How to write a professional email in Spanish (B2)

Looking for a job is maybe the most common reason for writing a professional correo electrónico (email). We’re sure that you already know Linkedin, the social networking services, geared to business and employment. Groups of colleagues, employers and workers in charge of Recursos Humanos (Human Resources), gather in this site. [...]

By | 2017-05-24T16:43:48+00:00 Mayo 24th, 2017|B2, How do you say in Spanish?|Sin comentarios

12 different ways to say “no” in Spanish (B1)

I’m pretty sure all our students know how to say “no” in Spanish: no. It’s quite straight forward. But, what about saying “no” in different ways? “No” is fine, but sometimes is just too plain, so let’s learn another ways to say “no”. If we want to emphasise we can say it several times, “no, no, no…”, as many [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:52+00:00 Noviembre 23rd, 2016|A1, How do you say in Spanish?, Spanish Language|Sin comentarios

Do you want to speak Spanish to your children? (A2)

  In the last two years we have noticed an increasing demand for Spanish classes for children. Most of their parents have studied Spanish at some point and are comfortable reading and pronouncing the language, but don’t have enough fluency or vocabulary to use it naturally. So today we are going to provide you with a [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:53+00:00 Octubre 12th, 2016|A2, How do you say in Spanish?, Spanish Language|2 Comments

¿Qué significa Pepe? (B1)

El pasado domingo, 19 de marzo, en España celebramos el día del padre. Es una fiesta que se celebra desde hace relativamente poco (1948) y se eligió ese día por ser el día de San José, el padre de Jesús. En realidad, San José era el padre adoptivo de Jesús (Jesus Christi Pater Putatibus) y una [...]

How do we use the verb ‘quedar’?

Many of our students get confused when they hear the verb ‘quedar’ because it has many different meanings depending on the context. That’s why two years ago we wrote this post about this issue. Now, we have decided to go over it again, explaining the most common ways ‘quedar’ can be used in everyday conversation, so please [...]

14 false friends English-Spanish you don’t want to miss

Learning Spanish vocabulary can seem so easy for English speakers, but these two languages have thousands of false friends (falsos amigos), word pairs that look like they might mean the same thing, but don’t. You have to be careful because if you use them in speech or writing you’re likely to be misunderstood. Many of our [...]

How to cheer people up in Spanish

Sometimes, life can get rough and everybody goes through that sinking feeling for some reason or other. Cheering someone up is all about taking the time to listen to them, empathizing with what they’re going through and helping them get a bit of perspective. Do you want to know how to cheer someone up in [...]