Spanish vocabulary is essential
when learning the language.
The building stones are necessary
when building the house.
The problem is the vocab is so vast.
The basic vocabulary is of course essential. You can not do without it.
It is the skeleton for adding your muscles. Now what muscles you opt for
is up to you. And that is part of the secret of successful language learning.
You choose vocab you need, like, use, find interesting, remember easy etc. There is no
point in learning the vocab that you will not remember. When you learn and
at the same time you enjoy the vocab you learn in terms of having
some emotional attachment to new words then you learn much easier.
It is easier said than done, but not quite in this case. It is easier to learn what you
like to learn than what you have to learn.
Here is a collection of useful sites with vocab collection or about vocab learning:
learnspanishvocabulary.net – a new vocab here is presented with a picture,
which can be very helpful for those who prefer visual learning
100 Spanish Words You Need To Know – a collection of most basic vocab
A post forum thread by Mr. Iversen – about learning vocab
Smartphrase – collection of Spanish vocabulary
Dummies – Spanish phrases used in different situations
Spanish-vocabulary.net – another collection of Spanish vocabulary
Linguasorb.com – collection of cognates
Elearnspanishlanguage.com – useful sites with clear explanations
of your interest. If I could give you one advice, this would be:
Start slow and scale up with time. and have fun!
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