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New to the forums and new to Spanish, but I have a burning desire to learn this language. No reason really other than for my own personal satisfaction. Any advice for a newbie? Best place to start, etc...

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Old March 16, 2010, 08:40 PM
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You've come to a good place to ask questions throughout your learning process.

Welcome to the forums!

Are you taking classes (formal study) or are you just trying to learn on your own?
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Old March 16, 2010, 10:28 PM
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Hello newbie I bid you welcome to this place.
I believe that if you have the satisfaction to desire to learn this language.
You should to read the last post written in Spanish, so I believe that you'll can learn new words that you don't meet.

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Old March 17, 2010, 07:54 AM
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Hola y encantado

Aprende el presente y sus conjugaciones
Learn the basic conjugations

I run . yo corro
He runs . él corre
You run . tú corres
They run . ellos corren
We run . nosotros corremos
You run (formal) . usted corre

y siga con otros los tiempos verbales , como pretérito, imperfecto, y los perfectos.

No aplaces de empezar a aprender el subjuntivo , nos importa

And then learn a few others, like the preterito, imperfect, and the perfect verb tenses.

the subjuntive is also important, so don´t ignore it
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You've come to a good place to ask questions throughout your learning process.

Welcome to the forums!

Are you taking classes (formal study) or are you just trying to learn on your own?
I wish I could afford formal classes. I borrowed my friends Rosetta Stone CD's. I also bought a couple of books. One of the books is called 501 Spanish Verbs as I can see I'm going to need a better understanding of how they work. I have also signed up on this awesome forum. And last but not least I have 2 friends at work that are native Spanish speakers. They help to correct me when I practice at work.

I figured with the combination of all of these, I should be able to learn Spanish in a decent amount of time. A year or two maybe....hopefully. Lol!

Any other good books out there? Maybe one with some assignments in it so I can feel like I'm taking a formal class. Thanks guys. Wish me luck.
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I wish I could afford formal classes. I borrowed my friends Rosetta Stone CD's. I also bought a couple of books. One of the books is called 501 Spanish Verbs as I can see I'm going to need a better understanding of how they work. I have also signed up on this awesome forum. And last but not least I have 2 friends at work that are native Spanish speakers. They help to correct me when I practice at work.

I figured with the combination of all of these, I should be able to learn Spanish in a decent amount of time. A year or two maybe....hopefully. Lol!

Any other good books out there? Maybe one with some assignments in it so I can feel like I'm taking a formal class. Thanks guys. Wish me luck.
This book is great

http://www.amazon.com/dp/0071422706/?tag=219-20
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Hi and welcome - Right, the combination of resources you have sound very good. The most important, ultimately, will be your Spanish-speaking friends - if they're like the ones I had, they will enjoy teaching you...
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¡Hola! Bienvenido a este foro. Te gustará aprender español.

Hey! Welcome to this forum. =) You'll like learning spanish.
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