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.
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.
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.
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.
Increase your Spanish Vocabulary with word games
Use the word games to practice and increase your Spanish vocabulary.
Proverbs and idioms
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.