Spanish Words

Need to learn some Spanish words? You'll find everything here – free audio lessons on how to pronounce Spanish words, basic Spanish words with their English translation, Spanish love words and the lowdown on the best Spanish word games

Perhaps you're traveling to Spain or another Spanish-speaking country, or you're a Spanish language student. If you find yourself in any Spanish-speaking environment, it will help to know some Spanish words for those times when you've got something important to say or questions to ask.

Being surrounded by a foreign language can be challenging, but learning some basics – such as simple Spanish vocabulary – will make a huge difference to your experience. It's a great way to start interacting with Spanish-speaking people, who will be delighted by your attempts to speak Spanish and help you build on the words you already know.

Getting Started – Spanish Words

We have tried to make it as easy as possible for you to find the answers to your Spanish word questions. If you know what you're looking for you should find it in the tables below. If you're a Spanish language beginner, and would like a little more guidance, below the tables you will find explanations of the different Spanish word sections and simple step by step tutorials.

Spanish Word Pronunciation

Spanish Word Lists

Basic Spanish Words

Spanish Word Games

Workplace Spanish Words

Spanish Travel Words

How To Pronounce Spanish Words

Some quick tips on how to pronounce Spanish words and a free step-by-step Spanish pronunciation tutorial with audio will get you started.

By following just a few simple instructions, you'll find that Spanish is such an easy language to speak. It's phonetic, which means that as long as you memorize the sounds of each letter in the Spanish alphabet, you can read ANY Spanish word!

If you practice pronouncing Spanish words after listening carefully to a native speaker, not only will you be on your way to speaking a foreign language, you'll be learning new vocabulary as well!

Learn Some Basic Spanish Words

Once you feel comfortable with Spanish pronunciation, you'll be ready to learn some basic Spanish words. Perhaps you want to learn some basic greetings, or some survival Spanish words for your vacation, like directions, time, numbers, shopping, the weather, food, the days and months, your country and nationality, how to travel to places and some simple words for getting around when you're there...

Helpful Spanish Word Lists

With these Spanish language basics under your belt, you can focus on the vocabulary most useful for your life and work. A selection of Spanish word lists for medical terms and emergencies, family, teachers in the classroom, people traveling and on vacation are essential for your Spanish language survival kit!

Perhaps you need help at the airport, the bank or the post office.. maybe you want to be able to describe to your Spanish-speaking friends how you are feeling or what you enjoy doing...

Learn These Spanish Words of Love...

Maybe you want to learn how to say "I love you" in Spanish and other Spanish words of love... some quick tips and a sample Rocket Spanish audio lesson on love and romance will have you whispering sweet Spanish nothings in no time!

Whether it be a matter of dating, marriage or relationships in general, a few loving Spanish words will always come in handy!

Check Out These Spanish Word Games!

If you've been thinking about getting serious about learning Spanish, but you're worried it's going to be all work and no play, you'll be happy to hear that Spanish word games are part of our learn Spanish course.

These software-based Spanish word games help to build your vocabulary, and test your memorization of Spanish words, sounds, and verb changes.

Accessible online and available to download, these interactive language games are a fun and effective way to reinforce your Spanish lessons. They give you active feedback in real time, and can be used at any stage of the Rocket Spanish course – whether your level is beginner, intermediate or advanced.

There are three Spanish word games: one for Spanish vocabulary, one for audio comprehension, and one for practicing Spanish verbs. All the games are self-paced and can be repeated, giving language learners a chance to improve their score.

We hope you find these quick tips, free tutorials and resources for learning Spanish words helpful.

If your language learning ambitions go beyond knowing a handful of Spanish words, you'll want to check out our full learn Spanish course. You'll be amazed by how much Spanish you can learn in a short time!

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While a co-worker who bought a *competitors* series is still at square one, my Spanish has progressed to the point that I became the translator for our construction team on a recent mission trip to Mexico. On that trip, I became friends with a Venezuelan man and was able (with a little help) to have a 45 minute conversation about our countries, homes and families. All this is before I have tackled the advanced part of the course.

The course is well designed and moves at a fast enough pace to hold the attention of a quick learner but allows as much time and as many repetitions as needed to allow anyone to understand each part. The written materials are a great support and cover the details and "dry" stuff while requiring a minimum of memorization. It still takes work to learn, but Rocket Spanish is far more interesting and user friendly than any other approach I've seen.

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