Why you think you can speak Spanish, but actually can’t

Why you can't understand Spanish

As you are learning a language you will have lots of ups and downs. It is a long process of trial and error which hopefully in the end will reward you with a new language skill! To learn a language we learn, talk, read, listen and write for hours, weeks and months. Sometimes you think … Read more

Spanish clothing vocabulary

Spanish clothing vocabulary

As in all the world’s vocabularies, the Spanish also has words exclusive to the language to refer to different items of clothing. There are some English words that could be translated into Spanish in multiple ways, such as the word Shirt, which can refer to any type of flannel in general. But don’t worry, in … Read more

Gustar and similar verbs

Gustar and similar verbs

49 Gustar and similar verbs are listed in this article. First an explanation on how a verb like Gustar works. Next an overview of the most used verbs that are similar to Gustar and than you’ll find a full list of verbs. The verb Gustar is a very useful verb to learn in Spanish. Use … Read more

Ser vs Estar

Ser vs estar

Ser vs Estar? One of the most important rules to learn when you are learning Spanish. It can even often prevent you from making a fool out of yourself! Let’s take a look at what Ser and Estar actually means and than look at a simple overview of how to use them correctly: What does … Read more

The first 5 verbs you should learn in Spanish

The first 5 verbs you should learn in Spanish

What are the 5 essential verbs to learn in Spanish? That is simple: Deber (must / should) Querer (want) Poder (can / be able to) Necesitar (need) Ir (to go) Why these verbs? What makes these Spanish verbs so essential? It’s really simple: When you conjugate deber, querer, poder, necesitar and ir and add the … Read more

Spanish christmas vocabulary

Spanish christmas vocabulary

First of all let’s start with some basic Spanish words about Christmas: Merry Christmas! – Feliz Navidad! Happy new year! – Feliz Año Nuevo! Christmas tree – Arbol de Navidad Christmas lights – Luces navideñas Christmas stocking – El calcetín de Navidad Christmas carols – Villancicos Christmas card – La tarjeta de Navidad Father christmas … Read more

Traer vs. llevar

traer vs llevar

Traer vs llevar? Many people that start to learn Spanish are confused by how to properly use the verbs Traer and Llevar. First, let’s see what they actually mean: Traer means to bring, to get, to carry Llevar means to carry, to take, to bring The difference between the two verbs is the relation between … Read more