When you hear the words parce, vaina, and rumba, you know you are talking to a Colombian! These words are not usually taught in a regular Spanish class and might throw you off if you are trying to have a conversation in Spanish.
It’s crucial to learn some key Colombian phrases if you are planning to travel to Colombia or would like to hold a Spanish conversation with your Colombian...Read More
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’re looking for Spanish lessons for kids and you don’t know where to start, this post is for you!
As parents, we all want the best education for our children and a second language is an important part of that. Having decided that you want your kids to learn Spanish, is a wonderful present for them as you’re giving them a headstart in life and opening a wide door to a world of new...Read More
More and more parents are hearing about the incredible benefits of bilingualism.
With over 40 million speakers, it’s no surprise that Spanish is the most sought-after language in the United States. From higher pay and expanded career opportunities to powerful multi-tasking skills and deep cultural awareness, there are dozens of concrete benefits to speaking a second language....Read More
Are you ready to make plans with Spanish-speaking people in a natural, easy-going way?
For a quick start, you can use the ir + a + infinitive construction to talk about the future, but eventually you’ll want to build your grammar knowledge to include the future simple tense (which is just one word).
In this blog post, you’ll see why this tense is so useful, how to form it, when to use...Read More
The best books to learn Spanish for elementary kids not only teach the language but motivate, inspire, and ignite the imagination.
Elementary students love to discover the world through books—it’s where they get first impressions and are introduced to new, interesting concepts.
Spanish learning books are proven to draw students’ attention and keep them engaged.
In this...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
Ever heard of false friends? And I don’t mean the pseudo-friends you need to watch out for in your social circle.
I mean false cognates!
False cognates are words that look and sound very similar in two languages, but don’t have the same meaning.
The English-Spanish false cognates in our list are definite “conversation killers” that can hinder or entirely derail the message...Read More
The history and origin of Spanish is truly fascinating and a must-know for all Spanish learners.
Currently, Spanish is spoken by 400 million people around the world. This number continues to grow, even in countries where Spanish isn’t the official language (such as the United States).
Embracing the origin of the Spanish language allows you to understand the journey and...Read More
Pronominal verbs in Spanish are highly useful verbs that allow you to express ideas that other “normal” verbs simply can’t.
But, what makes these verbs so special?
Keep reading to learn:
What the pronominal verbs in Spanish areWhich pronouns accompany them all the timeThe 6 types of pronominal verbs in Spanish.
Then, discover a top 10 list of the most commonly...Read More