"A Language Can Not Be Taught. A Language Has to Be Learned"

Please actively study at home, read out loud words or ask a friend, sibling or parent to question you about the vocabulary. The grades given are A-B-C-D-F (But I do not give "F", you will have to do your work, EVEN on a Saturday. We have Saturday school every month. So , be smart, study a little everyday and the weekend will be just for fun, relaxing time or party time! ¡Qué viva la pachanga!

Acentos

Spanish Accent

In Windows, combination of the ALT key plus a numeric code can be used to type a non-English character (accented letter or punctuation symbol) in any Windows application. More detailed instructions about typing accents with ALT keys are available. Additional options for entering accents in Windows are also listed in the Accents section of this Web site. Another good site Study Spanish

List of Codes:


Punctuation

Lowercase

Capitals

¿ ALT+0191

¡ ALT+0161

« ALT+0171 (Left Angle Quote)

» ALT+0187 (Right Angle Quote)

€ ALT+0128

º Alt + 0186 (Ordinal Masculine)

ª Alt + 0170 (Ordinale Feminine)

á Alt+160

é Alt+130

í Alt + 161

ó Alt + 162

ú Alt + 163

ñ Alt + 164

ü Alt + 129

Á Alt+ 0193

É Alt + 144

Í Alt + 0205

Ó Alt + 0211

Ú Alt + 0218

Ñ Alt + 165

Ü Alt + 154


The Hardest Language to Learn

"The Hardest Language to Learn"

Your mother tongue is an important deciding factor when it comes to difficulty. For example, native speakers of Italian seem to learn Spanish and Portuguese rather easily despite the complex grammatical structures of the Spanish language. On the same basis, Chinese speakers will probably pick up Japanese faster than people whose first language uses the Roman alphabet. In fact, Chinese has no grammatical system per se, which makes it easier to learn than many Western languages once you have memorized the basic characters.

Individual aptitude is another factor. Some people have a natural talent for learning new languages, while others struggle through the basics. Factors such as environment, materials used, motivation, and even environment also play an important role in how difficult a language is to learn.

All that aside, the British Foreign Office conducted a language study recently and concluded that the most difficult language to learn is Basque, spoken in parts of Spain and France, followed closely by Hungarian, which has 35 cases or noun forms. On the other hand, German and Russian languages use a punctuation system said to be among the most difficult ones in the world. Languages that use characters may seem hard to read and write to users of the Roman alphabet, but they are not always that difficult. Experts agree that Chinese and Korean can be learned rather easily by speakers of Western languages; Vietnamese and Japanese, however, are much more complex.

While many native speakers see to forget this, English is actually quite difficult to learn because of pronunciation issues and irregular verbs; in English, many words are spelled the same but sound different depending on the meaning. This makes the English language hard to understand even for people whose native tongue is a related language.



http://www.wisegeek.com/which-are-the-most-difficult-languages-to-learn.htm

¿No me digas?

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The Spanish founded the State of South Carolina in 1526.

The burglar alarm was patented by Albert Silva in 1875.

Hispanics introduced the cowboy and his hat, boots, lassoes, chaps, spurs, saddle, cattle, rodeos, ranches and even the horse to the North American continent.

The $ symbol was taken from the pillars of the Spanish Imperial Coat of Arms and that in 1775 the United States adopted the "Spanish Dollar" as the basic monetary system

The first Thanksgiving happened, 23 years before the Pilgrims arrived, when the Don Juan de Oñate exploration arrived in El Paso after a treacherous trip from Mexico.

When George Washington ran out of money during the Revolutionary War, Cuban Society ladies contributed $12 million to the war effort.

Alfonso Alvarez Blade invented the Safety Razor in 1911.

San Augustin, founded by Pedro Mendez de Avilles, was the first city in the U.S in 1565.

The Spanish founded the first free integrated public school in San Augustine, Florida, in September 1787.

Rita Moreno is the only entertainer to have won the Oscar, Emmy, Tony and Grammy Awards.

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