Every language has its own colloquial expressions and Spanish is no exception. When you wish to speak the way native speakers do and understand your conversations with them, you need to learn Spanish idioms and slang.
Colloquial terms in any language can be tricky. You need to learn idioms and slang in order to avoid any misunderstanding. For example, when someone tells you in Spanish to throw the house out of the window, what the person actually wants to tell you is that you should spare no expense.
If you wish to sound like a true-blue Spanish speaker, you need to learn Spanish idioms and slang. Do you notice how you often add idioms and colloquial terms when you speak in your native tongue? That’s exactly what would happen when you use idioms in Spanish. You’ll sound more natural.
Learning about colloquial speech will also give you an insight into how Spanish people think. But expressions and terms can be tricky in a language as widely used in different countries as Spanish.
Take, for example, the word pichar. It could mean either “to forget or ignore something” (Puerto Rico), “to pick up the tab” (Mexico), or “to f*ck” (Colombia). Now imagine the trouble you’d find yourself in if you use it in the wrong country!
In this course, we indicated which Spanish-speaking country the expression is from. The slang terms are also further categorized according to its theme. such as greetings, actions, people, sex and dating, bad behavior, and even insults.
With its strong focus on teaching you correct pronunciation, you will be able to compare how the Spanish word or expression looks versus how it is spoken. You will also be able to fully comprehend how the word or expression is used through the example sentences and exercises.
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Yes you do have an option to retake the quiz and each time, your new score will be reflected. But for learning purposes, our advice is to take note of your errors and try to do better in the succeeding quizzes.
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