Improving Your Spanish Reading and Dictionary Skills
Even if you don't yet speak the language fluently, Spanish can be extremely accessible in the written form. If you understand most of the words in a text, then it is often possible to deduce the meaning of an unknown word. When you do need to look a word up in the dictionary, one obstacle can be that the dictionary may not list the exact form that you find in the text. But a few basic rules of thumb can help you locate the word and work out its meaning without a detailed knowledge of Spanish grammar.Perhaps one of the biggest obstacles to reading Spanish is its verb system. Spanish, like other arti kamus gaul related languages (but unlike English) has a somewhat synthetic verb system: in other words, Spanish verbs can have a whole host of different forms. However, as a practical way of starting to read Spanish more proficiently, a strategy to consider is to (a) learn the most common irregular verb forms outright, along with the typical idiomatic meanings they may carry; (b) learn a few rules of thumb to allow you to deduce the person/tense, and if necessary look up, most other verb forms.So turning first to common verb forms,.