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1 Spanish-English Interactive Student Guide Free material developed for students of Professional Tutors of America
2 The Spanish and English Alphabets As seen in the illustrations above, the letters of bothalphabets are the same. The sounds of the letters are verydifferent. Some vowels mean a different vowel in the otherlanguage. That can be confusing. Learning the Letter A as anA and suddenly learning it means an E in English could betricky. Practice writing and saying the vowels and you willsoon be a pro.
3 The Spanish VowelsSpanish uses sounds familiar to English speakers, yet some of the same letters are used differently. Below are some ways to remember the pronunciation of Spanish.Vowels Sound ExamplesA (AH) father, Santa Barbara, latteE (EH) bay, effort, selfI (EE) seeds, breedO (OH) bone, only, toesU (OO) Guru, truce
4 The Spanish Vowel Sounds Let’s Repeat the vowel sounds in Spanish. Practice makes better. Repete Por Favor.ChicanoLatinaAribaArrivandoAEIOUEcuadorMexicoEstaUstedIguanaGraciasDiasPuerto RicoComoUraguayUstedPeruUnaun
5 Common VocabularyCommon Vocaunit ularyVocabu Common Vocabulary MistakesPlease note the common misuses of the words belowAlthough they sound the same, the words have different meanings .1) piece - a unit or part of somethingpeace – harmony3) write--to compose as in letter, right - correct5) part - a unit, apart – as in distance6) waste-squander foolishly, waist- anatomical body part7) Board - bored restless, not motivated8) Mist – fine dew-like coating, missed - absence
6 Common Language Word Misspellings Spanish Englishcero zerouno onedos twohola hellousted usnecesita/o needrecuerdo/a rememberclaro clearencuentra /o encounter
7 The three words un,una and uno are used as connectors. oneThese three little words are connectors in English. Although the words are either masculine or feminine in Spanish The connecting word and is neutral in English. The word “And “will bring ideas and parts of a sentence and meaning together.
8 Using Songs to Learn Words Songs can help learners to understand better. Music is a universal language. The well-known song La Bamba by Richie Valens is a good teaching tool to learn English. Music can be used as another way to reinforce learning.
9 Songs can help us to learn and remember words in other languages. “La Bamba “The Lyrics in EnglishIn order to dance the BambaA little humor is needed for you, for me.Faster and fasterI’ll be for you.I’m not a sailor, I’m not a sailorI ’m a captain, I’m a captain, I’m a captain.
10 La Bamba in Spanish Lyrics Para bailar la Bamba Se necesita una poca de gracia y arriba ya arriba por ti, por me y otra cosita arriba ire arribe ire arribe ire baila bamba Yo so no marinero You soyu no ,marinero Por yi se el capitan, el capitanEnglishOn order to dance the La Bamba . It is necessary to have a little grace, Faster and faster One other thing fast and faster to dace the bama I’m not a sailor ,For you I’ll be the captain
11 The vowels of La Bamba A Arriba fast Bailar dance Bamba name of Spanish danceGracia graceOtra otherCosita thingPara forLa ItNecesita necessaryENecesita necessaryDe ofSe wayIMarinero mannerCosita thingNecista necessaryTi youOPoca small, littleSoy amMarinero captainUUna One ( feminine)
12 Colors in English and Spanish Practice writing and saying the colors above.
13 Palabras Interrogativas-QuestionWords EspanolComo ?Cuando ?A donde?Que’?Quien’?EnglishHow?When?Where, Where to?What?Who?
14 Mas Interrogativas: More Question Words Spanish–EnglishDe Donde? From where?Por Que? Why?Cual? Which?Cuando? How Much?Donde? Where?De donde es usted? Where are you from?Remember that a donde means to where someone is headed.In English, the sentence starts off with the question Where.Mas Interrogativas: More Question WordsSome common misunderstandings found in question usage from conversion of Spanish to English.
15 Spanish Resource Web links Below are my favorite resources for understanding Spanish to English conversions.
16 The Spanish English Guide This informal guide is in the process of development. The supplementary material is in an infancy stage and meant to be used away from time spent with tutors of Professional Tutors of America. More content is being developed for further lessons. Please log onto the website from time to time for updated additions and new lessons. Thanks for the visit.