yr 8 - spanish
posted by dean .
una mocha ,un estuche, un cuaderno ,un libro ,unos boligrafos ,unos lapices, un sacapuntas ,un diccionario ,una goma, una regla, una agenda, una carpeta.
no tengo , tengo
thanks have just started spanish at school and i am a bit stuck with my homework thanks to every one who helps.
school bag, pencil case, excercise book, textbook, pens, pencils, pencil sharpener, dictionary, rubber, ruler, planner, folder, i don't have, i have
thanks so much you are a life saver!
thanks for taking the time to help
Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. You have received good help from Yasmin. Just a few things to add:
un estuche = a case or box
un cuaderno = notebook
un libro a book
unos bolígrafos = ball-point pens
una goma = an eraser
no tengo = I do not have, I'm not having
tengo = (3 possible English translations for the Present Tense ordinarily) I have, I DO have, I AM havING
There are many dictionaries online but if you have just begun Spanish, be sure to invest in a good paper-back English--->Spanish/Spanish--->English dictionary. Then I'll give you a lesson on "how to use a dictionary."
Because you are obviously learning vocabulary, here are some ideas on how to learn:
(cut and paste usually doesn't work here, so if it doesn't, I'll come back and type it out)
So you want to learn another language? The first thing to do is analyze what type of learner you are. If you learn best by something visual, you need to SEE what you want to learn. If you learn aurally, you need to HEAR what you want to learn. If you learn kinesthetically, you need to PHYSICALLY be involved in what you are learning.
Here is something you can do, besides the usual flash cards, repetition, chanting, etc. Get a hand-held tape recorder. Record what you want to learn, leaving a space after each word or expression. Now, at first only listen passively. This is as close to learning by osmosis as you can get! Then, listen and repeat in that space you left, trying to match exactly the pronunciation, intonation of the model. To do this you need to be sure that the model is correct. If you are not that good at Spanish yet, get someone who is to put it on tape for you. The third step is to listen, say, and read (see) what you are trying to learn. Then, when you can listen, say, close your eyes and "see" it in your mind's eye you are ready for the final step. Listen and write in that space, then checking VERY closely with the written script, having the exact spelling, including accents.
This type of practice will hit every style of learning and you will soon know what is best for you, individually.