Typing the @ symbol on a Spanish keyboard can be the cause of much frustration. You may have found where they have painted the @ character on your keyboard but that may not be the key you have to use; it all depends on your system's region and lanuage settings. The easy way, that works for all languages keyboards and settings, is to press 'Alt' + 64 with the keypad.
Learning how to pronoun the Spanish alphabet is extremely useful and can be applied to a range of daily situations; from telling someone how to spell your last name, to asking directions for your seat aisle at the sport's stadium.
In English some letters can become confused with others, and to clarify one may say something like “it's spelt m for mary”. This is also the case with Spanish; people may say “con b de bueno”. As a foreign speaker having a list of words memorised for each of the more confusing letters of the alphabet, could prove quite useful, rather than having to make something up on the spot. The following chart shows easy to pronounce words (for native English speakers), frequently associated with the corresponding letter. The more problematic letters are highlight and have an adjoining picture.
Spanish diminutives appear frequently in the spoken language. They are most commonly used to express affection or describe something as being small. It is important to familiarize yourself with them because if you don't, it can get quite confusing when talking to a native speaker who is fond of using them. Fortunately they are quite easy to learn and after a bit of conversational practice you won't have many problems.
In this tutorial we will learn the Spanish preterite conjugations, which is one of several ways in Spanish to talk in the past tense. This tutorial is aimed at those students who are already familiar with conjugating in the present tense.