If you are at the beginning of your Spanish journey and you want to quickly expand your vocabulary and start using correct grammar, a list of -ar verbs in Spanish is what you need. Why?
The -ar verbs are the most common Spanish verbs and with the smallest number of irregularities. They are easy to learn. You’ll quickly understand the idea of conjugation with them, and learning other verbs...Read More
Why do you need to learn the future perfect tense in Spanish if you already know the simple future?
You certainly also know the ir a + infinitivo construction to talk about the future, so the question is valid. However, if you want to speak about the future like a native speaker, you must absolutely learn the future perfect.
Why? Keep reading.
First of all, let’s be ambitious....Read More
Asking, “Do I need to learn coordinating conjunctions in Spanish? Is it absolutely necessary?” is like asking if you need to eat to live.
Of course you do!
Coordinating conjunctions are essential for making yourself understood.
The truth is, sentences without coordinating conjunctions make no sense.
Do you know why?
Keep reading to find out!
In this blog...Read More
I remember having passionate discussions about solo vs solamente with my friends, students, and editors. I remember reading written by the highest authorities in the fields of Spanish language and literature have written equally passionate articles on the same topic.
Why is it that solo vs solamente is so controversial? What is so confusing about these two words?
Keep reading, and I’ll...Read More
Do we need demonstrative adjectives? Are they really that useful?
Yes! I would dare to say that they’re extremely important, as they help us locate things and people in space and time.
Demonstrative adjectives are one of the easiest subjects in Spanish grammar, and I promise that reading this article is all you´ll need to master them.
I’ll tell you what demonstrative...Read More
Do you want to solve the eternal mystery of cuál vs qué?
Do you want to finally stop making mistakes and asking your Spanish-speaking friends ¿Qué es tu dirección? instead of ¿Cuál es tu dirección? because you always translate “what” in English into qué in Spanish.
When I teach a new intermediate group, I always wonder who is going to ask first about cuál vs qué. It’s...Read More
“Why does this aún have an accent mark and the other aun doesn’t?” You are bound to ask this question as an intermediate Spanish student.
English words don’t have accent marks, so you might not find this little mark over u important at first. However, you already know that this apparently insignificant thing can completely change the meaning of a word.
Do you remember other words...Read More
Luckily, future irregulars in Spanish are one of the easiest irregularities in Spanish grammar and the process to learn them is quick!
Why do we have irregularities in Spanish verbs, anyway?
I’ll answer that along with a bit of history on the Spanish language. You’ll also learn why you don’t need to memorize all the future irregulars.
Do you know how many future...Read More
Are you wondering what the easiest language to learn for English speakers is?
Maybe you need to choose another language in college, or maybe you are planning on studying, living or working abroad and want to get prepared. Maybe you just want to challenge yourself and learn at least one or one more foreign language.
Whatever your case is, I’ll tell you: you should consider...Read More
Have you struggled looking for help in how to use modal verbs in Spanish? Did you get confused because you found different information on different websites? Did you get puzzled that many of them translate with the same English words but are used in totally different scenarios? Did some of them look too similar to use them correctly?
Your days of searching are over!
If you’re...Read More