I am new to the forum. I hope I am asking this in the right place. After getting through the 3rd lesson of level 1 I decided to find a language partner to practice just speaking. I ended up having a 2 hour conversation and my partner was very pleased and surprised that I was able to say so much and express myself so well. He said that he could understand me well, although my grammar and conjugation needed work and when I got that part down I would do even better. So to the people who are nervous about speaking with a stranger. DON’T BE. If I had the confidence to speak after lesson 3, no one should be too afraid, especially after 10 or 25 lessons. YOU CAN DO IT.
Fast forward to now, I am done with level 1! Yay I will speak with my language partner tomorrow and I will update you all on what he thinks of my Spanish having learned after 3 lessons versus having all 25 lessons of level one under my belt.
Okay, so enough with the introduction. My question is this I STILL don’t know when to use GUSTARIA vs. QUISIERA? To think after lesson three I thought my biggest problem would be when to use Hablar vs. Decir. I laugh at that now. I would confuse the two quite often in the early stages.
So please can anyone tell me when to use QUISERA and when to use GUSTARIA? When talking about myself I tend to lean more toward Gustaria and when talking about other people I use QUISERA about 80% of the time because it just “feels” right but I don’t know why or when I should be using one or the other. Does it matter which I use, it seems it does.