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How do they do that''''? :?

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Hey, I was wondering,how to speak spanish fast....When i talk to my spanish friend, he speaks speaks spanish like fast. I try to keep up on it but it is too much. And when i speak english to him he says i speak english fast too....I just wanna know how to keep up with him, or any other spanish talker...

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updated ENE 3, 2009
posted by ----Amber----

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Juliet, anyone at any level can learn to speak fast. It's a simple matter of know exactly what you're going to say before you start speaking. The problem is that in the beginning phases of languages study, we are taught words individually, and then in rhythmic strings: quién-quiére-ún-batído?

Once you have amassed enough vocabulary and grammar, even at the beginning stages of study, you should make an effort to move away from the word-by-word "robot" stage, and start forming "phonological words." We do this in English all the time: Is he gone yet' is pronounced [zeegóñet] as one long word. What makes Spanish sound fast is not the speed but rather the uninterrupted flow, even if its fairly slow. For instance, quien quiere un batido is pronounced [kyenkyerumbatído], fast or slow. But both will sound fast to you. Furthermore, Spanish has a built in phonetic device which facilitates the flow of speech even more. The stop consonants [b,d,g] are pronounced as fricatives (roughtly like v, th, gh] between vowels.
If you have any questions, please contact me and I'll explain or give you more examples.

updated ENE 3, 2009
posted by Uly-Marrero
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You should listen to Spanish speakers talk about English speakers:

¿Cómo pueden hablar tan deprisa? (How can they speak so fast')

Everyone thinks that other natives speak too fast when they try to learn their language.

updated ENE 3, 2009
posted by lazarus1907
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Try telling your friend the following: Hable despacio por favor. Estoy aprendiendo español. This means, speak slowly please. I am just learning Spanish.

updated ENE 2, 2009
posted by Leonita
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well, first, reading is very important, you should be able to read and comprehend Spanish at a very fast pace. Then work on your listening(like James says, thousands of hours of listening). Once you have these taken care off, you'll have no problems with your friends speaking blazingly fast. Finally, work on your speaking skill. I find this to be the hardest.

It's not a matter of your friend speaking fast, it's a matter of your comprehension speed.

updated ENE 2, 2009
posted by casper
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lol niiiiice thx

James Santiago said:

Easy. Just practice speaking and listening to Spanish for several hundred (preferably thousand) hours.You didn't speak English fast when you were a baby. It took you years of practice to get up to your current speed. Why should it be any different with Spanish?

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updated ENE 2, 2009
posted by ----Amber----
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Easy. Just practice speaking and listening to Spanish for several hundred (preferably thousand) hours.

You didn't speak English fast when you were a baby. It took you years of practice to get up to your current speed. Why should it be any different with Spanish'

updated ENE 2, 2009
posted by 00bacfba
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