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How to speak Spanish

Are you thinking about learning a new language? You might want to consider learning how to speak Spanish! As the second most spoken language in the world, if you learn conversational Spanish you can get by in over 20 countries and connect with over half a billion people.

Whether you’re a beginner looking to get started or a savvy learner raring for more Spanish practice, Memrise makes language-learning fun, easy, and addictive. Along with teaching you the essential vocabulary for practical, everyday conversations, our authentic videos help users learn real Spanish. By hearing native speakers in actual real-world settings you’ll get to grips with Spanish pronunciation in its regional variations from all around the world. All the benefits of Spanish immersion in the comfort of your own home!

How do you speak Spanish without sounding overly formal and unnatural? Our team of expert linguists select the most relevant phrases and sayings, so you learn what Spanish people actually say, and you are sure to sound impressive in no time. Ready?

How to speak Spanish: Learn conversational Spanish

When it comes to learning how to speak Spanish in the real world, textbooks can be surprisingly unhelpful. They may lay out grammar and vocabulary, but they make little emphasis on language you can use in a real conversation.

When you learn conversational Spanish, the grammar is quite simple. There are no cases in Spanish. While there are eighteen(!) forms of every noun in Hungarian, in Spanish, ‘casa’ is always ‘casa’ - no matter if you’re in the house, leaving the house or talking about the house. Spanish is phonetic, which means that once you master the rules, Spanish pronunciation is a breeze!

Make learning more joyful by listening to Latin music, watching television or reading the latest about Spanish or Latin American football teams. Not only will your language improve, you also get to fall in love with Spanish-speaking culture.

After-work classes, apps, studying abroad - there are so many exciting ways to sink your teeth into a new language. But even the most motivated learners will have bad days. It is vital to stay focused on your reasons to learn to speak Spanish. No matter if it's for a vacation abroad or to boost your career - these should all fuel your language learning journey.

Now practise. Dive into Spanish dialogue head first. And if you are not making mistakes you are not trying hard enough. ¡Buena suerte!

How to speak Spanish: Spanish pronunciation

Would you like to learn to speak Spanish, and build your confidence in speaking a new language? Absolutely. Here at Memrise you learn how to speak Spanish like a local.

Our ‘Learn with Locals’ feature makes for a natural way to learn language. Whilst fine-tuning your Spanish pronunciation you’ll experience the personality of native speakers, how they speak, their regional accents and also their clothes, landscapes, humour. Enjoy the experience of Spanish immersion whenever or wherever.

Whilst many Spanish words seem to roll off the tongue, the rolled ‘R’ doesn’t come so easily to foreign speakers. But if you want to sound convincing as a Spanish speaker you must absolutely master it.

Our top tip is to find a native who is willing to sit down and explain how to roll your ‘R’, giving you feedback on your pronunciation throughout your Spanish practice.

Whenever you listen to audio material, look out for the little subtleties in pronunciation. Listen to the radio, podcasts and films. Listen and repeat out loud. Repeat again. Because how do you speak Spanish like a local without imitating them first?

Once you master some language go out and practise it. Record yourself and share it with a native speaker. Chat with Spanish people online or in real life. There are over half a billion Spanish speakers in the world - the opportunities to learn are endless.

How to speak Spanish with Memrise

There’s never been a better time to learn a language and thanks to technological advances, the internet and the booming science of language acquisition, learning Spanish has never been easier.

Memrise courses are designed to make learning fun, effortless and addictive. We offer a learning experience to get you speaking Spanish as quickly and confidently as possible. Our in-house language experts create content that is relevant, useful and fun - so you can learn conversational Spanish to apply immediately in the real world.

Our impressive variety of exercises keeps you on your toes as you advance through the levels. Our ‘Learn with Locals’ mode reinvented language learning as the world’s first video dictionary, allowing users to fine-tune their Spanish pronunciation by observing real local speakers. After a session, you should feel pleased about your progress as you rise higher and higher on our social leaderboards.

Memrise cuts down the learning into short sessions that you complete every day so you can always find time for some Spanish practice either at home or on the go. Consistency is key. While Spanish immersion programmes or travel aren’t always an option, Memrise brings the Spanish language and culture to you.

Our award-winning tech is informed by cognitive science and cutting-edge research into language acquisition. It knows what you are due to review, which words and phrases to test you on, and when, so you can learn how to speak Spanish far quicker than you could in the classroom.

Join over 35 million people learning a language on Memrise. Download the Memrise app or register online for free, for the best way to learn to speak Spanish whenever or wherever, online or offline.