Did you know that the first (modern) circus started in 1768? Yes! It’s that old! Of course, Romans referred to the circus thousands of years before, but that’s a very different story.
The circus is a great place to go and have fun whenever it comes to town—it’s also an entertaining theme to use for learning Spanish.
Whether you’re a parent or a teacher, or simply an avid...Read More
How often do you take a shower? How often do you walk your dog? How often do you eat out? Always, generally, hardly ever or never? These are some ways of answering all of these questions. These words are adverbs—more specifically, Spanish adverbs of frequency.
The definition of an adverb is a word that modifies:
an adjective a verb or even another adverb.
Did you know that 54% of Americans have at least one pet? According to a 2020 study, our animal friends need a lot of care.
If you have an emergency and need to get help as soon as possible, simply say:
¡Necesito ayuda con mi mascota! I need help with my pet!
Because dogs and cats are the most popular pets, this vocabulary guide mainly focuses on them (with some...Read More
Did you know that the oldest meme on the internet is 30 years old? Yes! According to Oldest.org that is the case. We all love memes, and they started becoming popular in the early 2010s, when 9Gag started rising among internet users and they released their mobile app for iPhones. Man, those were the days.
Now many Latin Americans find their memes through Facebook or Twitter, some others...Read More
¿Te acuerdas de esa pizzería a la que solíamos ir?Do you remember that pizza place that we used to go to?¿Recuerdas cuál era el nombre del dueño?Do you remember the owner’s name?
How do you actually say “remember” in Spanish? Is it acordarse or is it recordar?
While both verbs mean “to remember,” they each function differently in a grammatical sense and vary in sentence structure....Read More
Did you know that the first record of a pharmacy appeared 800 years ago, in 1221?
Known as the “world’s oldest pharmacy,” Santa María Novella’s convent in Florence, Italy began crafting perfumed waters, soaps, and medicine from their garden of potent medicinal plants. 300 years after their inception, their popularity raged through the royal courts of France after the pharmacy’s...Read More
How do you say “no problem” in Spanish?
No problemo amigo is how many English speakers say “no problem.” This probably stems from the common misconception that, to speak Spanish, you only have to add an “o” at the end of a word! While this is the case for some words, not all of them follow this rule.
Read this practical guide to discover 10 simple ways to say “no problem” in...Read More
Donde hay poca justicia es un peligro tener la razón.Where there is little justice, it is dangerous to be right.
This quote is by the Spanish writer and poet Francisco de Quevedo who was born in Madrid in 1580 and died in Ciudad Real in 1645. Justice in the last 2,000 years has evolved into complicated legal systems in countries all over the world. If you’re a legal professional...Read More
Las cabañuelas, meaning “little huts” in English, are ancient ways of predicting the weather. Interestingly, country people in Spain and Latin America continue to use these folkloric methods and swear by their effectiveness.
In the following pages, I cover:
History of Las CabañuelasTheories of how and where they startedDifferent methods of weather prediction Predictions for...Read More
Learning how to talk about your job in Spanish is super important. Being bilingual, trilingual, or a polyglot is not only awesome, but also an appreciated skill in the professional world. According to Rosetta Stone, at least 35% of their users who are responsible for hiring people extended a job offer, granted a job interview, or recommended a promotion for a potential employee because of...Read More