Has a native Spanish speaker ever told you: “That just sounds weird” or “We wouldn’t say it that way”? Well, that might be because you are using the wrong combination of words in Spanish. Solution: Learn collocations. Colowhat???! Collocations: Groups of words that often go together. They’re not expressions or idioms. For example, instead of saying “vino rojo”, people would prefer saying “vino tinto”. Vino rojo is not common and it just sounds weird.
Check out our video to learn more about collocations and hear some examples.
WHAT YOU’LL HEAR IN THE VIDEO:
- Cambiar de opinión // cambiar de idea
- Pedir un deseo
- Tomar una decisión
- Hacer una pregunta
- Tomar una foto
- Guardar un secreto
- Tener sentido
- Llamar la atención
- Perder el vuelo
- Dar un paseo
If you are interested in learning more about groups of words and learning how native Spanish speakers use them in real conversations, go to Español en Uso. The course is completely in Spanish so bear that in mind.
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