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In addition, we put together free list of Spanish phrases and their English translations below. You can print them out.
Learn Spanish before you move to South America
The following are programs, courses and guidebooks you can use to learn Spanish. As with any product or service you should thoroughly review the information presented, read customer testimonials, and make use of any return-policies or money-back guarantees they offer if you are not satisfied with the offer. GoSouthExpat.com does not endorse any one program more than another, does not offer any guarantees over the programs listed, and offers this for informational purposes only.
You don't have to speak Spanish perfectly in Latin America. Most people are understanding and patient with foreigners as long as you show you are making an effort. Grammar and pronunciation are second in line to effort. You will more likely gain the respect of your host country's citizens if you make an effort. The keywords here are 'make an effort'.
The following are some basic, general, and emergency phrases you can learn (or print out and take with you). Remember, Spanish is read and spoken phonetically, exactly as it is written (each letter has only one sound so there is no guessing involved, what could be easier). And the letter “h” is silent. So here we go, not necessarily in order of importance. Or maybe they are...