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
There is a misconception about using te quiero vs te amo when expressing the concept of “I love you” in Spanish.
Although quiero often means “I want,” te quiero can translate to “I love you” in certain circumstances.
The two phrases are used in different ways across the vast Spanish-speaking world. Amar means to love. Te amo is a deeper, more intense declaration of love than...Read More
Are you learning Spanish and getting frustrated by your slow progress? Perhaps you need to use a language hack or two to get very good in Spanish.
Traditional ways of learning are proven and, with time, they’ll take you where you want to go. However, sometimes a non-traditional way, a shortcut, a hack, or whatever you want to call it, can be a useful tool that boosts the learning...Read More
So, you’ve decided to work towards becoming fluent in Spanish. ¡Felicidades!
You have chosen well! Why? Because Spanish is spoken in over 21 countries and territories. And by becoming fluent in Spanish you can communicate with over 572 million more people. This opens up job and travel opportunities, friendships with new people, and so much more!
Way to go toward expanding...Read More
Do you wish to improve your Spanish fluency? Considering that the language is spoken by more than a third of the world population, that’s a pretty handy wish to have! In order to expand your world and build friendships by speaking Spanish, you’ll need to learn practical ways to improve your ability to communicate and understand the language effectively. Let’s dive in and explore how to build...Read More
Have you ever felt on the top of the world because of your fluency in Spanish? Did you go to a Spanish-speaking country and hear compliments like “you speak perfect Spanish!” or “wow, where did you learn to speak Spanish? You’re so good.”? Comments like these make us feel proud of what we’ve accomplished and we want to hang on to our impressive skills. But what if you start to feel like...Read More
Have you read our previous post on the importance of Spanish idioms published only a few months back? Have you practiced the list and now you’re ready for more?
As we have established before, idioms in Spanish are essential to explore when you’re learning a foreign language. They require focused attention and plenty of practice in order to master them.
Here are four reasons...Read More
Tired of boring textbooks speaking about the technicalities of learning a language? Why not challenge yourself in a new way with some good Spanish books for beginners?
Leer un libro is a wonderful way to slow down and study at your own pace. You have the opportunity to read and re-read sentences to make sure you understand them and look up any vocabulary that you don’t know. This...Read More
Oh, the joys of grammar! It looks like you’re ready to dive headfirst into your journey to Spanish fluency—and learning sustantivos (nouns) is the perfect place to start. Just like in every other language, a noun refers to a person, place, thing, or idea. It can function as a subject, object of a verb, or an object of a preposition. Nouns in Spanish are fun and fairly relaxing to learn, but...Read More
Is your older child indifferent toward learning Spanish? It can be frustrating and challenging to get them to understand the benefits of speaking another language. Read on for useful tips to help your child get (and stay) interested.
First of all, you could be motivating your child all wrong! The key to encouraging tweens and teens to learn Spanish is to show them why another language is fun...Read More