Idiomatic expressions in Spanish are an important part of the language. You know you’re not a beginner anymore when you start using them naturally as a Spanish learner.
Idiomatic expressions in Spanish are words and phrases that have a different meaning from the literal significance of each word. A good English example for this would be the phrase “hold your horses.” The phrase is...Read More
Whether you’re a speed racer or a slowpoke, it’s useful to be able to discuss people and things that are slow and fast in Spanish.
Faster than the speed of lightning… let’s get started! Keep reading to learn the essential vocabulary you’ll need to talk about speed in Spanish, plus a few interesting dichos (sayings) related to speed.
Speed in Spanish
When talking about “speed,” the...Read More
Are you ready to conquer irregular preterite Spanish verbs?
When you’re in the throws of mastering Spanish verbs, it may feel like one long-drawn, never-ending repetition of conjugation drills—and sometimes it has to be that way. But you can avoid becoming overwhelmed by the endless volume of conjugations (especially those you’re about to see in this blog post!) through a few tricks we’ll...Read More
What takes your Spanish to the next level is the correct use of conjunctions. Now, I’m not talking about those short little conjunctions like y and o. No, what drastically improves your Spanish sentence structure is the longer conjunctions like “even though.”
What’s interesting about Spanish is that there are often multiple words and phrases for one long conjunction in English. So, let’s...Read More
Let’s learn all about how to say “sometimes” in Spanish!
I sometimes choose to study in the library. I hardly ever forget what day it is.
The words in italics are called adverbs of frequency and they’re crucial to explaining how often something occurs.
One of the most common words in this group of adverbs is “sometimes.” It’s the perfect middle ground between “always” and...Read More
Telling stories is part of what makes us human. Knowing how to tell a good story is a great skill. However, telling your life story and talking about your background in Spanish is not so easy. It requires near mastery of the language.
Today, we’ll discuss why telling stories is such an important activity, and what you need to be able to tell your life story and share your background in...Read More
If you’re new to learning Spanish, you’re probably curious as to what the upside-down question mark is all about. And more importantly, you may wonder how to use it correctly.
As you may have noticed, the inverted question mark (¿) is a punctuation mark written before the first word of a question. Since it’s an inverted version of the standard question mark (?), it’s easily recognized by...Read More
“Time is relative; its only worth depends upon what we do as it is passing.” – Albert Einstein
As with many other things, Einstein was right about time. But although he completely changed the paradigm of modern science by understanding time as relative, he only made it even more important for the rest of us.
Time is everywhere. In the English calendar, the Chinese calendar,...Read More
Learning Spanish grammar on your own is a big decision, and you should give yourself a pat on the back for it!
I personally didn’t have to worry about the best way to learn Spanish, but the best way to learn English (since English is my second language). What I enjoyed about my experience is that the process to grammar proficiency offers a wide variety of approaches.
While the variety...Read More