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
10 words that change meanings in Spanish from singular to plural.

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, 201917 December, 2019by
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
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

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

Free Spanish Podcast

Spanish podcasts are perfect if you want to learn Spanish. The principal benefits of Spanish podcasts are: You can learn at your own speed You are hearing native speakers speaking real Spanish You will broaden your vocabulary You will learn how the words are being used You can learn lots of new topics You can...

7 February, 20174 June, 2018by

Presentación del Anuario 2016 del Instituto Cervantes, El español en el mundo.

  El director del Instituto Cervantes, Víctor García de la Concha, tiene el placer de invitarle el próximomartes, 13 de diciembre a las 12.30 horas, a la presentación del Anuario del Instituto Cervantes 2016,El español en el mundo. Una publicación que presenta informaciones precisas y fiables sobre la lengua española y la cultura en español...

8 December, 20164 June, 2018by

Palabrotas en español vs Bad words in English

Español                          Ingles Me cago en la mar   =    Oh shit Hostia   =                       Holy shit / Bloody hell / Jeez Mierda  =                  ...

10 October, 20164 June, 2018by

Claves para ser profesor de español y no morir en el intento.

Enseñar español  es para muchos una vocación pero desafortunadamente se está convirtiendo en un reto. Muchos de nosotros nos enfrentamos al desamparo  de la precariedad laboral y en el peor de los casos al exilio forzoso.  Por eso, desde mi  humilde opinión y desde mi experiencia, es positivo tender a la autosuficiencia. Es decir, ser...

13 September, 20164 June, 2018by