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A Quick Guide to the Spanish Subjunctive

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For most language learners, the mere mention of “Spanish subjunctive” is enough to instill fear. It’s something especially troublesome for English speakers, because while we do have a subjunctive in English, it’s nowhere near as frequent or apparently complicated as it is in Spanish.  I bet you didn’t even know we had one!   Well, don’t worry. […]

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Spanish Conjunctions: A Quick and Easy Guide

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Want to learn about Spanish conjunctions?  This article aims to outline the main types of conjunctions, and then give details on how to use the most common ones. Quick Navigation What is a Spanish conjunction and what is it used for?Common types of conjunctionsSpanish Coordinating Conjunctions y (and)ni… ni… (neither… nor…)  o (or)o… o… (either… or…) […]

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How to Introduce Yourself in Spanish (+ Free MP3)

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Introduce Yourself in Spanish

 One of the first things you need to know in order to speak Spanish is how to start. If you can’t start a conversation, how are you ever going to practice? And, what better way to start a conversation than by introducing yourself? That’s where this post comes in. Here, you will find some quick tips, […]

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Spanish Conditional Tense: A Quick Guide for Learners

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If we wrote an article on the Spanish conditional tense, would you read it?Okay, so the sentence you just read used the conditional. The conditional tense is used to describe what would happen. You can use it when talking about hypothetical situations, e.g. ‘I would buy the dress.’ via GIPHY Quick Navigation How to form the […]

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A Simple Guide to the Spanish Preterite Tense

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¡Hola! In this article, we’ll be looking at what the Spanish preterite is, and how to use it. Enjoy! Quick Navigation What is the Spanish preterite tense?When should we use the Spanish preterite tense?How is it different from the other types of past tense? How do we form the preterite? As always, not everything is […]

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A No-Nonsense Guide to Spanish Imperfect Tense

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The imperfect tense, also known as the pretérito imperfecto, is super useful for talking about the past. Luckily, it’s not too complicated, either! Read on to learn how it works. Quick Navigation What is the Spanish imperfect tense?When do I use it?How do I form it? Irregular verbs Ser (to be) Ver (to see) What is […]

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A Quick Guide to Negatives in Spanish

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Okay, I’m usually a pretty positive person, but it’s time to get negative! Using negatives in Spanish is important, and can make your language seem a lot more sophisticated, so let’s look at how to do it (but stay positive throughout the lesson)!via GIPHY Quick Navigation Double negatives in Spanish are okay! Word order No […]

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Por and Para: What’s the Difference?

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Por and para both translate into English as ‘for,’ but they can’t be used interchangeably! In this article we’ll show you when to opt for por and when to pick para.  via GIPHYThe way some people like to look at it is that por is used for looking back to the cause or origin of […]

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Ser and Estar: What’s the Difference Between the Two ‘To Be’ in Spanish?

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¡Hola! Undoubtedly one of the most important words in English is the verb ‘to be.’ Well, to be in Spanish is also super important, but there’s a catch: there are two Spanish verbs that both mean ‘to be’: ser and estar. Although they both mean ‘to be’, they aren’t the same in Spanish, and can’t just […]

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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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