Do you dream of casually striking up a conversation in Spanish? The thought of doing so is both thrilling and terrifying. Will the person you’re talking to understand you? Will the Spanish conversation go smoothly or be completely awkward? The best way to overcome any hesitancy in speaking Spanish with new people is to prepare yourself well. With these 100+ casual and formal Spanish...Read More
When you’re well on your way to Spanish fluency, finding new ways to improve your ever-expanding skills can be difficult. I’m sure you’ve heard the classic tip of listening to some Spanish songs or movies, but have you ever thought about video games in Spanish? When I was a kid I played games in English, like Pokemon and Golden Sun, which helped me increase my English reading proficiency....Read More
Updated on April 1, 2020.
Imagine you’re abroad in a Spanish-speaking country and all of a sudden, you realize you’re lost! Oh no! Now you’re confused, and likely feeling foolish, when a kind stranger approaches you to help out. In this situation, when all is said and done, you’ll need to know how to say thank you in Spanish!
Of course, you love traveling abroad,...Read More
If you grew
up (or are still growing up!) in the church, you know that youth group is a big
part of the church community. It is a place where teens and pre-teens can come
together, find community, have fun, and learn about God in a more relatable
way. I personally remember attending several different youth groups because it
was a great way to find friends outside of school. One youth group...Read More
When I was
just starting to learn Spanish, I remember that my Spanish teacher told me that
each letter has only one sound, and you always pronounce every letter in a
word. That was incredibly reassuring when I was just starting to learn the
language. However, when I immersed myself in the language, I discovered that
when pronouncing some words, you do not enunciate each individual letter....Read More
A couple of years ago, a friend and I were on a stakeout. We sat in her car for hours on end, eating hotdogs and looking for clues. We found what we were looking for halfway through the second hotdog. A big brown dog was walking in the streets of the neighborhood where we were parked. My friend, Gaby, rescues stray dogs as a hobby. Her house always has at least 5 dogs running around! We were...Read More
Whenever you’re learning another language, you may often hit a common stumbling block – being able to truly express what you are feeling. I often struggle with this in both languages now, instead opting for my own version of Spanglish. Unfortunately, not everyone I talk to understands my Spanglish ramblings… including my husband.
I have had
the amazing opportunity to be completely...Read More
Learning Spanish can be tough at times—verb conjugations, irregular verbs, subjunctive mood, and articles can trip up the most astute of Spanish learners. One thing that seems to facilitate the learning adventure is the hundreds of similar-sounding words in English and Spanish. These words, called cognates, are words that are either spelled the same or similar and often sound alike in both...Read More
On Part 1 of the Spanish subjuntivo series, we’ve learned what the subjuntivo is all about! The Spanish subjunctive allows us to express ideas, thoughts, desires, possibilities, and doubts.
Always keep in mind that the subjunctive is not a tense, the subjunctive is a mood! This means that it can be found in different tenses! Today, we’ll explore the conjugation of the...Read More
There comes a point in your language learning journey when you hear about the infamous Spanish subjunctive: el subjuntivo. Many fear it without really knowing what it’s all about because they’ve heard that it’s hard. But hey, it’s not that bad! As I’ve mentioned before, there are elements of language that cannot be translated into another language as is. Sometimes, we need to create a new...Read More