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How to Express Annoyance and Indignation in Spanish

How to Express Annoyance and Indignation in Spanish TH

¡Ay, caramba! You may have heard this phrase before, but do you know what it means? In this article, we’ll show you this and lots of other ways of expressing annoyance and indignation in Spanish.NOTE: this article contains language that may offend, and extremely strong language in the final section. Please do not read that […]

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Common Mexican Slang to Help You Sound Like a Local

Mexican Spanish is one of the most exciting forms of the language. Travel to Mexico, and you’ll soon discover the abundance of Mexican slang used in daily conversation. Literal translations of Mexican slang may be confusing on paper, but understood correctly by the locals when used in the right context.If you want to talk Spanish […]

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Trabalenguas: Let’s Practice Some Spanish Tongue Twisters!

In this article, we’ll introduce you to some of the most fun tongue twisters in the Spanish language. The word for ‘tongue twister’ in Spanish is ‘trabalenguas,’ which comes from the verb ‘trabar’ (‘to get tangled up’) and the noun ‘lengua’ (‘tongue’)! table of contents 1What is a tongue twister?2How can tongue twisters help your […]

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How to Express Surprise, Indifference, and Disbelief

Today’s blog post is about how to express three different states in Spanish: surprise, indifference, and disbelief. We’ll be looking at them one by one! table of contents How to Express Surprise in SpanishHow to Express Indifference in SpanishHow to Express Disbelief in Spanish How to Express Surprise in Spanish There are several ways to […]

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A Quick Guide to Spanish Idiomatic Expressions

Fluent Spanish speakers understand not only words and phrases, but are able to decipher the many Spanish colloquial expressions and idioms. Just as with English, many of the most common Spanish idioms vary widely from their literal translations.We’ll cover some of the most famous Spanish idioms, so you’ll sound like a native speaker in no […]

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Essential COVID-19 Spanish Vocabulary to Help You in the Pandemic

Wherever in the world you’re reading this from, we’ve had a collectively unusual experience over the past several months. So today we’re having a break from grammar and looking at some vocabulary that should be useful in these weird COVID times. table of contents Spanish words being used during a pandemicSpanish Medical Terms Related to […]

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Spanish Idiomatic Verbal Phrases: Expressions with dar, estar, hacer, tener

Idiomatic Verbal Phrases TH

It’s all well and good knowing how to conjugate verbs, but where’s the fun if you can’t use them in idiomatic expressions?! We’ve compiled a list of idiomatic verbal phrases that use three of Spanish’s most common verbs: ‘dar,’ ‘estar,’ and ‘hacer.’ It can be pretty amusing to see how idioms literally translate, so we’ve provided […]

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Expressing Likes and Dislikes in Spanish

Expressing Likes and Dislikes in Spanish TH

Maybe you like learning languages, swimming, or going to parties. Or maybe you dislike studying, physical activity, and social events—whatever it is you like or dislike, this article aims to teach you how to express that in Spanish! Quick Navigation What is it that you like/dislike?Saying that you like somethingSaying why you like it!Positive adjectivesSaying […]

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Exclamations in Spanish! 34 Interjections You Should Know

Hey there! Today we’re going to look at exclamations!!! Please forgive me if I get excited with the exclamation points. Quick Navigation Positives!Negatives!Neutral ones …¡Muy bien! WARNING: First things first, this article contains language that may offend, so please proceed with caution, and don’t read on if under the age of 18.Right, let’s get to […]

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‘To Know’ in Spanish: Saber vs. Conocer

Saber vs Conocer TH

Do you know what saber means? What about conocer? The funny thing about saber and conocer is that they can both be translated as ‘to know.’ But they are completely separate verbs.The difference is that saber is used for talking about knowing facts, information, or how to do something, while conocer is used for talking […]

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