ningúna duda!. (Absolutely! or Without a doubt!)
There is absolutely no way that an old man of 63 can possibly learn....
Oh, wait a minute did you say 62. Oh, well that's a horse of a whole different color. At 62 of course you can learn Spanish .
As I am sure that you have noticed from some of comments made by the more venerable (and wiser) members of our little community here there is no reason why you shouldn't and tons of reasons why you should. I know that I am just a kid (thanks Moe), and as such, I am probably not the most experienced or qualified person to be giving this kind of advice, but if you have the interest or the inclination...then I say go for it.
I believe that I can safely say that we are all in your corner if you need us, and if you have any questions on how to get started or anything else then feel free to post them on the forum.
Hello, Welcome..... Hola, Bienvenido
Sixty two is not old. (Sesenta y dos no es viejo.)
This site is interesting and fun. The people in the forum are wonderful and very helpful. You could be spending your time working on a boring crossword puzzle.
Have a nice day.
¡Qué le vaya bien!
Why would an old man of 62 not be able to learn spanish?
I love all the encouragement here! I'll take some for myself, as I am just beginning as well.
I think the more "mature" people (like myself) who learn are new language are probably just starting out because it's something they always wanted to do, or wanted to do for a very long while - but never had enough time...but now the time has come...
This really is a great site - I love reading everyone's posts - so welcome to our shared journey...
You bet'cha ya can.
There are several people using this learning community who are part of the "Over The Hill" gang. I read, recently, that learning a new language is going to keep the big bad dementia wolf from my door. That's one healthy step that's easy to take. Challenging your mind helps to keep it young and you will seem to be more open to lots of new stuff. Learn how to make better use of your computer. You'll just be reminded of how much there is to do and what we did not do in our working lifetime. Remember all that stuff you put off 'till later. Wake up! Now IS later.
One of the kids here (any member under 55) said you have to be careful because in spite of how this learning web site advertises itself, the D!ct in Span¡shD!ct really mens adD!ction, not D!ctionary. Come aboard and try to avoid the addiction.
Absolutely!! I'm 70 and loving it!