Reasons Why You Should Start Learning Spanish

Reasons Why You Should Start Learning Spanish More and more people are starting to recognize the personal and professional benefits of learning a second language. If you’re looking to learn and master a new language, Spanish should be on your radar.  Keep reading to discover why it’s one of the best languages to learn today: … 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

Quick Guide To Speaking Spanish On Your Beach Vacation

CONVERSA QUICK GUIDE TO SPEAKING SPANISH ON YOUR BEACH VACATION

Headed to the sunny south before summer ends? Planning to bury your toes in the sand on a beach in a Spanish-speaking country? Although it’s likely that some of the staff at the resort will know at least some English, you’ll find it beneficial to familiarize yourself with some key phrases you can use while … 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

5 of the Coolest Things to do When Visiting Peru

CONVERSA 5 OF THE COOLEST THINGS TO DO WHEN VISITING PERU

Peru is one of the most geographically and historically rich world destinations there is and it’s no surprise that millions visit every year. So what are some of the coolest things to check out on your Peruvian vacation? Read on to find out. Take the Road Less Travelled to Machu Picchu Okay, so this one … Read more

Getting a Grip on Para and Por

CONVERSA GETTING A GRIP ON 'PARA' AND 'POR'

There are some things in Spanish that can feel especially cumbersome for English speakers, and one of those is understanding the difference between para and por. The thing is that both of these words translate to the “for” in English, and a result, it can sometimes feel tricky to conceptualize the subtle differences in usage … Read more

Key Differences Between Spanish in Latin America and in Spain

CONVERSA KEY DIFFERENCES BETWEEN SPANISH IN LATIN AMERICA AND IN SPAIN

The type of Spanish spoken in Spain is referred to as “Castilian Spanish.” It is a language that evolved over the years out of Vulgar Latin and gradually took hold over the parts of the globe that we know today as Spain and Portugal. However, Spanish is also the official language in 21 countries across … 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

Paella, Anyone? Here’s Everything You Need to Know About Ordering Food in Spanish

CONVERSA HERE'S EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ORDERING FOOD IN SPANISH

There is nothing more fun than partaking in a restaurant experience. That said, when it comes to speaking Spanish, sometimes getting through the basic process of ordering can be a little intimidating. This is why we have assembled a quick guide with all the basic phrases you need to know to have a stress-free meal … Read more