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 [...]

How do we use “hace” and “desde” in time expressions? (B1)

The verb “hacer”, which literally means “to do” or “to make,” is found in a number of idiomatic expressions. One of this verb’s most important uses has to do with expressing time: ¿Cuánto tiempo hace que vives en  Madrid? (How long have you been living in Madrid?).  These kind of expressions are very common in [...]

By | 2017-02-22T12:55:17+00:00 Febrero 22nd, 2017|B1, Pocket Grammar, Spanish Language|Sin comentarios

How do we use “ya” in Spanish? (B1)

“Ya”, which is usually an adverb but sometimes a conjunction, is one of those Spanish words whose meaning depends almost entirely on the context. This word can be very useful or very sarcastic… It means “ahora mismo = now” (especially when describing an anticipated action), “anteriormente = already” (the most common meaning when used with a verb in a past [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:52+00:00 Enero 11th, 2017|B1, Spanish Language, SpanishviaSkype|Sin comentarios

Don’t miss our Christmas promotion!

Many people make New Year’s resolutions in January, but we prefer to do it now! What challenges will you face in 2017? We give you a great idea: learn Spanish!! There are just 11 days left to start a new year and we want you to take advantage of this promotion, so you can start learning this beautiful language in 2017. [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:52+00:00 Diciembre 19th, 2016|Spanish Language, Spanish World, SpanishviaSkype|Sin comentarios

Spanish was the first European language spoken in the United States

According to the U.S. Census, approximately 38.3 million people in the U.S. spoke Spanish at home (in 2012): 13 percent of U.S. residents ages 5 and older. That’s a lot of people! English-speaking people use Spanish words on a daily basis (words like “cafeteria,” “vanilla,” or “ranch” are derived from Spanish and the names of many of [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:52+00:00 Diciembre 14th, 2016|Spanish Language, SpanishviaSkype|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

Is Spanish a sexist language? (A1)

This is a long-debated discussion in Spain. In the last few decades, assorted universities, unions and autonomous communities in Spain have created style guides with new rules prescribing non-sexist language. It’s true that the masculine gender predominates in the Spanish language when speaking in the plural form: the parents of three girls and one boy would refer to [...]

By | 2017-02-15T22:31:53+00:00 Noviembre 2nd, 2016|A1, Spanish Language|Sin comentarios