Common Mistakes Made by Spanish Speakers When They Speak English

Hey guys welcome to another episode of English made simple this is episode 5 Numero 5.

Hello hello my name is Milena thank you so much for joining in to another episode of English made simple numero Cinco all right when I say hey guys or hello guys I mean girls too it’s just a very generic way to say to include everybody Hola Chicos hey guys how is everyone doing alright ok.

So I want to ask you a question how many of you have downloaded Duolingo app since my last episode? If you don’t know what the lingo is it’s an application or an app or application or aplicación that you download onto your smart phone. It helps to learn English for free it is 100% free and if you haven’t done it yet download it today and also listen to my previous episode it’s going to help you a lot.

Now in this episode I want to mention some common mistakes made by Spanish speakers when they speak English I noticed that when I came to Chile there is uhm…. I have met a few speakers at different levels of English and they all seem to make these same mistakes. Now it is okay to make a mistake and we are all humans hehe I hope we are all humans haha It is okay to make a mistake because we learn from our mistakes uhmmm God knows how many mistakes I’ve made sometimes I don’t learn from my mistakes but that’s another story haha alright So in this episode I want to highlight some common mistakes made by Spanish speakers when they speak English “Algunos errores comunes cometidos por los hispano parlantes”


Now why do I want to mention this I want to help you become more fluent in English these minor mistakes you can fix today and you will sound more fluent when you speak English so what I’m planning to do is I will give you a few examples that you can fix today a few examples of mistakes that I’ve noticed were made by Spanish speakers

Now for more examples you can go to English made simple dot Net ( and you can download a free e-book that I prepared for you guys especially. It’s only a couple of pages it’s not too long I only put the mistakes examples of these mistakes that are the most common ones and the ones that I here often so I wanted to prepare this for you to help you out. You can find out what they are in this ebook you can fix those mistakes today and you can fix them very quickly and it’s going to make you sound more fluent in English you are going to be a rockstar in English haha yeeey!


Alright enough of gibberish, enough of this chit-chat Milena. let’s start with an example number one now when I ask you how old are you when we talk about age when we say our age when I ask you how old are you? you need to respond and say I am 30 years old well I am not 30 years old well I’m not going to tell you how old I am haha but But here’s an example how old are you you should respond I am 30 years old I am 20 years old. In Spanish we use the verb TENER Tengo 34 años, For example….. there it is! I just told you how old I am anyway haha I am 34 years old Tengo 34 años but in English we use the verb to be. So if I ask you How old is your sister? You need to tell me she is 20 years old,My sister is 20 years old so does that make sense? hopefully this makes sense remember that we use the verb TO BE.

Now the second example is the noun PEOPLE.  People – La gente. In Spanish and I think also in Portuguese we think of people as one group or a single noun but in English we think of people as many individuals because we think of people as many, we need to use the plural verb to go with the plural noun. So we would say people are nice. We don’t say people is nice so we always say people are we never say people is just remember that.

I hope you agree with me on the next one!! The next example I’m going to give you I’m going to make this the last example because I want you to go and download the rest, don’t want to overwhelm you in this episode. So in the last example I’m going to use the verb agree hopefully you agree with me on this haha some Spanish speakers always say I am agree “I am agree” is not correct in English language . Estoy de acuerdo in Spanish. Uhm… It is actually I agree in English we don’t say I am agree.  De acuerdo is an adjective in Spanish but in English agree is just a verb.  So we need to Say I agree so if I ask you do you agree with me? you need to say yes Milena I agree with you haha You don’t say I am agree!!  I don’t want to hear this anymore alright. Ok. I said it.

So go to and download your free ebook find out some more examples that you can fix today I hope this episode helped you a little bit!! until next time guys!! see you later alligator Ciao Ciao, Byeeee!

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