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Short stories to learn Spanish in 5 minutes a day

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Graded Short Stories

Focus on the basics as a beginner and progress to a native level as the grammar, vocabulary and sentence structures progress with each level.

Fast Learning

Have fun reading and listening  with entertaining stories. Spanish and English side-by-side for fast learning.

5 Minutes a Day

Download the app and fill-in spare time, all you need is 5 minutes a day to read  a story and improve your Spanish.

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An upper intermediate story of when things go from bad to worse

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Here’s what our users say

I’ve been using Snappy Spanish for the last month now and I’ve found it a fun and interesting way to improve my Spanish vocabulary (which has improved a lot) with a few bonus laughs from the stories. 5 out of 5 thumbs up!

David Thorpe

I am a Spanish teacher from Colombia and I ask my students to read Snappy Spanish stories because they can practice reading and listening by themselves. It is a complimentary activity that doesn’t require more than five minutes a day and they enjoy doing it.

Vanessa Guzman

This has been such a great way to learn Spanish. I found it hard to find material that was suited for my level. It feels good to be able to read the story and actually understand it! I definitely recommend using Snappy Spanish.

Maria Miller

The short stories make it feel quick and easy to do my daily study, and the app makes it handy to learn Spanish anywhere.

Charlie Henderson

From Beginner to Advanced, short stories can help you learn Spanish

Beginner Short Stories

Beginner stories are designed for A1 level students who are new to learning Spanish.

The stories focus on core vocabulary such as prepositions, days of the week and common phrases.

The sentences are kept short for ease of understanding and the audio recordings are spoken clearly and slowly so you can hear the correct pronunciation.

The hardest part to learning Spanish can be remembering all of the verb conjugations. The beginner level stories keep things simple by using only basic verb structures.

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Beginner Short Stories

Beginner stories are designed for A1 level students who are new to learning Spanish.

The stories focus on core vocabulary such as prepositions, days of the week and common phrases.

The sentences are kept short for ease of understanding and the audio recordings are spoken clearly and slowly so you can hear the correct pronunciation.

The hardest part to learning Spanish can be remembering all of the verb conjugations. The beginner level stories keep things simple by using only basic verb structures.

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Elementary Short Stories

The elementary stories are designed for A2 level students who have some previous experience learning Spanish.

The stories build upon the foundations of the beginner level grammar and introduce additional past, future and conditional verb tenses.

The vocabulary of the stories continues to focus on common words and phrases with the introduction of some Spanish expressions.

In general, the sentences contain a maximum of two parts to help with ease of understanding. The speed of the audio is slow to medium with the focus remaining on clear pronuncitation.

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Elementary Short Stories

The elementary stories are designed for A2 level students who have some previous experience learning Spanish.

The stories build upon the foundations of the beginner level grammar and introduce additional past, future and conditional verb tenses.

The vocabulary of the stories continues to focus on common words and phrases with the introduction of some Spanish expressions.

In general, the sentences contain a maximum of two parts to help with ease of understanding. The speed of the audio is slow to medium with the focus remaining on clear pronuncitation.

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Intermediate Short Stories

Intermediate stories are designed for people who a good, general understanding of Spanish and are the equivalent of a B1 level.

The difficulty of the stories increases with the introduction of the subjunctive. As this is an area of Spanish many people struggle with, only the two most common subjunctive verb tenses are introduced.

The sentences increase in length and become more flowing, while the vocabulary becomes slightly more difficult with some slang also introduced.

The intemediate stories are recorded slightly slower than native speaking speed. This acts as a good stepping stone between the lower and upper levels of listening practice.

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Intermediate Short Stories

Intermediate stories are designed for people who a good, general understanding of Spanish and are the equivalent of a B1 level.

The difficulty of the stories increases with the introduction of the subjunctive. As this is an area of Spanish many people struggle with, only the two most common subjunctive verb tenses are introduced.

The sentences increase in length and become more flowing, while the vocabulary becomes slightly more difficult with some slang also introduced.

The intemediate stories are recorded slightly slower than native speaking speed. This acts as a good stepping stone between the lower and upper levels of listening practice.

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Upper Intermediate Short Stories

Upper Intermediate stories are designed for learners who are confident in their Spanish ability and have reached the equivalent of a B2 Spanish level.

The vocabulary focuses on more difficult, uncommon words, and the verbs incorporate two new subjunctive tenses along with indirect speech.

The sentence structure is extended to allowing for long phrases that require a higher level of fluency to understand.

To allow for continued practice, the Upper Intermediate listening practice is recorded close to the speed of a native Spanish speaker.

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Upper Intermediate Short Stories

Upper Intermediate stories are designed for learners who are confident in their Spanish ability and have reached the equivalent of a B2 Spanish level.

The vocabulary focuses on more difficult, uncommon words, and the verbs incorporate two new subjunctive tenses along with indirect speech.

The sentence structure is extended to allowing for long phrases that require a higher level of fluency to understand.

To allow for continued practice, the Upper Intermediate listening practice is recorded close to the speed of a native Spanish speaker.

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Advanced Short Stories

The Snappy Spanish Advanced stories are for C1 and C2 level Spanish learners.

The stories have been designed to be a native level with no restriction on the grammar, sentence structure or vocabulary.

The audio is recorded like that of a normal Spanish audio book with the speed increasing and decreasing as the story depicts.

Although the stories are advanced, students of lower levels may also enjoy the naturally flowing stories with the assistance of the English translation.

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Advanced Short Stories

The Snappy Spanish Advanced stories are for C1 and C2 level Spanish learners.

The stories have been designed to be a native level with no restriction on the grammar, sentence structure or vocabulary.

The audio is recorded like that of a normal Spanish audio book with the speed increasing and decreasing as the story depicts.

Although the stories are advanced, students of lower levels may also enjoy the naturally flowing stories with the assistance of the English translation.

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4 STEPS TO SUCCESS

Step 1. Listen

Listen to the story and try to understand without looking at the text.

Step 4. Vocabulary

In the Snappy Spanish App, at the end of the story you will find vocabulary flashcards. Review the words and phrases by saying them out loud. When you read, speak and hear the word it helps to anchor the vocabulary deeper in your mind.

Step 2. Read

Read the story. It’s ok to use the Spanish and English side by side translation to help check your understanding.

Step 3. Speak

Listen and read along to the story. If you’re in a suitable location, speak the words out loud to get your mouth use to the movements of Spanish words by copying the pronunciation and intonation.

Step 1. Listen

Listen to the story and try to understand without looking at the text.

Step 4. Vocabulary

In the Snappy Spanish App, at the end of the story you will find vocabulary flashcards. Review the words and phrases by saying them out loud. When you read, speak and hear the word it helps to anchor the vocabulary deeper in your mind.

Step 2. Read

Read the story. It’s ok to use the Spanish and English side by side translation to help check your understanding.

Step 3. Speak

Listen and read along to the story. If you’re in a suitable location, speak the words out loud to get your mouth use to the movements of Spanish words by copying the pronunciation and intonation.

Step 4. Vocabulary

In the Snappy Spanish App, at the end of the story you will find vocabulary flashcards. Review the words and phrases by saying them out loud. When you read, speak and hear the word it helps to anchor the vocabulary deeper in your mind.

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What’s Unique About Snappy Spanish

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Effective Way To Learn

Improve your reading, listening, vocabulary, speaking & comprehension

Entertaining Short Stories

Fun stories only take 5 mins to read and improve your Spanish

Great Design

Professionally designed illustrations make the stories even more interesting

Innovative Learning System

The grammar, vocabulary, audio and sentence structures progress as you do

Easy To Use

Intuitive to use with Spanish and English side by side for easy understanding

Spanish Short Stories

What’s Unique About Snappy Spanish

Learn For Free

Learn Spanish anywhere, anytime for free online

R

Effective Way To Learn

Improve your reading, listening, vocabulary, speaking & comprehension

Entertaining Short Stories

Fun stories only take 5 mins to read and improve your Spanish

Great Design

Professionally designed illustrations make the stories even more interesting

Innovative Learning System

The grammar, vocabulary, audio and sentence structures progress as you do

Easy To Use

Intuitive to use with Spanish and English side by side for easy understanding

Snappy Spanish
Short stories to learn Spanish in 5 minutes a day

Snappy Spanish is about having fun learning Spanish through the use of short stories.

They focus on improving your listening, reading and vocabulary, along with reinforcing grammar structures.

The stories are graded, meaning that the vocabulary, grammar and sentence structures progress as you progress through the levels.

All it takes is 5 minutes a day to read a story and then review the flashcards.

Learning from a teacher and taking lessons is great, but we don’t always have a lot of time to spare. With Snappy Spanish, all it takes is 5 minutes to read a story and then review the vocabulary. Or if you want to do 10 minutes of study, follow our 4 step plan for even quicker results.

1. Listen to the story
2. Read the story
3. Read and listen to the story at the same time
4. Review the flashcards

Excellent for practising your listening skills, the stories are read by native speakers from various countries so you will feel confident in any Spanish speaking country. Perfect for all levels, the speed at which the stories are read increases with each level.

Reading is a valuable skill you can practice by yourself. By having graded stories you can practice reading from the beginning without needing to have years of learning.

The stories are great for helping you to remember vocabulary. By hearing, seeing and then reviewing the vocabulary, you find it easier to recall the words when you need them.

Designed to keep you entertained, the stories are fun to read so you stay motivated to learn.

No matter what your level, you will be able to practice. The beginner level starts off with the basics, then with each level, more grammar is introduced into the stories, along with longer sentences and more difficult vocabulary.

Snappy Spanish
Short stories to learn Spanish in 5 minutes a day

Snappy Spanish is about having fun learning Spanish through the use of short stories.

They focus on improving your listening, reading and vocabulary, along with reinforcing grammar structures.

The stories are graded, meaning that the vocabulary, grammar and sentence structures progress as you progress through the levels.

All it takes is 5 minutes a day to read a story and then review the flashcards.

Learning from a teacher and taking lessons is great, but we don’t always have a lot of time to spare. With Snappy Spanish, all it takes is 5 minutes to read a story and then review the vocabulary. Or if you want to do 10 minutes of study, follow our 4 step plan for even quicker results.

1. Listen to the story
2. Read the story
3. Read and listen to the story at the same time
4. Review the flashcards

Excellent for practising your listening skills, the stories are read by native speakers from various countries so you will feel confident in any Spanish speaking country. Perfect for all levels, the speed at which the stories are read increases with each level.

Reading is a valuable skill you can practice by yourself. By having graded stories you can practice reading from the beginning without needing to have years of learning.

The stories are great for helping you to remember vocabulary. By hearing, seeing and then reviewing the vocabulary, you find it easier to recall the words when you need them.

Designed to keep you entertained, the stories are fun to read so you stay motivated to learn.

No matter what your level, you will be able to practice. The beginner level starts off with the basics, then with each level, more grammar is introduced into the stories, along with longer sentences and more difficult vocabulary.

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