What Kinds Of Things Can I Read In Order To Expand My Vocabulary In Spanish?
Reading does help your vocabulary but it must be the right kind of reading.
The best things to read in Spanish are magazine interviews or children's books. Here's why...
With magazine interviews you get to read only active vocabulary because that's exactly what the person being interviewed will be using. Children's books are great because they are written with young learners in mind. The print is big, the stories are simple, the language used is clear. This is all perfect for adults learning a language!
This Part Is IMPORTANT:
Now here's the important part... don't go looking up every word you don't understand! Instead do you best to piece together the general meaning of what you're reading and if there is a crucial word which you need in order to understand it then go ahead and look it up. Just try to be very selective about it though.
Through your reading you'll find that certain words keep coming up again and again. This is a sign that the word does indeed belong to the core, active vocabulary so it's one you need to add to your list.
That's the purpose and value of reading in Spanish.
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