If your goal is to speak Spanish like a native, then at some point you will have to learn to use a variety of Spanish idioms.
Why not start today?
In this post, I’m discussing what Spanish idioms are and why you should learn them. I will also give you a list of some of the most common Spanish idioms that you can use in your everyday conversations.
What’s an Idiom?...Read More
If you have studied Spanish for a little while, you’ve likely noticed the many similarities between English and Spanish, especially the words we call cognates. Owing to both languages’ Latin roots, it’s pretty easy to identify the meaning of new words in Spanish—for the most part!
Watch out for the trickiest part of learning Spanish: the false cognate. This word looks...Read More
Still confused by some subjunctive phrases in Spanish?
Or perhaps you get it now, but you’re ready to master it with a bit more practice.
This is normal. The subjunctive mood in Spanish is peculiar in that when you first learn it, it’s uncomfortably foreign—but magically once you practice it, it flows naturally.
That’s because you get used to hearing the verbs...Read More
That’s a great job!
You look gorgeous!
Compliments express something positive about someone. It can be about their work, looks, behavior, or pretty much anything you want.
The point with compliments is that they make people feel good. Sometimes, compliments are earned and real, as in professional settings; other times they are just a way of showing...Read More
Every language has some words and phrases that, when pronounced, catch the attention of the people, make them smile, and bring good vibes all around. And Spanish is no exception. Some Spanish words and phrases open more doors than others, and it’s not a bad idea to learn a few of them to rise to the occasion when needed.
So, if you are learning Spanish and you would like to make some...Read More
You’ve studied all those grammar lessons and learned tons of new and strange vocabulary words. You’ve got the knowledge—now you have to put it into practice.
That’s a bit scary, right?
It’s like when in theory you know how to ride a bicycle, swim, or drive a car. You know it in your mind, but you haven’t actually done it yet.
It’s time to have a conversation in Spanish...Read More
Have you ever asked yourself why you want to learn Spanish? In other words, why are you here?
Without knowing your personal circumstances, I imagine that you are here because you want to become conversational in Spanish.
That’s the goal of every language student in the world: to become conversational in the language they are studying. That was my goal when I started...Read More
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...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
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, but you’re aware that...Read More