5 keys to speaking Spanish at any age

Spanish Speaking Secret #1

Everyday frequently used words vs. uncommon, rare and wasteful words.

When I started Spanish I learned words like plughole, dish drainer and rasp.

I never used those words in a decade of living in a Spanish-speaking country.

Instead, I should have spent my time on the words that come up in almost every conversation.

Think about something you want to say and see how long you can go without using words like “and,” “in” or “have.”

These are words that are used all the time.

In fact, the top 100 words make up 50 percent of the language.

En cambio (In other words), 50 percent of everything we say uses the 100 most common words over and over again.

Don’t waste your time and energy on words that you’ll rarely use (e.g., plughole, dish drainer and rasp).

It’s a hundred times more effective if you start speaking the most common words first, and the best place to start is the 100 words that make up 50 percent of spoken language.

Shortcut to Spanish gets you speaking Spanish with the 100 most commonly used words.

I missed years of fun, conversations and friendships because I focused on the wrong words. Don’t make my mistake. Start with the Spanish words you use every day.

Spanish Speaking Secret #2

5 keys to speaking Spanish at any ageMemorize Spanish words in under a minute.

This is a fun memory-boosting tool.

It gave me a powerful Spanish vocabulary fast.

This memory tool makes Spanish words stick in your mind like superglue.

Here’s how it works.

The Spanish word for swimming pool is piscina.

Imagine one of those rotten boys who piss in a pool.

Really picture the kid in the pool making the water change color.

Gross!

Discúlpeme! (Pardon me!) for doing that to you. But the more vivid, the better this works.

I’ll bet you now know what the Spanish word piscina means.

Pool.

Shortcut to Spanish gives you 100 mnemonics that make it easy to memorize 100 commonly used Spanish words.

No te preocupes (Don’t worry), none are as gross as this one.

What does piscina mean again?

Did you say pool?

That’s right!

It’s embedded in your memory forever now.

Shortcut to Spanish gives you 100 mnemonics to memorize the 100 most common Spanish words… and a lot more.

Shortcut to Spanish gets you speaking Spanish with the 100 mnemonics to imprint the 100 most commonly used Spanish words.

Frustration-Busting Spanish Speaking Secret #3

5 keys to speaking Spanish at any ageEasy Patterns for speaking in Spanish sentences. (As an English speaker you’ll use this right away.)

Let’s face it. Some Spanish language patterns are tricky to use when you are a beginner at Spanish.

Unfortunately, those tricky ones are usually the first ones in the textbooks.

Textbooks start with the hardest sentences. And they have done it for so long that nobody thinks to question it.

That’s a disaster, because it leaves most people feeling lost, confused and frustrated with trying to learn a language.

Afortunadamente (Fortunately), there are patterns in Spanish that make it easy to speak immediately.

Here is an example:

In Spanish, to say you just did something you say “acabo de” plus a verb. For example:

Acabo de comer.
I just ate.

Acabo de ver al niño famoso en la piscina.
I just saw the famous kid in the pool.

Acabo de salir de la piscina.
I just got out of the pool.

Once you know the pattern, you can use it with any verb you know. See if you can work these out.

1) Acabo de visitar España.

2) Acabo de preparar un café.

3) Acabo de celebrar el día de la independencia.

By the way, Shortcut to Spanish gets you 100 mnemonics to memorize the 100 common Spanish words…

And 15 power verbs like the one above to speak in authentic Spanish sentences immediately.

Click here to speak Spanish with Shortcut to Spanish.

Here are the answers to the quiz above.

1) I just visited Spain.

2) I just prepared a coffee.

3) I just celebrated Independence Day.

By starting with easily acquired speaking patterns like these, anyone can become conversational in Spanish.

Spanish Speaking Secret #4

5 keys to speaking Spanish at any ageSpeak to learn instead of learning to Speak.

There are three ways of using Spanish audio lessons.

1) Listen and listen.

You listen and try and make sense of the Spanish you hear.

2) Listen and repeat.

You listen and repeat what you are told to say.

3) Speak to learn.

The difference is subtle. When you listen and repeat, you’re just parroting the speaker. It’s boring, it’s ineffective and it doesn’t allow you to process the language.

When you speak to learn, you creatively partner with me in conversation.

This is hard to describe until you have experienced the thrill of creating Spanish sentences for yourself, but this subtle difference transforms the way you learn and speak the language…especially if you have struggled to speak Spanish in the past.

You are gently guided to speak Spanish in flowing sentences.
It’s exciting and rewarding.

As you practice in the comfort of your own home or car, you feel your ability to verbalize your ideas in Spanish growing with each session.

Speak-to-learn is a great confidence-builder, because you are speaking real, authentic Spanish that you can use right away.

Shortcut to Spanish has 31 interactive Speak-to-Learn Spanish lessons.

Plus you also get 100 mnemonics to embed those 100 essential Spanish words into your vocabulary…

And you’ll also pick up 15 power verbs that you can use to speak in authentic Spanish sentences immediately.

Click here for more information on Shortcut to Spanish.

Frustration-Busting Spanish Speaking Secret #5

5 keys to speaking Spanish at any ageInstant Spanish words – get an instant vocabulary of 3,145 Spanish words.

There are thousands of Spanish words you can create with small changes to English words.

Most English words that end in ATE can be made into Spanish verbs by changing ATE to AR.

Dominate Dominar
Celebrate Celebrar
Decorate Decorar
Donate Donar
Renovate/renew Renovar
Terminate/finish Terminar

Remember the Instant Spanish pattern we covered earlier.

– In Spanish, you can use “acabo de” plus a verb to say, “I just – did something.”

Let’s combine that pattern with some Instant Spanish Words. Can you understand these sentences?

Acabo de celebrar el día de la independencia.

Acabo de renovar mi pasaporte y visa.

Acabo de terminar el proyecto.

Answers below.

Included in the Shortcut to Spanish, I’ll show you the 31 patterns that give you a 3145-word vocabulario del español.

Plus you also receive 31 interactive Speak-to-Learn Spanish lessons.

Plus you also get 100 mnemonics to embed those essential 100 Spanish words into your working vocabulary…

And 15 power verbs that you can put to use to speak in authentic Spanish sentences immediately.

Click here to Speak Spanish with Shortcut to Spanish.

Here are the answers to the quiz.

Acabo de celebrar el día de la independencia.
I just celebrated Independence Day.

Acabo de renovar mi pasaporte y visa.
I just (renovated) renewed my passport and visa.

Acabo de terminar el proyecto.
I just (terminated) finished the project

Let’s make Spanish easy for you.

Click here for a complete course in conversational Spanish.

You’ll receive 31 interactive Speak-to-Learn Spanish lessons.

You’ll pick up a 3145-word vocabulary with just 31 patterns.

You’ll receive 100 mnemonics to imprint the most essential 100 Spanish words into your vocabulary.

And you’ll start speaking authentic Spanish sentences immediately with the 15 power verbs.

Click here to Speak Spanish with Shortcut to Spanish.