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The Absolute Beginner’s Guide to Learning Spanish

As a beginner, it can sometimes be hard to know which blog posts to start with first. If you want a starting guide, you can use the links to the posts on this page.

Read the posts in order and bookmark this page so you can easily get back to it and pick up where you left off.

Many “beginners” guides are overwhelming to those new to Spanish. This one isn’t. Each post in this guide takes an amusing approach to ease you into the Spanish language.

Online flashcards have been created for all vocabulary words covered. Just follow the links listed in each post and you’ll have easy access to all the flashcards without the work of having to create them yourself.

Every vocabulary word also has a pronunciation key so you aren’t left guessing how to pronounce words.

You will not be fluent in Spanish after reading the posts in the guide. There are no magic beans promised here. This guide will get you started and soon you’ll be ready to cast off your training wheels and roll on your own.

Work your way through all of these posts in order and study them diligently and soon enough you’ll be able to communicate in Spanish. You won’t be fluent, but you will be able to work your way through conversations.

Before You Learn Spanish Words, You Need to Know the Sounds

Practice Speaking Spanish Gibberish

The Spanish “R” Sound Makes Me Want to Jump off a Bridge

Now That You Know Spanish Sounds, Don’t Worry About How You Sound

Oh How Cute! Saying Your First Spanish Words

Mommy, Tell Me About the Birds and the Bees for Spanish Nouns

Learning With Spanish Flashcards

Grammar? We Don’t Need No Stinking Spanish Grammar!

Spanish Vocabulary – Wandering Around the House

Tricks for Memorizing Spanish Vocabulary

Spanish Vocabulary – People

It’s Not a Tuna Fish Sandwich!

Easy Peasy Spanish Sentences

Spanish Vocabulary – Numbers

Let’s Get Chunky In Spanish

Spanish Vocabulary – Time

Spanish Vocabulary – Days, Months, and Seasons

I was Taught by a Spanish Speaking Monkey

Spanish Vocabulary – City and Town

Have a Spanish Conversation… With Yourself

It’s On Like Spanish Donkey Kong!

Presto Chango! English Words Become Spanish

Words ending in “-al” are often the same in English and Spanish

The English ending “-ant” is related to “-ante” in Spanish

Words ending in “-ble” are often the same in English and Spanish

The English ending “-ent” is related to “-ente” in Spanish

The English ending “-ic” is related to “-ico” in Spanish

The English ending “-id” is related to “-ido” in Spanish

The English ending “-ify” is related to “ificar” in Spanish

The English ending “-ile” is related to “il” in Spanish

The English ending “-ism” is related to “-ismo” in Spanish

The English ending “-ist” is related to “-ista” in Spanish

The English ending “-ive” is related to “-ivo” in Spanish

The English ending “-ment” is related to “-mento” in Spanish

Words ending in “-or” are often the same in English and Spanish

The English ending “-ous” is related to “-oso” in Spanish

The English ending “-tion” is related to “-ción” in Spanish

The English ending “-tor” is related to “-dor” in Spanish

The English ending “-ty” is related to “-dad” in Spanish

Spanish Words You Know that You Didn’t Know You Knew

Sing Spanish, You Happy Little Monkey

Zen and the Art of Speaking Spanish

The 100 Most Common Spanish Words, Not Including Verbs

Spanish Vocabulary – Body Parts

Spanish Vocabulary – School

Spanish Vocabulary – Nature

Spanish Vocabulary – Clothing

Spanish Vocabulary – Food

Spanish Vocabulary – Adjectives

Spanish Vocabulary – Verbs

I’ll keep updating this page as new posts that would be good for the guide are added.