Tongue Twister Day!

CONVERSA tongue twister day!

Did you know that November 10 is #TongueTwisterDay? No? Can’t blame you. But, since you are here, let me explain why tongue twisters are interesting for language learners. Tongue twisters, as the very words may imply, are sentences designed to be recited at a fast pace causing one to get tongue-tied. This happens because all … Read more

How to Stress the Right Way: Spanish Word Stress

CONVERSA how to stress the right way - spanish word stress

Do you ever struggle with Spanish pronunciation? Have you often heard teachers go on and on about the importance of pronunciation? As if it’s our one mission in life? Pronunciation is important, of course, but it’s not our top priority. Communication is. If you’re on a journey to learn Spanish, we hope you’re not feeling … Read more

Sounds Familiar? Speaking About Family Members in Spanish

CONVERSA Sounds Familiar? Speaking About Family Members in Spanish

When we first start learning Spanish, most people prefer to aim for easy conversational skills instead of heavy grammar. This way we get a sense of achievable fluency from the very beginning. In other words, it’s good to have some vocabulary ready to go. That’s why in this entry we will tackle an all-time favourite: family … Read more

Giving and Receiving: Personal Info in Spanish

CONVERSA Giving and Receiving- Personal Info in Spanish

When in a new environment, it’s of ultimate importance that you know how to answer questions about personal data. We hope you never find yourself in an emergency, but even under normal circumstances, you’ll need to understand what you’re being asked. Are you maybe moving to a Spanish-speaking country? Or maybe just doing a bit … Read more

Basic Guide to Spanish Demonstrative and Possessive Adjectives

CONVERSA INANIMATE OBJECTS HAVE GENDER?

Are you learning Spanish and find yourself struggling with grammar? We don’t blame you. Although Spanish doesn’t have a very complex grammar, it’s generally trickier than English grammar. That’s why we want you to forget all your Spanish-related troubles and keep a positive attitude while reading our blogs! Let’s learn Spanish demonstrative and possessive adjectives … Read more

Inanimate objects have gender?

CONVERSA inanimate objects have gender

Anyone who is learning Spanish will agree that it can be particularly confusing when it comes to gender. Why do inanimate things have gender? We all want to know the answer, but sadly, sometimes we are bound to be disappointed. However, if you want to know how grammatical gender works in Spanish, we strongly recommend … Read more

To be or to be called? Now, that is the question!

CONVERSA To be or to be called? Now, that is the question!

In earlier entries, we have talked about how to introduce yourself in Spanish and several phrases you can use to start a successful introduction. Today, however, we are going to go a bit deeper and get acquainted with the grammar behind introductions. Let’s review the Spanish verbs “ser” and “llamarse”. Much like in English, the … Read more

To Be vs To Have: Battle of the Verbs

CONVERSA To Be vs To Have- Battle of the Verbs cover

The Spanish verbs ser (to be) and tener (to have) are two of the most frequently-used verbs in the language. If you have recently taken up Spanish, you may have noticed that you kind of have to use them from day one: ¡Hola! Soy Miriam y tengo 14 años (Hi! I’m Miriam and I’m 14 … Read more

April 7… National Beer Day!

CONVERSA NATIONAL BEER DAY

Did you know that in the US, April 7 is a very special day? That’s right! It’s National Beer Day and we have big plans for it! Oh, and best of all? In 2019, this jolly holiday lands on a Sunday! If one day only is not enough to appreciate the goodness of beer, fret … Read more

Tips to Get Your Spanish Spelling Going

CONVERSA Tips to Get Your Spanish Spelling Going

Pronunciation is key when it comes to understanding a language, and therefore getting used to Spanish pronunciation is crucial. One great thing about Spanish is: if you know the alphabet and its sounds, then you can read every Spanish word. In other words, people talk as they write. So, if you know the alphabet and … Read more