When we decide to study any subject, not just Spanish, we can feel overwhelmed with all the information that we can find on the internet, books, etc. One way to make our study process easier is by creating a Spanish study guide.
However, it is impossible to create just one guide to summarize and study all the information. Instead, we have to create different guides; dividing and summarizing by subjects or topics. In our specific quest to create a Spanish study guide, the most important steps are:
- Select the subject(s) or topics you want to learn
- Identify the key information
- Summarize the information in order to include just the most important
- Organize the information in the best way for study and memorization
- Keep in mind that your Spanish study guide is just a tool to study the key information, not to include all information, like explanations or examples. Your guide is not a book.
All the above content helps you to answer a question that many people have in mind, What Should I Study?
Now, What Is a Spanish Study Guide, and Why Is It Useful for Learning Spanish?
A study guide is like a map for language learners. Most maps show you a way to get from point A to point Z, or, to put it in typical treasure map terms, from wherever you are to the big red X that marks the spot where the treasure lies.
Map out the route to great grammar, super speaking skills, effortless reading, and a huge vocabulary. Then, follow the guide and grab the prize!
In general, study guides give you a step-by-step look at what you need to learn in what order. Spanish study guides are useful for independent learning, and for students with teachers or tutors.
Let’s Create Our First Spanish Study Guide:
1.- Level: Beginners
- Some useful phrases for every day
- Numbers and colors
- The article
- Estar, Ser, and Subject Pronouns
- The 20 verbs most used
3.- Creation of Our Spanish Study Guide:
|SPANISH GUIDE 1.0|
MOST USEFUL PHRASES
Hola = Hello
¿Qué tal?/¿Cómo estás? = How are you?
Adiós = Chao
Hasta luego = Goodbye
¡Bienvenidos! = Welcome!
¿Cómo te llamas? = What’s your name?
Me llamo…= My name is…
¿Cuántos años tienes? = How old are you?
Tengo 20 años = I am 20 years old
¿De dónde eres? = Where are you from?
Soy de Venezuela = I am from Venezuela
¿A qué te dedicas? = What do you do for work?
Soy maestra = I’m a teacher
¿Dónde vives? = I live in Houston
Por favor = Please
Gracias = Thank you
De nada = You’re welcome
Disculpe = Excuse me
Lo Siento = I’m sorry
¿Cuánto cuesta esto? = How much is this?
¿Qué hora es? = What time is it?
¡Feliz cumpleaños! = Happy birthday!
Felicitaciones = Congratulations
¡Feliz Navidad! = Merry Christmas!
¡Feliz Año Nuevo! = Happy New Year!
|NUMBERS 0 = cero|
1 = uno
2 = dos
3 = tres
4 = cuatro
5 = cinco
6 = seis
7 = siete
8 = ocho
9 = nueve
10 = diez
11 = once
12 = doce
13 = trece
14 = catorce
15 = quince
16 = dieciseis
17 = diecisiete
18 = dieciocho
19 = diecinueve
20 = veinte
21 = veintiuno
22 = veintidos
23 = veintitres
24 = veinticutro
25 = veinticinco
|26 = veintiseis|
27 = veintisiete
28 = veintiocho
29 = veintinueve
30 = treinta
31 = treinta y uno
32 = treinta y dos
33 = treinta y tres
34 = treinta y cuatro
35 = treinta y cinco
36 = treinta y seis
37 = treinta y siete
38 = treinta y ocho
39 = treinta y nueve
40 = cuarenta
50 = cincuenta
60 = sesenta
80 = ochenta
90 = noventa
100 = cien
101 =ciento uno
130 = ciento treinta
139 = ciento treinta y nueve
140 = cinciento cuarenta
The artículo (article): class of word that precedes the noun. There are two types of articles:
a) artículo definido or determinado (definite article). Indicates that the entity the noun refers to is known (the receiver of the message knows whom or what is being referred to). Its forms are el, la, los, las.
b) artículo indefinido or indeterminado (indefinite article). This indicates that the entity the noun is referring to is not known, and therefore not necessarily identifiable by the receiver of the message. Its forms are un, una, unos, unas
Azul claro Anaranjado Verde claro Rosado
Azul marino Amarillo Verde oscuro Blanco
Rojo Gris Vino tinto Negro
YO = I NOSOTROS = WE
TU = YOU (informal) ELLOS = THEY (MASCULINE)
EL = HE ELLAS = THEY (FEMININE)
ELLA = SHE USTEDES = YOU (PLURAL)
USTED = YOU (formal)
|SER = TO BE|
YO SOY = I AM
TU ERES = YOU ARE
EL, ELLA, USTED ES = HE, SHE, YOU ARE
NOSOTROS SOMOS = WE ARE
ELLOS, ELLAS SON = THEY ARE
USTEDES SON = YOU ARE
|ESTAR = TO BE|
YO ESTOY = I AM
TU ESTAS = YOU ARE
EL, ELLA, USTED ESTA = HE, SHE, YOU ARE
NOSOTROS ESTAMOS = WE ARE
ELLOS, ELLAS ESTAN = THEY ARE
USTEDES ESTAN = YOU ARE
|WHEN USE = SER (7 REASONS)||WHEN USE = ESTAR (4 REASONS)|
|THE MOST USED VERBS|
Now, we have created our first Spanish study guide. As you can see, it’s not too long. However, we have all the information that we needed to study. It is easy to do it, just follow the steps and use your creativity to organize the information. If you study with this Spanish study guide, you can see how easy the process is.
Remember, you can create a study guide for any subject or topic, just follow the same steps. The study guide reduces the time you need to put in, and helps you remember everything you learn.
I hope my blog will be useful for all of you!