Improving Your Spanish Reading and Dictionary Skills

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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,.