You Already Know More Spanish Than You Think

During the “What’s Your Biggest Concern About Relocating to Panama” Conference Call, one of the biggest concerns was the language barrier.

In some areas in Panama, you can get by without leaning much Spanish. In other areas of Panama, you will need to know more Spanish.  The good news is that you already know a lot more Spanish than you think!  Here are a few examples:

A word that ends with OR in English is exactly the same in Spanish – just pronounced a little different with the accent on the last syllable in Spanish

Color  = Color
Conductor = Conductor

Words that end with an AL are exactly the same in English and Spanish.  In Spanish, you stress the last syllable when you say the word.

Principal = Principal
Hospital = Hospital

Words that end with BLE are identical in English and Spanish but you stress the next to the last syllable

Visable = Visable
Terrible = Terrible

Words that end with an IC, you just add an O in Spanish

Public = Publico
Plastic = Plastico

Words that ends with an IST, you just add an A in Spanish

Dentist – Dentista
Artist – Artista

See how easy that is!

Get the FREE DUOLINGO App to start learning Spanish before you move to Panama.

Madrigal’s Magic Key To Spanish book, available on Amazon, will help you learn more tricks so you can quickly learn more than 4000 Spanish words.

Do you need to know Spanish before you move to Panama?  Absolutely not!  But just knowing a little Spanish will certainly help.

Jackie Lange

Jackie Lange is the founder of Panama Relocation Tours and lives in the highlands of Boquete Panama. She has helped thousands of people relocate to Panama.

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