Ever wondered how you can make friends in Spanish? What to do and what techniques to use?
Stripey Spanish is here to help! We’re sharing some of our best tips from our Spanish, sangria and speed-friending nights to help you gain some Spanish ‘amigos!’
Find a pub and enjoy a glass of sangria
Find somewhere that yuo are sure to meet Spanish speakers in, either in Spain or LAtin America (!) or at one of the many many amazing cultural and social nights happenig in London town. We’ve found a cosy pub in the heart of Islington for our speed-friending night. Get settled in with a glass of sangria or a mojito.
Get prepared with the ice-breaker questions
Our fteachers talk you through all the Spanish lingo, including key questions, vocabulary and reaction you can use on the night. Here’s a start:
‘¿Cómo te llamas?’ What’s your name?
‘¿En qué trabajas?’ What’s your job?
‘¿De dónde eres?’ Where are you from?
Practise the phrases
We play a game to get you practising recognising what you’ve just learnt in a conversation. We give you about 3 key phrases on a piece of paper and when you hear it, you wave it wildly!
Now its time to put all that great vocabulary to the test and actually speak it in a conversation. This part can seem intimidating, but just go for it, strike up a conversation and see what happens. Remember a lot of communication is body language. On our nights you’ll get constant feedback from our teachers to build confidence. By swapping groups regularly you’ll get to practise the phrases several times throughout the evening.
Try group settings
You’ve perfected talking to another person but what happens when you get into groups? It’s slightly more challenging and helps you to learn it in a group setting and socialise with the people you’ve already met.
Food is a great setting to get to know people in more depth so have a go ordering some tapas and chatting about food.
Say goodbye to your new friends and finish your last bit of sangria as its time to go home after a great night of learning Spanish.
More expressions you can use when meeting new people:
¿Cómo se llama? (What is your name?)
Me llamo _____. (My name is _____.)
Mucho gusto. (Nice to meet you.)
¿Cómo está usted? (How are you?)
muy bien (very good)
muy mal (very bad)
¿Dónde vives? (Where do you live?)
¿De dónde eres? (Where are you from?)
¿Cuántos hermanos tienes? (How many siblings do you have?)
¿Cuántos años tiene s? (How old are you?)
¿Qué tipo de música lte gusta? (What kind of music do you like?)
¿Cuáles son tus hobbies? (What are your hobbies?)
¿Cuál es tu comida favorita? (What is your favorite food?)
¿Cuál es tu película favorita? (What is your favorite movie?)
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