If you have ever been confused by Spanish reflexive verbs, then in this post you’ll find a helpful list of the most important reflexive verbs to study and put into good use. [Read more…]
Mismo can mean ‘right’, ‘same’, or ‘only’. You can use mismo in phrases like el mismo, lo mismo, and mí mismo.
Mismo can be also used as an adjective, pronoun, or adverb.
In this post, you’ll learn everything you need to know about mismo including how to use it in each of its forms and some common phrases with mismo. You’ll find answers to a few of the most common questions with this handy Spanish word. [Read more…]
As you become more familiar with the structure of Spanish sentences, you’ll realise how useful the verb parecer is for practicing your Spanish.
Used in all three verb structures, parecer describes how things appear, how two things are similar, and how you feel about a situation.
Parecer also appears in the top twenty most frequently used verbs in the Spanish language. [Read more…]
If you ever find yourself caught deciding between saber vs conocer, then this post will help. Once finished, you’ll be familiar with all you need to know. [Read more…]
Language learning mindset is critical to learning Spanish quickly and effectively. When I was starting out with learning Spanish, I remember being completely overwhelmed by fast native speakers, discouraged by a huge list of words and verb conjugations to memorise, and disappointed by unrealistic expectations of how quickly I could achieve my goals.
So when Sean Hopwood of Day Translations, Inc. reached out to me to write a guest post about his personal struggles with learning Spanish, I was thrilled to have the opportunity to share his story with you. Take it away Sean!
My love affair with Spanish began at the naïve, tender age of eight. My small town of Bartow, Florida, had this funky flea market and I remember buying some Mexican comedy tapes there one day. [Read more…]
If you are into food, you’ll love the DR, if you are into beaches, you’ll love the DR, if you like to have fun on tropical islands, you’ll love the DR.
And, of course, if you are learning Spanish, you’ll love the DR. [Read more…]
Cuba was awesome. It far surpassed my expectations.
Cuban Spanish was a challenge but not impossible. [Read more…]
“Most people vastly overestimate what they can do in a week and vastly underestimate what they can do in a year.” — Geoffrey James.
As I set out on my first overseas trip in two years, I can’t help but look back on the time required to get to this point.
You need months to save and plan for an overseas trip. And that is just to get to the starting point. [Read more…]