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How to Say to Leave in Spanish
There are a few different ways to say “to leave” in Spanish. The most common is “salir” which means to depart from. You’ll also hear “dejar” and “abandonar.” If you want to express that you’re forgotten something, “dejar” is a good choice. If you’re talking about abandoning something, you should use “abandonar.” Here are some examples of how the options are used in everyday conversation.
Ellos le pidieron al niño que saliera del cuarto. / They asked the child to leave the room.
Creo que dejé mi paraguas en el taxi. / I think I left my umbrella in the taxi.
Dicen que abandonó a su esposo. / They say she left her husband.
Getting comfortable with the nuances of Spanish can take some time. But remember, you don’t have to tackle everything at once. As you move forward on your language journey, you’ll learn to distinguish the right option without giving it much thought.
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Learn Spanish Words and Phrases
When you begin your language journey, you’ll want to start with some basic building blocks. These are essential Spanish words and phrases such as who, what, when, where, why, yes, no, please, and more. Focusing on these basics can put you on the path to having everyday conversations in Spanish. Here are some common words and phrases:
Sí / Yes
No / No
¿Quién? / Who?
¿Qué? / What?
¿Por qué? / Why?
¿Dónde? / Where?
Hola / Hello
Me gusta / I like
No me gusta / I don’t like
Adiós / Goodbye
Por favor / Please
Gracias / Thank you
Lo siento / Sorry
Salud / Bless you
Good news! If you already speak another major European language, learning Spanish should go smoothly. Because English, just as Italian and French, has deep roots in Latin, and these languages all share thousands of words with contemporary Spanish. These shared words are called cognates and have significant similarities in spelling and/or pronunciation. That’s why you’ll notice that there are many English words and phrases like the word “air” that sound remarkably similar in French (air), Italian (aria), and Spanish (aire).
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After you’re comfortable pronouncing basic words and short phrases, it’s a natural transition to move to the longer phrases used in everyday conversation. Rosetta Stone’s short, 10-minute lessons are built in just this way—first teaching the basics, then tackling the longer phrases. This approach helps you acquire the skills to speak Spanish with confidence.
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