How to read Spanish fast

Summary

You need only a pen or text editor. Write short words many times. You will read and write without subvocalization.

At first, practice in English and read Spanish. And then, practice in Spanish.

Spanish is similar to English. They have many similar words of Latin origin.

Read Spanish without translation. Learn Spanish in Spanish.

Writing training improves your reading comprehension. Write many sentences.

Spanish pronunciation rules are simple. Practice reading, listening, writing and speaking.

Contents
  • Typing and Speed Reading
  • Keyboard
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Listening
  • Writing Training
  • Pronunciation
  • Etymology
  • Grammar
  • News
  • Other Languages
  • Typing and Speed Reading

    You can learn typing and speed reading with only a text editor. Or you can use a pen and paper.

    Write short words repeatedly

    spanish 2letters
    spanish 3letters
    spanish 4letters

    Type short words like these images. Repeat from 2 letters to 4 letters. You don't have to type long words.

    This is a training about subvocalization. You will get tired of typing. And you will type without internal speech.

    Write sentences with line breaks

    reading multiple lines

    Type short sentence like this image. This is a training about reading multiple lines. You will read lines at once. Type more sentences with line breaks.

    Keyboard

    Spanish has the letters of á, é, í, ó, ú, ü, ñ. You have to add a languages or input method for diacritical marks.

    I use the US International layout. It has the letters of Spanish, English, French, German, etc.

    Reading Comprehension

    You will read and write more faster. Read many books and websites. Write many sentences.

    Spanish is similar to English. They have many similar words. Read sentences without translation. Guess the meaning of the sentence from the context.

    Subject pronouns are often omitted. And adjectives are placed after nouns.

    Read English and Spanish Wikipedia. Increase your knowledge and vocabulary. Learn Spanish in Spanish. Read Spanish news.

    Anexo:Países - Wikipedia(in Spanish)

    Read and watch Spanish news. Spanish pronunciation rules are simple. Learn listening and practice speaking.

    Yahoo Noticias en Español(Yahoo News in Spanish language)

    Writing training improves your reading comprehension. Write many sentences.

    Learn other languages. Spanish is very similar to Portuguese. You will read Portuguese easily.

    Anexo:Idiomas por el total de hablantes - Wikipedia, la enciclopedia libre

    Listening

    You can learn listening with speed reading.

    Read Spanish news with text-to-speech tools. Watch news videos on YouTube with automatic captions.

    Noticias Telemundo - YouTube

    There are many Spanish news channels on YouTube. Watch news in various regions.

    RTVE Noticias - YouTube

    Spanish pronunciation rules are simple. At first, pay attention to "h" and "r". Practice listening and speaking.

    Writing Training

    Writing training improves your reading skills. Write many sentences.

    Learn grammar and writing skills.

    svo

    Imagine the structure of sentence, clause, and phrase. Compare them with English.

    Spanish has a SVO word order. But it is more flexible. Subject pronouns are often omitted.

    Adjectives are placed after nouns.

    speaker listener

    Imagine some situations and relationships.

    paragraph

    Imagine structures. Use various images. Learn more writing skills.

    Pronunciation

    Spanish pronunciation is simple. Read the Spanish Swadesh list on Wiktionary. Compare the spelling with IPA.

    Spanish pronunciation

    Learn vowels and consonants with IPA symbols.

    syllable

    Imagine the structure of syllable.

    Read and watch Spanish news.

    Etymology

    Learn Spanish words with etymology. Use Wiktionary. Learn origin words, root words, and affixes.

    Spanish and English have many words of Latin origin. Learn cognate words and loanwords.

    Grammar

    Spanish is an SVO language. But the order is more flexible. And subject pronouns are often omitted.

    Learn verbs with the syntax.

    Spanish nouns have grammatical gender. Learn nouns with articles.

    News

    Read Spanish news. Yahoo noticias is similar to Yahoo news. Google news includes some countries.

    Watch and listen Spanish news. There are many Spanish news channel on YouTube. You can watch CNN, DW, France24, Mexico, Argentina, etc.

    Other Languages

    Spanish is very similar to Portuguese. You will be able to read both languages.

    Spanish is also similar to French and Italian. Romance languages have similar grammar and vocabulary.

    They have many words of Latin origin. Learn origin words, cognate words, and loanwords.

    Etymology is useful for learning multiple languages. Learn words of Latin, Greek, and Arabic. And learn the relationship between languages.

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