https://www.duolingo.com/QueenLexia

A Hispanic girl who don't know Spanish

Hi My name is Lex... I am in 9th grade, and I have taken , Spanish 1 and I was very confused and really don't know , any Spanish. My father and his side of the family speak both English and Spanish fluently. Can someone please help me? ~ Lost confused

3 years ago

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https://www.duolingo.com/TrioLinguist

Duolingo is definitely a good start, you're lucky that you have people to practice with at the ready, try to learn some things and have a little chat.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/wildfood
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My daughter's Spanish teacher (a Latina) said she did not know Spanish until she took it in school and that she liked it so much she majored in it in college (along with French). You are at the right place. Duolingo is probably the easiest place to learn. Just start the Spanish for English speakers course. Suerte!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/romastutts
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Duolingo should help. I'm a Spanish teacher, but I strongly encourage my students to use Duolingo whenever they have free time in class. Most of them love it.

I started studying Portuguese JUST so I could experience Duolingo from a beginner's perspective, like my students. My advice is take notes. Keep a notebook to keep track of the vocabulary you learn and be organized. I have a page for food, a page for animals, etc. I also write down all the conjugated forms of the irregular verbs.

For other resources, the best online dictionary I have found is wordreference.com. It not only gives definitions, but explains how words are used in sentences. This is very important since English has so many multiple-meaning words. I also like the verb conjugator on 123 TeachMe. Good luck!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ElimGarak

Getting started is always a little tricky with any language, but the important thing is to not give up. Wherever you have any specific questions - the people on the boards can help answer them or point you to sites that tell you all sorts of helpful information. My school teacher had us fill up a 3 ring binder and fill it up with what we learned, one section for grammar, one section for vocabulary, one section for stories. (We used a method where we would make up simple stories to practice vocabulary and grammar and conjugation. For example: Sofia vive en Los Angeles. Cada día, ella camina en la acera a las tiendas. Ella le gusta mirar en las ventanas por las modas últimas. Ella quiere comprar uno vestido nuevo. They don't have to be complicated. {Translation: Sophia lives in Los Angeles. Every day, she walks on the sidewalk to the stores. She likes to look in the widows for the latest fashions. She wants to buy a new dress.})

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/TrioLinguist

I also want to say that being hispanic will not help you learn Spanish, it doesn't have much to do with it.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/QueenLexia

Thank you everyone who replied!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SanjayAddula

Lex, Welcome to duolingo, a great place to learn. I just joined last week. I learnt many things in a short time

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Artie99
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I'm not hispanic but my dad is spanish and i do not speak it fluently, I feel so embarrassed sometimes haha. Especially since my dad is the only one in his family that speaks English :p I can have conversations with them though whenever I go to spain but I not fluent. good luck on learning! :D

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AbramSchmidgall

lex luthor holly cow i'm chatting to a guy/girl that is super man's enemy!!!!!!!! how cool is that!!!!!!

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Motion2015

duolingo can help you speak spanish and if you click the button that looks like a volume on you screen beside the spanish words you will see how to say it

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DeanG6
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I suggest you start the Spanish course on DuoLingo, and do at least 1 lesson every day. Even if you only spend 10-15 minutes a day you will be learning something, and before you know it you'll be speaking Spanish.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DuniaIM

Hi, Lex! I am hispanic and i really like English, so I learned seeing movies, listening to music and singing, also watching online clases, but most of all, you have to live the Spanish, so you can do the things I have done for learn! Good Luck!

3 years ago
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