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 [...]

Halloween me da miedo (B1)

Ten days to go; ten days to see the streets full of ghosts, vampires and witches worlwide. The feast of Halloween, la víspera del Día de todos los Santos (the eve of All Hallow’s Day), on 31st of October, is close and we’re ready to pasar miedo (to be scared). Even though it’s not a [...]

By |2017-02-15T22:32:03+01:00octubre 21st, 2015|B1|Sin comentarios

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 [...]

El Día de la Hispanidad (A2)

Next Monday the 12th of October we celebrate el Día de la Hispanidad (the Hispanicity Day), the national day in Spain. You may wonder why this date. On the 12th of October, 1492, Christopher Columbus, supported by Spanish Crown, arrived to America and connected it for the first time with Europe. Although Spain’s influence is [...]

By |2017-02-15T22:32:03+01:00octubre 7th, 2015|A2, This is Spain|Sin comentarios