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Teach Your Child Basic Spanish

July 2, 2014

By Judy Razo

Hola- Hello, Por Favor- Please, Bienvenido- Welcome, Gracias- Thank you

Interested in teaching your child some basic Spanish? Incorporate a few handy words into your daily vocabulary when you speak with your child. Don’t worry about using them in complete sentences; simply replace the English word for the matching Spanish word in your phrases.

Being familiar with basic words from another language can inspire an interest for other languages. Aside from opening up career options for your child, studies show that bilingual brains have advanced cognitive development, which means it will help your child learn more and become smarter.

So go ahead! Try a few words and have fun teaching your child Spanish.

Family – Familia

  • Mom – Mamá
  • Dad – Papá
  • Grandma – Abuela
  • Grandpa – Abuelo
  • Brother - Hermano
  • Sister - Hermana
  • Cousin – Primo/Prima
  • Friend – Amigo/Amiga

Pets - Mascotas

  • Dog - perro
  • Cat - gato
  • Rabbit - conejo
  • Bird – pájaro

Greetings – saludos

  • Hello - hola
  • Goodbye - adiós
  • I love you – te amo

Numbers – números

  • One – uno
  • Two – dos
  • Three – tres
  • Four – cuatro
  • Five – cinco
  • Six – seis
  • Seven – siete
  • Eight – ocho
  • Nine – nueve
  • Ten – diez

Money – dinero

  • Bill – billete
  • Coin – moneda
  • Dollar – dólar
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