I find personally that I can read and write Spanish a little better than I can listen and speak it. For me, it’s all about having the time to actually think about what you are seeing or hearing. Of course I have my regular conversations that I’m very comfortable with… but I do struggle quite a bit outside of the norm. Of course this always presents an opportunity to learn something new… so here are a couple of phrases for if you are in a similar situation
Would you write that down please – ¿Puede usted escribirlo, por favor? (This one is useful for if you really can’t get the phrasing… and find it easier to read)
How is that pronounced? – ¿Como la pronuncia? (This one is great if you see a sign or poster that you would like to be able to say correctly – great for menus too!)
Good luck! And don’t forget to let us know how you get on!
Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper.
Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.