Reflecting on Reflexive Verbs

Reflecting on reflexive verbs Conversa blog

At the very beginning of your Spanish classes, you probably learned “Me llamo…” to say “My name is…” but did you know it literally translates to “I call myself”? In fact, this introductory phrase is part of a category of verbs called reflexive verbs. There are lots of reflexive verbs in Spanish that have special […]

Master Gustar and Similar Verbs

Master Gustar and Similar Verbs Conversa blog

“Me gusta” is one of the very first phrases students learn to say “I like.” However, did you know that it literally translates to “to me, it pleases”? Gustar conjugates a bit differently than other verbs, which is why we’ve dedicated this article to gustar and similar verbs. You’ll master them in no time! How […]

Do You Have Doubts about Using the Subjunctive?

Do You Have Doubts about Using the Subjunctive

If you grew up as a native English speaker, you had probably never even heard of the subjunctive before. That’s because we tend not to learn grammar as a native speaker in the same way we do when we learn another language. This grammatical tense is so common, you hear it every day. Here, we’ll […]

Most Common Words in Spanish

Most common words in Spanish

Did you know that around 90% of daily conversations use the same 3,000 words? If you’re looking to master your Spanish and feel comfortable communicating, it’s crucial to know the most common words in Spanish. There are lots of high-frequency words that you can practice, and we’ll show you some of them in this article. […]

Common Spanish Mistakes for English Speakers

Common Spanish Mistakes for English Speakers

Languages don’t ever translate exactly, which can make it difficult to understand or get your point across when you’re first learning. There are some Spanish mistakes that are extremely common for English speakers, and we’ll show you just a few of them today. 1. Different ways to say ”you” In English, we have one standard […]

Is an immersive program for me?

Is an immersive program for me?

Surely you have tried or thought about learning a language before. The first thought most people have is: Where do I begin?  Languages are complex things to learn. You need to learn not only the words, but the mannerisms, colloquial phrasings, and the inexplicable rules of the language and culture. These are details that are […]

How to Stress the Right Way: Spanish Word Stress

CONVERSA how to stress the right way - spanish word stress

Do you ever struggle with Spanish pronunciation? Have you often heard teachers go on and on about the importance of pronunciation? As if it’s our one mission in life? Pronunciation is important, of course, but it’s not our top priority. Communication is. If you’re on a journey to learn Spanish, we hope you’re not feeling […]

Basic Guide to Spanish Demonstrative and Possessive Adjectives

CONVERSA INANIMATE OBJECTS HAVE GENDER?

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 […]

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 […]

Spanish Noun Plural: The Fundamentals

CONVERSA Almost as simple as adding -s

For an English speaker, Spanish grammar is sometimes quite hard to grasp, for example grammatical gender. However, sometimes grammar can be quite similar between languages who share long-past roots, like English and Spanish! Today, we’ll talk about the noun plural, so if you want to learn Spanish AND enjoy free online activities, keep with us! NOUN PLURAL […]