5 Uncommon Spanish Grammar Rules You Need to Know

5 Uncommon Spanish Grammar Rules You Need to Know Conversa Spanish Institute

As you progress in your language journey, you’ll find not only the fundamental grammar rules but also some lesser-known or uncommon structures that can feel challenging. Sometimes, these are rules that English doesn’t have, making them feel tricky. Understanding these nuances is essential for achieving fluency and accuracy in Spanish communication. In this article, we’ll […]

Navigating Spanish Emotions: A Grammar Guide

Navigating Spanish Emotions: A Grammar Guide Conversa Spanish Institute

Expressing emotions in a foreign language is a skill that goes beyond vocabulary; it involves understanding the grammar structures that enable effective communication. In this article, we will delve into the realm of Spanish emotions, emphasizing grammar rules, sentence construction, and cultural nuances. This comprehensive guide aims to empower learners to express themselves with precision. […]

New Year, Nuevas Metas: Setting Goals for the New Year

New Year, Nuevas Metas: Setting Goals for the New Year Conversa Spanish Institute

It’s time to hang up the new calendars because the new year is here! For Spanish learners, this is a great time to reflect on language goals and embrace the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions. Setting goals can enhance your language learning journey, and even help you boost your proficiency. Look back to move […]

Practice Mindfulness While Reading

Practice mindfulness while reading.

As a language learner, reading takes up quite a bit of time! Literacy is an extremely important skill to build fluency. By practicing mindfulness while reading, you’ll improve both focus and retention. Whether you’re struggling to pay attention while reading or just looking to have a more pleasurable experience, these tips can help you improve […]

15 Common Costumes in Spanish

15 common costumes in Spanish

When Halloween rolls around every year, you’re sure to see some spooky sights. When talking about your Halloween traditions or favorite costumes, there are some words or characters that come up more than others. If you’re from a country where Halloween is popular, it might surprise you to hear that this holiday is not as […]

Essential Fall Words and Phrases

Essential fall words and phrases

When the leaves change and the air gets crisp, it feels like we’re stepping into a new world. Days are filled with different festivals and traditions, special meals and treats fill our kitchens. There are certainly foods, activities and descriptions you’ll want to know, and these essential fall words will help you talk about your […]

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 […]

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 […]

Spanish Numbers from 1,000 to 1,000,000

Spanish numbers from 1,000 to 1,000,000 Conversa Spanish Institute

Numbers are one of the most commonly used aspects of language. When you really think about it, you realize that numbers are everywhere- costs, describing quantities, addresses, etc. Although they may not be as common as numbers 0-60 for dates and time, there are plenty of common uses for big Spanish numbers. They’ll easily boost […]

Different Ways to Combine Ser + Para

Different Ways to Combine Ser + Para Conversa Spanish Institute

The word para is tiny but mighty, and is a preposition that can be used with many different verbs. One of the most common uses is when you combine ser and para. In the most basic sense, Ser means “to be” and para is roughly “for” or “in order to.” Remember, lots of aspects of […]