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The Present Tense in Spanish

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Okay, so you know a bit of Spanish vocabulary, and now you want to know how to use it in sentences. The best place to start? Right here, right now, with the present tense! via GIPHY Quick Navigation Three types of verbThe good news…Null-subject languageIrregular verbsStem-changing verbsGood job! Three types of verbTo form sentences in the […]

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A Quick Guide to Reflexive Verbs in Spanish

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Spanish reflexive verbs are easy to recognize because they have ‘se’ on the end of their infinitive form, which means that the subject and the object of the verb are the same person. Basically, it’s something that one does to oneself.  via GIPHY Quick Navigation How to form Spanish reflexive verbsCommon reflexive verbs Order – […]

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A Quick Guide to the Spanish Gerund

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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!)

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¡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

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“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 two ways […]

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A Simple Guide to Making Comparisons in Spanish

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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

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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 GIPHY […]

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7 of Spain’s Weirdest Festivals

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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

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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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