Verbal Periphrasis in Spanish

Verbal Periphrasis in Spanish

The verbal periphrasis, also known as a verbal structure is a special grammatical structure that consists of two or more verbs that take on a new meaning when used together. We can not do without them, because with their help such actions are transmitted, which simply words cannot express. All the verbal structures in Spanish...

10 March, 202010 March, 2020by
10 most common mistakes that Spanish learners make

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, 20202 March, 2020by
Ser vs. Estar — Which One to Use?

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, 202017 February, 2020by
HOW TO READ BOOKS IN SPANISH?

HOW TO READ BOOKS IN SPANISH?

  Today, with our Spanish classes in Valencia, we will look at 5 Super Hacks that will allow you to get the most out of reading books in the original. Want to learn how to write better in Spanish? Read more good books. Many of us have heard these statements before. It is interesting that...

12 February, 202012 February, 2020by
Ser bueno vs Estar bueno

Ser bueno vs Estar bueno

You know what? It is not the same to say in Spanish ‘Marcos es bueno’ o ‘Marcos está bueno’ Here you will see what is the difference.😜

10 December, 201910 December, 2019by
Antonio Machado.  El Viajero. Podcast 1

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, 201914 October, 2019by
Here are some Spanish linguistic and etymological curiosities you didn’t know

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, 20192 May, 2019by
Some binomials in Spanish you’ll want to use sooner or later

Some binomials in Spanish you’ll want to use sooner or later

Binomials or word pairs are idioms in Spanish with the peculiar characteristic of having two words from the same grammatical class like nouns, adjectives, pronouns, etc. There are different types of binomials, some of which are based on sound, synonyms and antonyms, repetition, etc. and though they aren’t always binomials in both languages, it is still...

21 March, 201921 March, 2019by
Spanish curiosities: False anglicisms Part II

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, 20194 March, 2019by