Let’s shelve Spanish for a minute and take English as an example. Do you really think you know every word in that big fat dictionary on your shelf? Unless you’re a Nobel Laureate in Literature, chances are you don’t have even half of them down which is fine because that doesn’t make you any less competent when it comes to holding complex conversations with absolute confidence in English. Your English vocabulary was even more limited when you were younger and yet your fluency was no different. That’s how it works with all languages. Yes there are figuratively an infinite number of words in the language with new ones being churned out every day, but not all words matter the same. So how many is good enough when it comes to Spanish? That’s what we will talk about over the next 10-odd minutes.
Vocabulary happens to be the single biggest motivation-killer when it comes to learning a foreign language. As we speak, countless Spanish learners around the world are throwing in the towel out of frustration brought about by an ocean of intimidating words alien to their English ears.
Add a comment...