The Lingolex review was originally published in Dulaboo.com. I used to write for the said website before my contract expired. Republishing here for archiving purposes. Edited to suit Yoast’s requirements.
Some Spanish language tutorials online are usually free to a point. There are some that are free … like free as proven in the home page of Lingolex. It doesn’t include audio though but it turned out to be a nice source of Spanish words we can learn from.
A free Spanish language learning website, Lingolex turned out to be a no-frills straightforward way to learn Spanish through its verbal database.
There is a dropdown button you can click to choose a category of words that you would like to learn from its archive apart from the designated Spanish Word of the Month. The selection just looked a little mixed up since it has both English and Spanish words in them.
I liked Lingolex.com’s Spanish verbs with Flashcards feature. A word appears onscreen that the system will translate for you.Click “Show Spanish” and the system will show you the Spanish translation of the word featured.
Both the English word and the Spanish translation are used in a sentence. It gives the online learner an idea how to use the word correctly. Click “Mark as Learned” in order to move forward to the next word.
A database of the words used in the flashcard system is shown below the box. These words pop up randomly on the flashcards’ box but it doesn’t show which among them was already learned. This is perhaps Lingolex.com’s idea of teaching the language through repetition.
Holidays have Spanish translations too as shown in this table. Most Spanish holidays have festivities a day before the actual holiday itself to identify what celebrations occur and how are these festivities translated into Spanish.
Now the amusing part of the Spanish language lessons come in by the time adjectives and verbs are taught. I took a screenshot of the several Spanish adjectives and verbs attributed to a nose alone.
Maybe because in my side of this world, most noses are just flat or pointed. Not in the case of Spanish descriptions where nose differences could be as distinct as they are described.
This is one of those Spanish lessons that helped having no images to use as examples as I sense a little mean-spirited humor at the back of this lesson. (That’s just my perception.)
What got my attention the most is the table that shows Spanish language equivalents for certain internet jargon.
This is why some business process outsourcing companies are in need of bilingual technical support associates. They need English terms for signs like “/”, “:” and “@” have Spanish equivalents too.
Lingolex has a page showing Spanish translations of pieces of clothing too. I chose to screenshot a row that showed mostly familiar terms to me like “falda”, “zapatos”, “medias” and “traje”. These words are also used in my native language with the same meaning.
Lingolex doesn’t offer audio lessons of their Spanish tutorial online. They are simply words that although may help in comprehension and memory, it is not enough to ensure that Spanish proficiency can be attained. It succeeded though in translating most basic words into Spanish.
Lingolex still offers free Spanish language lessons. They don’t have any social media sites. Some users though posted on Facebook some Lingolex links while sharing updates to their self-imposed Spanish learning sessions.
If you can update Facebook with your Spanish learning progress, you can update your Facebook with your freelancing gigs. But find out first which niche suited your skills best. Just click the image above to start. Thank me later by liking our official Facebook page. See you on the next article.