“I want to sound more natural, more native…”
This is something that I hear all the time the first time I speak with someone who has been learning for a while, but is stuck and not happy with the way their progress is going.
Can you relate?
Granted each person is unique and there will be specific things that they can do to improve and develop which need further exploring, but one of the things that will definitely help is to start adding Spanish expressions, just like Spaniards do… all the time!
They will help you sound more fluent and native as they will instantly let the other person know that you are confident and relaxed with your speaking and not sound like a walking textbook!
However, it’s important that you learn how to identify the most frequently used ones though (there are lots and lots!) and the techniques for incorporating them naturally and exactly at the right time!
And the weather is a fantastic topic that can really help you in your day to day conversations as it’s perfect for small talk, ice breaking (romper el hielo 😉) and an easy way to use your Spanish with pretty much any Spanish speaker!
Are you confident talking about the weather?
Many people find some of the words and expressions related a bit challenging as they are constructed differently in English.
For example, do you tend to say “es calor” (incorrect) for “it’s hot''?
If you find this topic difficult and confusing, click here to watch this very popular video from our beginners course Connect, where we break it down so it’s easy to digest and understand. I'm sure you’ll find it very useful! 😉