Ahorita is for the Mexicans like the letter ñ is for the Spaniards.
What you immediately want to translate as “now” almost never means “now.” At least not for the Mexicans. However, other countries in Latin America also have a very peculiar relationship with this concept.
Ahorita is a fascinating word with layers of meaning within it depending on context and also the region the speakers...Read More
Have you ever wondered how to say “good night” in a different way than buenas noches?
Have you ever gone to Zara Home in Spain or another Spanish-speaking country to buy bedsheets and got lost with mysterious names and weird sizes?
Have you ever heard your friend saying that he couldn’t pegar ojo all night, and you didn’t get why he wanted to” glue his eye”?
If you’re...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 ever committed a beginner Spanish learner mistake and told somebody your age by saying Yo soy veinte años instead of Tengo veinte años (I am 20 years old)?
Don’t worry—most English-speaking learners do. Why? Beginner learners don’t know that the English verb “to be” translates into more than one Spanish verb depending on the context.
Today, you’ll take a huge step...Read More
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