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Spanish For Kids Windows Phone App

April 26, 2012 2 comments

SpanishKidsphone250We are pleased to announce the release of Version 1.0 of our brand new Spanish For Kids app exclusive to Windows Phone. 

The app is designed to give kids access to simple beginner vocabulary complete with illustrations.  While most apps will stop at the vocabulary we’ve decided to kick it up a notch and give kids a variety of sentences and expressions to use with that vocabulary. 

All of the Spanish vocabulary and phrases will give you the audio with a simple tap of the finger.

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Topics in Version 1.0

  • Greetings
  • About you (your name, age etc.)
  • Animals
  • Colors
  • Transportation
  • Clothing
  • Shapes
  • Body
  • Classroom items
  • Food
  • Family

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Spanish for Kids Lesson 1

January 8, 2012 4 comments

For the first lesson we focus on learning some of the most basic vocabulary and expressions.

Greetings in Spanish

greetings200pxThis is the section of lesson 1 where you can learn how to say hello, goodbye, good morning, please, thank you and similar words and phrases in Spanish. 

Find a friend or parent and put together some of the phrases to form a little conversation.  Don’t forget to use the words wherever you can until you are completely comfortable with them.  For fun try using them when talking on the phone with family members or around the dinner table.

Listen to greetings in Spanish here.

 

 

 

 

Colors in Spanish

colors200pxTo get you started with colors in Spanish we give you 9 basic and common colors.  Some countries have different names for the basic colors such as ‘rosa’ for pink or ‘violeta’ for purple.  Don’t worry so much about that yet as we’ll give you those names later.  For now just concentrate learning these basic colors in Spanish.

Listen to colors in Spanish here.

 

 

 

Shapes in Spanish

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9 basic shapes in Spanish will help to get you started.  Listen to the Spanish name by clicking on the shape and then practise saying the name out loud.  Some names can be tricky so you might need to listen to the names a number of times until you’ve got it just right.

Search for objects in the classroom or around the house and name the shape in Spanish.

Listen to shapes in Spanish here.

 

 

Count to 10 in Spanish

count10-200pxYour first step in counting to 100 in Spanish begins here.  Make sure you listen and practise saying these numbers as they will come in handy in the next section.

You can click on each number to listen to it’s pronunciation or click on the button and listen to all of them.

Learn to count to 10 in Spanish here.

 

 

 

About You in Spanish

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Wow!  We give you a lot of Spanish phrases on this page!  Don’t worry though, they are not that hard to remember.  It might be best to concentrate on a few at a time.

Start by learning the Spanish phrases that talk about your name.  You’ll need a partner to practise.  Ask them what their name is in Spanish and have them answer.  Reverse and have the other person ask you what your name is.

Move on next to talk about your age.  Learn how to ask someone how old they are and then have them ask you. If you are not sure of numbers in Spanish you’ll want to go back and learn to count to ten in Spanish.

Lastly try talking about where you are from in Spanish.  Don’t forget to change the name of the city or country with the name or your city or country.

Listen to these Spanish phrases here.

 

 

Print out the Vocabulary

50VocabSheetsHere you will find the first 5 pages of your very own Spanish vocabulary book.  By the end of lesson 10 you’ll have 50 pages full of Spanish vocabulary for you to practise and enjoy.  Each page is presented with the same vocabulary as the lesson and is illustrated.  They are in PDF format so make sure your Adobe reader is up-to-date.

Print the free Lesson 1 Spanish vocabulary sheets here.

Spanish Past Tense Cheat Sheet

October 7, 2010 1 comment

Spanish_Cheat_Sheet_Past_Tense-marketing-200w All you need to know about the simple past tense in Spanish condensed into one quick and easy reference page.

  • Which two verbs change ‘o’ to ‘u’ in the third person singular and plural?
  • How do you conjugate verbs that end in ‘CAR‘, ‘GAR‘ or ‘ZAR‘?
  • Do you know how to conjugate these verbs that change the ‘c’ to a ‘j’ in all persons?
  • BONUS: 38 Spanish expressions about time

Regular verbs
Irregular verbs
Verbs that change
Uses of the past tense

Keep a copy of this PDF file on your smart phone, another copy on your laptop and print out a copy for use in your Spanish class.

An indispensible reference sheet for students studying the past tense in Spanish

No tengo pelos en la lengua

We love this Spanish expression so much that we’ve made it our Featured Spanish Saying for the week.

The literal translation is of course “I don’t have hair on my tongue”.  The meaning though is entirely different.  It means I am not afraid to speak my mind, or say what is on my mind.

It is fun Spanish expression to use and kids love it because of its literal translation.

expressions-coverth-80px Learn some more Spanish expressions by visiting SpanishTown.ca.  If you’re interested in a larger list of Spanish expressions than check out our 10 page PDF Spanish Expressions download.

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