Learning Spanish & Etymology Pattern-Matching for Nerds

About Us

Nerds – like us! – have very particular ways of learning and understanding things: we like it formulaic, algorithmic. We like patterns – they help us understand where things come from and where they’re going. Plus they’re fun.

Language, it turns out, is one big pattern. Sounds change over centuries in regular, predictive ways. If we know where a sound or word comes from in English, and we find the parallels and relationships in other languages then suddenly, weird, random words become easy to understand.

This is how we taught ourselves Spanish – and we want to share this method with the world!

what is the etymological way to learn spanish?

Nerds love to pattern-match, to find commonalities among everything. Our approach to learning languages revolves (the same -volve- that is in “volver”, to “return”) around connecting the Spanish words to the related English words via their common etymologies – to find the linguistic patterns, because these patterns become easy triggers to remember what words mean. Want to know more? Email us and ask:

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For Nerds Learning Spanish via Etymologies