Some Basic Spanish Grammar:

Spanish------------------------>English:

El-------------------------The
Un--------------------------A
Este--------------------This
Ese----------------------That
y-----------------------and
0------------------------or
a------------------------to
en-----------------------in
entre---------------------between or among
Comida------------------Food
Pesca------------------Fish
carne------------------meat
agua--------------------water
arroz---------------------rice
cerveza-------------------beer
Aqui----------------------Here
Yo------------------------I
Enfermo------------------Sick
sed----------------------thirsty
Hambre-------------------Hungry
Dolor---------------------pain
miedo----------------------afraid
soccoro or ayuda------------help!
Como esta?-----------------How are you?
muy bien-------------------very good
Come te Llama?-------------What is your name?
Donde-------------------Where
Cual--------------------Which
Que---------------------What,so that, that, which
con---------------------with
me gusta...--------------I like...
te gusta...---------------You like...
Quien--------------------Who
Cuanto?-------------------how much?
Que precio?---------------What price?
porque?--------------------because or Why?
de-----------------------of or from
Sobre--------------------on the
alrededor de--------------about
aunque-------------------although
Si----------------------- yes or if
no-----------------------no
para--------------------for
para que------------------so that
sin embargo------------------however
ni-------------------------neither
pero------------------------but
es---------is(use for permanent conditions,e.g.yourcountry of origin)
Soy...--------------I am....(use also for a permanent condition)
esta-------------is(use this to show location, temporary condition)
Estoy...-----------I am...(to show location or temporary condition, example:Estoy enfermo or I am sick)
tiene...--------------------have or he has...
tengo...---------------------I have...
Tienes...--------------------you have...
No entiendo--------------I do not understand
Hablas despacio-----------Speak slowly
Hablo un poco Espanyol-----------I speak a little Spanish.
Que quiere decir...?----------------How do you say...?
Ensenyame-------------------Teach me
Quiero a aprender----------I want to learn
escucha--------------------listen
repetir--------------------repeat
mira-----------------------look here or look
que hora es?---------------What time is it?
donde vives?-----------------where do you live?
Vivo en....-----------------I live in...
Lo siento-----------------I am sorry
Perdon--------------------Excuse me
verguenza--------------------shy
Gracias------------------Thanks
por favor-----------------please
poco--------------------- a little
mas--------------------------more
menos--------------------less
cerca-----------------------near
lejos-----------------------far
alli------------------------there
adentro--------------------inside
afuear----------------------outside
arriba----------------------upstairs
abajo-----------------------downstairs
ahora---------------------now
hoy-----------------------today
manyana--------------------tommorow
ayer------------------------yesterday
siempre-----------------------always
tarde-------------------------late
temprano-----------------------early
diariamente-------------------daily
anualmente-----------------------yearly
bien!---------------------------well or good
mal----------------------------bad
asi--------------------------this way or that way
claramente--------------------clearly
mucho-------------------------much
ciertamente-------------------certainly
cierto------------------------sure
nunca---------------------------never
no-----------------------------------no
cuidado!--------------------------careful!
Arriba!-----------------------------the best!!
Ole!------------------------------wonderful!
Hola!---------------------------hello!
Viva!--------------------------Viva!
Pronto!-------------------------hurry!
Maravilloso!----------------------Wonderful!
calor----------------------------hot
frio------------------------------cold
sol-------------------------------sunny or sun
lloviendo----------------------------raining
Feliz cumpleyanyos!--------------------happy birthday!
Feliz Navidad!------------------------Merry christmas!
Feliz Anyo Nuevo!----------------------happy new year!
Buenas dias!-------------------------Good Morning!
Buenas tardes!-----------------------Good afternoon!
Buenas Noches!-----------------------Good Night!

Here are more practical tips for learning the Spanish language:

1. The best way to learn spoken Spanish is to buy an audio CD or casette that teaches Spanish, and listen then repeat verbally to yourself what you hear on the audio cassette or CD disk while you are driving to work or at home. The best way to learn written Spanish is to buy a Spanish grammar book and read through it, then perform the written exercises.

2. Even if you do not know written Spanish, you may be able to identify more often than you think the meaning of a Spanish sentence if you are fluent in English and Filipino because both English and Filipino have over 20,000 words or 'cognates' that have either the same or similar spelling and meaning in Spanish as well!

To cite an example, the Spanish sentence "El Apartamento es grande" when translated in English means "The Apartment is big(grand)". Next time you see a Spanish sentence, do not give up right away! Look carefully for possible English or Filipino 'cognates' in the sentence. You can see a small list of "Spanish-English Cognates" or words that have the same or similar meaning and spelling in both Spanish and English at http://filipinokastila.tripod.com/cebu.html as well as "Hispanismos" or Spanish words used in the Cebuano language of Central and Southern Philippines.

3. Try to memorize or learn Spanish words either by browsing regularly through an English-Spanish dictionary or even more easier, by browsing through a list of Spanish words that are already used in the Filipino languages. There is a list of more than 1,000 Spanish words in the Filipino languages at http://filipinokastila.tripod.com/hispani.html.

4. Here is a list of some other websites that teach you the Spanish language:

http://www.june29.com/Spanish/
http://www.studyspanish.com/freesite.htm
http://www.lingolex.com/spanish.htm
http://www.davidreilly.com/spanish/
http://www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/listspanish.html
http://spanish.about.com/cs/grammar/
http://www.linapuzzles.com/freespanishlessons.html
http://www.whitebuffalos.net/spanish/iec01.htm
http://www.bbc.co.uk/education/languages/spanish/talk/index.shtml
http://www.ukindia.com/zspan1.htm
http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Pantheon/6077/spanish.htm

5. Make friends with Spanish speakers so you can practice your Spanish verbally! or visit Spain or South and Central America where you can "immerse" yourself in a total Spanish language environment, and practice the Spanish you learned!

6. There is also a Spanish language school owned by the Spanish government that is open to all Filipinos. It is called the "Instituto Cervantes", and it is located in Malate, Manila at the following address:

Instituto Cervantes de Manila
2515 Leon Guinto Corner Estrada Sts.
1004 Malate Metro - Manila.
Telephone: 63 2 526 14 82/3/4/5
Fax: 63 2 526 14 49 

The website of the "Instituto Cervantes de Manila" is at:
http://www.cervantes.es/internet/centros/manila.html

Go now, and have fun learning Spanish, spoken by more than 350 million speakers, and one of the most romantic and poetic languages in the world!!!

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