If you’ve been trying to figure out the Spanish subjunctive rules, you’ve probably come across the WEIRDO subjunctive acronym.
In fact, WEIRDO exists to help Spanish learners understand the subjunctive.
Keep reading to discover how understanding the WEIRDO subjunctive helps you master this important grammar topic. To prove your new knowledge, take the multiple-choice test at the...Read More
Perhaps you’ve been studying Spanish for some time, and yet the moment you open your mouth to say something, it’s clear that you’re a native English speaker.
Don’t worry! This is due to some easy-to-fix pronunciation mistakes. Most people start studying a language by focusing on grammar and vocabulary, leaving pronunciation on the back burner.
And as long as you’re understandable,...Read More
Do Spanish irregular preterite verbs scare you? Don’t worry, you’ll find them easy after reading this article. They’ll even start looking regular to you. Don’t believe me? Keep reading.
The Spanish preterite tense is the past simple tense in Spanish. You use it to talk about finished and completed actions that happened at a specific point in the past. Actions in preterite Spanish...Read More
Do you feel frustrated that there are so many similar relative pronouns in Spanish and their usage seems, well—relative?
I have many students who keep asking when to use lo que in Spanish and when to use lo cual. What’s the difference between que, el que and quien? How to use cuales?
I know it can be a bit overwhelming at the beginning, but I promise that I will clearly explain the...Read More
Learning a new language is never an easy task. Each language has its own particularities and Spanish is not the exception. From the subjunctive to reflexive verbs, Spanish grammar has its good share of tricky concepts.
While some new learners of the language may find one concept particularly difficult, others struggle with a completely different one. However, when I tried to pin down the...Read More
Learners today want easy and fast solutions, and although no magic app exists to make you learn things effortlessly, it is possible to learn with easy-to-digest content.
Ready for Spanish for dummies?
This lesson includes the basic vocabulary and expressions that you’d normally cover in a few weeks of Spanish 101 for beginners classes. Read this article, and you’ll find things to...Read More
What do the little words “of,” “to,” “from,” and “on” have in common?
Similarly to English prepositions, Spanish prepositions are everywhere and you use them all the time—or, at least after reading this article, you will.
Prepositions are like the glue that holds language together. They allow you to connect words and express the relationship of different...Read More
“Should you use ser or estar?” That is the question.
If you’ve ever asked that same question yourself, you’re part of the 99% of Spanish students who wonder why on Earth the Spanish language needs two verbs to express what in English you can say with only one (“to be”).
To be fair, that’s how it works in most Romance languages, but I digress. Ser and estar are the two translations of...Read More
Have you ever doubted the necessity to use the upside-down question mark in Spanish?
Many people writing in Spanish, especially on social media or text messages, avoid the upside-down Spanish punctuation marks to save typing time. Let me tell you today why you shouldn’t skip it.
I’ll teach you to love and appreciate this weird little sign to the point that you’ll even want...Read More
Perfect cognates in Spanish make language learning even more fascinating and amusing!
Cognates or cognados are words that exist in two languages. These words share similarities when it comes to roots and meaning.
There are different types of Spanish cognates and my intention behind this grammar guide is to provide you with support to identify them and use them accurately.