Authentic Spanish made easy

Authentic Spanish made easy

In the first video of the “Spanish life, love and music” series you were speaking Spanish with these kinds of phrases.

me gustaría tocar un instrumento

quiero tocar la guitarra

siempre he querido aprender un instrumento

You’ve been speaking-to-learn with the videos.

Those phrases are grammatically correct and exactly the type of Spanish that a native speaker would use.

However, we can kick it up a level and make your Spanish even more authentic and clear with one little nuance.

In Spanish, to say, “I want to learn to play the guitar,” you say:

Quiero aprender a tocar la guitarra.

Notice the “a” between the two verbs:

aprender a tocar

This happens in Spanish every time the verb “to learn,” aprender, is followed by another verb.

Here are some common everyday examples.

Voy a aprender a hablar español pronto.
I’m going to learn to speak Spanish soon.

Quiero aprender a cocinar bien.
I want to learn to cook well.

Si voy a vivir en México necesito aprender a bailar.
If I’m going live in México I need to learn to dance.

Now speak freely with impressive and flowing Spanish sentences along with Yamil and me in your third video of the “Spanish life, love and music” series.

Video tres – “Spanish life, love and music” series

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Leave A Reply (33 comments so far)

  1. Galina Lazarev
    5 months ago

    Very helpful!
    Feliz Navidad!

  2. Richard Gardiner
    8 months ago

    This was good.

  3. Trish Kavanagh
    8 months ago

    Muchas gracias Marcus!

  4. valentine
    9 months ago

    j aime beaucoup les video Marcus

  5. Dee Bushell
    9 months ago

    I have a good knowledge of Spanish, but I wish I had known about this method of learning at the beginning of my studies. Find the verb you need and then add to it. Simple. Thank you.

  6. Lionel DSouza
    9 months ago

    Keep them coming,Marcus, you da best!

  7. Kabuu
    9 months ago

    Hola!!gracias for availing español tutorial.I am Kabuu from Kenya.

  8. Elizabeth Macdonald
    9 months ago

    Your voice speaking Spanish is not good. The person doing this needs to enunciated better, its a little guttural.

  9. Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Beautiful! Excellent!

  10. juana
    9 months ago

    es muy interesante sus videos ya que que nos ayuda a conocer algunas palabras
    le deseo mucha suerte que siga adelante y gracias por compartir

  11. Max Tarling
    9 months ago

    Thanks mate.Really appreciate this method of learning.

  12. Gary
    9 months ago

    Another terrific lesson

  13. marion belgum
    9 months ago

    I am interested in this

  14. piero ferrau
    9 months ago

    thank you very much for the spanish lesson

  15. Sandra
    9 months ago

    Hola Marcus. Como esta hoy? Muchas gracias para todos los lecciones. Aprendido mucho de su lecciones. Marcus esta el major. Saludos Senor Marcus.

  16. Ramsay
    9 months ago

    Thanks for this, a fun way to put a spin on the voice and vocalizing Spanish!

  17. martin
    9 months ago

    Keep ’em coming Marcus. Necesito hablar espanol cada dia!

  18. Colleen
    9 months ago

    Short and to the point, absolutely brilliant. thank you.

  19. Jane
    9 months ago

    I love learning with you. It’s very straightforward. I did the first synergy Spanish course too. I should do the second one. It definitely helps a lot. Thank you.

  20. Niki
    9 months ago

    Gracias Marcas,
    Me encanta aprender a hablar español.


  21. angela
    9 months ago

    hola sr Marcus espero que estes bien con su la familia Hermosa .le agradezco por su ayuda con estos videos y palabras espanolas .me gustaria saber mas de las frases espanolas . muchas gracias

  22. Harald Ingebrigtsen
    9 months ago

    Hola Marcus y amigos,

    Estas repeticiones son una gran práctica del habla . Disfruta que reconozco palabras y frases útiles . Mirando hacia adelante a más !


  23. ricardo cruz
    9 months ago

    nivel de sonido demasiado bajo,gracias

  24. Anna
    9 months ago

    Thanks Marcus,
    It’s really fun to learn this special topic for free. We got to expose to the daily life of the language. I love it. Can’t wait to get to part 4.
    Anna D

  25. marit bonzet
    9 months ago

    Hola Marcus,Muchas gracias por este video.Siempre me encanta todos sus lecciones. Saludos Marit

  26. barry browning
    9 months ago

    As always, these short lessons are terrific!

  27. j byers
    9 months ago

    me encanta la leccion.

  28. james wingard
    9 months ago

    Hola Senor Marcus
    Justo he quierido digo, gracias!

  29. jill
    9 months ago

    OOps–back to part 2. Gracias por estas lecciones maravillosas.

  30. Lee allen
    9 months ago

    Hola Marcus,
    Thank you for another great lesson. I find your method of teaching a massive help.
    Regards Lee

  31. Nancy Megyesy
    9 months ago

    These videos are so helpful and fun to work with. I enjoy them very much. Thank you for each and every one of them.

  32. Lily
    9 months ago

    Muchas gracias.
    Facebook Leah Minevich
    I would also love to practice Español on Facebook.

  33. Purity Katanu Nguli
    10 months ago

    I would be very happy to make a friend from Spain on facebook, to practise spanish language. I like and l know a little of spanish. Hola! Soy keniana. Meaning, am a Kenyan. Vivo Nairobi. I live in Nairobi.