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

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

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