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[VIDEO] How to Ask Someone Out in Spanish

[VIDEO] How to Ask Someone Out in Spanish

Asking someone out is hard.

It could be a long-time friend you’ve had for the past few years, or someone you’ve recently met. Just thinking about it has us tongue-tied. While asking for a date is already hard enough in English, what’s even harder is to do it in Spanish.

Here’s a quick guideline of what to do and what not to do, when you’re asking someone out in Spanish.

1. Give a warm welcome

Start with basic Spanish greetings by introducing yourself and asking them how they are.

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a. Hola, como vas? – Hey, how’s it going?

b. Que haces? – What are you up to?

Then you can comment on their appearance. Often complimenting them on what they’re wearing can be a great option to go with.

a. Te ves muy linda hoy – You look very beautiful today

b. Te ves hermosa hoy – You look very pretty today

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2. Going for the ask

Once you’ve both relaxed and established a natural conversation, you’ll eventually need to go for the ask.
Everyone has their own style of doing this, but here are some sentences that can help.

a. Te gustaria ir a ver una pelicula alguna vez? – Would you like to go to see a movie sometime?

b. Te gustaria ir a tomar algo? – Would you like to go for a drink?

c. Te gustaria ir a cenar alguna vez? – Would you like to go to dinner sometime?

3. Wrapping up

Now it’s time for your exit. Once you’ve asked someone out, you probably don’t want to be lingering around for too long.
Get whatever information you need to get across, and say your goodbyes.

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a. ¿Cuál es tu numero de teléfono? – What’s your phone number?

b. Bueno, nos vemos pronto – Great, we’ll see each other soon

c. Ciao! – Ciao!

Things not to say or avoid

When it comes to asking someone out, no matter what language, there are some big no-nos, such as old-fashioned pick up lines.
In Spanish, here are things not to say:

Pick up lines

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a. ¿Oye, te dolio? Cuando te caiste del cielo – Did it hurt? When you fell from heaven.

b. ¿Eres una camara? Porque cada vez que te miro sonrio –  Are you a camera? Because every time I look at you, I smile.

Boring, sensitive, and irrelevant topics

c. ¿Qué opinas de las nuevas politicas economicas? – What do you think of the new economic policies?

d. ¿Crees que Dios existe? – Do you think that God exists?
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Sean Kim

Sean is the founder and CEO of Rype, a language learning app. He's an entrepreneur and blogger.

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10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

10 Simple Ways To Always Think Positive Thoughts

Positive thinking can lead to a lot of positive change in your life. Developing an optimistic outlook can be good for both your physical and mental health.

But sometimes, certain situations arise in life that makes it hard to keep a positive outlook. Take steps to make positive thinking become more like your second nature and you’ll reap the biggest benefits.

Here are 10 ways to make thinking positive thoughts easy:

1. Spend Time with Positive People

If you surround yourself with constant complainers, their negativity is likely to rub off on you.

Spend time with positive friends and family members to increase the likelihood that their positive thinking habits will become yours too. It’s hard to be negative when everyone around you is so positive.

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2. Take Responsibility for Your Behavior

When you encounter problems and difficulties in life, don’t play the role of the victim. Acknowledge your role in the situation and take responsibility for your behavior.

Accepting responsibility can help you learn from mistakes and prevent you from blaming others unfairly.

3. Contribute to the Community

One of the best ways to feel good about what you have, is to focus on what you have to give.

Volunteer in some manner and give back to the community. Helping others can give you a new outlook on the world and can assist you with positive thinking.

4. Read Positive and Inspirational Materials

Spend time each day reading something that encourages positive thinking. Read the Bible, spiritual material, or inspirational quotes to help you focus on what’s important to you in life. It can be a great way to start and end your day.

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You won’t be successful at positive thinking if you’re still plagued by frequent negative thoughts. Learn to recognize and replace thoughts that are overly negative. Often, thoughts that include words like “always” and “never” signal that they aren’t true.

If you find yourself thinking something such as, “I always mess everything up,” replace it with something more realistic such as, “Sometimes I make mistakes but I learn from them.”

There’s no need to make your thoughts unrealistically positive, but instead, make them more realistic.

6. Establish and Work Toward Goals

It’s easier to be positive about problems and setbacks when you have goals that you’re working toward. Goals will give you motivation to overcome those obstacles when you encounter problems along the way. Without clear goals, it’s harder to make decisions and gauge your progress.

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7. Consider the Consequences of Negativity

Spend some time thinking about the consequences of negative thinking. Often, it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

For example, a person who thinks, “I probably won’t get this job interview,” may put less effort into the interview. As a result, he may decrease his chances of getting the job.

Create a list of all the ways negative thinking impacts your life. It likely influences your behavior, your relationships, and your feelings. Then, create a list of the ways in which positive thinking could be beneficial.

8. Offer Compliments to Others

Look for reasons to compliment others. Be genuine in your praise and compliments, but offer it frequently. This will help you look for the good in other people.

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9. Create a Daily Gratitude List

If you start keeping a daily gratitude list, you’ll start noticing exactly how much you have to be thankful for. This can help you focus on the positive in your life instead of thinking about all the bad things that have happened in the day.

Getting in the habit of showing an attitude of gratitude makes positive thinking more of a habit. Here’re 40 Simple Ways To Practice Gratitude.

10. Practice Self-Care

Take good care of yourself and you’ll be more equipped to think positively.

Get plenty of rest and exercise and practice managing your stress well. Taking care of your physical and mental health will provide you with more energy to focus on positive thinking.

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