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Monday, November 07, 2005 (read 920 times)
 

Teaching Spanish Punctuation

by Paqui

One of the main characteristics of Spanish language is its punctuation, in Spanish there are openning question and exclamation marks which do not exist in other languages.The beginning of a question in Spanish is marked in punctuation with an openning exclamation marks which helps to identify interrogative clauses from other clauses. Here is an example:

  • a tí te gusta el té   you do like tee

The same happens with exclamative clauses, their starting point is marked with an openning exclamation mark like in the example below:

  • Me gusta ese jersey ¡que bonito! -  I like that jumper, it's so nice!

To help you with teaching these and other rules of Spanish punctuation you'll find useful explanations and resources to help you with your lesson plans in the Teacher's Corner Section, here is an example of the contents:


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Comments

1 » James McCallen (on Monday, November 14, 2005) said:

I am a native English speaker that has been learning Spanish for about 3 years now and have found a software product that has help me alot with pronounciation and vocabulary building. The product is called SEER and you can download a trail copy from their web site at www.seeredu.com. They also have an interactive computer aided translator which is the best I have ever seen.

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