“Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things but learning another way to think about things.”
Do you want to write poems and stories in Spanish? Have you fallen in love with the aspect of writing in a foreign language? Do you want to share your ideas, thoughts, and expressions with Spanish speakers? Or do you just want to improve your writing skills?
“I wish I could write like you”
This is the epitome of compliments that you can get for your Spanish writing skills!
Seriously, it doesn’t get any better than this. And we are here to help you achieve this.
Below, I have given a detailed guide about how to improve your Spanish writing skills.
Yeah, I know it sounds like pedophile. But it actually means a person who loves and frequently reads, yeah you guessed it, BOOKS! Books are a great way to improve your writing skills.
Think about it like this: Only when you read other people’s writings can you improve your own.
So what I am telling you is- become a voracious reader. Your imagination, knowledge, vocabulary everything will improve at a speed naked to the visible eye.
Something to keep in mind: Read genres of books that you really like, be it fairytales, children’s book, Romance books, political books, etc
Idioms and phrases add a little spice to your writing. An idiomatic phrase forces the reader to shift from thinking literally to abstractly. And when you force someone to invoke their mind’s eye, then that is one of the most powerful things you can do as a writer. They give a little something extra to your writing style. So learn, famous and popular idioms to include in your writing.
Punctuation helps the reader better understand what the writer wants to say. Some simple marks such as comma, fullstop, exclamation marks etc clarify what is actually written and puts emphasis on certain ideas and thoughts. So, to improve the articulation of your ideas and deepen the understanding of the readers, be sure to use proper punctuation.
What is the difference between ‘main’ and ‘predominant’? The answer is Nothing!
They are synonyms of each other, so they mean exactly the same. So using these fancy words will make your writing seem more polished and put together. You can easily find synonyms online.
Using correct grammar is necessary to conform to the flow of writing. If you don’t use correct grammar, it makes you seem like an amateur and the readers won’t fully enjoy your writings. Basically, readers won’t be able to immerse themselves even if they do understand the writings.
There are great apps online that can check your grammar and spelling mistakes for free.
Making a blog is a great way to practise your writing skills, plus it would force you to stretch your imagination and come up with new ideas. You would also have to research to make your own content, hence your reading skills and knowledge will also improve.
Translating text from English (or whatever your first language is) to Spanish would surely help you in your quest for becoming a better writer and also improve your own understanding of the Spanish language. Google translate may be your best friend in helping you do this.
What better way to learn Spanish than to immerse itself in every corner of our life? Using a Spanish keyboard to write can be a good way to increase your proficiency in writing skills. The good news? Since Spanish is a Romance language, it has almost the same alphabets as English, making it really easy and convenient for you to use the Spanish keyboard.
Do you want to woo your loved one? Then write a simple poem or letter, but with a twist! Use Spanish when writing! Not only will it give you an opportunity to get close to your lover but it also enhances your writing skills. Your true love will also have to spend some extra time decoding the letter, making it all the sweeter, like a secret you guys have.
Online exchange partners are an easy and really affordable way to improve your writing skills and you may even make a few new friends. It is just like chatting with your friends but in Spanish! And since you are typing, it will also enhance your writing skills. You will also learn popular slang and Spanish culture. In return, you can teach them your native language. It’s like a win-win situation.