If you have studied Spanish for a little while, you’ve likely noticed the many similarities between English and Spanish, especially the words we call cognates. Owing to both languages’ Latin roots, it’s pretty easy to identify the meaning of new words in Spanish—for the most part!
Watch out for the trickiest part of learning Spanish: the false cognate. This word looks...Read More
To be, or not to be? That is the question… or is it? Actually, the real question is which “to be” verb do I use in Spanish and how do I conjugate it correctly? While two different words mean “to be” in Spanish, we’ll focus all of our efforts today on the verb ser and its conjugation.
Want to conquer both “to be” verbs in one go? Learn how to conjugate estar.
Ir + a + infinitive is a simple Spanish formula for expressing the near future. In fact, a similar formula exists in English, where we swap ir for “going”:
What are you going to do today? Who are you going to see? Where are you going to go this weekend for fun?
Discussing your plans and intentions for the future are an important part of daily conversations and in Spanish,...Read More
If you’re like me, you love Latin American food.
Food is an essential aspect of culture, which, as a concept, encompasses everything from music to art to history. But food has a most special quality—it brings people together.
What do family gatherings, holidays, and special occasions all have in common?
By exploring the diverse sights, smells, and...Read More
The Spanish subjunctive is often mysterious, curious, and challenging for many Spanish learners.
Luckily, if you tackle one verb at a time, eventually you’ll master the Spanish subjunctive to a point where it becomes a distinctive response.
The first verb you tackle should be one you can use constantly and in many different situations—a verb like estar. In this blog post, you’ll...Read More
Our list of Spanish verbs for beginners is perfect for those who are motivated to start speaking Spanish right away. Is that you?
While there are thousands of verbs in Spanish, you’ll be fully equipped to survive in a Spanish conversation after mastering only 15 of them!
This handy list of Spanish verbs for beginners is printable and easy to take on-the-go to assist you in...Read More
Hi! What’s up? How are you?
Our daily interactions thrive with greetings. Even without having a complete conversation with someone we pass on the street, we‘re quick to share a friendly greeting.
As you begin your Spanish journey, understanding greetings like qué tal and cómo estás, and the difference between the two is crucial.
Ready to explore the world of Spanish...Read More
Still trying to figure out what’s left and right in Spanish?
When you begin to learn another language, knowing essential vocabulary like basic directional words is key to surviving abroad.
Imagine you’re visiting Mexico City for the first time, and you ask someone where your hotel is. You understand when they say you need to turn ahead, but wait—did they say “left” or “right” in...Read More
The AP Spanish Language and Culture Exam is in your future!
As you start thinking about life after high school and college options, AP classes often become a hot topic. How many should you take? Which ones should you take?
If you have already taken Spanish in your freshman and sophomore year, taking the AP Spanish language and culture exam could be an easy 5 for you—if you have the...Read More
As your child gets ready for school, the thought of language classes may have crossed your mind. With so much talk about the benefits of teaching your child a second language as young as possible, you may be feeling the pressure to expose your kindergartener to a language like Spanish.
If you don’t speak the language, how do you do it? Where do you start? With a simple Google search...Read More