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About Angel

I was born in Badajoz (Extremadura) and I currently live in Bilbao (Basque Country). I studied a Bachelor degree in Spanish Language and Literature and an International House degree as a qualified teacher of Teaching Spanish as a Foreign Language. I think languages are the key that opens the doors to new cultures and I love teaching mine.

The Infinitive in Spanish: 5 different uses

The infinitive in Spanish in one of the most popular verbal forms among our students on Spanishviaskype.com. It’s the only way we have for finding a verb in the dictionary. We have two different types: the simple infinitive (hablar) and the perfect one (haber hablado). This non-personal form always refers [...]

By |2019-11-12T20:08:43+01:00noviembre 13th, 2019|B2, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

How to Express Future in Spanish

How to express future in Spanish? That is a good question during an election campaign. Next Sunday, Spaniards will decide their future, one more time. Politicians love talking about future, promises and plans. There are many ways to express future in Spanish, as happens with the English language. It depends [...]

By |2019-11-05T11:53:14+01:00noviembre 6th, 2019|B1, Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

How to express fear in Spanish

How to express fear in Spanish? Why should you know that? Well, tomorrow is Halloween and you might need to ask for help. El miedo (fear) is a primitive feeling that helps us survive. If you live in Spain and you are going out tomorrow night, be carefull if you [...]

By |2019-10-29T12:25:35+01:00octubre 30th, 2019|Actualidad, Pocket grammar|Sin comentarios

Clauses of purpose in Spanish

Clauses of purpose in Spanish (also known as final clauses) are subordinate adverbial clauses expressing the objective of a verbal action. They are a reply to the question ¿para qué? (what for? or wherefore?). Many students mix up clauses of purpose in Spanish with causal clauses and the use of [...]

By |2019-10-14T17:16:29+01:00octubre 16th, 2019|Pocket Grammar|Sin comentarios

Gerund in Spanish: 5 different uses

The gerund in Spanish is a non-personal verbal form. What does it mean? Well, the infinitives, participles and gerunds are not conjugated forms, that express, in addition to their verbal sense, other meanings. The infinitive has nominal uses and the participle, adjective ones, whereas the gerund expresses an adverbial sense. Today, we’ll focus on [...]

By |2019-10-08T13:52:10+01:00octubre 9th, 2019|Pocket grammar|Sin comentarios

Italian False Friends and funny situations

Italian false friends are the cause of many misunderstandings among our Italian students at Spanishviaskype.com. As you know, this is not the first time we deal with this topic on our blog. You can read our articles about German and Portuguese false friends. Are you one of those who thinks [...]

By |2019-09-30T14:08:01+01:00octubre 2nd, 2019|False Friends|Sin comentarios

5 funny expressions with the verb ‘dar’ in Spanish

The verb dar in Spanish is one of those ‘jack of all trades’ that can help you or make you cry. There are a ton of meanings, phrases and idioms that use it. However, don’t lose hope; at Spanishviaskype.com, we’ll help you. Let’s see some funny expressions with the verb [...]

By |2019-09-25T09:24:27+01:00septiembre 25th, 2019|Words made in Spain|Sin comentarios

How to know your actual Spanish level?

What’s my actual Spanish level? This is one of the most frequently asked questions by our students on Spanishviaskype.com. Obviously, it has not a simple answer. Evaluating a speaker’s level requires to know how he or she gets along in different communicative situations. In addition to this, we need to keep [...]

By |2019-09-19T08:08:56+01:00septiembre 18th, 2019|Spanish Language|Sin comentarios

How to learn Spanish in September

How to learn Spanish now that it’s September again? We always think that summertime is never-ending but time after time the school year and our jobs start again after a break. At the same time, dozens of commercials will inundate our TVs and computers, offering us infallible methods to learn [...]

By |2019-09-03T17:51:06+01:00septiembre 11th, 2019|SpanishviaSkype|Sin comentarios