23rd Edition of DRAE is out!

Does this word exist in Spanish? Our students on www.spanishviaskype.com often ask this question to us. Maybe one of them tried to search some word into RAE’s dictionary application on www.rae.es and couldn’t find it. Are all Spanish words included in the Diccionario de la Real Academia Española (RAE)? Of course, not. RAE collects words [...]

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How to use “acabar de” y “estar a punto de”?

I’m sure that most of you have heard a lot these two Spanish expressions: “acabar de” and “estar a punto de”. In Spanish, many useful expressions are formed by combining two verbs. When this occurs, the first verb is conjugated, while the second verb remains in the infinitive form. In Spain we use these two constructions very often [...]