Using Past Participles as Adjectives

Using past participles as adjectives Conversa Spanish Institute

You probably remember learning about past participles with the verb haber. In English, a past participle is a form of a verb that usually ends in –ed. However, they can take on many different forms depending on what language that verb comes from. In Spanish, past participles are actually extremely common as adjectives. You might […]

Talk About Hopes and Dreams With These Verbs

Talk about hopes and dreams with these verbs Conversa

When learning a new language, you usually start off learning chunk phrases, then things you do habitually. After that, you’ll want to talk about the past or the future. When you want to talk about your hopes and dreams, there are a few different grammatical constructions you can use, no matter what level you’re at. […]

Feeling Drained? Take a Break!

Feeling drained? Take a break Conversa

Sometimes, it’s too easy for the day to just fly by. Going to work or class, finding time to make food and eat it, trying to keep in touch with family and friends, and all of the other daily activities, can be exhausting. If we do this too many days in a row, it’s common […]

Spook Your Friends with Halloween Vocabulary

Spook your friends with Halloween vocabulary Conversa

In October, seasons change and the air gets a bit chilly, and you might start seeing pumpkins everywhere. If the fall is your favorite time of year, you might also be anxiously awaiting Halloween. Although not every Spanish-speaking country necessarily celebrates Halloween, or at least not like in the United States, there are important Halloween […]

5 Stages of Learning a Second Language

5 stages of learning a second language Conversa

While you’re practicing Spanish, did you know that your brain is going through the 5 stages of learning a second language? Research shows that these are common stages for students. Although every learning experience is personal, every learner progresses in similar ways. Here, we’ll detail the 5 stages you’ll go through so you can see […]

Learn to Talk About Household Chores

Learn to talk about household chores Conversa

When you’re learning a language, you’ll want to practice whenever you can. Talk about things you like to do, don’t like to do, your favorite places and memories, and even what you ate for breakfast! Learning household chores in Spanish is going to help you explain your daily life and feel like your conversations are […]

Vamos a la Playa: Spanish Beach Vocabulary

Vamos a la playa Spanish beach vocabulary Conversa

Maybe it’s still beach weather by you, or maybe you’re dreaming of warm and sunny days by the water. No matter the season, it’s always a good time to learn Spanish beach vocabulary to plan your future trips. Pay attention to these common words and phrases and try to use them the next chance you […]

How Similar Are English and Spanish?

How similar are English and Spanish Conversa

Have you ever seen a new word in Spanish and immediately knew what it meant because it looked like a word in English? For example, if you had never seen the word televisión before, would you know that it means television in English? Probably! That’s because there’s a lot these two languages have in common. […]

Use Novels to Learn Spanish at Home

Use novels to learn Spanish at home Conversa

There is simply no better way to improve your vocabulary and reading comprehension than reading. Novels in Spanish can be a great way to learn Spanish at home. There’s a reason why teachers insist on reading independently! When you read, you encounter many new words that you have never seen before. Research continues to show […]

How to Choose a Place to Study Abroad

How to choose a place to study abroad Conversa

Learning Spanish in a Spanish-speaking country is an experience unlike any other. However, choosing a place to study can be very overwhelming. You really get to experience an entire new way of life, but there are just so many to choose from! Have no fear, we’ll help you narrow down your search by providing you […]