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100 Day Spanish Learning C2 Fluency Challenge

On July 29, 2018, I started a 100 day challenge to try to become C2 fluent by November 8, 2018.

I’m doing weekly video updates. The oldest text and videos are at the bottom of this post.

Learn the Spanish Numbers

We have a page for learning the numbers in Spanish that we think you will like.

It has a nice tool for learning 0 to 100 in order at the top of the page, then a tool for memorizing your phone number. And of course it has a table with all the numbers that you might expect.

Days of the Week Too

Here’s a page that we made for memorizing the days of the week in Spanish.

Months of the Year

We were having so much fun that we also made a page for learning the months of the year.

Learn the Alphabet and More in Spanish

We have just made a brand new page for learning the Spanish alphabet. It has all the audio and the usual examples you would expect, plus a tool for learning the alphabet in order.

Learn to Spell Your Name

You can also learn to spell your name in Spanish. This is very useful when you are doing something like making hotel reservations on the phone.

Common Spanish Phrases

Here’s a page for learning very common Spanish phrases.

How do You Say “Pain in the Neck or Ass” in Spanish?

Directly translating common English figures of speech into Spanish usually doesn’t work. For example, a “Pain in the Neck” in English when translated literally into Spanish doesn’t make sense at all.

Instead they say a phrase “dolor de muelas” which translates directly to “Pain in the Molar”.

 

Key Takeaways:

  • Figures of speech in English rarely translate directly to Spanish.
  • In Latin America it’s common to say: “dolor de cabeza”, which translates directly to “pain of head”
  • In English we say “pain in the ass” and in Spanish it’s a  “pimple on the ass”or “grano en el culo.”

Key Quote:

“Spanish speakers don’t say “pain in the neck” to mean pain in the neck, they say that something is a pain in the molars, they say: “dolor de muelas””

How Les Learned Spanish at age 74 – Video

It’s a real honor when our customers buy our program, follow our instructions and get the results that we hoped for and that they hoped for.

Les Jameson bought our Spanish 1, 2 & 3 package on October 11, 2015 and he made this video on November 21, 2016.

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Apologies in Spanish – Disculpas

Spanish has a lot of ways to say, “I’m sorry.”  Fortunately we have a great lesson that covers may of the common ways to say things like, “I’m sorry, it shouldn’t have happened that way, please forgive me and I promise it won’t happen again.”

Of course it probably will happen again which is why you need to learn the many different words for everything from I’m sorry, to asking for forgiveness.

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Besame Mucho – Andrea Bocelli – With Lyrics

This is a favorite Spanish song of many non-Spanish speakers.

 

Here,  Andre Bocelli is singing “Besame Mucho” which was written in 1940 by Mexican songwriter Consuelo Velazquez.  Wow!

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