You use transition words regularly in your everyday speech and writing, whether you recognize it or not!
In every language, transition words are beautiful tools that help us to connect our ideas and give a natural flow to the rhythm of our speech—and they’re vital to learn to improve your Spanish fluency.
Keep reading to learn all there is to know about transition words in Spanish,...Read More
Mark on your calendar that today’s the day you’ll learn how to write dates, or las fechas, in Spanish! You may want to write an email, book your next holiday to a Spanish-speaking destination, or schedule an event.
Learn how to write dates in Spanish so you can enjoy planning holidays, events, and days out, while also making sure that you’ll be there at the right time. Once you...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
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
Are comparatives and superlatives in Spanish really that useful?
Can you speak more slowly? I like that one more. You’re the best! It’s the most difficult word to pronounce!
They’re more useful than you may have realized!
Superlatives and comparatives in Spanish are everywhere, and learning them is definitely worth your time.
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How would you pronounce the following Spanish words: barón (baron) and varón (male)?
Did you make them sound different?
Well, you shouldn’t have.
Don’t worry, you’re not alone! English speakers tend to have problems with the pronunciation of the Spanish b and v. First, because these two letters have the same sound in Spanish. Second, because depending on their...Read More
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