In this week’s mindset podcast we welcome Shayna Oliveira to talk about language exchanges, building friendships and teaching English. [Read more…] about Tips 104: Language Learning, Teaching English, Capoeira and Living in Brazil with Shayna Oliveira (Part 1 of 2)
The verb ‘pasar‘ is in the top 10 most common regular Spanish verbs. It occurs frequently, it is useful and easy to conjugate.
But, it is used in a lot of different situations and contexts, which means we still need to set aside some time to take a closer look at this important Spanish verb.
So, in today’s podcast, we are going to look at some of the most common uses of pasar.
It’s hard to imagine the feeling of being in a space shuttle when it is taking off. But I could imagine the experience may involve a lot fear.
It’s a funny comparison but speaking Spanish in public and taking off in a rocket ship aren’t vastly different when it comes to our fears. Both can bring up a fight or flight response.
So what does an astronaut say about dealing with fear? And how can you use the advice to get over your nerves of speaking Spanish in public? [Read more…] about Tips 102: What an Astronaut can Teach Us about Learning Spanish
Is forgetting in Spanish as simple as forgetting in English? If you want to forget in Spanish or at least express the idea, there are three ways you can do it.
This week explore how the verb ‘olvidar’ is used and how the idea of something forgotten in Spanish differs from how we are used to it in English. [Read more…] about Tips 101: Olvidar vs Olvidarse – How to Forget in Spanish
Last year, when I was living in Madrid, I was chatting to a friend about a very addictive chocolate biscuit we have in Australia. She said she would love to try them. Immediately after uttering those words we both thought—Madrid is a big city, we could find them here, right?
What else was I going to say—challenge accepted! [Read more…] about Tips 100: How to Diversify your Spanish Skills by Solving Problems
The good thing about transitive and intransitive verbs in Spanish is most English students tend to get them right when guessing.
The bad thing is we don’t really learn about this idea in school. But, it helps if you want to understand certain phrases and grammar structures in Spanish. And of course, there is the odd exception to the rule. [Read more…] about Tips 099: Transitive vs Intransitive Verbs In Spanish