Ir + a + infinitive is a simple Spanish formula for expressing the near future. In fact, a similar formula exists in English, where we swap ir for “going”:
What are you going to do today? Who are you going to see? Where are you going to go this weekend for fun?
Discussing your plans and intentions for the future are an important part of daily conversations and in Spanish,...Read More
You use transition words regularly in your everyday speech and writing, whether you recognize it or not!
In every language, transition words are beautiful tools that help us to connect our ideas and give a natural flow to the rhythm of our speech—and they’re vital to learn to improve your Spanish fluency.
Keep reading to learn all there is to know about transition words in Spanish,...Read More
Estar is one of the most common verbs in the Spanish language. It’s one of the translations of the verb “to be” in English, so it’s actually really important to understand how the estar conjugation works in Spanish.
If you have been studying Spanish for a while, you know that conjugations in this language can be quite a challenge. With three moods, six subjects, irregular verbs, and...Read More
Enjoy this guide to expressing your feelings and emotions in Spanish!
Many of us think that “feelings” (los sentimientos) and “emotions” (las emociones) are the same, but they are actually different. Emotional experiences and physical sensations—like hunger, sadness, or surprise—cause feelings. Feelings are conscious experiences, while emotions can be either conscious or subconscious....Read More
What if I told you that the key to achieve your language learning goals resides in mastering the 18 Spanish tenses?
I’m not exaggerating—if you master today’s post, you’ll master all Spanish conjugations and with that, most of your current mistakes when writing and speaking in the language will be gone.
Keep reading to discover what the Spanish tenses are, how to...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
As you begin your learning journey, the verb ser in Spanish is key to expressing ourselves. It’s fundamental to basic Spanish grammar.
Read this blog post, to learn what the verb ser means in Spanish and how to use it. Access tons of examples so that you can master its use!
Ready? Let’s begin!
What Does the Verb Ser Mean?
The verb ser in Spanish means “to be” in English....Read More
Who knew such a tiny word could cause such big confusions? Lo is a wacky word—and the moment you want to translate it from Spanish into English, it starts to get rough.
What does lo mean? Here are some examples of its versatility in meaning:
Lo quiero. (it)I want it.
Lo vi. (him)I saw him.
Lo difícil es comenzar. (the)The hard part is getting started.
Lo siento. (no...Read More
Have you ever heard a Spanish native speaker say something that you thought was incorrect? You then ran to check if you had learned something wrong, but no.
You, the Spanish learner, were right, and the native speaker was wrong! Stop the presses!
Yeah, it happens in every language.
In English, you’ll also hear people saying things like *”He don’t like...Read More
Have you been studying Spanish for some time and still don’t understand the difference between ya que and porque?
Estudio Español ya que mi familia viene de México.Estudio español porque mi familia viene de México.
You’re not alone.
But you know what? It will take you about 15 minutes to end the confusion once and for all.
In this blog post, I explain the similarities and...Read More