If you are saying “your” as it relates to one person, you can use either “tu” (singular, informal) or “su” (singular, formal). If you’re addressing multiple people, “sus” is a good catchall because it works for situations that are formal or informal. If you’re in Spain, you may also hear “vuestros” (plural/formal) used. Here are a few examples that will give you a better idea of how it works:
Getting comfortable with the nuances of Spanish words can take some time. But remember, you don’t have to tackle them all at once. As you move forward on your language journey, you’ll learn to determine which version of “your” to use without much thought.
Rosetta Stone’s Dynamic Immersion® methodology teaches you the language by throwing you in. Sure, it’ll be hard sometimes, but that’s what makes it effective at preparing you to use your new language throughout everyday life. So it’s not just about the features, but what you’re able to do because of them. It helps you get ready to handle situations with confidence.
As you start your language journey, there are some basic building blocks you’ll want to focus on first. These are essential Spanish words and phrases such as who, what, when, where, why, yes, no, please, and more. Getting familiar with these basics will put you on the path to having everyday conversations in Spanish. Here’s a more complete list of the basic words and phrases:
Here’s some good news; if you already speak another major European language, learning Spanish should go smoothly. Because English, Italian and French all have deep roots in Latin, these languages all share thousands of words with contemporary Spanish. These shared words are called cognates and have significant similarities in spelling and/or pronunciation. That’s why you’ll notice that there are many English words and phrases like the word “bank” that sound remarkably similar in French (banque), Italian (banca), and Spanish (banco).
To fine tune your pronunciation, you’ll need immediate feedback on your efforts. Rosetta Stone helps you dial in your pronunciation with our TruAccent™ speech-recognition engine. TruAccent compares your voice to native and non-native speakers in real-time—so you get the feedback you need for the most accurate pronunciation. It’s also adjustable, which allows you to tweak your accent as needed. TruAccent is a powerful tool for helping you learn and speak the Spanish language.
When you have a handle on the basic words and short phrases, it’s a natural transition to move to the longer phrases heard in everyday conversation. Rosetta Stone’s short, 10-minute lessons are built in just this way—first teaching the basics, then tackling the longer phrases. This practical helps you acquire the skills you’ll need to speak Spanish with confidence.
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