Telling stories is part of human nature, but when you’re learning a new language that skill can be hard to master. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not possible!
The key is to know a couple of crucial Spanish tenses.
Keep reading to discover:
why storytelling is so importanthow to use the preterite and imperfect tenses to tell Spanish storiesan example of a Spanish...Read More
If I told you that I speak Mexican Spanish and European Spanish, would you say I speak two languages or two dialects? Two varieties? Or just two different accents?
If you’ve found yourself confused, don’t worry. Borders between dialect vs language or dialect vs accent terms can be blurry. I remember my own confusion while studying Spanish philology.
For example, Portuguese and Spanish...Read More
Get ready to uncover the multitude of uses for irregular past participles!
These quirky words aren’t like normal verbs. They throw out the typical Spanish conjugation rules in favor of their own irregular endings. However, this doesn’t make them any less important for learning Spanish!
Past participles, both regular and irregular, allow you to create passive and descriptive...Read More
Do you already know when to use traer vs llevar? Traer vs llevar are two verbs that are often confused by Spanish learners.
In the following situation, which sentence is correct?
Juan is at his house, and he notices that Ana has left her books there. He calls Ana right away and says:
Dejaste tus libros en mi casa. ¿Te las llevo mañana?You left your books at my house....Read More
Understanding and knowing how to use quien in Spanish can come useful in unexpected situations. For example:
– knock, knock. – Who’s there?(…)
These classic kid’s jokes also exist in Spanish, and they go like this:
– Toc, toc.– ¿Quién es?(…)
After reading this article, you’ll be able to laugh along with your Spanish-speaking friends the...Read More
Learning commands with pronouns in Spanish is your first real test for fluency. Fortunately, it’s not too difficult to learn.
You need to know the elements, learn the rules, and then practice. Regular practice is the secret to success.
Let’s take it slowly. I’ll guide you through the steps and tell you what to do when you get to each level.
Ready? Let’s get...Read More
Transforming adjectives into adverbs in Spanish is an easy topic to master. It won’t take you long to grasp the rules and start forming adverbs in Spanish yourself!
Read this article to learn how to create adverbs in the Spanish language from adjectives with specific endings. I’ll show you many examples and you’ll see the adverb placement in Spanish in context.
Let’s begin!...Read More
Knowing how to use the indicative vs. subjunctive grammar mood is one of the most important issues in Spanish grammar.
To understand it properly, it’s not enough to learn the rules. The key is to change the way you perceive reality, the world around you.
If you already understand the difference between ser and estar or the fact that objects have a gender, you know that...Read More
Knowing how to ask for help in Spanish is a game-changer. Armed with this knowledge, you can travel to Spanish-speaking countries and ask for assistance when you need it.
Read this article to learn what to say when you need to ask for help in Spanish. I’ll explain some typical formal and informal expressions and throw in slang phrases to surprise your Spanish-speaking friends. You’ll...Read More
The Spanish verb hacer is one of the first verbs you learn as a novice student. Later on, you get to know other verbs that look similar: deshacer and rehacer. Luckily, differentiating between these three verbs is easier than you think!
Today, let’s explore the differences between the hacer verb and its derivatives: rehacer and deshacer. I’ll show you how to conjugate and use these verbs....Read More