A few mistakes learners of Spanish often make are:
saying Soybien. instead of Estoybien.(I'm fine.)
saying Megusto. instead of Megusta.(I like it.)
Making mistakes while learning a language is nothing to be ashamed of! All speakers (even native speakers) make mistakes. With that in mind, let's take a look at a few mistakes learners of Spanish often make.
1. Soy Bien o Estoy Bien
Learners of Spanish will often make the mistake of using ser(to be) instead of estar(to be) when talking about how they are.
The key here is that ser is used for permanent traits, while estar is used for temporary ones. For example:
Soyalta y morena.
I'm tall and brunette.
I'm sick today.
Learn more about the differences between ser and estar in these articles:
Embarazada(pregnant) is tantalizingly close to the English word embarrassed. ¡Ojo!(Careful!) This word has a very different meaning in Spanish than it does in English! If you say Estoyembarazada., you're saying I'm pregnant.
Note that all the phrases above use estar, not ser. This is because both being avergonzado and being embarazado are temporary states, though pregnancy is a rather long temporary state!
3. Me Gusta vs. Me Gusto
If you want to say you like something, be careful not to say me gusto, which literally translates to I am pleasing to myself.Gustaris a tricky verb in Spanish and is also a very commonly-used one, so it's worth taking some time to get it right!
I like it.
I like them.
Keep it mind that if you want to say you liked something in the past tense, you use the phrase me gustó.Take a look at these examples showing gustar!