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Los 5 errores más comunes que cometen los estudiantes principiantes al aprender inglés

      *Click here for the English version.* Aprender otro idioma de tu propia voluntad requiere mucho coraje. Empecé a aprender mi segundo idioma hace 15 años a los 12 años de edad. No sabía ni cómo ni dónde empezar, pero tenía un deseo ardiente de aprender. Luego de 2 años y pico, podía hablarlo con fluidez, pero sé que pude haberlo aprendido más rápido si hubiera tenido más dirección. La meta de este artículo es darte la dirección que deseaba tener yo, para que puedas crear hábitos buenos que te darán resultados desde el principio. Abajo encontrarás los 5 errores más comunes que cometen los principiantes al aprender inglés. 1. Centrarse demasiado en el tiempo Problema:  Siempre me sorprende que la pregunta más popular que me hacen es, "Rickie, ¿Cuánto tiempo te tomó lograr hablar tu segundo idioma con fluidez?" Tengo mucho conocimiento sobre mi segundo idioma, pero deciden centrarse en el tiempo que me tomó, en vez de ese conocimiento. Puede que la culpa se d
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5 Most Common Mistakes That Beginners Make When Learning Spanish

*Haz click aquí para leer en español* Taking on a new language on your own volition takes courage. I started learning Spanish 15 years ago when I was 12 years old. I didn't know where to start or how to go about doing things. I just had a burning desire to learn. I reached fluency after a couple years, but I know that I could have learned faster if I had more guidance. My goal with this article is to give you that guidance that I wish I had and to steer you in the right direction, so that you can create good habits that get results from the beginning. Below are the 5 most common mistakes that beginners make when learning Spanish. 1. Focusing too much on time Problem: It always surprises me that the most frequently asked question that I receive from Spanish learners is, "Rickie, how long did it take you to become fluent in Spanish?" I have a lot of knowledge of the Spanish language, but people choose to focus on time rather than that knowledge. Maybe it is d

Best Sites To Learn Mexican Spanish Slang

Thought you knew Spanish, because you learned it in school? Well, guess again! Every country has their own way of speaking Spanish and Mexico is no exception. Many of us are used to hearing a little bit of Mexican slang. However, It goes way beyond, "¿ Qué onda , güey?"  Mexico mixes native indigenous languages and many anglicisms into their Spanish. Not to mention they also have a way of giving nicknames to almost everything. This is why I have compiled a list of the best Mexican slang resources. A lot of these lists may repeat some of the same words and phrases, but that is OK, because on each one there are plenty of different words and phrases. If Mexican Spanish is the dialect that you intend to learn, you will want to bookmark these sites to be able to reference them again later! Sites Written In English 1*. Güey Spanish (* Contains vulgar language *) This site has a very extensive list of Mexican words. When I first found this list I was am

Cómo Recordar Todo Lo Que Aprendes En Inglés

* Read in English here * Por fin has decido salir de tu zona de confort y poner en práctica todo lo que has estado estudiando en inglés. Estás conversando con un hablante nativo de inglés y todo va muy bien. Te sientes como si valiera la pena todas las horas que pasaste estudiando, pero de repente, sucede lo que temías.. Te quedaste estancado en la conversación. Debes saber cómo responder, pero es que se te ha olvidado cómo decir lo que quieres decir. Ahora sientes pánico y decides dejar la conversación, y te vas de inmediato. La situación anterior suele pasar a menudo con los que aprenden un idioma nuevo. Aunque los momentos en los que uno pasa vergüenza o comete un error pueden ayudar y ser motivadores para que uno se corrija, y para no tener que sentirse así de nuevo, creo que todo el mundo preferiría no cometer ese error en primer lugar. Me gustaría ofrecerte unos tips para ayudarte a retener lo que aprendes en inglés y poder recuperar las palabras y las frases que necesita

Best Ways To Remember What You Learn In Spanish

* Leer artículo en español * You've finally decided to go out on a limb, and step out of your comfort zone by putting into practice what you've been studying in Spanish. You're finally having a conversation with a Spanish speaker and it's going so well. You start to feel like your studies have paid off, but then it happens.. You're stuck. You should know how to respond, but you just don't remember what you need to say! You are now in panic mode and you decide to cut the conversation short and leave in a hurry. The above scenario happens way to often to those who are learning a new language. Although embarrassing moments and public mistakes can be helpful motivators and can push us to correct our mistakes, so that we never have to feel that way again, I think we'd all prefer to not make those mistakes at all. I'd like to offer you some tips on how to retain what you learn in Spanish and be able to retrieve the words and phrases that you ne

Best Sites To Learn Caribbean Spanish Slang (Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, & Cuba)

              At Bilingüe Blogs, we pride ourselves on teaching authentic Spanish, so that students can understand and communicate with natives in a natural way. Many slang words, and colloquial phrases are not taught in schools or other courses. Many dictionaries do not seem to contain them either. Typically, in order to learn these things, you have to befriend someone from the country that uses the dialect that you want to learn. Another option could be to travel or move to that country. Sometimes, neither of these options are possible, but there is no need to worry. You can learn practically anything online nowadays. With that being said, I would like to share with you some of the best sites for learning colloquial phrases and slang in Spanish. In this article we will only be investigating the Caribbean since they are close in proximity, and all have a very similar spoken dialect.  **DISCLAIMER** This article is intended for  intermediate  and advanced students since MO