Different Ways to Express Gratitude

Different ways to express gratitude Conversa

One of the first words you probably learned in Spanish was gracias, the simplest way to say thanks. Knowing gracias, you’re able to express gratitude in the simplest way. However, it can feel repetitive! We’ll show you more ways to say “thank you!” to broaden your vocabulary. Some of the following phrases use gracias in […]

Common Spanish Words of Frequency

Common Spanish words of frequency Conversa

In addition to learning common nouns and verbs to express yourself in another language, it’s just as important to learn common words of frequency. These expressions help you say how often you do things or when you do certain things. In addition to memorizing them, you’ll also have to know where they go. Keep reading […]

Day of the Dead is Not Halloween

Day of the Dead is Not Halloween Conversa

Have you started seeing beautifully decorated altars around your town or neighborhood? Maybe in the grocery store, you noticed a section filled with brightly colored skulls and paper. Day of the Dead is coming up in just a few weeks, and although it’s around the same time as Halloween, they couldn’t be more different. We’ll […]

Comprehensible Input is Key to Learn at Home

Comprehensible input is key to learn at home Conversa

It’s a word that’s been floating around academia for decades, and we’re bringing it to you: comprehensible input. If you’re struggling or plateauing, listen up! It’s the most important component in your Spanish lessons that is going to help you learn consistently at the right pace. According to Stephen Krashen, the researcher who created it, […]

10 Horror Movies in Spanish to Watch this October

10 Horror Movies in Spanish to Watch This October Conversa

Spooky Season has officially commenced, and for thrill-seekers everywhere, this is the best time of year. If you’ve decorated your home with pumpkins and spider webs and are looking for horror movies in Spanish, you’ve come to the right place. Did you know that some horror movies in Spanish are from world-renowned directors? People have […]

Master the 5 Spanish Vowels

Master the 5 Spanish Vowel Sounds Conversa

Do you remember learning about vowels in English? You might remember it because English has 5 vowels, but they all make different sounds! In fact, there are 12 total vowel sounds in English. English has long and short vowels, meaning the sound changes depending on lots of factors. Here, we’ll give you the tools to […]

Spanish Words Without Exact English Translations

Spanish Words Without Exact English Translations Conversa blog

Every language has words that are based on their culture’s way of life. This means that in Spanish, there are lots of words without exact English translations. Of course, they’re words that you can describe with a few words or a sentence, but there isn’t a 1-to-1 exact translation. This can make some conversations tricky […]

Qué or Cuál? Which “what” is which?

Qué or Cuál? Which "what" is which? Conversa

Most of the question words, or interrogative pronouns, in Spanish seem to translate exactly the same way in English. For example, in the question, ”Cuándo es el examen?” meaning “When is the test?”, cuándo mean when. In certain cases, the question words qué or cuál can take on similar meanings, like what or which. We’ll […]

Professions in Spanish to Boost Your Vocabulary

Professions in Spanish to boost your vocabulary Conversa

Every day, new job titles pop up that didn’t exist the day before! That can make it tricky to talk about our own jobs in English, and especially difficult in a second language. Every sector has terms specific to their field, so it’s hard to conceive how many professions are out there. Here, we’ll simplify […]

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 […]