Do I Have to Speak Spanish at Lake Chapala-Ajijic Mexico?

May 29, 2014

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Hi Everyone,

This is a question I get a lot. My usual answer is, “No, you don’t have to, you get to.” What I mean by that, is that you can get by here with very little Spanish. But your life will be so much better if you learn some basic Spanish.  But, don’t let it scare you, frustrate you, or make you nervous. Most people find that “Learning Spanish is actually fun, if you approach it the right way.”

Living here at Lake Chapala – Ajijic  you will learn it much like you learned English. You will hear it, you will  see it and you will recall some of what you hear and see. The more often you hear and see the same words, the deeper they will be embedded in your brain.  Then you will begin to use the words you learn. Of course, the more you use these words the easier it will be for your brain to choose the right ones.

Did you know that you already know thousands of Spanish words, but that you just didn’t know that you knew them? These words are the same in both languages.  All the words that end in “cion”, “scion”, “tion” have the same meaning in both English and Spanish.

You just have to use the Spanish vowel sounds. Spanish “A” is pronounced “ah”. “E” is pronounced like a long A like in the word Cafe.I” is pronounced like a long “E”  and “O” is pronounced “oh“.

OK,  now for a fun video which is the first in a series that will introduce you to some practical, fun, and easy to learn Spanish.  Disfrute! (Enjoy),  Tu amigo, Sid













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