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10 most common mistakes that Spanish learners make
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10 most common mistakes that Spanish learners make

It is not easy to be self-taught student for many reasons, one of which is ignorance of effective techniques and the inevitable commission of many mistakes concerning the process of studying the material itself. Today Spanish&Valencia describes in detail common misconceptions that can lead to a weakening of the student’s motivation and stop trying to...

2 March, 202021 October, 2021by
Ser vs. Estar — Which One to Use?
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Ser vs. Estar — Which One to Use?

The verbs SER and ESTAR are the main connecting words in Spanish, but they are often confused because both verbs translate as “to be”. Nevertheless, each one has an absolutely different meaning. If you have ever been confused by SER vs ESTAR, then this post will help you with a list all of the most...

17 February, 202025 October, 2021by
10 words that change meanings in Spanish from singular to plural.
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10 words that change meanings in Spanish from singular to plural.

Today’s quick Spanish class  we are going to talk about 10 words that change meanings depending on if they are being used in plural or singular. Learning Spanish can be difficult, but some of these words are used the same way in English, which will make them easier to learn! Celo / Celos Celo is...

17 December, 201925 October, 2021by
Ser bueno vs Estar bueno
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Ser bueno vs Estar bueno

In Spanish there are a multitude of false friends that can cause you misunderstandings. Be careful when using the word bueno or buena. It is not the same to be bueno or buena than to be bueno buena. To be good means to have a good behavior or to perform a profession well. For example:...

10 December, 201921 November, 2021by
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Present Indicative in Spanish

Learn Spanish in our Spanish classes in Valencia and enjoy learning grammar. Here you will find some infographics that it will help you to learn Spanish for yourself or with a Spanish tutor.

21 October, 201912 December, 2021by
Antonio Machado.  El Viajero. Podcast 1
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Antonio Machado. El Viajero. Podcast 1

Learning a new language it is not only memorice words and study grammar. That is why in “Spanish & Valencia ” we start a new project to help you  learn  Spanish through the literature. Every week we will introduce a relevant Spanish writer or poet .  Thank to our podcast  you will able to read...

13 October, 201922 November, 2021by
Don’t get lost in the market!
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Don’t get lost in the market!

Enjoy learning Spanish  with our special Spanish course “Spanish in Real Life” . Let’s go to the market together!! The fruits of May that we welcome in this spring month in Valencia  are many and varied: new colors, smells and tastes that flood our senses. Now, that’s not all. In the field of spring vegetables...

6 May, 20198 November, 2021by
Here are some Spanish linguistic and etymological curiosities you didn’t know
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Here are some Spanish linguistic and etymological curiosities you didn’t know

Spanish is a very rich language and since it comes from Latin some of its words have very interesting etymologies. If you like lingüistics and want to learn more about Spanish language, here a few things you probably didn’t know: The word cálculo (calculus), cálculo biliar (gallstone) and cálculo renal (kidney stone) all come from the...

2 May, 201925 October, 2021by
Spanish curiosities: False anglicisms Part II
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Spanish curiosities: False anglicisms Part II

As you may know, many languages have adopted anglicisms: English words that become part of another language. Usually these words have equivalents in Spanish and keep their original meaning, but not these ones. Not only don’t they have the same meaning… some of them don’t even exist in English! 6. Feeling (good vibe, connection) Maybe...

4 March, 20198 November, 2021by
Spanish curiosities: false anglicisms
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Spanish curiosities: false anglicisms

As you may know, many languages have adopted anglicisms: English words that become part of another language. Usually these words have equivalents in Spanish and keep their original meaning, but not these ones. Not only don’t they have the same meaning… some of them don’t even exist in English! 1. Alto standing (luxury, luxurious). This...

28 February, 201928 February, 2019by
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