What Are You Doing? Master the Present Progressive
What are you doing right now? Are you reading about Spanish? Are you thinking about studying abroad? There are different ways that we can describe the grammatical present, and one of those ways is the present progressive. In English, it’s when we use “-ing”. If you want to start practicing this common grammatical structure, check […]
Tips for learning Spanish from home.
If you want to start learning Spanish before traveling to a Spanish speaking country you need to study the language with the best tips and tools. Here are some of our suggestions: Find someone to talk to. This can be through a chat app or someone at home who can practice with you. Practice makes perfect, […]
Tongue Twister Day!
Did you know that November 10 is #TongueTwisterDay? No? Can’t blame you. But, since you are here, let me explain why tongue twisters are interesting for language learners. Tongue twisters, as the very words may imply, are sentences designed to be recited at a fast pace causing one to get tongue-tied. This happens because all […]
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 […]
Basic Guide to Spanish Demonstrative and Possessive Adjectives
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 […]
Inanimate objects have gender?
Anyone who is learning Spanish will agree that it can be particularly confusing when it comes to gender. Why do inanimate things have gender? We all want to know the answer, but sadly, sometimes we are bound to be disappointed. However, if you want to know how grammatical gender works in Spanish, we strongly recommend […]
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 […]
To Be vs To Have: Battle of the Verbs
The Spanish verbs ser (to be) and tener (to have) are two of the most frequently-used verbs in the language. If you have recently taken up Spanish, you may have noticed that you kind of have to use them from day one: ¡Hola! Soy Miriam y tengo 14 años (Hi! I’m Miriam and I’m 14 […]
April 7… 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 […]
Tips to Get Your Spanish Spelling Going
Pronunciation is key when it comes to understanding a language, and therefore getting used to Spanish pronunciation is crucial. One great thing about Spanish is: if you know the alphabet and its sounds, then you can read every Spanish word. In other words, people talk as they write. So, if you know the alphabet and […]