In the first video of the “Spanish life, love and music” series you were speaking Spanish with these kinds of phrases.
me gustaría tocar un instrumento
quiero tocar la guitarra
siempre he querido aprender un instrumento
You’ve been speaking-to-learn with the videos.
Those phrases are grammatically correct and exactly the type of Spanish that a native speaker would use.
However, we can kick it up a level and make your Spanish even more authentic and clear with one little nuance.
In Spanish, to say, “I want to learn to play the guitar,” you say:
Quiero aprender a tocar la guitarra.
Notice the “a” between the two verbs:
aprender a tocar
This happens in Spanish every time the verb “to learn,” aprender, is followed by another verb.
Here are some common everyday examples.
Voy a aprender a hablar español pronto.
I’m going to learn to speak Spanish soon.
Quiero aprender a cocinar bien.
I want to learn to cook well.
Si voy a vivir en México necesito aprender a bailar.
If I’m going live in México I need to learn to dance.
Now speak freely with impressive and flowing Spanish sentences along with Yamil and me in your third video of the “Spanish life, love and music” series.
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