It is easier to learn Spanish for free than you think!
Everyone has at some point in their lives tried to learn a language. Maybe it was even you trying to learn Spanish. There is good news: The Internet has made it possible to learn Spanish free online more quickly and more fun than ever before.
Have you found good recourses online to learn Spanish? Maybe you should check out the fantastic resources provided by these websites:
And if that is not enough, be sure to find a public program (sometimes they are free, if not, then they will certainly be very cheap) where you can take awesome courses and meet others who also want to learn the language.
Here I give you my top 5 tips on how to learn Spanish for free:
1) Surround yourself with Spanish stuff (radio, email, books, TV…)
2) Learn a little bit every day
3) get a Spanish friend/boyfriend/girlfriend teacher, online or offline
4) join internet groups that learn the Spanish language
5) Try to live or travel to a Spanish speaking country
I wish you all the best for your studies of this beautiful language. If there is anything we can help with please let us know. Most importantly, have fun with the culture and the people you will get to know throughout your language adventure.
All the best!
Yours Mexican Spanish Team
This is a phrase that you might want to learn and use, particularly with your friends. The literal translation would be “what wave”. In slang, it means, “What’s up?” Here are a few other phrases that are also used as “what’s up” greetings. Also: Que hubo? Que pex? Que tal?
Estoy loco por ti.
Literally, this means “I am becoming crazy for you” or “I am changing to insane for you”. In slang or common usage, it means “I love you”.
About Mexican Spanish:
As it happens, the Spanish language is spoken by hundreds of millions of people all over the world. And everywhere it is spoken in a slightly different variation. This is not to say that Mexicans and Argentines don’t understand each other. But what it does mean is that there are words you use in one place, that you simply don’t use in another place. Mexican Spanish has assumed quite an important role in the Spanish speaking AND the English speaking world due to the proximity of Mexico with the USA.
The Spanish language came to Mexico by means of being a Spanish colony. The Spanish spoken in Spain then evolved differently from the Spanish spoken in Mexico. This is why there are words, phrases and expressions in Mexican Spanish, that are not commonly used, or sometimes totally unknown to people from Spain.
This site is an attempt to collect all the features of Mexican Spanish that are different from the Spanish spoken in other places.
Feel free to contribute to the collection as it should be ever expanding.
Happy Spanish learning!
Saludos, the Mexican-Spanish Team
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To get an overview of what Mexican Spanish means and where it comes from you can start by looking at the Wikipedia article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mexican_Spanish
Mexican Spanish comes in most useful when you are traveling to the country or when you have business relations there. A site that can help you with a lot of background information for planning your trip and for many other things is this one: http://www.mexico.com/