If you wish to study Spanish quick you’ll have to make plenty of errors. Take into account that making errors is a part of the educational course of. However if you wish to study Spanish quick you will need to additionally profit from the errors of different English audio system that you just hear making an attempt to study this romance language. At the moment, I’m going to share a narrative with you so as to study from another person's errors.
Lower than an hour in the past, I heard an "extranjero" or "foreigner" make a typical mistake when talking Spanish. Whereas the error remains to be recent in my thoughts, I need to share this story with you so that you just by no means make this similar mistake.
This night, I seen that the bookshelf that I at the moment have is just too small for my always rising assortment of studying Spanish books. So I went purchasing for a "library" right here in Medellín, Colombia.
I do know you’re most likely questioning "Patrick, why would you go purchasing for a library?" Don't really feel unhealthy. My Spanish books additionally taught me that the phrase "library" solely means "library." However in Latin America, "library" not solely means library, "library" additionally means "bookshelf."
Whereas I used to be on the "mueblería" or "furnishings retailer" I noticed a twenty-something yr outdated man who appeared like a "mochilero." "Mochilero" means "backpacker" and it comes from the phrase "mochila" which suggests "backpack." A whole lot of "backpackers" from Europe come to go to Colombia and different nations in South America.
The "mochilero" was with a Colombian pal who was apparently purchasing for a sofa. Then I heard the "mochilero" INCORRECTLY say to his pal the next:
You may sleep right here.
You just like the couch.
Did you see the error?
On the whole, Spanish nouns that finish with the letter "o" are masculine. And Spanish nouns that finish with the letter "a" are female. However there are exceptions to this rule. And "couch" or "el couch" is certainly one of them.
"Por eso" (for that purpose) he ought to have mentioned:
You may go to the couch.
You just like the couch.
Here’s a record of some extra phrases which can be exceptions to the final rule that nouns that finish with "o" are masculine and nouns that finish with "a" are female:
1. electrical drama – drama
2. local weather – local weather
3. electrical energy issues – issues
4. The Ghost – Ghost
5. el couma – poem
6. the idiom – language
7. theme – theme
8. electrical system – system
9. map – map
You might have seen that most of the above phrases finish with "ma." However do NOT make the error of pondering that each Spanish phrase that ends with "ma" is masculine. Many Spanish phrases that finish with "ma" are female.
For instance – for instance:
1. la rama – department
2. La firm – signature
3. la cama – mattress
4. la broma – joke
Earlier than you go, right here's one other phrase for "shelf"
However "estante" means "shelf" usually whereas "library" means a "shelf" that’s particularly used for books as in a "bookcase."
Voy a poner of plateau and el estante.
I'm going to place the plate on the shelf.