Spanish greetings and introduction
In this course, we will start Spanish itself in communication matters. It is essential to start learning Spanish greetings; hi, good morning, afternoon or night and the proper times when we use each of them. Of course, hello, it can be told anytime. It is somehow surprising for new learners, the times where all these Spanish greetings are said, and, we will see it all in the course.
After seeing those greetings, we are going to learn,and, to be able to ask and answer things as important as -How are you?-… Not just that, being able to ask and to answer it is very important, but understanding how it is built grammatically, – why and how -, it is also something basic when we are trying to learn Spanish.
We have found many students that actually are able to have a little conversation in Spanish, as they have memorized the expressions by heart, but whenever you ask them to use verbs, subject pronouns and so on, they are not capable to answer and use them. In this second course of your Spanish, we try to build your new language from the very bottom, in order to understand what we had said previously: Why? How?. We hope that you can answer yourself these questions in our course.
Self introduction in spanish
Also, right after seeing Spanish greetings and being part of it, as when communication between people happens, we will be able to handle a self introduction in Spanish: asking and telling your name, last name and always understanding why and how we build Spanish the way it is built.
We see in this lesson, the very weird form that Spanish speaking people have to ask the name: how do you call yourself? I call myself Paco. It is weird how to introduce yourself in spanish , right? Well, not so much, but, we think that it is different, and, this is what makes any language of the world attractive: The difference in any of their expressions or the uniqueness of their pronunciations.
Also, as in English we do, we will see the expression when describing/telling your name: What is your name? Just a little difference; we do not use the interrogative pronoun -what-. Let’s see what interrogative pronoun we are using to describe names and give introductions in Spanish, in those lessons.
This description of your name -What is YOUR name?-, comes linked with another lesson. You must know possessive adjectives, in order to start using this expression (my, your/his/her…); we will see them all.
Once we have checked – My name is-, it is just a matter of switching the noun – Name – for the noun – Surname-, to be capable, also, to describe your last name.
Also, as we learn Spanish from English, we will see that they are not so different grammatically between them (English-Spanish), and so this is a very big help that we will take all the way to improve our new language.
Formal Spanish greetings (Formal vs informal you)
Once we will be able to call ourselves, we are going to see the different forms of address in Spanish. As you can guess, there is a difference between the second personal pronoun in its singular and plural form, -You-, in a non formal and a formal way. In Spanish, we do have a polite personal pronoun, when the situation requires to be more formal, and so we do use it when it happens so. We will see that the use of those formal and non-formal pronouns, are a little bit different among the Spanish speaking countries.
We hope that you enjoy this course, because without joy, we do not think there is any possibility of learning, or at least it makes it harder. Let’s get ready to step on Spanish for the first time. It is enjoyable to start using a new language, even if it is just a small little part of it, as Spanish greetings are.