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Permiso, disculpa, perdón, lo siento!

Regret is common, and how we acknowledge that regret to others is a separate issue that we all grapple with. Some say without regret you...

Knowing Spanish in the US, Not Just For Fun

With 41 million native Spanish speakers the US is one of the largest Spanish speaking countries in the world. It goes without saying that...

Inclusive Language in Spanish?

In the age of “Me Too” and “Ni Una Menos” it should come as no surprise that our everyday language is affected by these movements. "There...

Nobody ever drops anything in Spanish!

I still remember the first time I heard the verb "to drop" during an English class. "I drop, you drop, she drops", my teacher said while...

Is Spanish Faster than English?

“Native speakers talk very fast, I understand less than what I can say”, is what I often hear from my students. As a Spanish teacher, I...

Using Subtitles: Pros and Cons

It doesn’t matter what level you have in Spanish, one of the easiest and enjoyable ways to get exposure to the language is through...

Some English Words Just Don’t Translate!

All the world’s languages are equally rich in the ways that their speakers can fully express themselves. Sometimes expressions or words...

Multi-Word Verbs in Spanish

Multi-word verbs are a combination of mostly two or three words that function together as a verb. There are thousands of them in English....

3 Things Spanish Natives Screw Up

Yes of course, we make mistakes when speaking our own language. So it is expected that you, a Spanish learner, will make mistakes too....

Punctuation Marks in Spanish

English and Spanish punctuation marks are used more or less the same way. There are a few variations, perhaps one of the most significant...

Some Spanish Words Just Don’t Translate!

We previously talked in this blog about English words that don’t translate directly into Spanish, or how their direct or literal...

Gracias, De Nada, Por Favor, Perdón, Dale!

These words or phrases exist in all languages ​​because universally humans like to show gratitude (thank you), then appreciation for that...

5 Great Songs for Learning Spanish!

Learning languages through song lyrics is a great way to sharpen your ear, and get some vocabulary and grammar under your belt. Best of...

So many meanings for "que"!

My students' reaction to the word que reminds me of my own reaction to the word get when I started studying English. It is everywhere!...

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