Challenge 1: Five New Spanish Words

The first challenge is very simple. Just spend a few minutes flicking through your Spanish English dictionary and pick out five new words that you do not know but that look useful. Write the words and their meanings down in a notebook or a piece of card so you can carry them around with you. The challenging part is to use this new Spanish vocabulary at least three times each in conversations over the next two weeks. This can be with anyone if you live in a Spanish speaking country, or just with your classmates or study companions if not.

Repeating a word in a real context helps it to stick in your head more strongly.

Let me know how you got on in the comments below.

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  1. OK, I finally sat down today and picked my 5 new Spanish words. As I am flying back to the UK for Christmas, the first two are:
    1. Despegar – to take off (in a plane)
    2. Aterrizar – to land

    Then around the house I have chosen:
    3. un albornoz – bath robe (I can never remember this as it has no connection to the English).
    4. un estropajo – washing up sponge

    Finally:
    5. espantoso – hideous

    I have written them down on a card and I will start to subtly introduce them into all my conversations this week. Let us know your words and how you get on using them.

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