Words with Double Meanings in Spanish

Words with double meanings in Spanish

Everyone who has learned another language has had their fair share of embarrassing stories. Some are for using the completely wrong word, like calling a car borracho instead of barato (true story!). However, sometimes, words can have a different meaning depending on the country. If you aren’t familiar with the slang or culture of a […]

Advanced Spanish Tech Vocabulary

Advanced Spanish Tech Vocabulary Conversa Spanish Institute

Technology is a necessary part of all of our lives, and some of the most common terms we use every day. Think about all of the time you spend online, telling people about things you said or saw on social media, or using different softwares at work. So much of our lives are in screens, […]

Try Learning with the Pomodoro Technique

Try Learning with the Pomodoro Technique Conversa Spanish Institute

If you’re familiar with the Italian language, or even Italian food, you might have heard the term pomodoro, which means tomato! You might be thinking, what does a tomato have to do with learning? The creator of the Pomodoro Technique, Francesco Cirillo, developed this time management strategy with a tomato-shaped timer! It’s climbed in fame […]

Master the Difference Between Traer and Llevar

Master the difference between traer and llevar Conversa Spanish Institute

The difference between traer and llevar has caused many headaches for Spanish learners because of their similarities, and English isn’t exactly the same. Many students mix up when to use these two verbs, and although you’re understood by native speakers, it sounds a little funny. Surely you’ve heard them both used, but can you tell […]

Talk About Your Summer in Spanish

Talk about your summer in Spanish Conversa Spanish Institute

These next few months might mean a break from school, more time with family, and summer nights with friends. That doesn’t mean Spanish needs to take a break, too! In fact, these warm months present a great opportunity to learn and use summer vocabulary in Spanish to talk about your plans and hobbies. Odds are, […]

Familiarize Yourself with the Sounds of Spanish

Familiarize yourself with the sounds of Spanish Conversa Spanish Institute

At their core, languages are collections of sounds. Words are made up of individual components called phonemes, which is a linguistic term for “sounds”. Spanish is what is considered to be a phonetic language because the letters represent specific sounds, and almost all letters in Spanish only have one sound. Practicing learning the sounds of […]

Useful Spanish Office Vocabulary

Useful Spanish Office Vocabulary

Whether you’re trying to learn possible vocabulary for the future or are actively trying to speak more Spanish at work, office vocabulary will be very useful! Most of this vocabulary is common in daily life, and can come in handy outside of the office, too. In addition to when you’re on the clock, they’re helpful […]

Order of Adjectives in Spanish

Order of Adjectives in Spanish Conversa Institute

If someone were to say “blue big bear” to you, you’d notice that it sounded odd, and it’s better to say “The big blue bear”. In both English and Spanish, there’s an accepted order of adjectives. With a lesson and some practice, the correct order will sound natural. By practicing reading at the appropriate level, […]

What Are the CEFR Levels of Language Proficiency?

What are the CEFR levels of language proficiency? Conversa Spanish Institute

When you’ve looked at language classes, books, games, etc., you’ve definitely seen a combination of letters and numbers, known as CEFR levels of language proficiency. A2? B1? What do these mean? Keep reading to find out! A brief history of CEFR CEFR stands for Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Basically, it’s a way […]

Read Bilingual Books to Expand Your Vocabulary

Read Bilingual Books to Expand Your Vocabulary Conversa Spanish Institute

Novels that are completely in Spanish can seem overwhelming at first! They’re a great way to learn, but they aren’t the first books you should try to read. Even though you’re an adult, when you first start learning Spanish, your reading level is that of a kid. The best way to expand your vocabulary as […]