Do you know what Spanish “go verbs” are? What about “yo-go” verbs?
These two terms actually mean the same thing—they refer to a category of irregular Spanish verbs. When conjugated in the present indicative, these verbs end in -go in the first person (yo) form.
Yo hago mi tarea. (hacer)I do my homework.
Yo pongo mi cuaderno en el escritorio. (poner)I put my notebook...Read More
We use subjunctive conditional Spanish to talk about hypothetical possibilities that probably won’t happen in real life.
If you were a color, what would you be? If you had magic powers, what would you do?
These types of situations are hypothetical and most likely will never happen. You’ll probably never be a color or a wizard.
However, these kinds of dreamy, “what-if” topics...Read More
Learning to form plurals in Spanish is relatively simple! This is good news for beginning Spanish learners like you.
In this lesson, discover how to make Spanish nouns and their definite articles plural by learning a handful of basic Spanish grammar rules.
The plural in Spanish (also known as the “number”) is similar to the plural in English. In both languages, the ending of a noun...Read More
The afuera vs fuera question in Spanish is a slightly tricky one. You may use either word to indicate that someone is going outside (or abroad).
Fortunately, the grammatical rules are pretty clear cut when it comes to using afuera vs fuera!
Keep reading to learn all about how to use afuera vs fuera, as well as other similar adverbs of position and direction. You’ll also discover...Read More
Knowing how to ask “which one” in Spanish is a key skill for learners when making choices or selecting between two or more options.
To ask, “which one” in Spanish, you say ¿cuál? or ¿cuál es?
In fact, ¿cuál es…? is the go-to question for asking about anything where multiple answers are possible.
Keep reading to learn how to use cuál as a question word—and how to answer...Read More
A wide array of Spanish vocabulary activities are available to help high school students practice the Spanish words and phrases they are learning.
These activities are easily adaptable for students of different fluency levels and the needs of your unique homeschool or classroom.
The majority of children of all ages get excited about games. Students love to mix playtime with class...Read More
The Spanish gerunds (gerundios) are a special, invariable form of the verb that always end in -ndo. For example:
Hablando – speakingComiendo – eatingViviendo – living
As you can see, In English it translates to the -ing form of the verb. However, labeling Spanish gerunds as the “present participle” is a misnomer since they actually serve numerous purposes in...Read More
Do you know the difference between llevarse vs llevar?
Both of these Spanish verbs generally refer to the action of carrying or taking someone or something somewhere. However, by digging a little deeper, we’ll see that Spanish speakers use them in a variety of ways.
Due to the overlap between the two, it’s natural for Spanish learners to confuse llevarse vs llevar.
Read this...Read More
Several years ago, I first encountered the word harto in Spanish on a billboard in Guatemala.
It was a political advertisement during a presidential campaign that said Estoy harto de la corrupción political, which translates to “I’m fed up with political corruption.” This common word has varied meanings that depend on its combination with certain prepositions.
Harto is...Read More
Total Physical Response (TPR) is a great tool for teaching basic Spanish vocabulary to beginning learners.
What is TPR, exactly?
It’s a movement-based technique for teaching new vocabulary or phrases. In fact, the TPR process mimics the way infants learn their native language. To boost language and vocabulary learning, Total Physical Response aims to create a brain link between speech...Read More