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Learn Spanish phrases and sentences by selecting the phrases that you want to learn from the list.

These cover a wide variety of Spanish topics, including the numbers in Spanish, days of the week in Spanish, Spanish greetings and the months in Spanish. The Spanish phrases have audio recorded by a native speaker. Listen to and copy the native speech, and learn with flashcards.

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Learn phrases

Learn hundreds of Spanish holiday phrases covering topics from greetings to travel. They all have audio (recorded by a native speaker with a neutral accent), and tests using flashcards.

Spanish sentences

Learn Spanish through sentences. Five hundred useful Spanish sentences designed to give you a good basic conversational vocabulary.

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, numbers and vegetables in Spanish.

Test 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.

Colours Fruit Months Numbers. 1 to 10 Numbers. 1 to 20 Vegetables

Most Common Spanish Words

Learn five hundred of the most common Spanish words used in day to day speech. The audio was recorded by a native Spanish speaker with no regional accent.

Most commonly used words

Increase your Spanish Vocabulary with word games

Use the word games to practice and increase your Spanish vocabulary.

Word search (easy), Word search (intermediate)

Crossword (easy), Crossword (intermediate)

Proverbs and idioms

A collection of common Spanish proverbs and idioms that I particularly like.

Spanish

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.

Related languages

Catalan, French, Italian, Latin, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese (Portugal), Romanian, Spanish.

Resources

www.unlimitedspanish.com Free and paid resources, podcasts and PDF's for intermediate learners.
www.omniglot.com Pronunciation guide to Spanish (and numerous other languages).
Spanish language learning. How I set about learning Spanish.
Spanish translation English to Spanish translation.
Present subjunctive with subordinators other than que.
Present subjunctive with que.