Although más que and más de sound alike, their meanings are completely different.
Más in Spanish is a word that can be used as an adjective or an adverb to compare two or more objects, subjects, or situations.
On the other hand, que—without an accent mark—is a relative pronoun used to introduce a clause. And finally, de is a preposition that indicates (in the context of this...Read More
While the neuter gender in Spanish is not as prominent as it is in other languages—like English or German—it’s still an essential grammatical element for Spanish learners to learn and use when needed.
Let’s examine first the three grammatical genders that exist in English:
Each of these genders is associated with a subject pronoun and possessive...Read More
The imperative mood in Spanish is important to learn and, luckily, easy to understand. With the help of this article you will master it in no time!
As you may know, just like English, Spanish can be divided in grammatical moods and tenses. Tenses refer to time and can be divided into past, present and future.
To be clear, moods don’t express a moment in time, but...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
Spanish is spoken by 437 million people in 37 countries, making it the second most spoken language around the world, so it’s not surprising that some verbs, like quedar in Spanish, are entirely flexible depending on where, when, and who is using it.
Imagine this: You’ve decided to stay in a comfy hotel in Panajachel, Guatemala. You take a stroll around town where you enjoy the amazing...Read More
We all get dressed every day and it’s fun to talk about fashion—time to learn vestirse conjugation!
Vestirse means “to get dressed,” “to put your clothes on,” and sometimes even “to dress up in a costume.” It’s a common verb and it conjugates like another Spanish verb, pedir (to ask).
It has some irregularities in some tenses but I will talk about them later in more detail....Read More
If you consider your Spanish level to be intermediate or higher, you must add subordinating conjunctions to your linguistic skills.
Subordinating conjunctions let us construct more complex phrases and are an indicator of fluency.
I’m here to help remind you what conjunctions are and what types you find in Spanish. Then, we’ll jump directly into the subordinating conjunctions...Read More
Do you say mirar la televisión or ver la televisión? Which is correct between ver vs mirar in Spanish?
The dilemma of using ver vs mirar is actually more common than you think. The verbs ver and mirar have a different etymology and semantic content. They’re also different in how you use them in practice.
Both of these verbs can be used in similar situations and most native...Read More
Have you come across present perfect irregulars in your Spanish classes?
Do you know which verbs have present perfect irregulars? Do you know the rules for this group of irregular verb forms?
If you want to know the answers, read on. I’ll reveal all the secrets about present perfect irregulars and tell you how to distinguish them from adjectives. You’ll also have an opportunity to...Read More
What’s the deal with porque vs por que vs porqué vs por qué? Is there any difference? Pronunciation no, emphasis yes. Does it matter if I omit the accent marks? Oh, yes. Let me explain.
Have you ever made a mistake with it’s or its, or their, they’re, and there? We all do, in situations when our mind simply goes blank. However, if you give a second reading to your text, you’ll correct your...Read More