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Indicative vs subjunctive: 4 uses that will drive you crazy

If we did a survey about what is the hardest topic for our students at Spanishviaskype.com, we’re sure that they would answer ‘the subjunctive mode’. During these years, we’ve analysed many uses of subjunctive from a functional point of view: how to express wishes, opinions, probabilities…, but also giving syntactic [...]

By | 2018-10-08T17:13:47+00:00 octubre 10th, 2018|Pocket Grammar, Spanish Language|Sin comentarios

Common mistakes made by our students (July)

Football World Cup 2018 has just finished and now we have a new campeón (champion): France. Felicidades (congratulations) to our neighbours. This championship will go down to history not only for its unpredictability (many of the most powerful national teams were eliminated during the first rounds) but also for the goalkeepers’ mistakes: David de Gea [...]

¿Cómo?: 8 Funny Expressions to Show Manner in Spanish

There is a huge variety of choices to express modo (manner) in Spanish. You have at your disposal adverbs of manner (así, despacio, bien, perfectamente…), gerunds (estudia español reservando una clase en www.spanishviaskype.com) or subordinate clauses (haz el examen DELE como te hemos enseñado en clase). Manner seems to be [...]

By | 2018-05-08T17:25:25+00:00 mayo 9th, 2018|Pocket Grammar, Spanish Language|1 comentario

‘Arriba’ and ‘Abajo’: the Origin of the Spanish Language

What was the first Spanish word? When was it pronounced for the very first time? It’s impossible to know. The transition from Latin to Castilian, via vulgar Latin, was slow and smooth. However, the first manifestations of written Castilian are perfectly documented. Las Glosas Emilianenses (10th-century) are one of them. These glosses were annotations in [...]

By | 2018-05-01T14:49:50+00:00 mayo 2nd, 2018|Just Spanish, Spanish Language, Turism|Sin comentarios

The pleasure of speaking and eating (B2)

Spanish language and gastronomy will be mixed as two of the most important ingredients in Spanish culture. Juan Manuel Bonet, director of the Cervantes Institute (IC), and Rafael Ansón, president of the Royal Spanish Academy of Gastronomy (RAEG), signed an agreement to work together for promoting Spanish culture. Among the activities they might organize would [...]

By | 2017-11-06T16:45:00+00:00 octubre 18th, 2017|B2, Spanish Language, SpanishviaSkype|Sin comentarios

Useful Spanish vocabulary to describe your daily routine (A1)

Daily routine vocabulary is very useful for any Spanish learners. This will make the words easier to remember and improve your functional ability to communicate in Spanish. Moreover, knowing daily routine vocabulary will help you think in Spanish. If you can discuss or even think about your daily activities in Spanish, it’ll [...]