How do we use “ya” in Spanish? (B1)

“Ya”, which is usually an adverb but sometimes a conjunction, is one of those Spanish words whose meaning depends almost entirely on the context. This word can be very useful or very sarcastic… It means “ahora mismo = now” (especially when describing an anticipated action), “anteriormente = already” (the most common meaning when used with a verb in a past [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:52+00:00 Enero 11th, 2017|B1, Spanish Language, SpanishviaSkype|Sin comentarios

Narcos: Spanish in the prime-time (B1)

TV Series have become one the most important products in the entertainment industry. We “get hooked” by them for years and, eventually, we consider their characters to be part of our lives. In the past we brought some articles related to series to our blog on www.spanishviaskype.com: Game of Thrones, X-Files or Breaking Bad are [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:53+00:00 Octubre 19th, 2016|B1, Spanish language, Spanish World|Sin comentarios

Sorpasso: the word of the year (B1)

As we informed our students and readers on www.spanishviaskype.com, last Sunday we had the second national election in just six months. The campaign has been less hard than the previous one, but the most used word during these days was the italian sorpasso. Sorpasso is an overtaking, literally, when a car passes another one unexpectedly. [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:58+00:00 Junio 29th, 2016|B1, Just Spanish|Sin comentarios