Select the phrases that you want to learn from the list.
These cover a wide variety of
Spanish topics, including the numbers in Spanish, Spanish days, Spanish
greetings and the months in Spanish. Listen to and copy the native speech, and
learn with flashcards.
Spanish language learning games
As well as the flashcards for the Spanish phrases on the right, there are additional learning games for colours, days, fruit, months, vegetables and numbers.
whether you know the difference between a manzana and naranja, lechuga from a guisante, can count from uno to diez and know negro from blanco.
Most Common Spanish Words
Learn five hundred of the most
common Spanish words
used in day to day speech. Learn online or with the free Android and iPhone apps.
Spanish is one of the most widely spoken languages on earth spoken in Spain, Latin America, Mexica, Cuba and many other countries.
Spanish is one of the romance languages and so directly descended from Latin.
The Spanish phrases and pronunciation on Surface Languages are as spoken in Spain. The Spanish grammar and accent is remarkably uniform considering the geographical spread of the language, and commonly used words are universally understood.
If you learn European Spanish and travel to Latin America, or Latin American Spanish and travel around Spain, you will have no difficulty in being understood.
Some words have different meanings or translations depending on where you are. For example, the word for ticket is 'billete' in Spain but 'boleto' in Latin America.
The Spanish Language
Nouns can be either masculine or feminine. Generally masculine nouns end in 'o' and feminine nouns end in 'a'. The definite article
is 'el' for masculine nouns and 'la' for feminine in the singular - and 'los' and 'las' respectively in the plural.
Adjectives agree with nouns depending on gender and number. E.g. 'un edificio blanco' but 'una casa blanca'. Spanish word order is generally similar to the English. Adjectives are one of the exceptions.
Spanish verbs are divided into three conjugations. The majority of verbs (around 70 percent) are regular -ar type verbs and conjugate like 'hablar
There are relatively few irregular verbs but these are used constantly.