Annabel Beilby, Author at My Daily Spanish

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A Quick Guide to the Spanish Gerund

Welcome to this guide to the Spanish gerund!The gerund is also known as the ‘continuous present,’ but don’t be put off by the weird names, all it means is verbs in the ‘-ing’ form, e.g., ‘You are learning.’ Quick Navigation How to form the Spanish GerundWhen to use the Spanish GerundWhen NOT to use the […]

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Spanish Direct and Indirect Object Pronouns (Not to be Confused with Reflexive Pronouns!)

¡Hola! In this lesson, let’s discuss Spanish direct and indirect object pronouns.You might have seen little words in Spanish like me, te, lo, nos, etc. These words are called object pronouns (los pronombres personales de complemento) which can be split into three types: direct indirect reflexive With this article we aim to show you how […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Spanish Future Tense

“The past, present, and future walked into a bar … it was tense.”  via GIPHY (We claim no credit for that so-bad-it’s-good joke!) The future tense is obviously very important for—well—talking about the future. Whether you want to talk about your intended future plans or some other inevitability, you’ll need the future tense.In Spanish there are […]

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How to Make Comparisons in Spanish

When learning a new language, it’s quite important to learn how to compare things. In this blog article, we’ll look at Spanish comparatives and superlatives, learn about making comparisons in Spanish, and also some handy phrases that can be slipped into conversation or writing! Quick Navigation ComparativesSuperlativesIrregularMás de/Menos dePhrases that use comparativesQuiz time!Final word A […]

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A Quick Guide to the Spanish Perfect Tense

Being able to conjugate verbs in the perfect tense is a great skill to have, as it helps you to describe things that have occurred in the past. All you need to know is how to conjugate one verb (haber), and how to form past participles. Read on to learn how to do it! via […]

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7 of Spain’s Weirdest Festivals

When you think of Spain, you might think of siestas, fiestas, and maybe the odd bit of flamenco. But some of Spain’s traditions might surprise you. From the dangerous to the dirty to the downright odd, here are some of Spain’s wackiest festivals and traditions. Quick Navigation 1. El Salto del Colacho2. Las Fallas (‘Les […]

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Popular Spanish Proverbs

Are you ready to start imparting some wisdom in Spanish? Then look no further than our list of 15 Spanish proverbs, complete with examples that demonstrate how to use them!1. El mundo es un pañueloLiteral translation: The world is a handkerchief. SourceMeaning: It’s not uncommon to see proverbs and idioms in one language that make […]

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Hacks to Memorize Spanish Words

Hacks to Memorize Spanish Words

We all know that one of the most important but difficult parts of learning a language is learning words (and then remembering them when needed). Here we’ve compiled some hacks to make memorizing vocabulary that little bit easier. Quick Navigation Hack 1: Learn by TopicHack 2: Make It Visual With Word MapsHack 3: Get StickyHack […]

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Spanish Newspapers and News Sites for Learners of All Levels

Reading and listening to the news in a certain language is a great way to practice it—if you’re keeping up with current affairs anyway, why not do it in Spanish?! These days you can buy a paper or just access free content online! Feel Free to Jump to the Different Sections How will this help […]

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How to Tell the Time in Spanish

HOW TO TELL TIME IN SPANISH

¡Hola! Telling the time is an important skill, so we’ve given you a complete guide to telling the time in Spanish, split into handy sections. Sit back, relax, and let’s learn some Spanish! Quick Navigation I. Num​​​​​bersII. O’clockBONUS:III. Half pastIV. Quarter pastV. Quarter toVI. Minutes pastVII. Minutes toVIII. A few extras:IX. 12-hour vs 24-hour clockX. […]

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