Master Spain Spanish with Learn Spanish - Word Power 101. This audiobook is a completely new way to learn Spain Spanish vocabulary fast - and for free! Start speaking Spain Spanish in minutes with the powerful learning methods you will master in this audiobook.
The vocabulary words you'll find in Learn Spanish - Word Power 101 were hand selected by our Spain Spanish language teachers as the top 101 most frequently used words in the Spain Spanish language. Hear the word to master the pronunciation. Then you'll see how the word is actually used in everyday speech with sample sentences and phrases. Learning Spain Spanish vocabulary has never been easier!
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This was way better than there spam they advertised as audio lessons. This had an actual vocab list with images you can print out as flash cards as vocab just like it says. It comes with 3 sentences to use the word in as well.The audio portion only gives the spanish way of saying the words (not the sentances).It is hard to keep up with.
This is a great resource for individuals who are learning Spanish for the first time. It was boring to me since I already knew most of the words. I also listen to books on tape while I run and this book on tape has adjunct visual lessons, which I obviously was not able to view while running. But if you are a beginner who is willing to sit and listen, it should be a great way to build vocabulary but not necessarily a wonderful way to learn how to put together sentences. The narrators simply repeat a variety of vocabulary words according to category (e.g. body, food, animal).
I expected this to be straightforward and helpful vocab practice for new language learners. How hard could it be, right?
They did two big things wrong, however. Fix these two flaws, and it could have been far more useful:
1. It tries to use a 1-to-1 mapping to english words when no such mapping is possible. For example, it claims to present the Spanish words for "is," "was," "are," "am," "was going," "will go," and the like. Never mind that these verbs are conjugated in a complex way in Spanish, and never mind that there are two distinct words for "to be" in Spanish (ser and estar).
Similarly, at one point it teaches you that "hombre" means man (correct), and at another point it tries to claim that the word for man is "senor." It arguably makes sense in the example sentence that follows—but this could easily confuse students.
This makes it very difficult to use as a tape for practicing vocabulary—you don't know what word the narrator actually has in mind or why until you hear the whole example sentence.
2. The example sentences are too fast and complex for beginners.
The tape only teaches you one word clearly, and the Spanish reader does not enunciate the syllables of the example sentence well enough for you to learn how to say the whole sentence. Sometimes the conjugation changes, also, between the presentation of the word and the sentence.
This means that someone who is at a level where they need to learn the "101" most basic words in Spanish will not be able to recite (much less understand) the example sentences. If you are able to learn these lessons well, then they were too elementary for you to begin with. But if you need to learn these words, you will not be able to learn everything in these lessons. It's a catch twenty-two.
As a complete novice to Spanish Language, this audiobook provided me a with a basic understanding of key words, of which I will build upon.
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