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Basic Spanish Vocabulary

To up your Spanish game, you need to learn basic Spanish vocabulary. If you learn just a few critical words in Spanish, it can easily increase your comprehension of most texts by 50 to 70 percent. This is essential because reading texts you understand is the easiest, fastest way to drive your acquisition of the language.

In this lesson, you will learn 18 high-frequency Spanish words that will repeat themselves over and over. You will see one of these words on every single page of Spanish text you ever read. In fact, you'll probably see one or more of them in every single paragraph. Let's get started.

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This Spanish story is designed to help you learn to read and speak Spanish fast. It targets the high frequency words you'll hear in most everyday conversations. The more you read and hear these words in context the more likely you are to be able to use them like a native speaker. Read the "Why Read Spanish?" article for more information on the benefits of reading Spanish.If you want additional exposure to high frequency words, check out the Spanish eBooks available on Amazon Kindle. 


Read Spanish: Querían casarse debajo de la Torre de Eiffel.

Read Spanish: Querían casarse debajo de la Torre de Eiffel.


Lucas y Jimena eran novios.

Querían casarse debajo de la Torre de Eiffel.

Entonces fueron a París, Francia.

Pero camino a París Lucas y Jimena se perdieron.

En vez de ir a París ellos fueron a Madrid, España.

Entonces se casaron en una corrida de toros.

Read a Spanish Story

This Spanish story is written to help you learn to read and speak Spanish fast. It targets the high frequency words you'll hear in most everyday conversations. The more you read and hear these words in context the more likely you are to be able to use them like a native speaker. Read the "Why Read Spanish?" article for more information on the benefits of reading Spanish.If you want additional exposure to high frequency words, check out the Spanish eBooks available on Amazon Kindle. 


Read Spanish — El coliseo de Roma

Read Spanish — El coliseo de Roma


Matías y Paula estaban en la biblioteca.

A la mañana siguiente tenían un examen importante sobre la historia de Roma.

Querían estudiar, pero la biblioteca de su escuela era muy mala.

¡No había libros en la biblioteca!

Entonces ellos fueron al cine y miraron Gladiator.

A la mañana siguiente sacaron una F en el examen.