Category: Spanish

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
Pretérito Indefinido en español / Indefinited Preterite
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Pretérito Indefinido en español / Indefinited Preterite

In Spanish we use four verb tenses in Indicative mode to talk about the past. In this infographic I leave you how the Indefinite Preterite (Pretérito Indefinido in Spanish) is conjugated, the equivalent in some cases to the  past simple in English. My recommendation, as Spanish tutor, to  not to be wrong when using this...

3 November, 20193 November, 2019by
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
Let’s save the Paella
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Let’s save the Paella

Paella is one of the most famous Spanish dishes of all time and it originated here in Valencia. One of the first words anyone learns in Spanish are siesta, fiesta, tapas and paella, but despite being such an iconic Spanish dish there is still a huge debate around what Paella actually is and most importantly,...

10 April, 201910 April, 2019by
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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