Learning Spanish - Spanish Phrases about Books

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Read Any Genre or Type of Book

A good way for Spanish learners to improve their language skills is to read widely in Spanish. Read anything you can get your hands on: comics, magazines, books, etc. Try reading news online. There is even a suggested list of online Spanish newspapers at the end of this article.

Reading in Spanish will offer the following benefits:

  • It will improve your vocabulary.
  • It will help you understand sentence structures better.
  • It will keep you in constant touch with the Spanish language.
  • It will help you learn colloquial Spanish.
  • It will help you understand Spanish culture better.
  • It will, of course, broaden your mind, given the great treasure trove of Spanish literature.

Spanish Book Phrases

In this basic Spanish lesson, we will talk about a favorite book. Here are some Spanish phrases:

  • I like to read. - Me gusta leer.
  • I read all the time. - Leí todo el tiempo.
  • I have many books at home. - Tengo muchos libros en casa.
  • I buy books all the time. - Compro libros todo el tiempo.
  • Reading broadens the mind. - La lectura ensancha la mente.
  • I like to read books on history. - Me gusta leer libros de historia.
  • I am particularly interested in Roman history and Indian history. - Estoy particularmente interesado en la historia romana y la historia india.
  • What is your favorite book? - ¿Cuál es tu libro favorito?
  • My favorite book is…. - Mi libro favorito es ….
  • I am reading “October Horse” by Colleen McCullough. - Estoy leyendo “October Horse” por Colleen McCullough.
  • This book is about Julius Caesar. - Este libro está sobre Julio César.
  • The book is very well researched and well written. - El libro está muy bien investigado y bien escrito.
  • The book is part of a series on Ancient Rome. - El libro es parte de una serie sobre la antigua Roma.
  • I am going to read “One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. - Voy a leer “Cien Años de Soledad” por Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
  • I like to read the poetry of Pable Neruda, Antonio Machado and Federico Garcia Lorca. - Me gusta leer la poesía de Pable Neruda, Antonio Machado y Federico García Lorca.
  • Reading books in Spanish can help Spanish learners - Leyendo libros en español pueden ayudar a estudiantes españoles.
  • You can learn more about Spanish culture. - Usted puede aprender más sobre la cultura española.
  • You can learn many useful Spanish phrases. - Usted puede aprender muchas frases españolas útiles.
  • There is plenty of great Spanish literature. - Hay mucho de gran literatura española.

Suggested Spanish Reading

Here are some books I would like to read. - Aquí están algunos libros que me gustaría leer.

  • Tirano Banderas - Ramón María del Valle-Inclán y de la Peña
  • Rufino Blanco Fombona - Ramón María del Valle-Inclán y de la Peña
  • Poetry by Pedro Salinas
  • Platero y yo - Juan Ramón Jiménez Mantecón
  • Voces de mi copla - Juan Ramón Jiménez Mantecón
  • Vidas de Españoles célebres - Manuel José Quintana y Lorenzo
  • Rimas y leyendas - Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer
  • La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades

You can download the vocabulary and phrases in this lesson at Learning Basic Spanish - Vocabulary and Phrases - Talking about a Favorite Book.