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Languages are like friends.

If you do not keep in touch with them, you lose them.

 

For friends, I am not going to give you advice. 😉

But if you want to keep active languages, you can:

 

watch series or films in the original version.

It is great for remembering pronunciation and intonation.

listen to music in that language.

It is better if you have the lyrics and can follow them to understand what the song says.

look for a language exchange.

It can be online or in person, individual or in group. The important thing is to talk.

watch videos on YouTube.

For instance, if you do yoga with videos, why not try watching them in Spanish? When practicing Spanish doing something you like, it is more complicated to lose motivation.

read books in the language that you want to keep.

It does help you to see the grammatical structures and remember them better, especially if you are more visual, like me.

When I lived in Hamburg, my roommate had plenty of books, and I devoured them.

They were novels in German with a very ironic sense of humor, and I had fun while learning vocabulary.

Sometimes, I found expressions I had never heard and blurted them out without much success until I started getting hold of them.

I have always liked expressions and sayings.

When I was little, as a present, I got a book called “The 200 Most Famous Sayings of the Spanish Language”.

I still have it.

 

Portada del libro "Los 200 refranes más famosos del idioma castellano"

I remember that I liked reading the explanations and seeing the drawings.

Sometimes, I did not understand them, and I kept turning them over in my head.

Some were difficult for a 10-year-old girl.

And I was also very innocent.

 

I remember once, my mother was on the phone, and I walked into the living room.

Then I heard my mother say, “Espera, hay ropa tendida.” (Wait, there are clothes hung out.)

I looked out the window and told her: “Mamá, no hay ropa tendida.”

My mother looked at me surprised and made signs for me to shut up.

Do you know what the expression “haber ropa tendida” means?

It means there are people in front of you who cannot or should not find out about something, with whom it is better not to speak openly.

So, in the situation before, yo era la ropa tendida!


Spanish!

There are so many expressions!

The best way to learn them is in context. And if it is with a story, even better.

I have a newsletter in which I tell everyday stories and where I use colloquial Spanish expressions.

 

You don’t have to dedicate a lot of time to the language, but you must keep it active so you don’t forget it.

My newsletter can help you with that. And thanks to the stories, you will understand the expressions and remember them better.

You can subscribe here 

And if you do not have a high level of Spanish, no worries. At the end of the story in Spanish, you find it in English.

 

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