What is your favourite thing about Spanish?
What is your favourite thing about Spanish, or learning it? And what's one tip you could give to others also learning this language?
My favourite thing would have to be that the words are interesting and I especially like the cognates. These are my two favourite Spanish words, only because of the way you pronounce them:
El Melocotón- Peach
I'm not really sure what would be my tip. Just keep practicing I guess!
I love how there is only one way to say words where as in English, there are so many different rules; for example, in English the sound for the letter 'a' (and just about any other letter) changes with different words, such as in "take" and "tar"- the a has a different sound. In Spanish, I don't have to worry about that since there is only one pronunciation.
Here's another thing I like:
reinar- to reign
... There are other words like that that are related to kings and kingdoms and such...
Isn't it so cool how they are pronounced basically the same?
Now that the "E" key as broken off my keyboard and won't go back on, I really like how I don't have to use "e" a lot in Spanish like I do when typing something in English.
Lo que más me gusta de español es hablar con las muchachas. ¡Me encanta!
The sound. Something about the sound of the language is very pleasing to my ears. "Todo el mundo", "primavera", "cariño", "año nuevo" and "caliente" are among my favorite words.
I have only been studing Spanish for 3 months but absolutly love it. I'm not sure what I like about it the most but I love the language and could spend most of a day learning it, although I haven't had that opportunity. I can't wait until I can speak it fluently!
I love the way it feels to speak it too! It's just so beautiful! That's defenitely my favorite thing about it! Y mis palabras españolas favoritas son:
el alma - soul
la hermana - sister
la calabacita - I learned this means squash, but I'm not quite sure, since it isn't in my dictionary. ¿Alguien sabe?
la manzana - apple
la cascada - waterfall
el pepino - cucumber
la calabasa - pumpkin
para siempre - forever, ever after
Favorite thing about it - hmmm, I love the way it feels in my mouth to speak it.
Tip - for a beginner especially in a Spanish speaking country/area, look at your lifestyle, what you do, where you go, what you have in your house. Learn to speak of these things in Spanish first. You know, make it relevant to your actual day to day experiences first. Second - really pat yourself on the back and appreciate the learning curves and triumphs. It is far to easy to lean towards frustration. Have fun with it!
encantar (encantada, encantado, encantador) -to love
para siempre -ever after
I have only been learning for 3 months but already I love the way it rolls around the tongue and seems to make you lyrical in a musical way, but I Hate indirect and direct object pronouns , who ever invented them should be struck dumb, don't mean that but they are a real pain.
It sounds good.
It's easy to learn.
I can generate words (I just used "desacansaria" for "somewhere to relax" in a comment and I'm sure it will be understood even if it isn't in the dictionary).
It reminds me of some of my homes not to mention friends and colleagues.
I think what I love most about Spanish is it's phonetic beauty, as others have said. Personally, I just love the heart of the Spanish people. There is just something special about the Spanish heart. As far as favorite words, there are too many to list. One of my very favorite words is quinientos (five hundred). I just like the way it sounds.
(By the way, in English I love the song Pieces of April, by Three Dog Night, have you heard it, April?)Pieces of April