Have you been studying Spanish for some time and still don’t understand the difference between ya que and porque?
Estudio Español ya que mi familia viene de México.Estudio español porque mi familia viene de México.
You’re not alone.
But you know what? It will take you about 15 minutes to end the confusion once and for all.
In this blog post, I explain the similarities and...Read More
To know the meaning of Spanish verbs is an important part of the process of learning Spanish. Knowing how to conjugate these verbs is also essential.
To know that the English verb “to know” means both saber and conocer in Spanish will prove useful in conversations.
We use the verb “know” a lot in English without even noticing, and in Spanish it’s pretty much...Read More
Ready for a blast from the past?
As you may know, Spanish has two past tenses: preterite and imperfect. It’s often tricky to know which to use when, since they both refer to actions in the past. Fortunately, several general guidelines exist to help you realize when to use preterite vs imperfect.
It’s also helpful to know which Spanish phrases trigger the use of either the...Read More
Imagine you’ve just broken your mom’s favorite flower vase. By accident, of course.
What do you tell her?
“Mom, I broke your flower vase.”
But wouldn’t that somehow imply that you did it on purpose? Wouldn’t she be angry?
Or would you say: “Mom, your flower vase got broken,” effectively removing yourself from the picture, shamelessly escaping all consequences....Read More
I’m sure that at some point in your Spanish education you learned that ver means “to see” and mirar means “to look.”
Then you came across sentences like these and felt slightly confused:
Mi hermana ve mucho Netflix.My sister watches Netflix a lot.
Se te ve bien la falda.The skirt looks good on you.
La mayoría de la gente no mira la guerra como algo bueno.Most people don’t...Read More
Are you wondering if there is any use in learning the present continuous tense in Spanish at the beginner level?
Yes, absolutely! What’s more—it’s easy!
After you finish this article, you’ll not only know why, but also how to form the present continuous tense in Spanish. You’ll learn the definition, the conjugation, and the spelling rules for irregular verbs.
At the end, you’ll...Read More
Green grapes are great! And so is learning spelling words in Spanish! Spelling isn’t just for kids who want to participate in a spelling bee; it’s for every level and age of learner! Using spelling words in Spanish helps your reading, pronunciation, and comprehension skills.
Today, let’s learn about one of the few Spanish letters with two different sounds: the G....Read More
Have you ever committed a beginner Spanish learner mistake and told somebody your age by saying Yo soy veinte años instead of Tengo veinte años (I am 20 years old)?
Don’t worry—most English-speaking learners do. Why? Beginner learners don’t know that the English verb “to be” translates into more than one Spanish verb depending on the context.
Today, you’ll take a huge step...Read More
Why should you care about learning advanced Spanish verbs?
Because it’s easy! The only challenging thing in most of these verbs is their meaning which won’t take you long to learn.
The conjugation rules are easy, and if you already know how to conjugate regular verbs, it shouldn’t be a problem at all. If not, just memorize common phrases with them and slip them into a conversation...Read More
The verb acabar in Spanish seems to mean something slightly different every time.
Although the core meaning of acabar is always “to end” or “to finish,” it can acquire other nuances when it appears as an intransitive, transitive, or pronominal verb. Also, if you pair it up with prepositions, you’ll get different English translations.
Read this article to understand acabar in a...Read More