How do you say “try to” in Spanish? Intentar, probar, tratar? Some students get confused with so many options for one single word. However, you’ll see it’s easier than you think.
Today, I’m teaching you what the difference between tratar, probar, and intentar are; when to use each one of them, and when you can safely choose whichever you like. You’re also getting conjugation charts for...Read More
What are Spanish linking words?
Well, they simply make you sound better, both in speech and in writing.
Your sentences flow naturally, and your ideas logically build on each other.
Sparkle your essay with a couple of good linking words in Spanish and you’ll surely get an A.
Let’s take a closer look at Spanish linking words, different types that exist, and how to...Read More
Is your kid a preschooler who’s learning Spanish? Have you run out of ideas for language activities for kids in Spanish? Are you overwhelmed by Pinterest Spanish resources and just want a doable checklist?
Look no further!
In this blog post, I am sharing my all-time favorite activities for preschool language learning that you are sure to love.
Let’s check them out!
What are Spanish homophones? And how are they different from homographs and homonyms?
Along with a long list of common and useful Spanish homophones, learn the difference between homophones, homographs, and homonyms!
Homophones, Homographs, and Homonyms: What’s the...Read More
Have you heard of Spanish auxiliary verbs? In Spanish grammar, verbs are an extensive topics. Today, we’ll focus on a specific group: auxiliary verbs.
You may know what auxiliary verbs are in English but be unsure if there are auxiliary verbs in Spanish and if so, how they function. You might have googled “hacer auxiliary verb” to find a Spanish equivalent to the most popular English...Read More
With two bilingual kids, I’ve become an expert on reading apps for Spanish and English. There are so many on the market that you’re sure to find at least one that suits you or your learner.
While playing with my daughters and exploring the reading apps for kids, I realized that most of these apps are also great for adults that are just learning Spanish.
Read this blog post to discover...Read More
Have you ever confused haber (to have) with a ver (Let’s see)? Or you don’t understand why you hear /’ba.mo.nos/ instead of /’va.mo.nos/ when people say “Let’s go!” in Spanish?
And why does your attempt to say el lado (side) in Spanish sound so different from when your native Spanish friend pronounces it?
Allophones and phonemes!
What are these? Keep reading to learn the ins...Read More
Do you know why we say tengo mucho frío (I’m very cold) and este departamento es muy frío (this apartment is very cold) if in both cases we want to say “very cold”?
Do you want to learn when to use mucho and muy?
In this blog post, I will explain the difference between mucho and muy and I will give you a few sentences to practice with examples. In the end, you can check how much you...Read More
What’s the difference between these two sentences?
Vamos a comer niños.
Vamos a comer, niños.
Yes, the comma makes all the difference!
The first sentence is a cannibal’s confession: “We’re going to eat kids.”
The second one could be said by a mom, just before lunch: “Let’s eat, kids.”
Without commas and periods, our writing would seem like one single flow of...Read More
Have you read the poem Agua del recuerdo by a cuban poet Nicolás Guillén? Check out a snippet of the poem and pay attention to the word averiguar!
(…)Nada sé nada se sabeNi nada sabré jamásNada han dicho los periódicosNada pude averiguarDe aquella mulata de oro Que una vez miré al pasar,(..)
(…)I know nothing is knownAnd I will never know anythingNothing has been said in...Read More