Being an absolute beginner to any language is difficult. It can bit a bit overwhelming and intimidating starting from square one with a foreign language. I know from experience, having studied Chinese, Indonesian, Thai, and most recently Spanish. That’s why I partnered up with my excellent Spanish teacher in Puerto Vallarta to put together a helpful beginner Spanish video series. Through these 12 short videos, you’ll learn a lot of the basics of Spanish, from common greetings, to the numbers 1-100, to how to introduce yourself.
El Alfabeto (The Spanish Alphabet)
New to Spanish? You’ll want to start off by learning the alphabet. Follow this video to learn the 27 letters of the Spanish alphabet plus two common digraphs that used to be letters. Each one gives a Spanish word as an example as well.
Common Spanish Greetings
If you’re new to Spanish, one of the first things you’ll want to do is learn some common greetings. Even if you can’t speak much of the language, being able to greet people goes a long way. Before your trip to Mexico, Colombia, or Spain, why not try and learn some common Spanish greetings?
Survival Phrases in Spanish
We’ve all been there before – traveling to a new country and having absolutely no idea how to communicate with people. While it’s true that you’ll find English speakers in countries like Spain, Argentina, and Mexico, it’s not as prevalent as you may think. A much better idea is to learn some survival phrases in Spanish before you go.
Spanish Pronouns and the Verbs “To Be”
If you’re a beginner learner of Spanish, you’ll want to master the Spanish pronouns and the verbs “to be” right away. That’s right – there are two different verbs meaning “to be” in Spanish. Learn more in this short video lesson.
Ser and Estar – The Spanish Verbs “To Be”
Get more practice using ser and estar with this video. There are several different examples for each that should help you better understand when and how to use them.
Possessive Adjectives in Spanish
One thing that can trip up beginner learners of Spanish is possessive adjectives. You have to think about whether the noun you’re referring to is masculine or feminine, singular or plural. There’s also the same word for your, his, her, its, and their! We’re here to help you sort through it all with an easy lesson about possessive adjectives in Spanish.
Learn the Spanish Numbers 1-100
You won’t get very far when traveling in any Spanish-speaking country if you don’t know how to count. Learning the numbers is one of the first things you want to do when trying to get to at least a beginner level of Spanish. In this video lesson, you’ll learn the Spanish numbers 1-100.
Days of the Week in Spanish
Beginners to Spanish (or any language) will want to learn the days of the week and how to talk about them. Once you’ve got the days of the week and some useful phrases related to them down, you can start talking about your daily routine, making plans, and so on. We’re here to help you learn the days of the week in Spanish with a new video lesson.
Months and Seasons in Spanish
Learning the months of the year in Spanish is quite easy for English speakers, as many of the words are very similar. While you’re at it, you might as well go ahead and learn the seasons in Spanish as well!
Question Words in Spanish
Learning how to ask questions is a very important step for beginners when learning a language. Learn the question words in Spanish along with a few examples in this short, beginner-friendly video.
How to Introduce Yourself in Spanish
A very important step in the language learning process is making self introductions. This is something you do all the time, and it’s the best way to start speaking more Spanish. Learn how to introduce yourself in Spanish with this short and simple video.
Telling Time in Spanish
One very important beginner lesson in Spanish is learning how to tell the time. This is a crucial step in doing things like making plans and reservations. In our final video in the “Beginner Spanish” series, we’re going to learn about telling time in Spanish.
That’s it for the beginner Spanish video series. I hope you find the videos useful and that they help you in your quest to learn Spanish. Once you’ve made it through the beginner series, there are plenty of more advanced videos on our YouTube channel as well.
About the Author:sasha
Sasha is an English teacher, writer, photographer, and videographer from the great state of Michigan. Upon graduating from Michigan State University, he moved to China and spent 5+ years living, working, studying, and traveling there. He also studied Indonesian Language & Culture in Bali for a year. He and his wife run the travel blog Grateful Gypsies, and they’re currently trying the digital nomad lifestyle across Latin America.
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